Nd:Yag Laser Treatment uses a specialised vascular laser that specifically treats the deeper tissues and longer vascular structures other lasers fail to reach. The Nd:Yag is most effective for the facial treatment of rosacea and can also be used on other regions of the body to remedy spider veins, small angiomas and neovascularization (the area surrounding scars.)
Nd:Yag is as versatile as it is effective – the successful removal of small red vessels is achieved in only one to three sessions and it is gentle enough for use on the face, temporal region, nasal dorsum and forehead as well as on the body and legs.
Vessels can instantly shut down never to be seen again or slowly diminish over the next few days. After treatment, keep the area cool and apply ph neutral moisturiser as per usual. A ”bug bite” look is common and usually resolves in 1-2 days. If needed you can return for a repeated treatment 4 weeks later.
Not suitable for anyone who is taking prescription acne or photosensitising medication such as Accutane, Doxycycline etc.
No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to pigment and vascular treatment (this includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, direct sun exposure, etc ).
Always wear 30+ sun protection 1 week prior to and during any course of laser treatment.
A sun exposure assessment of treating skin area/s will be done by the technician at each session.
Avoid treatments that irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories etc)
Inform us with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
A history of cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.
Avoid sun exposure and use broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage.
Bruising, redness and swelling may occur and will resolve with time.
Avoid heat – hot showers and tubs, saunas, sweating with exercise for 1-2 days.
Avoid skin irritants (products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl, peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents) for a few days post treatment.
Notify us immedietly if you have any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling).