In 2002, Dr. Umar and colleagues published a study in the premier journal of dermatology (Dermatologic Surgery) comparing the 3 different laser categories generally used for leg vein removal. Regardless of the name given to the laser by the manufacturer, leg vein treatment lasers fall into one of the following 3 categories:
- 1064nm (Nd YAG)
- 810 (Diode) and
- 755nm (Alexandrite).
The study by Dr. Umar and his collegues found that the Nd Yag (1064nm) laser was significantly superior to the others. [Blackwell Synergy - Dermatol Surg, Volume 28 Issue 3 Page 224-230, March 2002 (Article Abstract)]
Dr. Umar employs the latest time-tested version of the long-pulsed Nd YAG (1064) laser – GENTLE YAG by Candela, for effective leg vein removal regardless of skin type. Dr. Umar also performs Sclerotherapy (injections) for the treatment of larger leg veins using only FDA-approved sclerosants.
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