Long Pulsed Nd: YAG Laser

Long Pulse Nd: YAG Laser is a solid-state laser that is capable of producing near-infrared wavelength that penetrates deep into the skin and is readily absorbed by haemoglobin and melanin chromophores.

The lasing medium of Nd: YAG (Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet) is a man-made crystal (solid-state) that is pumped by a high-intensity lamp and placed into a resonator (a cavity that is capable of amplifying the power of the laser). 

By creating a variable of long pulse duration at an appropriate spot size, it is possible to significantly heat deep skin tissues such as large blood vessels and vascular lesions with the Long Pulse Nd: YAG Laser treatment.

The Long Pulsed Nd: YAG Laser System

Long Pulse Nd: YAG Laser offers the perfect solution for skin rejuvenation, hair removal, as well as vascular lesions treatment. This type of non-ablative laser has the ability to penetrate deeply into the skin to create thermal effects without damaging the skin surface. Its homogeneous absorption in the skin and low absorption in melanin allows the Long Pulse Nd: YAG Laser treatment to be safely used with all skin types.

The Long Pulse Nd: YAG Laser energy is selectively absorbed by the deeper levels of the dermis and treatment of deeper vascular lesions such as telangiectasias, hemangiomas, and unsightly leg veins. The Long Pulse Nd: YAG Laser’s name comes from the long pulses that the laser energy delivers which is converted into heat in the tissue. The heat then creates an impact on the vasculature of the lesions. 

Additionally, the Long Pulse Nd: YAG Laser treatment can be used to treat at a superficial level where the subcutaneous skin is heated in a non-ablative manner and stimulates neocollagenesis that is beneficial in reducing and improving the appearance of wrinkles.

Benefits of Long Pulse Nd: YAG Laser

  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Skin tightening
  • Skin firming
  • Skin lifting
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine line
  • Vascular lesions treatment
  • Hair removal
  • Rosacea treatment

Long Pulse Nd: YAG Laser Treatment Duration

  • Depends on the treated area.
  • Advisable to repeat treatment every 3 or 4 weeks until the expected result is achieved, or as maintenance.

Downtime for Long Pulse Nd: YAG Laser

  • Slight redness will occur on the treated area and will subside within a few hours, depending on the treatment.


1. How does the laser work on vascular lesions?

Once the laser penetrates the skin, temperature starts to rise in the blood vessel, thus safely coagulating it.

2. Does it hurt?

Air-cooling will be provided throughout the treatment to reduce any discomfort that might occur during the treatment.

3. What to expect after my vascular lesions treatment?

Some people may experience a burning sensation (like a mild sunburn) or itching that may persist for up to 2 hours after treatment. The desired effect when treating broken capillaries (vascular lesions) is the initial darkening of the vessels due to blood coagulation.

4. How many treatments do I need?

Depending on the severity of your broken capillaries. You may need 3-6 treatments.