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Long Pulsed 1064nm Nd:YAG Laser has Applications From Head to Toe

Dr. Amanda Lloyd is passionate about providing unsurpassed patient care. Her practice, Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA, is equipped with a full laser suite, including the long pulsed 1064nm Nd:YAG. This amazing technology has uses from head to toe.

Understanding the Laser

A laser is simply a device that focuses light energy. Each type of laser operates on a different wavelength. The long pulsed 1064nm Nd:YAG penetrates deeper than lasers with shorter wavelength. The device includes an epidermal cooling function that maintains a comfortable surface skin temperature during treatment.

  • Venous lake – These blue vascular lesions usually appear on the lip, face, or ear. They can be easily removed with the long pulsed 1064nm Nd:YAG laser for cosmetic improvement.
  • Port wine stains – Flat, red, or purple vascular lesions respond well to the Nd:YAG laser, for effective elimination of resistant birthmarks.
  • Leg veins – This laser is ideal for treating spider veins. Dr. Amanda Lloyd uses the laser to precisely target problematic veins. Laser energy is absorbed by blood in the veins, causing controlled thermal damage. The vein dies and is absorbed by the body, while blood flow is harmlessly re-routed to healthy veins. This long-pulsed laser is safe for dark skin types. It may be used as a sole treatment for venous disease, or in combination with sclerotherapy.

To learn more about advanced laser therapies at Skin & Vein Institute, call (760) 642-6674 (new patients) or (760) 452-2080 (existing patients).

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Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

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