What Is The YAG Laser?
We all experience it: aging. As time passes, our bodies start to reflect the inevitable wear and tear that life bestows upon us. When we’re young, that accumulated damage hasn’t yet taken hold, and our skin is more resilient. Free-radicals (which make molecules more unstable), sun (heavy radiation), and pollutants can accelerate the effects of aging. Fortunately, there are advanced, such as the YAG laser for skin that can help combat the signs of aging. Individuals with signs of sun damage, wrinkles, and superficial imperfections may be good candidates for a YAG laser treatment.
YAG Laser technology, which utilizes highly concentrated beams of light to penetrate the skin and ablate (vaporize) problem areas, can address sun damage, wrinkles, and scars. This technique, known as skin resurfacing, removes the top layers of skin. This allows your body’s natural healing process to take over, and rebuild the damaged areas from scratch. The result is a more youthful look, fewer wrinkles, and the removal of problem areas. A YAG laser skin treatment in New York or New Jersey is a powerful way to improve the overall texture of your skin.
YAG Laser Treatment
A YAG Laser treatment at an Advanced Dermatology, NY and NJ office is relatively straightforward. Your doctor will apply a local anesthetic to the region in question, and then the YAG laser will be carefully directed to the treatment site. Pulses last less than a second; between pulses, a water-based solution is applied to cool the skin and remove any ablated tissues. Depending on the size of the area being treated, more pulses may need to be applied as required. Some patients report a slight stinging or burning sensation during treatment, and, in the majority of patients, there is little to no bleeding.
Recovery time generally depends on how large the treated area is. In the majority of cases, however, skin will be a bit swollen and red in the few days following treatment. We advise that you keep the area cool and rinse with cold water regularly to avoid infection, avoiding any chemicals in the process. In addition, try to avoid direct sunlight, as sun’s radiation can have a negative impact on the skin.
Your Consultation with Advanced Dermatology
As with most medical procedures, results can vary based on several factors, including skin type, aftercare, and the experience of your doctor. At Advanced Dermatology, NY and NJ, a YAG laser treatment begins with a comprehensive consultation that focuses on your specific medical history and needs in order to provide a personalized approach to their skincare.
Having served the residents of the New York and New Jersey area for over 40 years, our NYC, Long Island, and New Jersey dermatologists are committed to bringing the forefront of modern medical technology to our practice. Our priority is to provide our patients with the best skincare experience available. Contact one of our offices in NYC, Long Island, or NJ to schedule a YAG laser skin tightening and resurfacing appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
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While it may be tempting to go to seek a bargain, it is very important to see a highly qualified medical professional, specifically trained in YAG Laser technology. A poorly qualified provider can yield unpredictable, even dangerous results. At Advanced Dermatology, our New York and New Jersey dermatologists specialize in laser skin resurfacing.
Most patients do not report serious pain or discomfort during a YAG laser skin treatment. To improve comfort, a topical anesthesia can be applied to the skin before treatment.
A YAG laser skin treatment in New York or New Jersey is generally considered safe and effective. After a treatment, patients typically experience mild swelling and some bruising. These side effects usually resolve themselves in a matter of days. A YAG Laser treatment may not be the best option for patients with darker skin. Our YAG laser experts in New York and New Jersey can determine if this skin resurfacing technique is right for you.