CoolTouch CTEV is a minimally-invasive treatment for visible leg veins without the need for extended downtime afterward.
- Downtime: Minimal
- Pain Level: Minimal
- Results Duration: Long-Lasting
Visible, bulging varicose veins on the leg
Mild bruising and swelling following treatment
Primarily used on the legs
Laser energy is inserted into the affected vein, ablating and eliminating it
Elimination of bulging varicose veins
Results visible in 1-2 weeks
If you have bulging varicose veins, or leg symptoms such as pain, aching, swelling, cramping or restless legs, you may suffer from a condition called superficial venous insufficiency. If indicated, we may perform a duplex ultrasound, a painless test to examine your leg veins and identify and delineate any venous disease. For the treatment of this condition, the physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York® offer the latest technology, CoolTouch endovenous ablation (CTEV™), to New York City patients. CoolTouch Inc. introduced this device as an effective way to eliminate unsightly veins without significant downtime.
The board-certified physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York have an extensive range of laser devices that allow us to customize all our patient’s treatments to ensure an optimal outcome. We have the experience and expertise to help you meet all your aesthetic goals with comfortable treatments and minimal downtime in most cases. Our team would be happy to meet with you to discuss your concerns and create a personalized treatment plan to keep you looking and feeling your absolute best.
How does the CoolTouch CTEV Work?
The CoolTouch CTEV is a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure that delivers laser energy inside the dysfunctional vein causing it to disappear. Blood is then re-routed to functional vessels. This procedure, which is generally covered by insurance, improves the appearance and symptoms of varicose veins while minimizing the progression of venous disease.
The procedure can be performed using a local anesthetic, ensuring a comfortable patient experience. Patients may resume normal activities, including light exercise, immediately. You will be instructed to wear compression stockings for 2 weeks after your treatment to promote healthy blood flow and healing to the legs. To learn more about treating varicose veins, check out our online webinar
When Will I See Results?
The results from a CoolTouch CTEV treatment will become apparent in the days following treatment, as the treated vein is gradually reabsorbed by the body. You should see full results within a week or two.
How Long is the Recovery Time After Treatment?
There is no required downtime after your CoolTouch CTEV procedure. After treatment, you should be able to resume your normal activities right away. Mild bruising and swelling is common but should not prohibit you from your regular routine. You will be instructed to wear compression stockings for 2 weeks after your session to encourage healthy blood flow and healing to the treatment area.
Real Patients Before and After photos
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Sclerotherapy to treat leg veins
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Do Men get CoolTouch CTEV Treatments?
Yes. We treat men routinely at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, using CoolTouch CTEV. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly 30,000 men had laser veins treatments in 2018, demonstrating that men can see the same benefits as women from these minimally-invasive vein procedures.
Men and women require different approaches when undergoing any cosmetic procedure, including leg vein treatment. Our board-certified doctors have the experience and expertise to ensure optimal outcomes for all of our patients, regardless of gender.
Questions and Answers
Q: Is The CoolTouch CTEV Safe?
A: Yes. The CoolTouch CTEV has a long track record of safety and success, after receiving approval from the FDA in 2004 to treat the Great Saphenous Vein. Since that time, the device has proved versatile enough to address most bulging varicose veins along the upper and lower leg. Our board-certified physicians have extensive experience using this device and will use their expertise to customize your treatment so it is as safe and effective as possible.
Q: How Many Treatments Will I Need?
A: Patients will typically see full results after a single treatment session. If additional veins appear after that, another treatment may be recommended to maintain your positive results.
Q: How Long Do Results Last?
A: Since the CoolTouch CTEV works by eliminating the affected vein, the results are long-lasting. However, other veins in the area can become varicose, particularly if the underlying cause of the problem is not addressed. If you see varicose veins continue to develop, we recommend an appointment with a vein specialist for a comprehensive assessment.
Q: Are There Any Side Effects?
A: Side effects from a CoolTouch CTEV treatment are typically mild and short-lived. You might notice some slight bruising and swelling around the points where the laser was inserted. These symptoms will subside within a day or two in most cases.
Q: Is the CoolTouch CTEV the Right Treatment for Me?
A: You might be a good candidate for the CoolTouch CTEV if you have nagging varicose veins that are causing you embarrassment. If your veins are accompanied by symptoms like leg heaviness and cramping, you may qualify for insurance coverage for at least a portion of your treatment. By eliminating the veins using this procedure, we can instantly eliminate uncomfortable symptoms as well.
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