The long-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser is able to penetrate deeper into the skin than lasers that use shorter wavelengths of light. This enables treatment of deeper vascular lesions such as reticular veins, deeper spider veins, hemangiomas and leg veins than can be targeted with other lasers.
The long-pulsed Nd:YAG can be used to treat larger spider veins around the nose and other facial areas, as well as blue reticular veins around the eyes.
Vascular lesions of the lip are common, especially as we get older. Although these are primarily of cosmetic concern, they can occasionally bleed or get irritated. The long-pulse Nd:YAG tends to be much more effective than shorter wavelength lasers.
The long-pulse Nd:YAG can be used to treat some spider veins and reticular veins of the legs. However, sclerotherapy is still the gold standard for treatment of these leg veins.
Port wine stains
Port wine stains are usually first treated with short-pulse-width vascular lasers, including the 532 nm KTP and the 585/595 nm pulsed dye lasers. The long-pulsed Nd:YAG can be used to treat areas that are resistant. In addition, areas of the port wine stain can become raised and nodular over time. The LP Nd:YAG can be very useful in treating these lesions.
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