ND:Yag Laser Technology

The perfect solution for vascular treatments.

Purpose-built for vascular treatments

Recommended for Advanced Skin Specialists

Long-pulse Nd:YAG lasers offer the perfect solution for treating vascular lesions. Ellipse’s long-pulse Nd:YAG lasers penetrate to a depth of 5-6 mm into the skin, allowing for highly effective treatments.

The targeted chromophore for vascular lesions is intravascular oxyhemoglobin; thus, thermal damage is largely restricted to cutaneous blood vessels. The energy from the laser is absorbed by the blood in the vein, converted into heat, and the vein walls are subsequently destroyed. In comparison with other wavelengths, which mainly affect the surface layers of a lesion, Nd:YAG light also targets the underlying vascular feeding system, which is important for ensuring the long-term efficacy the treatment. This process is perfectly safe as other healthy veins supply blood to the treated area and the body’s immune system clears away the dead tissue just as with a bruise.

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The Nd:YAG hand-piece furthermore offers superb ergonomics with smooth adjustability of working light, aiming beam and spot size.

Ellipse’s Nd:YAG laser comes with 3 interchangeable tips: A standard circular tip for treatment of most vessels. A semi-circular tip for use close to the nose or eye. And a Sapphire window tip to treat underlying feeder vessels.

Why is the Nd:YAG laser better than I²PL for a treatment of certain vascular lesions such as leg veins?

Leg veins and reticular vessels are normally deep, which is why Nd:YAG in most cases respond better than IPL.

I²PL is good for treatment of very superficial small vessels or blanching after sclerotherapy. Note that lasers or light can only be used 1-month post sclerotherapy.

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