Treatment of Telangiectasia

Treatment of Telangiectasia
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Using a Long Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser with 1.5 mm Spot Size: A Handpiece Evaluation

The 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser is an effective tool for treating telangiectasia, but there are limitations due to the high fluences required. Large spot sizes are painful, particularly when treating small, superficial vessels with modest absorption. To overcome this, a 1.5- mm handpiece was developed for the Apogee Elite Nd:YAG laser platform (Cynosure, Inc., Westford, MA) to deliver higher fluences to superficial lesions with less discomfort to patients.