1064 (ND Yag) laser

This is one of the more common laser treatments, and is excellent for a variety of applications. The 1064 laser is highly effective for:

  • Venous lakes (are soft, compressible papules generally found on sun-exposed surfaces on the border of the lip, face and ears. They appear dark blue to violet in colour, and can be anywhere from 0.2-1cm in diameter)

  • Larger spider veins of the face (these are likened to mini versions of varicose veins)

  • Melasma (tan or dark skin discoloration that is common, that pregnant women are particularly prone to)

  • Onychomycosis (fungal nail infections)


What to expect from treatments with the 1064 laser will vary depending on the reason you are having the procedure.

This laser doesn’t break the skin, and can be a very quick procedure for treating individual venous lakes.

If you undertake this treatment for fungal nail infections, the time taken will vary depending on the affected areas. In general, to treat all nails, it takes approximately 15 minutes.

What to expect after treatment

The 1064 is a fantastic treatment that doesn’t involve much downtime. If treating venous lakes, you can expect a two to three day recovery period, and for fungal infections of the feet there is no downtime.

If treating venous lakes and spider veins, you will experience some bruising in the target areas. In addition, for large lesions (venous lakes) in many cases will require a second treatment at a separate time to avoid unwanted skin damage.

If used for melasma treatment, there is no discomfort or downtime.

Post-operative care

With this laser treatment, targeted areas can be covered with make up after the procedure.

It’s also best to avoid traumatising the targeted areas during the first week after the procedure. Meaning no harsh exfoliation, scrubbing, excess sun exposure or other such activities. By being diligent with your post-op care, you will achieve highly desirable results from your procedure.

If you would like more information on the treatment, pricing or to make an appointment, please phone us at The Skin Centre on (07) 5597 7170 or email [email protected]

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