Multispot Nd:YAG Laser: Superior Leg & Facial Veins Treatment

What is multispoto nd:yag

Multispot Nd:YAG Laser: Superior Leg & Facial Veins Treatment

The Multispot Nd:YAG Laser is a significant advancement in technology that offers a versatile and effective solution for addressing benign superficial or deep vascular lesions. Nd:YAG Laser is often used to treat:

  • Leg veins, often called “varicose veins”, are cause by aging, obesity, pregnancy, prolonged standing or sitting, and a family history of varicose veins. In addition to being aesthetically unpleasing, leg veins can cause discomfort such as aching, a burning sensation, or itching.
  • Spider veins, also called telangiectasias,  are like varicose veins though smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. They appear in a small spider-web pattern. They commonly occur on the legs and face.
  • Rosacea is a rash-like chronic skin condition that affects the face. Early-stage rosacea may begin as flushing or redness that comes and goes. Over time, the condition may become more persistent. The redness may appear blotchy and darker and may include skin roughness and thickening, pimple-like lesions (papules and pustules), and visible blood vessels.

Read more about varicose veins at Mayo Clinic.
Read about rosacea at the Acne & Rosacea Society of Canada.

What is a Multispot Nd:YAG  Laser?

The Multispot Nd:YAG Laser derives its name from the technology it uses. The acronym stands for “Neodymium-Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet”. YAG, is a man-made crystal.

Within the YAG crystal, neodymium ions are stimulated by an energy source, resulting in 1064 nanometer laser light, which reaches much deeper layers of skin tissue when compared to other forms of laser technology. That light is absorbed by chromophores – molecules that absorb light of a particular wavelength. In the case of Nd:YAG, the target chromophores are hemoglobin and melanin.

Multispot Nd:YAG Versatility

At Halcyon Cosmetic & Skin Clinic, we use the Lumenis M22 Laser  – a multi-application IPL and laser machine with Nd:YAG technology that can effectively treat up to 30 skin conditions. The main advantages of the Lumenis Multispot Nd:YAG is that treatment modes and settings can be selected to address specific skin needs. The technician can also employ filters that can control wavelength, pulse duration and the spot size (narrowness or width of the beam).

Lumenis Multispot Nd:YAG is designed to treat vascular lesions up to 4.5mm deep and can treat all skin types. Because Nd:YAG allows for precise targeting of the treated area, minimal damage is caused to surrounding tissue. The end result is increased patient comfort.

Nd:YAG Studies

Nd:YAG has been the subject of numerous studies. In a comparative study of Nd:YAG and Sclerotherapy (a medical treatment for vascular lesions), authors found that Nd:YAG can successfully treat lower extremity vascular lesions without post-treatment hyperpigmentation (a rare side effect).

In a systematic review “Long-pulsed 1064nm Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of leg veins”, authors concluded:

“Long-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser is a valid therapeutic option for leg telangiectasia and reticular veins with great aesthetic outcomes and minor side effects. Nd:YAG laser therapy could be combined with sclerotherapy or other laser therapies or IPL in order to achieve better results.”

Vein Treatments at Halcyon Cosmetic & Skin Clinic

Halcyon Cosmetic Nd:YAG IPL & Laser treatments improve the appearance of unsightly leg veins or facial veins. Treatment results provide aesthetic improvement, reduced discomfort from leg veins, and increased confidence.

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