Effective Laser Treatment for Leg Veins
There are many different kinds of light energy, ranging over a broad spectrum of wavelengths. White light is visible to the human eye, as well as the 7 prominent colours of the rainbow. However, when it comes to medical applications, the IR spectrum is commonly used. Infrared Radiation (IR) includes specific wavelengths that are used for medical applications. In some cases, these specific wavelengths are incorporated into medical laser systems, which is the case with the Palomar Nd: YAG 1064 hand-held device.
To produce a concentrated wavelength and be able to fire it, a laser would normally feature a crystal. The Palomar Nd: YAG 1064 system is one of the most advanced on the market today. It features a neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet crystal that fires a 1064-nm wavelength of energy. This specific wavelength falls under the IR spectrum, being classified as infrared light. This device is used to target visible leg veins with the purpose of reducing their visibility on the surface of the skin. When light energy penetrates the skin, it is mostly converted into heat energy, dependent on the type of light energy being absorbed.
How Does the Palomar Nd: YAG 1064 Work for Leg Veins?
The Palomar hand-held device is designed to deliver a comfortable form of laser treatment. With a sapphire treatment tip and an advanced cooling system, the surface of your skin will stay cool during treatment. Once the 1064-nm wavelength hits the skin, it passes through the initial surface to target the visible leg vein directly. The energy is converted to heat once it hits the vein, causing the blood in the vein to heat up. The heated blood will cause the vessel to constrict, leading to the vein shrinking, darkening, or disappearing once the treated area is fully healed.
The treated area will be slightly swollen and turn pink, which will prevail for 24 hours after the treatment. Therefore, we advise against any waxing, hair plucking, and bleaching on the intended area for 4 weeks before the scheduled treatment. You will require a consultation before-hand as well. Should you be on antibiotics or Cortisone, we suggest that you wait 2 weeks after finishing your course before considering treatment. Therefore, your body will be in optimal shape to deal with the recovery process.
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