In a large, retrospective study, researchers examined the efficacy, side effects and satisfaction of dynamically cooled, variable spot-sized 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser for the treatment of facial reticular veins in the periorbital and temporal area. The findings were published in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery.
Researchers contacted 100 patients who underwent treatment with a 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser for facial reticular veins between 2006 and 2019. They gathered these patients through office follow-up or telephone interviews. The percent resolution of veins, satisfaction and adverse effects were evaluated.
Of the 100 patients, 89 ranked their satisfactions with the treatment as three (very satisfied). The majority of patients reported 75% to 100% improvement. The most commonly reported adverse event seen after treatment was mild edema. Sixty-eight percent of patients reported no adverse effects at all. The dynamically cooled, variable spot-sized 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser is a safe and effective treatment for facial reticular veins with minimal side effects. The results are usually immediate and based on long-term follow-up, tend to be long lasting.
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