ND Yag Laser Treatment (Bangkok, Thailand)

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One of the best ways to remove permanent marks on skin.

By Kath Wong | November 25 2019

‘LASER’ in general
These days, we hear a lot of the word “laser” without actually knowing what it stands for. ‘LASER’ stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers work as the emitter of the wavelengths with high energy light (measured in nanometers), which when focused on a certain skin condition, heat is created, destroying the diseased cells. There are various different types of laser available, where each of them has a specific range of utility, depending on its wavelength and penetrating power.

What is ND YAG Laser and how does it work?
ND YAG laser uses ND YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet), which is a crystal, as the laser medium. This type of laser has a wavelength of 1064 nm, with a stronger capability to reach the deeper layers of skin tissue than other types of laser available. Moreover, ND YAG laser can be used in Q-switched mode, producing 2 different wavelengths (1064 nm and the second beam as 532 nm). The beam with a wavelength of 532 nm is known to be useful for superficial skin lesions. The idea behind Q-switching is a unique technique to make use of high-intensity beam in very short pulses, to provide instant repair with short exposure time.

Q-switching ND YAG laser can be used to treat various skin and health troubles such as hair removal, onychomycosis, hyperhidrosis, pigmented lesions, tattoo removal, etc. In our affiliated clinic, the focus is on treating pigmented lesions, age spots, freckles, lentigines, birthmarks as well as tattoos. As a non-ablative laser, it is designed to target pigment cells and there will be no damage to skin tissue during the treatment. The specific wavelengths (1064 nm and 532 nm) are absorbed preferentially by pigments (melanin) and the heat will cause damage to those cells. These damaged cells will then be cleared from the site, resulting in lightened appearance.

Side effects of ND YAG Laser
Side effects from ND YAG laser treatment are usually minor and may include:

・Pain as too much heat experienced during treatment, this can be dealt by cooling contact or topical anesthesia.
・Redness, swelling and itchiness may occur immediately after the procedure and may last a few days after the treatment
・Rarely, too much light may be absorbed by the skin pigments and blisters may occur (self-healing)
・Skin pigmentation may be changed as sometimes the pigmented cells (melanocytes) can be damaged, resulting in either darker (hyperpigmentation) or paler (hypopigmentation) patches of skin.
・Up to 10% of the patients get bruising (self-healing)
・Bacterial infection

Why ND YAG Laser?
As a non-ablative laser, it ensures that treatments can be done effectively without getting our skin damaged unnecessarily. ND YAG Laser helps to treat various problems that we are not able to fix on our own: skin tone, freckles, age spots, birthmarks and tattoos. If you are having a hard time with your birthmarks and tattoos that you no longer adore, this treatment is specially made for you.


Browse through https://trambellir.com/shop/face/nd-yag-laser-treatment-341/ for more information.

References:
https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/ndyag-laser-treatment/

Treating Pigmentation and Freckles With ND YAG LASER