YAG lasers can be used for everything from wrinkles, visible veins, brown spots, and scars. At The Dermatology Clinic, we use them for hair reduction on various parts of the body.
YAG is an advanced long-pulse laser that we use as a safe and effective method to remove unwanted hair. YAG lasers can permanently reduce hair from your body or face. The laser’s long wavelengths penetrate past the melanin (pigment) in the skin to reach the melanin in hair follicles. This allows it to remove hair at the papilla, the bulbous structure found at the base of the hair follicle. This laser works on your hair without having any effects on the surrounding skin. The YAG laser’s properties make it a better option than other laser hair removal treatments for people who have blonde body hair or dark skin.
YAG is one of the most efficient treatments available. Once you begin your treatments, you will see a reduction in hair within a few days or weeks. Large areas of the body can also be treated quickly with this laser. Because the YAG laser reduces hair growth, it can also decrease the chances of getting in-grown hairs. After each hair removal session, you’ll enjoy softer and smoother skin.
YAG hair removal works on any skin tone, including darker skin, because of the laser’s mechanism. This is something most other lasers are not capable of. If you’re interested in hair removal and can’t wait to reduce how often you shave, pluck, or wax, then YAG hair reduction is for you.
Interested in hearing more or starting treatment right away? The board-certified dermatologists and licensed aestheticians at The Dermatology Clinic have served the Baton Rouge area for decades. Schedule an appointment with our staff today.