The YAG laser allows your CAPS practitioner to precisely treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions, and discoloration of your skin by using laser energy.
The YAG laser emits high energy that passes through the skin and is absorbed by red blood cells in the vein. The vein seals, and within a few weeks, disappears. Broken capillaries and other visible and vascular structures will gently be eliminated from the upper layers of the skin’s surface.
The YAG laser allows the practitioner to precisely treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions, and discoloration of your skin by using laser energy. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired result. All skin areas can be treated with the YAG laser. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest, and legs. Discuss your needs with your practitioner.
The following conditions can be treated with the YAG laser:
How it works
Broken capillaries and other visible vascular structures will be gently eliminated from the upper layers of your skin surface. Unwanted vessels will be preferentially heated by the laser energy and become less noticeable. The YAG laser will also restore your skin tone and color.
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. Laser energy will be delivered precisely to the area of your skin being treated. You may briefly feel a warm or hot sensation as the laser pulses are absorbed by the unwanted vessels. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated.
There should be little to no discomfort; however, it varies from patient to patient and depends on the treatment. There is no need for anesthesia, and the practitioner will discuss your options to properly manage any discomfort from the treatment. There should be no prolonged post-treatment discomfort.
Your skin will be pink temporarily, but it will resolve over time. Any vessels denatured by the laser will be reabsorbed by your body over a period of time in a natural cleansing process. Most small capillaries will become invisible almost immediately, since they will no longer contain blood.
It is important to follow the practitioner’s post-treatment instructions. You may be given some skincare products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to ultraviolet light, and you must avoid direct sun exposure. You will need to fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
Your healing time will depend upon your actual treatment. In most cases, there is virtually no downtime and you may resume daily activity immediately. You may experience some redness after the procedure. The practitioner will answer questions about temporary changes to your skin color and how they may be camouflaged.