The board certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego pride themselves on being able to provide the highest level of patient satisfaction and cutting edge treatments available, and treating leg veins is no exception. Our doctors are proud to be able to offer revolutionary laser vein removal treatments with the CoolTouchTM CTEV, a minimally-invasive way to address and eliminate stubborn varicose veins without ever undergoing any type of surgery.

What Is CTEV Laser Vein Removal?

The CoolTouch CTEV treatment is an endovenous ablation method using a special laser fiber coupled with an infrared 1320 nm wavelength device. Unlike other laser treatments, the CoolTouch CTEV targets water within the walls of the veins, which it is then absorbed by, instead of hemoglobin.  Using the ablation method in addition to an infrared laser, treatment with the CoolTouch CTEV can bring long lasting and effective vein removal results without the need for invasive surgery. A patient is an excellent candidate to undergo laser vein removal if they are experiencing unwanted leg veins smaller than an inch in width.

The CoolTouch CTEV laser can be used to target and remove blue veins and varicose veins in all of the following areas, including but not limited to:

  • Calf
  • Thigh
  • Knee

Benefits of the CTEV laser in opposition to surgical vein removal includes less risk of infection, less skin irritation, and minimal downtime. Treatment with the CoolTouch CTEV is by far the most renowned laser device treatment for leg veins, and is highly recommended by the team of expert vein specialists and phlebologists at CLDerm in San Diego.

In addition to it’s highly effective use in the treatment of stubborn spider veins in the legs, a completely non-invasive laser treatment called the CoolTouch Varia is ideal for unwanted facial veins near the temples, nose, and under eyes. Those who may not be a candidate to undergo a laser phlebectomy may be a candidate for one of the following vein removal treatments:

Laser Surgery Treatment for VeinsWhy Trust Us For Your Vein Treatment?

Sabrina G. Fabi, MD, head of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology’s research department, and Mitchel P. Goldman, MD, world authority on innovative vein treatments, are San Diego’s premier vein treatment experts. Dr. Goldman has written numerous vein treatment textbooks and is considered the leading expert on the treatment of unwanted varicose veins. When you come to Dr. Goldman and Dr. Fabi at San Diego’s Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, you can rest assured that you are in the care of the worlds best.

For additional information and to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Goldman or Dr. Fabi today, we encourage you to contact our office by calling (858) 943-2113.

Watch Dr. Goldman Perform An Endovenous Laser Phlebectomy


To better help out patients understand whether or not they are an appropriate candidate to undergo CTEV in San Diego, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions pertaining to the procedure that we hear often. For additional questions not answered on this page, we encourage you to contact our office today.

Q: Am I a good candidate for CTEV laser vein treatment?

A: If you’re experiencing unwanted spider veins on your legs, hands, or face, you may be an excellent candidate to undergo treatment with the CTEV in San Diego. To learn more, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team of world-renowned doctors.

Q: Who should administer CTEV laser vein treatments to get rid of blue veins?

A: It’s very important that you entrust an expert cosmetic laser dermatologist to help treat your unwanted spider veins. Treatment with the CoolTouch CTEV requires an extreme knowledge to target and diminish the specific problematic veins.

Q: Will I need multiple laser treatments to see results?

A: This is completely dependent on the patient and the area being treated. A patient may enjoy excellent results after just one treatment, while another may require 2-4 treatments before seeing optimal results.

Q: What is the cost of varicose vein treatments in San Diego?

A: The cost of laser vein treatment in San Diego cannot be addressed until a doctor is able to see you in person to determine which areas will need to be treated, and how many treatments will be necessary. After this, we will be able to give you an accurate estimate.

Q: When will I notice results?

A: After treatment with the CoolTouch CTEV in San Diego, patients can appreciate excellent results weeks after their treatment. It’s important to be patient after your treatment while your legs heal and positive results continue to be shown. In some cases, CTEV may be combined with non-invasive sclerotherapy injections to provide a more complete vein removal treatment.

Q: Are there any other treatments comprable to CTEV?

A: Venaseal is a similar technology which uses glue to close the vein.  CLDerm was actually a site for the research leading to it’s FDA approval.  Learn more about Venaseal.

Learn More About Your Options Today

If you’re dealing with unwanted leg veins that are keeping you self-conscious about your appearance, contact the cosmetic laser dermatologists of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego to discuss the best treatment plan for you. With the help of our expert dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, we’re confident in our ability to help you look and feel your best.

To better understand how our expert dermatologists can help you, please contact our medical practice today by calling (858) 943-2113 to schedule your initial consultation with us today.

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