The YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) 1064 is a cosmetic laser commonly used for anti-aging skin treatments as well as addressing a myriad of other skin imperfections. It’s considered a non-ablative treatment, meaning it penetrates the skin’s surface and the tissue absorbs the light energy to produce rejuvenating results. 

Using light sources in phototherapy, such as the YAG laser, has presented promising results for several types of skin afflictions over the years. The YAG 1064 laser has become a standard treatment for dermatological disturbances and continues to garner attention for the benefits it provides to the skin.

How does the YAG laser work?

The laser works by emitting a wavelength of high energy light that is measured in 1064 nanometers. When focused on a certain skin condition, the laser device creates heat that safely destroys and removes diseased or abnormal cells. YAG lasers are one of the most common types of laser treatments and are used for many different applications.

What skin conditions does the YAG laser treat?

The YAG laser can effectively treat the following skin conditions and imperfections:

  • Facial lines
  • Skin laxity
  • Lentigines (liver spots)
  • Nevus of Ota (a type of dermal melanocytosis that results in bluish or brownish pigment around the eye)
  • Birthmarks

Though the device that delivers the YAG treatment has a large range of applications for many different skin types, this particular treatment is especially great for darker skin tones.

Is treatment with Frax 1550 and Frax 1940 safe?

We use the Nordlys™ system for our YAG laser treatments. This device has a very strong safety profile. What that means is there’s little chance of it burning your skin. Exclusive technology is utilized to target problem areas with very narrow light beams, resulting in less heat on your skin, as well as fewer treatments compared to other lasers. Any potentially harmful wavelengths are filtered out by the precise technology, and there is very little wasted energy.

How many YAG sessions will I need?

Each patient is different, just as the skin conditions they present are different. That said, depending on your specific condition and its level of severity, multiple YAG laser sessions may be needed to achieve best results – though most treatable conditions with this technology often require more than one treatment. At your consultation, our experienced team will discuss your needs and go over your procedure in detail to determine how many sessions may be the best fit for you.

What is the recovery needed from a YAG laser treatment?

Recovery after an YAG laser treatment is usually quite minimal. Patients may experience some mild redness, swelling, itching, or scabbing at the treatment site. In most cases, these side effects are mild and do not prohibit the patient from carrying out their daily activities.

What’s the next step in scheduling a YAG laser treatment in the DMV area? Just give us a call at (240) 907-5009. We’ll set up a consultation to go over your specific skin concerns and map out plan to meet your most desired beauty goals.