Contact, dynamic cooling systems comparable

October 1, 2002

Atlanta - Treatment of leg veins and telangiectasias with a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser is slightly more comfortable using an instrument featuring dynamic cooling compared with one having contact cooling, but either type of system is a good choice for safe and effective vessel clearance in patients with light as well as darker skin types, Leyda Bowes, M.D., said at the annual meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.