Orange County Gentle YAG Laser Treatments
Excess hair, birthmarks, and spider veins can be unwanted blemishes on your body, but you don’t have to live with them any longer. There’s one solution that can treat them all, and it’s called the Gentle YAG laser. In Orange County, California, Total Dermatology is your home for all of the latest cutting-edge and convenient cosmetic skincare, including the Gentle YAG laser from Candela. Dr. Nissan Pilast and his highly-trained and caring team can help you refine your body to look your most beautiful today.
Advanced laser technology
The Gentle YAG laser is an advanced and exceptionally versatile laser system made by Candela. It harnesses the power of a yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) crystal to generate focused, intense beams of light. The lasers focus on blemishes and hair follicles to destroy unwanted cells and leave clear skin behind.
This patented technology provides relief and cooling through its dynamic cooling device as the laser works. As a result, the GYAG laser gives patients a gentle treatment experience, unlike many laser systems on the market today. Ultimately, this process leads to improved satisfaction and outstanding results for you.
The Gentle YAG laser is highly versatile, so it can be used to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns. Regardless of your facial concern, the laser offers a gentle experience. Gentle YAG laser treatments can address the following skin concerns:
During your consultation, we will assess your condition and discuss your goals for the treatment. Then, together, you and your aesthetic professional will create a customized treatment plan designed especially for your skincare needs.
If you have a concern like those listed above, you are probably a good candidate for treatment with the Gentle YAG laser system. Ideal patients are in good health overall and don’t have any serious skin issues (other than those treated). Unlike many other laser treatments, Gentle YAG is safe for use on skin with almost any skin tone. You may require multiple sessions to achieve the desired outcome, so it is important to have realistic expectations for their results.
What to expect
Your treatment will be performed in one of our safe and comfortable treatment rooms at our conveniently-located Orange County clinic. The duration of your session will depend on the size of the treated area. Some sessions may take just a few minutes, while others can take close to an hour.
Once you’re comfortably situated in your treatment room, your cosmetic specialist will apply the small handpiece to the treatment zone and activate the device. Unwanted hair follicles or blemishes are targeted with a focused burst of light energy, and this process is repeated throughout the targeted area. Occasionally, patients experience slight discomfort, but this is typically mild and doesn’t last long. The dynamic cooling device is also used to minimize any discomfort you feel.
Quick and Easy Treatments
The recovery process accompanying Gentle YAG laser treatments is relatively quick and easy. Patients may notice slight swelling or redness immediately following their treatment session, but it is generally mild and resolves within a few hours. Longer-lasting adverse effects — including over or under pigmentation, blistering, or discoloration are rare and usually last less than a week. However, you and your practitioner will discuss all potential risks before your treatment.
Your provider will give you detailed aftercare instructions on caring for your skin after your treatment. Your post-treatment instructions include protecting your skin from exposure to the sun using an SPF 30 or greater sunscreen. It is also recommended that you avoid rinsing or scrubbing your treated skin with any abrasive cleaners as it heals.
Your new, beautiful look
After your final session, your results should be readily visible. Your skin should be smooth, and the appearance of blemishes that were treated will be significantly diminished if not eliminated. The duration of your results will vary based on several factors — the condition treated, genetics, and lifestyle — but you can usually expect to enjoy your results for years to come. If your treatment plan calls for multiple sessions, these will be scheduled together, typically six to eight weeks apart from your initial session.
Begin Your Beauty Journey
Take the first step toward getting the look you’ve always wanted with an appointment at Total Dermatology today! You can fill out the form here or call (949) 727-3800 to request an appointment at our clinic in Orange County. We look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey toward your most beautiful life!
When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.