Laserplast
Nd: YAG laser treatments
True beauty lies in the beholder’s eyes

The Nd:YAG laser (1064nm) is the medical laser that penetrates most deeply into the skin. This means it can reach dark tattoo pigment granules and blood vessels located in the deeper layers of the skin. Tattoo-removal is obtained through the liberation of high energies in billionths of a second (nanoseconds) while coagulation of blood vessels is obtained through impulses of a much longer duration (milliseconds). In the first case the pigment is fragmented and then eliminated by mastocytes, while in the second case the energy emitted cases the coagulation of the blood vessel. Wider diameter and deeper located blood vessels require longer impulses and higher energy. The Nd:YAG long pulse laser is the only one that offers good results in the treatment of lower limb capillaries. It is sometimes used in treating angiomas and larger blood vessels on the face.

TYPE OF TREATMENT
Laser treatment
INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED
Yes
TECHNOLOGY USED
Q-switched Nd: YAG laser, long pulse Nd:YAG laser
LENGTH OF EACH TREATMENT
 Around 20 minutes
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
4-5 (depending on the severity and extent of the problem)
TIME BETWEEN TREATMENTS
30 – 40 days
TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC
None
SIDE-EFFECTS (ALSO TEMPORARY)
Rossore (qualche ora), modico gonfiore del decorso del vaso (qualche giorno), modico dolore (laser Nd:YAG Q-switched), crosticine della durata di qualche giorno (laser Nd:YAG Q-switched), infiammazione (auspicata) per qualche ulteriore giorno (laser Nd:YAG Q-switched)
PRECAUTIONS BEFORE TREATMENT
Avoid sun exposure and UV lamp exposure for 30 days before treatment, no antibiotics or tranquilisers, apply SPF 50+ sun protection for at least 15 days before treatment
PRECAUTIONS AFTER TREATMENT
The same as those before treatment