HOW YAG LASER TREATMENT WORKS
The Gentle Yag Laser emits a long wave of infrared light of 1064nm to penetrate deeply into the lower layer of the skin’s dermis. Not only does this allow for wrinkle reduction and treatment of vascular conditions, but it also triggers new collagen formation by producing controlled heat damage in the dermis.
The Gentle Yag Laser may be used with three spot sizes to ensure precision treatment with computer-enabled Light Guide recognition. One of the key advantages of the Lumenis Nd: Yag Laser is its 2 mm x 9 mm treatment head, which provides the largest spot size on the market and allows treatment with the Lumenis Yag Laser to be performed up to three times faster than with other Yag Lasers.
Like all treatments available with the Gentle One platform, Yag Laser treatment offers Sapphire Cool Light Guides, which provide continuous contact cooling to the skin during treatment for maximum comfort.
SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT
When an Nd: Yag Laser is used to treating spider veins, it penetrates the skin and the superficial blood vessel, or spider vein. The heat generated by the Gentle Yag Laser coagulates the blood inside the spider vein causing it to collapse and seal. The collapsed spider vein will disappear over the next few weeks, and the body will naturally and safely dispose of the coagulated blood inside.
The Gentle Yag Laser delivers the precise dosage of energy to problematic spider veins without injuring any nearby structures, such as healthy blood vessels or skin tissues.
The entire laser vein removal procedure is typically no more than 20-30 minutes, and no anesthesia is necessary. Spider vein treatment requires two to six treatments every four to six weeks until all unsightly leg veins are no longer visible.