Nd:Yag Vein Treatment
Nd:Yag lasers offer a longer pulse to more effectively improve visible veins. Nd:Yag vein treatment requires administration from a skilled dermatologist.
What is Nd:Yag Vein Treatment?
The Nd:Yag laser system uses a hand-held device to deliver laser pulses. The lasers emit light energy to create heat and improve a variety of skin concerns. The system also has a cooling tip to maximize comfort during treatment. The lasers can deliver deep pulses of light to visible blood vessels, causing them to collapse and seal. Nd:Yag lasers are often effective in treating small, bothersome spider veins.
Who is a Candidate?
There are a variety of laser treatments available for vein treatment. A consultation with a dermatologist will be required prior to any vein treatment. The Nd:Yag system is an effective option for those who suffer from:
- Spider veins in the face or legs
- Varicose veins
- Facial veins
A dermatologist can determine if Nd:Yag laser treatment is right for you or if another treatment option might be more beneficial.
What to Expect with Treatment
During treatment, patients will be given eye protection to prevent damage from lasers. The laser handpiece is then placed against the skin and the laser is activated. Many patients describe this sensation as similar to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. The cooling handpiece tip should help with any discomfort, but you might also request a topical numbing cream beforehand. Several treatment sessions might be required for dramatic improvements.
After treatment, the area will be bandaged, and you might experience some redness, swelling, and itching as you heal. Within the next few weeks, veins will gradually lighten and become less visible.