Vascular Laser

Vascular Laser

Vascular lasers selectively target unwanted or abnormal blood vessels in the skin, whilst minimizing damage to surrounding normal skin structures. 

Vascular lasers effectively and safely treat vascular lesions, wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, diffuse redness and scars, brown spots and sun damage.  Unsightly face veins and leg veins can also be treated.



Limelight Facial

For treatment of Skin Redness, tiny veins, brown spots, and sun damage


What is the LimeLight Facial?

The Limelight Facial is a new, non-invasive approach to skin revitalization using Cutera’s Limelight.  The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.

What areas can be treated?

The Limelight Facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck, and décolleté with skin redness, tiny veins, brown spots and sun damage. Light brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.

What does the LimeLight Facial treatment do?

Your Limelight facial can be customized to your skin type and selectively treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin.  It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.

What does the treatment feel like?

When the pulse of light is delivered, you will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation.  Gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments.  Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required. 

How long will the treatment take?

Treatment time depends on the area to be treated.  However, most treatments should take less than one hour.

How many treatments will I need?

One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results.  Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin. 

What happens after the treatment?

Immediately following the treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red.  The treated area may be mildly swollen.  This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer.  Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.

When will I see results?

Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade.  Diffuse redness or tiny veins will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.

Will the spots and redness reappear over time?

New brown spots, tiny veins, and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage; however, they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness.  Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however its appearance can be improved.


Laser Genesis

Treatment of wrinkles, large pores, skin texture, and redness


What is Laser Genesis?

The Laser Genesis procedure utilizes non-invasive laser technology to safely, discretely and effectively treat fine line wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, diffuse redness and scars.  You can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation.  Treatments can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of topical anesthetics or gel.  

How does Laser Genesis work?

By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface, Laser Genesis improves the appearance of wrinkles through collagen stimulation.  Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.

What areas can be treated?

Laser Genesis patients report excellent results over their entire faces and necks.  Additionally, suggest this therapy may be suggested to diminish recent scars on other parts of the body.

How does Laser Genesis help diffuse redness?

Diffuse redness is a general appearance of facial redness, such as rosy cheeks.  This condition is caused by dilated capillaries, resulting in an appearance of general redness, not discrete, well-defined vessels.  The most commonly affected areas are the nose, forehead and cheeks.  Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea and it can be hereditary.  Laser Genesis will help your appearance by gently treating and reducing this condition.

What does the procedure feel like?

Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic.  You will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface during the procedure as the laser hand piece is moved back and forth about ½ inch above your skin.  You can immediately return to normal activities, utilizing sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.

What can I expect before the treatment?

You will not need gel, anesthetic cream price prior to treatment.  Before the actual Laser Genesis treatment, you will be asked to remove your makeup or moisturizers and, in some cases, you may be asked to shave the area to be treated.  Dr. Rami Abadi will review and assist with all pre-treatment requirements.

How many treatments will I need?

On average, you require four to six treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Every patient’s condition and needs vary.  For more information about your expected results or the number of treatments necessary, consult Dr. Rami Abadi.

 What are the possible side effects?

Although most patients report few if any side effects, the most common is a slight redness that disappears within a few hours of treatment. 

What kind of textural improvement can you expect with Laser Genesis skin therapy?

Over the course of four to five treatments, Laser Genesis can help restore the skin’s youthful glow and appearance by smoothing our uneven textures caused by aging, sun damage or scars.  You will see a more creamy, healthy complexion as large pores are reduced in size, and minor imperfections are diminished. 

Vein Therapy 

What is Cutera CoolGlide Vein Therapy?

The Cutera CoolGlide combines the ideal laser wavelength with the most flexible parameters to deliver a superior vascular laser system.  It treats a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely and effectively.  Patients with dark, light or tanned skin can experience outstanding results with minimal bruising or blistering.

How does Cutera CoolGlide Vein Therapy work?

The Cutera CoolGlide systems deliver pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body.  Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where it should be.

Who can be treated with the Cutera CoolGlide?

The Cutera CoolGlide features a unique design and long wavelength that allows treatment of all skin tones. 

What type of veins can be treated?

The Cutera CoolGlide can remove unsightly veins form all parts of the body.  Small, facial veins (or “telangiectasia”) can be treated quickly without bruising or complication.  Spider veins and large blue leg veins can also be treated with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates.  Dr. Rami will complete a careful evaluation to help you determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.

Blood blisters or “hemangiomas” respond very well to CoolGlide Vein Therapy, usually with just one treatment.  Patients with port wine stains and other vascular lesions who given up on finding a solution have been overwhelmed by the success of their CoolGlide vascular treatments.

How many treatments will I need?

Often, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient.  However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. 

Do the treatments hurt?

Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. Although no local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required, you may opt to use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment.  Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.

What happens after the treatment?

Following your treatment, some redness or bruising may occur.  When larger veins, a tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks or months following treatment.  Patients who have leg vein treatments may be advised to wear support hose for a short period of time.

What are the possible side-effects?

Although many patients report few if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours.  Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur.

Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?

Patients generally resume most normal activities immediately.  However, it is recommended that you avoid vigorous activities such as strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.

When will I see results?

Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvements within two to six weeks of treatment.  However, your final results may not be apparent for several months. Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed with the Cutera CoolGlide.