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Derm News: 2007.13(8)

Treatment of facial reticular veins with dynamically cooled, variable spot-sized 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 6(1):6-8
Stephanie W Lai MD, Mitchel P Goldman MD (2007)
ABSTRACT

Background

Facial reticular veins are often seen on the temple and periorbital areas in patients with genetic predisposition or after facial cosmetic surgery.

Objectives

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of dynamically cooled, variable spot sized 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of facial reticular veins.

Methods

This is a retrospective study. Twenty patients with facial reticular veins who underwent treatment with dynamically cooled, variable spot sized 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser were evaluated. Patients were followed up 1 month to 2 years after the procedure.

Results

Objective and subjective improvement scores after one or two treatments of dynamically cooled, variable spot sized 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser were nearly 100% when appropriate parameters were used.

Conclusions

Dynamically cooled, variable spot sized 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser is a safe and effective treatment for facial reticular veins. Most patients responded to one treatment and experienced no significant side effects other than tolerable pain associated with the procedure.


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