What is a Long Pulsed ND:Yag Lasers?

Unsightly and unwanted hair is a bothersome issue for many patients.  Sometimes hair reduction is desired for convenience sake, but there are many instances in which hair growth, particularly on the face or neck, has become an embarrassing and frustrating battle.  In these cases, a ND:Yag laser can offer comfortable and long-lasting hair removal.  By emitting a near-infrared wavelength, ND:Yag lasers are able to penetrate deeply and be absorbed by melanin, the pigment in hair.  The damage to the hair follicle does not affect surrounding tissue, but does prevent the growth of new hair.  Unlike electrolysis, ND:Yag is faster, requires fewer treatments, and is more comfortable.  Additionally, Long Pulsed ND: Yag is suitable for skin tightening and treatment of beard bumps, wrinkles, and leg or facial veins.

What are the Benefits of Long Pulsed ND:Yag Lasers?

·        Treat large areas quickly

·        Multiple treatments yield long-lasting results of hair reduction.  The number of treatments needed will be determined by your provider.

·        Dynamic Cooling Device keeps the procedure cool and comfortable

·        Side effects (if they occur) are typically minimal and usually resolve quickly.  These may include temporary redness, swelling, mild discomfort, and hyperpigmentation.  Permanent side effects are rare when performed by an experienced physician.  Your provider will discuss these further in your visit.

Learn More about Long Pulsed ND:Yag Lasers

If you are seeking permanent removal of unsightly or unwanted hair, the Long Pulsed ND: Yag laser offers a solution that is quicker, more comfortable, and more effective than alternatives.  To determine if this option is right for your own hair removal, schedule your consultation and treatment with our Baton Rouge dermatology office or Lafayette dermatology office.