Nd:YAG Laser Toronto

Medical Aesthetic Laser Technology

The Nd:YAG laser can be used to address a wide variety of skin concerns. It is effective for laser hair removal, treatment of spider veins and pigmentation, and skin rejuvenation.

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What is Nd:YAG?

Nd:YAG is an acronym for Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet. That’s certainly a mouthful (and it’s the reason most Nd:YAG lasers use catchy brand names to refer to themselves). Nd:YAG lasers emit a highly concentrated beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. The energy from the laser can remove pigmentation, unwanted hair, and also stimulate collagen to result in skin rejuvenation.

The energy from the laser can remove pigmentation, unwanted hair, and also stimulate collagen to result in skin rejuvenation.

Why Nd:YAG Could Be a Good Choice for You

This particular laser system has the following benefits:

  • Stimulation of collagen production.
    With collagen production, your skin rejuvenates itself. This makes your skin appear firmer and healthier and also helps decrease the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines.
  • Addresses uneven pigmentation.
    Light pulses from Nd:YAG can effectively target melanin at various depths in your skin, helping to minimize a wide range of brown and age spots, resulting in a more even skin tone.
  • Spider veins can be minimized.
    Nd:YAG can reduce the appearance of spider veins on the legs.

Because your Nd: YAG procedure will be performed by highly qualified and experienced aestheticians, you can take comfort that the health of your skin — as well as the aesthetics — will be well cared for. Your dermatologist will be able to balance your overall skin wellness with your aesthetic goals to ensure you get the most out of your Nd:YAG procedure.

Who is Nd:YAG For?

Under the direction of dermatologists, Nd: YAG laser systems can be a powerful tool and allow you to achieve some fantastic aesthetic results. In general, this laser device is good for:

  • Patients who have skin discolouration.
  • Patients who are troubled by brown skin spots. Varying sizes of spots can be addressed with this laser system.
  • Someone who may want to minimize hair growth.
  • Individuals who want to treat spider veins, or other vascular lesions.
  • Patients who have rosacea or want to improve their overall skin tone.
  • Patients who want firmer skin with a more even skin tone.

How Does Nd:YAG Work?

The Nd:YAG laser delivers therapeutic laser energy that is non-ablative. This means that it does not break the skin. When the laser energy is delivered to the targeted area, it penetrates the skin and directly treats the skin concern.

Textural issues: the laser boosts collagen production to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.

Pigmentation and discolouration: the laser stimulates the removal of unwanted pigmentation.

Unwanted hair: the laser impairs hair follicles, preventing them from growing hair.

Treatment with the Nd:YAG laser typically requires several sessions to achieve your desired results. Sessions are typically scheduled 4 weeks apart.

Our Comprehensive Approach to Nd: YAG Laser Treatment

Your appointment will usually begin with the application of a topical numbing agent. Patients will also be required to wear special goggles during their procedure to protect their eyes.
The laser will then begin a computer-assisted sequence. A cooling device is be used to increase the comfort and safety of the procedure. How long the individual session takes will be determined by the surface area and complexity of your treatment.

Once your treatment is complete, your skin may feel warm and slightly tender — as it does after a sunburn. You may also experience some swelling, redness, and (less commonly) some bruising. Most of these issues will typically fade on their own.

All Nd:YAG laser treatment patients will be advised to avoid sun exposure or tanning beds for several months after your procedure. It will also be essential to wear sunscreen daily. Our dermatology team will provide clear instructions for how to care for your skin following your treatment.

Nd:YAG FAQ

What is Nd:YAG laser used for?

Nd:YAG can be used for a variety of complexion issues, from wrinkles and brown spots to unwanted hair.

What type of laser is Nd:YAG?

Nd:YAG is an acronym for Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet. It has been used in medicine for many years.

What is YAG laser for face?

The Nd:YAG laser can be used to treat facial skin. It improves the firmness and tone of the skin. Unwanted hair can also be removed with this laser.

Is YAG laser treatment safe?

Nd:YAG laser treatment is considered safe when performed by an experienced medical aesthetic practitioner or doctor. A skin assessment and discussion of your medical history should be performed before undergoing treatment.

Is Nd:YAG laser effective?

Nd:YAG laser has been proven effective by countless published medical studies to tighten lax skin, remove unwanted hair and even out skin tone.

Is Nd:YAG laser hair removal permanent?

Nd:YAG laser hair removal can permanently reduce the amount of hair in a treated area.

How does YAG laser work?

Nd:YAG laser works by penetrating the skin, where it is selectively absorbed by the target, typically hair, pigment, or unwanted blood vessels. The energy of the laser results in removal of the hair or pigment, and can also be used to stimulate collagen.

Elevate Your Skin

To learn more about how one of our board-certified dermatologists can help you rejuvenate your skin and eliminate unwanted hair with Nd:YAG laser treatment, please complete this form, text or call us at 647-351-9277.

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