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Neodymium Yag Laser Treatment | Illinois Dermatology Institute

At IDI, we pride ourselves on using the latest technology to treat and heal skin conditions. One of the most advanced lasers is the Neodymium Yag Laser, commonly used to treat vascular lesions, enlarged blood vessels, and hair removal.

Here, we detail this advanced laser and some of the applications at IDI.

What is the Neodymium Yag Laser?

The Neodymium Yag laser is a solid-state laser that uses neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd: YAG) crystal as the laser medium. It emits a high-intensity light beam in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum.

We incorporate this laser into many treatments because of its ability to penetrate deeply into tissues. After the laser treatment, the body removes the damaged tissue and leaves behind healthier skin.

The Neodymium Yag laser is an exact and minimally-invasive treatment option that targets specific tissues without hurting the surrounding areas. For this reason, it’s a safe and effective treatment option for many people.

Neodymium Yag Laser Treatment Applications

This type of laser is used in many different treatments and procedures, from acne scars to pigmented lesions and spider veins.

At IDI, we use it to treat vascular lesions, and enlarged blood vessels and for laser hair removal.

Laser Hair Removal

When it comes to laser hair removal, the Neodymium Yag laser is one of the most commonly used lasers. It emits a beam of light absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. This causes the hair follicle to heat up and break down, inhibiting future hair growth.

This laser is also very effective on darker skin tones, as it can penetrate deeper into the skin without causing damage.

Enlarged Blood Vessels

The Neodymium Yag laser is also a good treatment option for enlarged blood vessels, also known as vascular lesions. The laser works by emitting a beam of light absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood vessels, causing the vessel to heat up and coagulate. The body then naturally removes the damaged vessel, leaving behind healthier skin.

The Neodymium Yag laser can be used to treat a variety of vascular lesions, including spider veins, telangiectasias, and hemangiomas. The laser is exact and can target specific blood vessels without damaging surrounding tissue.

What to Expect

A typical procedure with Nd: YAG laser involves using a handheld device that emits high-energy laser beams. During the process, you’ll wear eye protection such as goggles. Many people describe the feeling as a rubber band snapping on your skin. But you can also use a topical anesthetic to numb the area before your procedure. Right after the treatment, you can cool down the area with ice. It’s essential to keep the area out of the sun for a few days and avoid scrubbing it with a sponge or using abrasive skin cleaners.

If you would like to schedule an appointment for this laser procedure, please get in touch with us today. IDI offers the latest treatment options in cosmetic dermatology and beyond.

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