San Francisco ND: Yag Laser treatment, procedure and information. Learn all the benefits and drawbacks of the Nd: Yag Laser with Azalasf.com Find ND:Yag Laser near me.
We can take excellent care of our skin, wear sunblock daily and still develop unsightly pigmentation and vascular problems as we age. Brown spots on our face, hands and chest can result when excess melanin is produced by melanocytes (pigment producing cells). Red pigment occurs primarily when tiny blood capillaries dilate or burst under the skin’s surface. The depth of each type of pigment can vary and since lasers are capable of penetrating through multiple layers of dermis and epidermis they are the go-to technology trusted by physicians. Many different types of medical laser treatments are readily available at our disposal and the Nd:Yag is one commonly used for treating various pigmentation problems.
Nd:YAG is an acronym for Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet, a man-made crystal that’s capable of producing a high-intensity beam emitted in very short pulses at two wavelengths: 1064 nm and 532 nm. These very specific wavelengths penetrate deep into the skin and are easily absorbed by hemoglobin and melanin, causing a controlled damage to cells containing red and brown pigment. The damaged cells are then removed by the body, replaced by healthy new tissue resulting in lightening of the pigmented regions. The Nd:Yag laser is non-ablative, which means it doesn’t break the skin during treatment.
The Nd:YAG may be effective at treating red pigment but it targets melanin and resolves texture much less efficiently. For patients who have broken capillaries in combination with brown raised lesions and who desire all their pigment issues addressed in one session may want to consider a technology that offers a wider spectrum of light emissions and capabilities such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).
Azala Medical Aesthetics offers more advanced, safer and effective options to the Nd:YAG lasers. Sciton’s Broad Band Light (BBL™) is a brand of IPL that uses the most current technology to target pigmentation such as brown spots and redness. The BBL device delivers a highly customized treatment experience to improve skin tone, even out the complexion and reduce flushing due to broken blood vessels in as little as one treatment. The BBL also features a unique Forever Young program that’s designed to keep the skin free from pigment and build collagen for long-term skin health and vitality.
For textural concerns, Azala offers the Halo fractional laser by Sciton. It’s the first dual modality laser that emits ablative and non-ablative wavelengths simultaneously to improve fine lines, wrinkles, and scars caused by acne or chicken pox. Patient looking for a more comprehensive approach to treating their pigment, scars and mild to moderate aging can expect clearer, glowing skin and a more youthful complexion after a combined treatment with BBL and Halo.
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* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.