“Nd:YAG is used to treat a wide range of skin conditions that affect the face and body.”
Nd:YAG is an ablative treatment which means that the laser targets the outer layer of your skin. This removes old, damaged skin cells and stimulates the growth of new, healthy cells. Once the healing process is complete, you will achieve smoother, younger-looking skin.
Who are good candidates for Nd:YAG laser skin rejuvenation?
We recommend this non-surgical treatment for patients with:
- Pigmentation and moles
- Skin lesions
- Spider veins
- Varicose veins
- Wrinkles, sagging skin, and other visible signs of skin aging
The treatment is usually effective in patients with fair to light skin tones.
How is the treatment performed?
During the procedure, you will need to wear goggles to protect your eyes from the laser light. A numbing cream will be applied to your skin to prevent discomfort. Your surgeon will then place the laser handpiece against your skin. Once activated, the laser energy will target areas of skin imperfection. After the treatment, your surgeon or nurse will place ice packs over the treated area. This reduces pain and swelling. A bandage or patch may also be placed over the area to protect the healing wound.
What to expect after the treatment?
After the treatment, you may experience redness and swelling of the area. These are normal findings and are part of the healing process. Your surgeon may send you home after the procedure and you can return to work immediately. Once the swelling subsides, you may start to notice the results of the procedure. For the treatment of skin pigmentation, you will need to wait for 1 to 2 weeks to see any improvement.
Number of Nd:YAG laser treatments required
The number of treatments that you will need will depend on your skin condition. In general, 1 to 3 treatments may be enough to achieve optimal results. Each treatment is usually spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to allow your skin to heal. During your consultation, Dr Anh will assess your skin health and treatment goals. This allows her to determine the number of treatments required for your condition. She will also discuss all you need to know about the treatment.
Difference between Nd:YAG and fraxel laser
Fraxel uses fractional technology where the skin is only treated in columns. The Nd:YAG makes use of a special garnet crystal to target areas of skin imperfections. There are many different types of ablative lasers, and Nd:YAG and Fraxel are only two of them. These technologies are leaders in the laser cosmetic industry. This is the reason why Dr Anh uses them at her practice.
How much does Nd:YAG laser treatment cost in Perth?
The total costs of Nd:YAG laser treatment may vary. This will depend on several factors, including:
- Materials used
- The medical facility or clinic
- The number of treatments you will need
- Your desired results
- Your skin condition
- Your surgeon’s fee
The total costs of your treatment can also change if you have insurance. In most cases, cosmetic procedures are not covered by your insurance. If the procedure is medically necessary, which means that it is done to treat a medical condition, you can get reimbursements. Talk to your insurance company to know if you are eligible for a health claim.
During your consultation, we will give you a detailed breakdown of the cost of your treatment. We will also provide payment options to help you with your expenses.
SKIN CONDITIONS THE ND:YAG LASER CAN TREAT
We recommend this non-surgical laser treatment for the following skin conditions:
Pigmentation and moles
During your consultation with Dr Anh in Perth, she will assess your expectations. This allows her to gain an understanding of what you want to achieve and your current condition. She will then create a customised treatment plan based on your cosmetic needs.
How Nd:YAG works
This laser technology can be customised to suit your cosmetic needs. Its mechanism of action depends on the skin condition being treated:
Pigmentation and moles
The laser energy penetrates the deeper layers of your skin. This allows the laser to destroy the pigment called melanin. The melanin is then broken into smaller particles and is naturally absorbed by the body. As a result, the treated area becomes smoother and vibrant.
The treatment restores your skin’s youthful glow by stimulating collagen production. Collagen is a protein that helps maintain your skin’s strength and integrity. The laser also stimulates new, healthy cells to migrate in the area of old, damaged tissues. As a result, your skin achieves a rejuvenated appearance.
The treatment uses laser energy to burn the wart tissue. Once all wart tissues are destroyed, your body starts the healing process.
The laser energy heats the treatment area and creates a controlled wound. Your body then starts the wound healing process and replaces the damaged tissues. New, healthy skin cells begin to form in areas of scarring, resulting in smoother and radiant skin.
The laser penetrates deep into your skin to heat and destroy overactive oil glands. This in turn reduces acne inflammation.
Spider veins and Varicose veins
The laser energy selectively heats and destroys abnormal blood vessels. Damaged blood vessels are then absorbed and eliminated by the body. This process reduces the appearance of dilated veins in your skin.