Nd-YAG – vascular
Spider veins and benign vascular lesions are a common condition, particularly amongst women. Laser and other light-based treatments offer an effective way to reduce the appearance of these unwanted veins.
The Nd-YAG vascular laser treats a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively. Patients can experience outstanding results on their face and body with minimal bruising or blistering.
Treat spider veins
Minimise varicose veins
Treat vascular birthmarks
Remove cherry angioma
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do Nd-YAG Vascular Treatments Work?
Before going ahead with your treatment, you will need to consult with a clinician at the Allure Clinic in Toowoomba. Thereafter, a numbing cream is applied to make the treatment more comfortable – eye protection will also be provided before the treatment commences.
Next, your clinician will select the appropriate setting and start moving the handpiece over the area of concern. Since the laser uses heat to achieve the desired result, patients can expect a mild, prickling sensation as the skin heats up. The laser works by coagulating the blood inside the veins, causing it to collapse and form a seal. The body then naturally removes the damaged vessels on its own. The average Nd-YAG treatment will take anywhere from 15 – 30 minutes, depending on the area that will be treated.
The ideal candidate for an Nd-YAG laser treatment is anyone who has troublesome linear blood vessels or diffuse redness. The face and nose are two of the areas that are most commonly treated at Allure Clinic.
If your skin is heavily tanned, it’s best to hold off on scheduling a treatment as it could affect the colour of your skin. It is also recommended that you avoid alcohol, caffeine and any supplements or medication that could thin your blood several days before your session.
What to Expect after an Nd-YAG Vascular treatment
Patients should start to see a noticeable difference a week after their treatment but in most instances, it can take several months to see the full effects of your sessions. Depending on the severity of the veins, some patients may require multiple treatments to achieve their desired results – treatments should be spaced four to six weeks apart. Anyone who struggles with excessive blood vessels may also develop new vessels, which will need to be treated in the future. This is mainly due to genetics and lifestyle habits.
Following your treatment at Allure Cosmetic Clinic, you will be encouraged to walk around after your procedure, which will help you achieve your desired outcome. Strenuous exercise that involves the leg should be avoided for a week or two though. Some of the other side effects that patients can expect include temporary redness and bruising.
The only time that more severe side effects such as blistering, scarring and skin lightening will occur, is if the laser was operated by an inexperienced clinician. Your Allure clinician will also provide you with a specific set of aftercare instructions that will need to be followed for the best outcome.
Patients have reported a high level of satisfaction after this treatment, making this one of the best ways to reduce the appearance of unwanted spider veins and lesions.