NdYAG Laser Treatments

NdYAG laser treatment is a medical procedure that uses a laser to deliver controlled pulses of light energy to the skin or other tissues in the body. The “Nd” in NdYAG stands for neodymium, a rare earth element that is used as the laser’s active medium, while “YAG” stands for yttrium aluminum garnet, the crystal material used to create the laser beam.

NdYAG lasers have a wavelength of 1064 nanometers (nm), which allows them to penetrate deeply into the skin or other tissues without causing significant damage to the surface. This makes them useful for a variety of medical and cosmetic applications, including the treatment of:

  • Vascular lesions, such as spider veins and port wine stains
  • Pigmented lesions, such as age spots, freckles, birthmarks and melasma
  • Tattoo removal
  • Acne scars

What to expect:

The laser is directed at the target area of the skin or tissue that feels like a warm snapping or pricking sensation. The laser energy is absorbed by the target, which causes it to heat up and break down. Depending on the application, the target may be a blood vessel, pigment, hair follicle, or other structure.

The laser treatment is generally safe and effective, but it can cause some side effects such as redness, swelling, and temporary darkening or lightening of the skin.
Depending on the condition being treated, treatments are done over a course of 3 – 6 treatments every 4 weeks. Suitable for all skin types.