DLK’s ND:YAG Laser Vascular Scar Treatment is one of the fastest and most effective methods to flatten scars, reduce redness and improve scar texture. The treatment is also effective at treating leg veins and deeper vascular lesions and the non-ablative treatment of facial wrinkles.
Many body sites can be treated including the face, neck, chest and hands. ND:YAG is a safe and effective treatment with no recovery time and patients can return to normal activities immediately. A series of treatments done every 3-4 weeks is recommended for best results. This treatment is very well tolerated and takes about 20 minutes.
DLK On Avenue offers an effective and comprehensive scar treatment program that consists of multiple treatment modalities to give the best chance of improving the appearance of scars. Scars resulting from trauma, surgery, acne, mole removal and other causes can be treated with success. This includes thickened scars (keloid and hypertrophic), atrophic (depressed) scars, red scars and white scars.
Nd:YAG technology provides multiple synchronized pulsing to selectively heat blood vessels of different sizes and depths. The wavelength of light and pulsing characteristics of the system allow the energy to be virtually invisible to the epidermal melanin, thus protecting the skin and allowing treatment of all skin types.
During the treatment the superficial part of the skin is spared so there is no injury to the outer layers of skin and thus there is little or no downtime. Protective goggles are placed over the eyes and a thin layer of conductive gel is applied. A hand piece with a cool tip is placed against the skin and the skin is treated with a very brief pulse of light which feels like the snap of a rubber band. The ND:YAG has a built in cooling for patient safety and comfort. The procedure takes 20-30 minutes and patients can return to the regular activity immediately after.
Exclusion Criteria For Laser and Light Treatments: You should not have laser or light treatments if you have had unprotected sun exposure or used tanning beds or tanning creams in the last 4 weeks; are or may be pregnant; have active infections or an immunosuppressive disease; have open lesions; have active Herpes virus infection; or are using a drug called Accutane which can interfere with skin healing.
The skin cannot be tanned at the time of treatment as this can make the treatment less effective. SPF 30 daily is recommended. Patients should let their provider know if they are taking any antibiotic medication prior to treatment.
At home the skin can be cleansed daily with a mild cleanser and we can give you some recommendations according to your individual skin care needs. Makeup can be applied immediately after the treatment.
Results of scar treatment are up to a 95% improvement but are variable depending on the treatments performed, the cause of the scar, the type of scar, body site, thickness, depth, individual healing, immune function, infection and skin type. Scars can usually be treated as soon as 6 weeks after surgery.
To schedule your treatment or consultation please call 416-440-2597.