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What you should know
What Are the Benefits of Yag Laser?
YAG laser spot correction helps lighten specific treatment areas of the skin without causing harm to surrounding tissue. The varied treatment depths allow for greater control over the thermal energy delivered for much faster healing. This advanced laser can target dark spots and freckles, making them lighter and eventually flake off.
How Does It Work?
The Chrome’s Optibeam handpiece uses advanced technology to emit laser with extreme precision and depth over the treatment areas.
Who is a Good Candidate?
It is generally safe for all skin types (I-IV), but there is a greater risk for hyperpigmentation in those with darker or more pigmented skin types. It’s recommended that Yag Laser treatment be reviewed with the Lead Medical Personnel or Medical Director to minimize risk of hypo- or hyperpigmentation. Yag Laser treatment is typically used to address brown spots, scars from acne, sun damaged skin, blotchy skin coloring or birthmarks.
What Can I Expect?
During treatment, patients report very slight discomfort and a tingling warm sensation. Post treatment, some experience redness or tenderness at the treatment site, which may last for a few days. There is a social downtime of 2-4 days depending on the individual’s skin condition and post treatment care.
The pigmented spot may darken or start to flake off over the next 1-2 weeks before getting lighter. For optimal results, 4-6 sessions with 4-6 week Medical Wait Time between sessions is recommended.
What you should know
4-6 consecutive treatments + Quarterly Maintenance
How to Prepare?
Pre-Treatment and Post-Treatment Care Instructions
Come in with a clean face.
Avoid prolonged sun tanning or excessive tanned skin.
Stop all skin care products with retinol/tretinoin for one week prior to treatment.
Keep the treatment area clean. Avoid touching your face.
Avoid pet kisses.
Avoid letting your hair touch your face. Tie your hair up during sleep (for long hair).
Use clean pillowcases and towels.
Do not pick at, scratch, peel or rub the treated area. Do not remove any scabs from the treated area.
Avoid hot water for 24 hours post treatment.
Refrain from saunas, hot yoga, hot cars, or extreme workouts for 48 hours post treatment.
No direct and/or prolonged sun exposure for at least 2 weeks.
Use sunscreen with SPF40+. Please apply sunscreen starting the following day post treatment.
Wear sun protective clothes, hat and sunglasses for at least 2 weeks
Consider using Elta MD Laser Enzyme Gel to the treated area to promote skin recovery and keep skin cool/soft.
Okay to apply ice/cool compresses to the treated area if needed for comfort. Be sure to protect skin with soft/clean cloth when applying ice to prevent skin/soft tissue injury.
Resume normal skin care including makeup and skin products the following day post treatment.
Avoid chemical or physical exfoliant and all retinoid/tretinoin products for at least one week post treatment.
Avoid shaving to the treated area post-treatment for at least 3-5 days or until your skin is healed without redness, peeling or irritation.
Stay hydrated by drinking at least 2 liters or 64 oz of water post treatment and the day after.
Avoid taking any blood thinning products such as aspirin or NSAIDs (ibuprofen) for at least 1 week post treatment.
Please contact us immediately if you experience any adverse effects post treatment such as fever/chills, facial redness, swelling, pain or discharge.
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