The LONG PULSED YAG LASER
Currently featured in our Spectrum Aesthetic Laser/IPL system, the Long Pulsed Yag is a 1064 nanometer laser approved for the following uses:
Clinical studies and data analysis show YAG lasers are safer and more effective than intense pulsed light (IPL) laser therapy treatments, especially on dark skin.
What Is A Long Pulsed Yag Laser?
YAG stands for “yttrium aluminum garnet,” which is a synthetic crystal charged by a high-intensity lamp. After being charged, the crystal is put into a resonator to amplify its power even more. The YAG laser then uses the power of this synthetic crystal to produce a near-infrared wavelength that is able to penetrate deep into the skin. Energy from this laser is easily absorbed by hemoglobin and melanin chromophores. By applying a pulse width the appropriate size for the targeted spot, we are able to heat up deep skin tissues like veins and other blood vessels.
Vascular Reduction & Vascular Lesions
The Long Pulsed Yag laser can be used for the treatment and removal of superficial vascular lesions (for example, cherry angioma, hemangiomas, and telangiectasias). Vascular reduction is achieved by using energy to heat, damage, and collapse the targeted blood vessels. This makes the Long Pulsed Yag laser an ideal spider vein removal device.
Laser Hair Removal
The Long Pulsed Yag laser is also ideal for removing unwanted hair. It is especially useful for individuals with darker skin tones, since lasers with shorter wavelengths aren’t always effective or safe.
The Long Pulsed Yag laser’s 1064nm light wavelength offers outstanding hair removal results without unnecessary skin damage. Laser hair removal can also help prevent ingrown hairs and folliculitis. Multiple treatment sessions are recommended for long-term hair reduction, although many patients reported seeing results after their first treatment session.
How Does A Long Pulsed Yag Laser Work?
YAG laser energy is absorbed deep within the skin, enabling the treatment of different kinds of vascular lesions.
The YAG laser’s energy is converted into long pulses of heat, which break down the targeted blood vessels. Additionally, the laser can be used to gently heat the subcutaneous skin. This non-ablative procedure stimulates the production of new collagen, thus improving the appearance of facial wrinkles.
For laser hair removal, YAG lasers send high-intensity light beams into skin cells to apply heat to the hair follicles. Once it is damaged by heat, a hair follicle will not sprout new hairs. The skin between and around the follicular unit is not damaged. The process is called selective photothermolysis, or SPTL, and the result is gentle, pain-free hair removal. (As an extra precaution, numbing cream may be applied to areas prior to treatment.)
Why Choose Long Pulsed Yag Laser Therapy?
While there are several different laser systems on the market, treating darker skin types has been challenging due to melanin’s tendency to absorb the laser energy.
Fortunately, the Long Pulsed Yag laser’s longer wavelengths allow it to be used on all shades of skin, creating better treatment outcomes than those of intense pulsed light systems.
With a wavelength of 1064 nm, the Long Pulsed Yag laser penetrates deeper than any other lasers. It directly targets the hair follicle and deftly avoids damaging the epidermis in the process. Unlike some intense pulsed light treatment lasers, the Long Pulsed Yag laser’s longer wavelength and deep penetration make it safe for use on darker skin.
Contact Rohrer Aesthetics for Laser Treatment Device Details
Say goodbye to painful hair removal techniques and say hello to revitalized skin with the Long Pulsed Yag laser, a standout feature of Rohrer Aesthetics’ Spectrum Laser/IPL system. With the Long Pulsed Yag laser, you’ll see effective treatment results on a wide range of skin types.
Quick, easy, gentle, and versatile, the benefits of a Long Pulsed Yag laser session are clear. From laser-assisted hair removal and vascular reduction to the treatment and removal of vascular lesions, this cutting-edge technology is sure to find its place in your aesthetic practice.
Interested in adding a Long Pulsed Yag laser to your practice? Contact us today for more information.