Project Description

Nd:YAG  1064

  • ND:YAG can be used to remove spider and thread veins in the face and legs
  • Some vascular birthmarks
  • Varicose veins in the leg
  • Facial veins
  • Haemangiomas 


The Cutera Nd:YAG  aka (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) is a crystal that is used as a laser medium for solid-state lasers.

It can treat varicose veins.  It can also treat what are known as Spider veins, which are like varicose veins but smaller. They begin as tiny capillaries and appear as blue or red squiggles. They are small red, blue or purple veins that commonly appear on the surface of the thighs, calves and ankles. Spider veins can also be found on the face. It’s estimated that at least one third of the adult female population is troubled with this common problem.

Safe for all skin types

-Not indicated for persons with a tattoo in the area being treated
-Not indicated for persons with Melasma or vitiligo
-Not for recent Accutane patients
-Not for persons with active cold sores in treatment area
-Not for persons with Active warts in treatment area
-Not indicated for persons using sun-tanning or using self-tanners up to 4 weeks prior to treatment
-Not indicated for persons taking a blood thinner
-Not indicated for persons with bad venous stasis

Before & After Photo Gallery

What happens during a visit

What are the steps?

What happens during a visit

What to expect during treatment:

  • We discuss the process with you.
  • You complete the disclaimers.
  • We will apply your protective eye goggles.
  • We will apply our protective eye wear.
  • A thin layer of ultrasound gel applied to area being treated.
  • Feels like a warm elastic band striking your skin.
  • We take off your goggles
  • We use ice rollers to decrease redness and swelling.
  • We will clean off the remaining ultrasound gel.
  • We apply a sun screen to your treated area.
  • We discuss after care.


What can I expect?


What to expect post treatment:

  • Minimal down time
  • Mild redness
  • Mild irritation
  • Mild swelling (bug bite look)
  • Treated veins/vessels will turn darker within 24-48 hours
  • Vessels should start to fade over the next number of weeks
  • Bruising
  • Blistering (rare)

Leading up to a treatment

How can I prepare?

Leading up to a treatment

Before your treatment:

  • Do not wear makeup on the day of treatment
  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment
  • Includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.
  • Some medications or supplements may increase the risk bruising. Consult with your physician
  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories, etc.)
  • Notify clinic with any changes to  your health history or medications since your last appointment
  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment 


What should I be doing?



  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen  to prevent further sun damage
  • Bruising, redness and swelling are common and resolve with time
  • A “bug bite look” is common and usually resolves in 1-2 days
  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days
  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) a few days post-treatment
  • Notify clinic of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.)

Leg vein treatments only:

    • Compression stockings (20-30 mm/hg) are optional
    • Avoid high impact activity 3-5 days
    • Hemosiderin staining (brown staining) may occur after a treatment and usually resolves with time (can take 1-2 years) but, on a rare occasion, it may be permanent
      • Strict avoidance of sun exposure may decrease risk of permanent hemosiderin staining
    • Large leg veins may take many months to resolve and should not be re-treated before then


Youtube – Nd:YAG Session

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Published on Oct 2, 2013

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