NdYAG laser and IPL (Intense pulsed light) 

 

Nordlys from Ellipse in Denmark.

NdYAG laser

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NdYAG laser
 

The laser handpiece, pictured on the left, is used for leg veins, telangiectasia and blood vessels.

Typically, about 3 treatment sessions are required.

The NdYAG hand piece  shown on the left is used for blood vessels whose outlines can be traced easily as the laser beam is emitted in the form of small spots

The PR head shown on the right used IPL (Intense pulsed light) technology which is emitted through a quartz crystal  rectangle, enabling larger areas of redness or freckles to be treated.

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NdYAG laser treatment of veins
 

The laser light is applied along the length of the vein, at intervals of about ½ cm. The vein changes colour immediately and over the course of the next few days, is absorbed by the body. 

 

If any segment of the vein remains, the treatment is repeated at monthly intervals until the remaining segment disappears.

Examples of treatment with NdYAG laser

Telangiectasia on nose treated with 

NdYAG laser.

Telangiectasia on nose treated with 

NdYAG laser.

Spider vein on right cheek treated with

just one session of NdYAG laser.

Leg vein showing successful eradication of a leg vein following a single session of NdYAG laser.

Leg vein showing results of treatment with NdYAG laser. The temporary brown discoloration is due to haemosiderin and disappears within a month or two

IPL (Intense pulsed light) 

Indications:

 

Hair removal on light and dark skin

Chloasma

Rosacea

Telangiectasia

Skin rejuvenation

Sun damage

Lentigenes (age spots/ liver spots/ sun spots)

 

 

The treatment

 

Treatment is typically performed once a month.

 

For hair removal, about 5 treatments are required.

 

Most other indications require about 3 treatments.

Treatment of Facial erythema (redness) with IPL

 

Redness of the face often results from enlargement of blood vessels (telangiectasia). Telangiectasia may occur as an isolated phenomenon or associated with other medical conditions such as Rosacea. Either way, the blood vessels may be treated with the IPL (Intense pulsed light). THE PR head of the device is used for this. The treatment of performed once a month for three months but more treatments may be offered depending on the results.

IPL is the preferred option when there are large areas of redness. When single vessels are present, the NdYAG laser is used instead. The pictures above show results with the use of both these devices.

 

Poikiloderma of Civatte

Treated with IPL with excellent results.