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ND YAG Leg Vein Removal

Many people live with visible (and embarrassing) leg veins. These leg veins can be safely and effectively treated with advanced laser technology. The Palomar ND YAG handpiece offers a comfortable and effective treatment, and because it is a non-invasive process, it causes unsightly vessels to fade from view in a few treatments or less.

Lasers deliver concentrated light in a specific wavelength of the light spectrum. Each wavelength is absorbed by a different target, such as pigment, blood or water. The Palomar ND YAG 1064 handpiece delivers light pulses in the 1064nm wavelength, which is ideal for targeting leg veins. The light pulses heat the blood within the vein. The heat of the blood effects the vessel lining, which causes the vessel to constrict and eventually fade from view.

What are Palomar laser leg vein treatments like?           

The Dr or the qualified Therapist will move the ND YAG handpiece over your skin, following the length of the vein, pulsing it all the while. Each pulse will send a beam of light through your skin. A flashing light, an audible tone, and a mild sensation on the skin will tell you when the handpiece is being pulsed.

Are these treatments safe? Are they painful?

The Dr or the qualified Therapist will go over the risks and benefits of the treatment with you. Palomar leg vein treatments are skin-safe and fairly comfortable. The ND YAG handpiece delivers its energy in one smooth, gentle pulse, to protect the skin from sharp rise in temperature.

What should I expect after the treatment?

*Immediately after the treatment you will see any of these three possible outcomes:

  • The vessel will disappear
  • The vessel will darken
  • The vessel will shrink

*The surrounding skin may turn pink and be slightly swollen for up to 24 hours.

*Often, more than one treatment is necessary to achieve full clearance of leg veins

*It is important to follow the instructions given by your Dr or Therapist.