With its unique design, the Cutera AcuTip delivers light energy safely and effectively to treat individual sun spots and facial veins. The cooled tip is ideally sized for tracing small vessels on the nose, cheek, chin, and other areas of the face. It can also easily remove sun or age spots found on the face, chest, and hands.
How does the AcuTip work?
The AcuTip delivers 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. The visible light delivered by the AcuTip is selectively absorbed by the pigmented spots on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented cells that causes the therapeutic effect.
What types of facial veins and other vessels can be treated?
Virtually any part of your body with sun and age spots or freckles can be safely treated. The face, chest, shoulders, and arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they typically have the most sun exposure.The Cutera AcuTip can remove bothersome small, facial veins quickly without bruising or complication. Cherry angiomas found on all parts of the body also respond very well to AcuTip vein therapy, usually with just one treatment. However, pigmented lesions such as birthmarks and moles will prove unresponsive to treatment.
What should I expect?
There will be a brief and mild pinching sensation when the pulse of light is delivered. Typically, one or two treatments are sufficient to see dramatic results for either sun spots or facial veins. Additional treatments may be required for very dark spots or many unwanted facial veins.
What happens after the treatment?
Sun spots: Immediately following the treatment of sun spots, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin which typically subsides within a couple of hours. These spots will fade and flake off over time. These will not reappear; however, new spots could form after excessive sun exposure to unprotected skin.
Facial veins/capillaries: Immediately following the treatment of facial veins or cherry angiomas, the lesion may disappear or turn a dusky gray color. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin.
Can AcuTip treatments be combined with other procedures?
Yes. AcuTip is an excellent treatment by itself, but it can also be effectively combined with other light based and aesthetic procedures. The AcuTip is an integral part of a complete skin rejuvenation package.