Are facial vessels and veins different from leg veins?
Facial vessels are usually smaller and can be easily treated using intense pulsed light or 532nm Yag laser. This is a very safe and painless way of reducing the red nose and spider veins of the cheeks. The legs, however, can have vessels of many sizes. Some are fine spider veins and some are rolling varicose veins. Smaller vessels of the legs respond to intense pulsed light but many will need the depth of penetration offered by the 1064nm Yag laser. This is the gold standard for leg veins. Palomars 1064nm Yag laser is the best of its class due to its ability to deliver highly targeted energy into a small area with comfort because of its integrated cooling unit.