ND:YAG Laser shines a coherent, monochromatic light on the surface of the skin. Its wavelength is intended to stimulate the skin cells and encourage them to repair and to treat any vascular issues in the skin.
The Nd:YAG laser 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 it work to close the vein?
The Nd:YAG Laser deliver pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate eventually destroying the vessel, which is later reabsorbed by your own body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface where it should be. Angiomas/hemangiomas respond well to the Nd:YAG Laser, usually with just one or two treatments. Patients with port wine stains and other vascular lesions that have failed other laser treatments have been overwhelmed by the success of the Nd:YAG Laser treatment. Results vary depending on the patient and the condition that is being treated. Typically patients may need 1-3 treatments for smaller facial veins. Treatment intervals are 4-8 weeks. Larger veins or other vascular lesions may need more treatments.
What can be treated with the Nd:YAG?
- Broken blood vessels on the face – telangiectasias
- Nose veins
- Spider angiomas
- Hemangiomas/ angiomas
- Cherry angiomas
- Venous lakes – blue veins on the lip
- Port Wine stains
- Vascular malformations
- Small leg veins