Vascular lasers, including Q-switched Nd: YAG, IPL, PDL, etc., selectively target unwanted or abnormal blood vessels in the skin while minimizing damage to surrounding typical skin structures. To successfully treat veins, one must carefully apply energy to break up coagulated blood but spare surrounding tissue.
It can be more or less complicated depending on each patient’s characteristics, such as skin color or the presence of other competing chromophores.
Modern vascular lasers are very safe and effective when used by professionally trained staff. They are typically more effective on the face than on other areas of the body, and 3 – 5 multiple treatments are often required to achieve the best results.