Cosmetic lasers have added a whole new dimension to cosmetic treatment. Procedures can now be done faster and more efficiently, because of options like the cosmetic yag laser. Two of the most popular in this category are the Erbium (Er): Yag, and the Nd: Yag lasers.The yag laser is used widely for skin resurfacing,as it reduces cosmetic flaws such as wrinkles, and also treats acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
Yag lasers are able to rejuvenate the skin,as well as correct damage occasioned by years of sun exposure. They can also improve skin tone and texture, and minimize fine lines around the eyes and mouth.
The Erbium Yag
The Er: Yag is an effective skin rejuvenation option, because as the energy is absorbed by the tissue, the laser removes the thin layers of damaged skin. The Er: Yag resurfaces the skin and improves surface scars and discolorations. The laser is very safe, and has few side-effects.
The Pixel 2940 Er: YAG by Alma lasers performs fractional skin resurfacing. This advanced resurfacing method promotes faster healing, and produces consistent results. The effects of the procedure last for a long time because the laser stimulates collagen, which makes skin tighter in the long term.
The Q-Switched Nd: Yag
The Q-switched Nd: Yag is another type of cosmetic yag laser. These lasers emit infrared light, and are very effective in tattoo removal. The Harmony XL Q-Switched Nd: YAG by Alma lasers is highly-rated by medical practitioners, as it can work on varying tattoo pigments.
Unlike some lasers that can only remove dark colors, the Q-Switched Nd: YAG fades both dark and bright colors. The laser’s capability is enhanced by its distinctive dual-wavelength feature. The 1064nm wavelength targets dark colors, while the 532nm wavelength targets bright colors, and it is possible to switch from one wavelength to the other.
The Q-Switched Nd: YAG is able to penetrate into the deep layers of the skin, and destroy the tattoo pigment. The fragments then pass out naturally from the body. Typically, it takes about 8-10 treatments to fade a tattoo, but this will depend on the type of colors, as well as how long the tattoo has been in place.
There is no doubt that the introduction of the cosmetic yag laser has had an important impact on cosmetic treatments. It has benefited both patients and dermatologists alike, by making the processes faster, and enhancing patient comfort.