I have been told that a ND Yag 1064 Laser is only good to remove blue veins 1mm or Less? ...Is this True?
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Nd YAG and Temple veins
I can't remember the last time I saw a spider vein on the temple ! They are usually bulging veins (varicose) and prominent when people chew, talk, etc.
Laser vein treatment
Yes, it is true that larger veins are not as easily treated with Laser as smaller veins. Yes, about 1-1.5 mm is the cut off. Compression after treatment for 3 days helps prevent the treated veins from coming back.
To be sure, see two or more board certified and experienced plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation.
I hope this helps.
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