The 1064nm Nd: YAG laser has proved to be one of the most useful light sources for the treatment of deep vascular lesions and spider veins. A deeper penetration and a lower absorption by haemoglobin make this wavelength highly effective for thick vascular lesions, more so traditionally used shorter wavelengths (KTP, pulsed dye, IPL, diode). Adequate absorption of this wavelength is achieved by haemoglobin, a system able to control the depth of penetration through appropriate spot selection. With variable pulse duration to adjust to different vessel diameters, high fluences, and optimal cooling systems to avoid pain or burning, Nd YAG lasers can theoretically treat any vascular lesion, superficial, deep or thick. Additionally, variable spot sizes, highly-variable pulse duration and high fluences (CoolGlide Vantage, Cutera) have been evaluated for the treatment of a wide spectrum of vascular lesions. Results are especially noticeable on rosacea, leg veins, facial spider veins, cherry angioma (ruby point), and thick hemangiomas venus lake. Moderate pain was reported on deeper or thicker lesions, but was decreased with longer or additional cooling with ice packs.  

Haemoglobin absorption of the 1064nm Nd: YAG wavelength offers the possibility to treat deep or thick lesions that are not accessible with shorter wavelengths. The option to tailor the treatment for every client according to the characteristics of their lesions is responsible for the high success rates in our experience. A 1064nm Nd: YAG laser with an optimal equipment design, as the one used in our Clinic, permits us to treat any kind of facial spider veins, leg veins (varicose veins), venus lake, cherry angioma with high rates of success and safety.  

What Are the Causes of Varicose Veins?

Leg veins have valves that act as one-way flaps. These valves prevent the blood from flowing backwards as it moves up the legs. If one-way valves become week, blood can leak back into the vein and collect there. Pooled blood enlarges the vein, becoming varicose. Prolonged standing or sitting, sun exposure, obesity, hormonal influences, age, and family history are the causes of spider veins and varicose veins.

There are two methods to treat varicose veins and spider veins:

  1. Laser 1064nm Nd YAG spider veins treatment is very effective and less pain full
  2. Sclerotherapy is an injectable solution to treat blood vessel malformations using agents such as hypertonic saline, hypertonic glucose and polidocanol. This treatment makes vessels shrink.

Benefits of Nd Yag laser Treatments on vascular Lesion

❖ Nd:Yag laser minimizes any bruising or irritation of the surrounding skin.

❖ The number of treatments depend on the quantity, color and size of the vessels being treated, typically 1-3.

❖ Feels like a mild to moderate stinging sensation. A cooling mechanism is built in to the hand piece to minimize discomfort and protect the skin.

❖ Small vessels disappear immediately. Large vessels on the legs, often look worse before they look better but will clear up over weeks or months. The use of sunscreen is recommended after treatment.  

If you would like to make an appointment for a complementary consultation, we can provide you with an estimate of the number of treatments necessary and the price.  Please call us at 416-228-0011.

The human skin produces about one million skin cells every 40 minutes, which equates to over 36 million skin cells per day. As our skin cells renew from the deeper layer of the epidermis, the more surface cells harden and lose moisture. Eventually these cells detach from skin and are replaced by younger cells moving up from deeper layers. Desquamation (detaching) also eliminates damaged and contaminated cells that carry pollutants and micro-organisms from the environment. These superficial skin cells don’t always effectively fall from skin and may cause clogging and congestion while leaving and the skin’s surface dry and dull looking. As we age, desquamation and cell turnover slow down, from approximately 20 days in younger and middle-aged adults up to over 30 days in older adults; making professional peeling and exfoliation critical to removing the accumulation of cells that give a dry, dull, hyperpigmented appearance to the skin. Chemical peels are one of the most effective ways to address these changes. But they’re not a one-size-fits-all treatment: for optimal results, a peel should be strong enough to accelerate cell turnover but not so powerful as to induce severe skin inflammation. Through professional peels, these dulling skin cells effectively removed, and newer cells are revealed for fresher, healthier appearance.

Chemical peeling agents mostly are AHAs and BHAs (Alfa Hydroxy Acid and Beta Haydroxy Acid). They are keratolytic agents which break apart the snap-like bonds (corneodesmosomes) that hold dead skin cells (corneocytes) together, allowing them to shed more easily and therefore improving the skin’s texture and overall appearance. Widely considered the most versatile group of peeling agents, AHAs (including Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid and Malic Acid) are water-soluble and can be used at different concentrations for different effects on the skin. BHAs, like Salicylic Acid, are oil-soluble, making them an excellent treatment choice for oily and acne-prone skin. They can actually penetrate the skin through the follicles and sebaceous glands while helping to dissolve follicular impactions.

Chemical peels are an excellent treatment choice for a wide range of skin concerns, from acne and hyperpigmentation (brown spots) to advanced sign of aging (wrinkles).

Despite their varying uses, most peels work the same way, they remove the skin’s outermost layers to stimulate cell renewal and cell turnover, improving skin’s texture and appearance.

professional peels vs. at-home peels

Chemical Peels designed to be applied by licensed Professional Skin Therapists – like Pro Power Peel – tend to be more concentrated and customizable to deliver more dramatic results. These formulas are usually not available to clients for self-application. Peels designed to be used by clients at home tend to be lighter in nature. They are ideal for quick, easy removal of dulling surface cells, as well as building the skin’s tolerance for stronger professional peels and maintaining results in between professional treatments.

At Nell Clinic we use professional chemical peels (Pro Power Peel) from Dermalogica which approved by Health Canada.

Please call for a complementary consultation at 416-228-0011