Lumenis™ Laser Vein Treatment
A YAG laser is used for spider veins.
We use the Lumenis™ YAG laser for leg vein treatments. The laser energy is absorbed by the vessel which coagulates the vessel causing it to collapse. The body absorbs the vessel over a period of several weeks. Often a series of treatments are required to completely eliminate the vessels. The downtime is minimal. You will not be required to wear support stockings after treatments.
You will be instructed not to exercise for the first 48 hours after treatment. You are also asked to avoid long hot showers, sauna, steam rooms and hot tubs. The treatment is tolerated well by most as no anesthetic creams are used. Once again you will be advised to avoid sun exposure to the treated area for one month prior and post treatment to avoid pigment issues. Our certified staff will assist you with a complimentary consultation and developing a treatment plan for you.
Q: What are the advantages of Lumenis' Nd:YAG technology?
A: Lumenis' proprietary Nd:YAG technology provides multiple synchronized pulsing to selectively heat blood vessels of different sizes and depths. The wavelength of light and pulsing characteristics of the system allow the energy to be virtually invisible to the epidermal melanin, thus protecting the skin and allowing treatment of all skin types and tanned skin. Normally only a few pulses of the laser are required to achieve complete closure and sealing of the vessels. The sapphire cooled Nd:YAG treatment head, available in the Lumenis One system (and as an upgrade to other systems), increases patient comfort. Multiple spot sizes available on the Lumenis One “Multispot” Nd:YAG head allows accurate targeting of vessels anywhere on the body including larger telangiectasia on the face.
Q: How does high-tech laser/light technology compare to traditional sclerotherapy?
A: The combined light sources of IPL and Nd:YAG offer important benefits over injection therapy. The combination of IPL and Nd:YAG therapy allows treatment of injectable leg veins as well as matting and small spider vessels that are often too small to inject. In addition laser / light therapy is fast, less painful; minimally invasive without needles; and typically does not require compression wrapping.
Vascular and Pigmented Lesions
Q: What product solutions are available to treat vascular lesions?
A: Depending on the specific nature of the condition, Lumenis offers two key solutions for the treatment of benign vascular lesions. The Lumenis One Nd:YAG successfully treats a broad range of vascular conditions including telangiectasia, , hemangiomas, etc. Deeper vascular lesions can be treated with our Nd:YAG laser systems available on the IPL Lumenis One.
Q: Can the Lumenis One effectively treat Rosacea?
A: Optimal pulsing technology is only available with the Lumenis One and is believed to result in superior treatment for the vascular symptoms associated with rosacea.