nd:Yag


The Nd:YAG Laser has been the true workhorse in removing well-defined brown spots for more than a decade. Most patients require only one treatment and the results are dramatic. Unlike the FotoFacial or IPL treatment, there is some mild irritation to the skin which usually lasts a few days to a week. Patients with melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or those with more diffuse hyperpigmentation and brown discoloration should choose other options.

Benefits

  • Removes brown age and liver spots (lentigines)
  • Removes freckles
  • Removes tattoos
  • Removes brown birthmarks and Nevus of Ota
  • Usually one - two treatments
  • Minor irritation to skin only
  • Minimal risk     

A Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser creates a special wavelength of light that is absorbed by the pigmented lesions. The light vibrates and shatters the pigment breaking the melanin into micro-particles thus lightening up the lesion.

The spot turns gray or white for a few minutes which is a natural response of the skin as it absorbs the energy. The spot then darkens and slough off completely within one to two weeks.

 

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient.

 
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