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Cosmetic IPL Laser Reviews & Comparisons > Best IPLfor facial vessels

Looking for the best IPL for facial vessels. What would be the ideal optimum energy applied to the face?

03.11 | Unregistered Commenterdoris f,

For vascular treatments I strongly prefer 1064nm, Since this is a superficial treatment, I think that 532 nm would do a good job. It's penetration is not so deep and it won't affect the surrounding tissue.

05.4 | Unregistered CommenterKrsti

I agree with Kristi. But not just because of the wavelength- IPL has larger hand pieces that do not specifically target the vessels- you will be damaging surrounding tissue. A nice 1064nm laser with a small enough spot size (like 3mm) should do the trick. Of course, a q-switched Yag with frequency doubled 532nm is far better.

A q-switch 1064/532 is a terrible choice for facial vessels. Please stop posting nonsense. It's not helpful to those who are requesting information and seek good advice.

05.10 | Unregistered Commentera thought

I have used Vasculight to treat facial telangiectasiae in the past. It is a very versatile machine but unfortunately the learning curve is steep. I am sure there are a few other brands of IPL devices which can do the same thing admirably. Lasers, such as pulsed dye, KTP, 1064 devices can be used. RF device is also a viable alternative but i personally have no experience with this technology.

05.12 | Unregistered CommenterCanMD

A thought,

It might help those who are reading, and are actually here to learn something rather than just argue anonymously, if you identified yourself, or at least if when you present a rebuttal you do so with technical information supporting your argument.

Is there a reason you believe a q-switched 1064/532nm laser is a terrible choice for facial vessels??? Is the goal not a short pulse width and enough energy to collapse the vessel?

Granted, I could be wrong, but simply telling me I'm wrong, and doing so in such a condescending manner doesn't help. I have no idea who you are, and my goal on this website is not to look for arguments, rather to help consumers with questions. If your goal is simply to bash me, you have made that clear. If it is not, then scrutinize your responses before publishing them. As of this point you sound like a bitter antagonist with no information to provide- just antagonism.

In any case- it is the imperative of the receiver of any new information to investigate for themselves rather than making decisions based on what others say. I would recommend you, and those reading, do a little study before coming back to me claiming q-switched 1064/532nm lasers are not good for facial veins.

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