Ask a doctor

Would Gentle YAG Work for a Visible Dark Vein Under my Eye? (photo)

I've had this vein under my eye for around 2 years now, i was wondering if GentleYAG treatment would work for this ive been doing research and seems like this would be the only choice.. i have attached a picture thanks.

Doctor Answers (1)

A better bet is sclerotherapy

+1

YAG tends to work better on very small red veins and broken capillaries. For veins of this size, first, it hurts tremendously, and second, if anything, it usually sends the vein into a spasm so it might disappear for a bit, and return very soon after. Your best bet for something easy and permanent is a minor procedure called sclerotherapy (or asclera), where a solution is injected into the vein that destroys it. Larger veins may take a session or two, but they will be destroyed. I wouldn't recommend YAG. I think it will be tremendously painful and ineffective for a vein of this size and location.


Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.