GentleYAG, a revolutionary long-pulse (1064 nm) high-energy laser, emits a gentle beam of light that harmlessly passes through the skin where it is absorbed by the target: hemoglobin in the blood vessels. The laser energy is transformed into heat, leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The skin is further protected during treatment by a Dynamic Cooling Device™ that sprays cryogen onto the skin, which cools the upper layers and provides patients with increased comfort.
GentleYAG is an excellent treatment for facial redness and veins, skin tightening, leg veins (including varicose veins), unwanted hair removal, and rosacea. It may be used on patients of all skin types.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the treatment like and how many treatments will I need?
Due to the burst of cooling cryogen spray that precedes the pulse of the laser, the treatment is comfortable. For those who feel any discomfort, topical anesthetic can be utilized. A treatment regimen usually consists of three to four monthly treatments. The exact protocol will be determined after a careful evaluation of your skin. The treatment takes approximately from 20 to 30 minutes to perform.
What can I expect after treatment and are there any side effects?
The skin may be mildly swollen and have a pink color for a few hours after treatment. Makeup can be applied immediately. As with any laser treatment, sun tanning should be avoided before and after the treatment.
Side effects are uncommon, but include dark spots and light spots, which usually resolve.
Is there downtime?
No downtime is expected after the treatment.