Gentle YAG Laser treatment is a procedure that uses laser light to effectively and safely treat wrinkles and facial veins caused by aging or exposure to sunlight. Dermatologists also use it for dark hair removal.
How does Gentle YAG Laser treatment work?
Laser light safely penetrates into the skin to gently heat the skin and cause a collagen building response. The creation of new collagen promotes a tightening of the skin and a reduction of wrinkles. The laser light also helps reduce facial veins and red spots. With proper parameter adjustments, Gentle YAG can also affect the hair follicles leading to a thinning of the hair.
What is the difference between Gentle YAG Laser treatment and other laser procedures?
Incorporating the latest technology, the Gentle YAG Laser provides safe and effective treatment. Laser light safely penetrates into skin so that the tissue can absorb the energy without the need to remove the top layer of the skin. Improvements to the skin can be seen after each treatment. In most cases, there is no need to use anesthetic or skin numbing cream before treatment. However, there is a small chance of redness, bruising or scarring following treatment.
What area of the skin is Gentle YAG Laser used for?
Generally, Gentle YAG Laser is used to treat any area of the skin including the face and neck.
How do I prepare for treatment?
Women should remove any makeup or cream before the laser treatment. Men’s facial skin should be clean shaven to ensure that the laser is absorbed below the skin’s surface. The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight for 7 days prior to treatment.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
Results appear gradually with each subsequent treatment. In general, the best results will emerge after 4-6 treatment sessions, depending on the condition of each individual’s skin. Consult a doctor for more information.
Does it hurt?
The treatment is relatively painless because the laser does not remove the top layer of the skin. However, most patients may experience some minor discomfort because the laser creates a warming sensation on the skin during treatment. A topical anesthetic or skin numbing cream can be used for patients with a low pain threshold.
What can I expect after treatment?
After treatment, there may be a slight redness that should disappear within 1-2 hours. Following treatment, you can return to work and go about your normal daily activities. Prevent exposure to the sun by applying sunblock if necessary.
Are there any side effects?
The side effects of Gentle YAG Laser are minimal. There may be some redness but this should disappear within 1-2 hours. Consult a doctor for more information.
Will I need further treatment sessions after 4-5 months?
After 4-5 sessions of Gentle YAG Laser treatment, you should notice the treatment results. Continued treatment will increase the efficiency and maintain the skin condition.
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