Nd:YAG stands for neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet, which is a crystal that is utilized in specialized laser for treating a variety of dermatologic conditions. Though it sounds complicated, Nd:YAG works like most other lasers in dermatology: it generates light that is absorbed by specific types of cells, the light converts into heat and destroys the unwanted cells. Nd:YAG is a powerful laser that can be used to treat:
*Angioma (small red spots)
*Spider veins on face (particularly the nose) or legs
*Venous lakes (blue-red spots on the lips)
*Port Wine Stains (a vascular birthmark)
*Nail fungus and Warts
Side effects may include mild pain during treatment or redness, swelling, and itching immediately after treatment, and possibly temporary bruising depending upon what skin condition is being treated. To learn more about the Nd:YAG laser and if it right for you, contact Premier Dermatology today to schedule a consultation.