Laser treatments for clear skin are designed to address a variety of skin
issues, including acne scars, age spots, wrinkles and uneven skin tones.
These treatments use concentrated beams of light to stimulate the
production of collagen and elastin which are two proteins that help keep
skin looking young and healthy. The goal of these treatments is to
improve the texture and appearance of the skin.
These include treatment that removes the outer layers of the skin to stimulate the growth of new, healthier skin. Examples include carbon dioxide (CO2) and erbium lasers. These are typically used for deep wrinkles, scars or more significant skin damage. The treatments targeting the lower layers of the skin stimulate collagen production and improve skin tone and texture, such treatments include IPL treatments. Additionally, there are certain activities which should be practiced by way of after care medications.
A Q-switched Nd YAG (Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) treatment refers to a type of laser therapy used in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. The Nd YAG laser is a solid state laser that uses a crystal as the medium for producing a specific wavelength of light. The term Q-switched; refers to the type of pulse the laser produces. In a Q-switched laser, the power is built up and stored inside the laser, then released in very short, intense pulses. The duration of this pulse typically last for just nanoseconds. This method of producing high intensity, short pulse light is particularly effective for certain dermatological applications. The high energy from the pulse is absorbed by specific targets like tattoo ink or pigmented lesions and the quick pulse ensures that the surrounding tissue is not heated up and damaged. The ND YAG laser treatment can be used for treatment of deeper skin structures as well as superficial treatment areas.This makes it versatile and effective for a variety of different treatments,including tattoo removal, treating pigmented lesions and skin rejuvenation.
Q-switched Nd YAG lasers are commonly used in a variety of medical and cosmetic treatments. Here are some of the most common applications: