ND YAG Laser Treatments
Thread veins are thin vessels (called telangiectasias) around your nose or on your cheeks are small blood vessels near the surface of the skin, often formed as a result of sun exposure.
Vascular lesions are the result of numerous or large vessels that form directly underneath your skin. They are normal veins that have dilated under the influence of increased venous pressure. Whereas classical IPL works for certain smaller veins, it is generally accepted that Nd:YAG technology is much more effective than IPL for the majority of veins. These lesions occur in many sizes, shapes and can be found all over the body.
Venous Lakes are easily treated due to the round spot size of the Nd:YAG and the Nd:YAG is furthermore CE-cleared for clearance of those port wine stains, broken capillaries, diffused redness, hemangiomas and cherry angiomas which are resistant to IPL or Pulsed Dye Lasers.
How does the treatment work?
Short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light (called SWT®technology) are directed at the skin. The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by haemoglobin in the blood in your problem vessels. The light is converted to heat, which destroys the protein in the wall of the thread vein or vessel, causing them to gradually disappear after treatment. To ensure the best light transmission, a thin layer of gel is applied to your skin before treatment.
Which veins can be treated?
The most common treatments are for superficial veins in the face, but other vascular lesions on the face or body can successfully treated. Treatments are most efficient in patients with light skin who are not suntanned at the time of the treatment. If your skin is less tanned, the contrast between the blood vessels and background colour of the skin is greater, making treatment easier. However, we have pre-programmed settings for different skin types that deliver the correct energy output for your complexion.
How long does the treatment take?
Several vessels can be targeted in one flash of light. The treatment time depends on the area to be covered and the number of distinct vessels to be treated. A single session typically lasts 10-20 minutes.
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?
The light used is completely safe, visible light. It is, however, important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning products) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective and less
comfortable. It is also a good idea to avoid smoking in the 4 hours prior to treatment. Generally, no special care is necessary after treatment, but people with sensitive skin may benefit from applying a cold compress to the face immediately after treatment or from using an ointment prescribed by the doctor. After treatment, you should avoid sun exposure for 30 days, even if there is no sign of inflammation in the treated area. Use sun protection (minimum SPF 30) if sun exposure cannot be avoided.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments depends on location and number of your thread veins or vessels to be treated. Typically, the number of treatments range between 1 -4, at monthly intervals.
Does the treatment hurt?
No anesthetics are required, and many patients describe the treatment as practically pain-free.
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