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The 1064 Nd Yag Laser is superior to other lasers because it allows the precise treatment of visible blood vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions and discolorations of the skin.
The 1064 Nd Yag Laser uses a wavelength of light to harmlessly penetrate the top layer of the skin. It targets the dilated blood vessels beneath the skin’s surface, breaking them apart to be naturally absorbed by the body. It also seals the leaky blood vessel.
During the procedure, the laser’s chilled tip protects the superficial layers of the skin from heat damage and the cooling effect reduces discomfort. Because the laser emits light in a series of pulses, some patients describe the experience as a mild to moderate stinging sensation that feels a lot like a rubber band snapping against the skin. Dr. Clinton and her staff can easily adjust the laser to be appropriate for your specific skin type.
Following this procedure, you may notice a bruise-like discoloration for 3 to 4 days. You can expect it to fade to a pinkish or beige color, with complete skin clearing in 6 weeks to 6 months.
The number and length of treatments required will depend on the size, location and depth of the veins needing treatment. Dr. Clinton or her staff will discuss this with you during your consultation.
Most cherry angiomas can be removed with the 1064 Nd Yag Laser in 1 treatment.
Some patients experience a burning sensation for 1 to 2 hours after treatment. See complete treatment instructions.