Veins & Vessels

Improve the look of your legs with The Nordlys Nd:YAG.

The Nordlys Nd:YAG Laser is the preferred treatment. Ideal for isolated facial telangiectasis or vessels especially around the nose, or venous lakes (vascular formations in the lip area), reticular veins (around the eye), and cherry hemangiomas found all over the body. The Nordlys Nd:YAG is also the gold standard device for treating leg veins.

What are my treatment options?

As we age, valves in our leg veins become less efficient, so less blood is pumped back from the legs. This means blood vessels in our legs become larger, darker and more visible. In severe cases, varicose veins may form and may require surgical treatment. Other vessels can be treated by injection (sclerotherapy). Smaller vessels (leg telangiectasia) are often treated by laser, such as the Nordlys Hybrid System Nd:YAG laser.

How does the Nordlys Nd:YAG laser work?

The Nordlys Nd:YAG uses a precisely calculated pulse of laser energy, exactly directed to the vessel being treated. This causes the blood inside the vessel to heat up; causing the wall of the vessel to collapse. The vessel then is broken down by the body and reabsorbed naturally.

Does the treatment hurt?

The Nordlys leg vein treatment uses the latest in cooling techniques - SoftCool™ - to minimize discomfort and protect the surrounding skin. Most people find that treatment of smaller vessels is practically pain free. Even treatment of larger vessels is only mildly uncomfortable. The Nordlys Nd:YAG hurts less than most other systems and the results are worth it.

Do I need to take special precautions before or after treatment?

Avoid sun exposure in the four week up to treatment; and avoid smoking at least a month before the treatment (smoking causes the vessels to constrict, so there is less of the target available to treat). After treatment, you should avid sun exposure for 30 days, even if there is no sign of inflammation in the treated area. Use sun protection (minimum SPF 30) if sun exposure cannot be avoided.

What can I expect after treatment?

Smaller superficial vessels can disappear and others will appear to have a “cat scratch” look immediately after treatment. Others will fade away more gradually over the next few weeks. There may be some slight swelling or puffiness in the area (lasting up to 2 days) in the treated area.

How many treatments will I need?

This depends on the number of vessels being treated. A single treatment is typical for most individual vessels, though some larger ones may need a second treatment. Your doctor will be able to make a more accurate assessment following examination.