Nd YAG in Waterloo & Kitchener

Nd: YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) is a precious stone that is utilized as a laser mechanism for strong state lasers. The triply ionized neodymium [Nd(III)] dopant (ie a substance included moment adds up to another unadulterated substance to change its conductivity), normally replaces a little portion of the yttrium particles in the host gem structure, since the two particles are of comparable size.

  • Treatment Area(s): Face & Body
  • Treatment Benefit(s): Veins & Rosacea removal
  • Treatment Time: 15 min
  • Pain Level: ~Zero
  • Recovery Time: ~Zero

What is Nd YAG ?

Nd: YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) is a precious stone that is utilized as a laser mechanism for strong state lasers. The triply ionized neodymium [Nd(III)] dopant (ie a substance included moment adds up to another unadulterated substance to change its conductivity), normally replaces a little portion of the yttrium particles in the host gem structure, since the two particles are of comparable size. The neodymium particle gives the laser action in the precious stone. Nd: YAG laser has a frequency of 1064 nm and has the ability to arrive at more profound layers of skin tissue than different sorts of lasers. In Q-exchanged mode, Nd: YAG produces 2 frequencies, one in the infrared reach (1064 nm) and the second light emission nm frequency which is helpful for shallow skin injuries. Q-changing eludes to the method of making the laser produce a focused energy shaft in short pulses.



It is significant that the right analysis has been made by the clinician preceding therapy, especially when pigmented injuries are focused, to keep away from abuse of skin disease, for example, melanoma. The patient must wear eye insurance (a misty covering or goggles) all through the treatment meeting. Treatment comprises putting a handpiece against the outside of the skin and initiating the laser. Numerous patients portray each heartbeat feeling like the snapping of an elastic band against the skin. An effective sedative might be applied to the region however isn’t generally important. Skin surface cooling is applied during all hair expulsion methodology. A few lasers have underlying cooling gadgets. Promptly following treatment, an ice pack might be applied to mitigate the treated territory. Care ought to be taken in the initial hardly any days following treatment to try not to scour the region, and additionally utilization of rough skin chemicals. A wrap or fix may assist with forestalling scraped spots of the treated territory. Throughout treatment, patients ought to shield the region from sun presentation to decrease the danger of post provocative pigmentation.


The accompanying skin problems can be treated with Nd: YAG laser radiates- 

  1. Vascular Lesions: The laser light beam targets a red shade (hemoglobin). Normal settings utilized for the treatment of facial veins incorporate a 50 milliseconds beat length, and fluence (i.e. yield energy) of 150¬250 J/cm2 (estimated in Joules per centimeter squared). It is utilized for veins and vascular removal.

  2. Pigmented Lesions: Nd: YAG laser can be utilized to eliminate earthy colored age spots as well.

  3. Hair Removal: Nd: YAG laser might be utilized for hair expulsion in any area including underarms, swimsuit line, face, neck, back, chest and legs. Nd: YAG laser is commonly ineffectual for light-shaded (blonde/silver) hair, yet compelling for treating dull (earthy colored/dark) hair in patients of Fitzpatrick types I to III, and maybe light-hued type IV skin. Extraordinary alert is suggested in tanned or hazier cleaned patients, as the laser can likewise crush melanin, bringing about white patches of skin (leukoderma).

  4. Tattoo Removal: The shade of the tattoo and the profundity of the color impact the term and the result of the laser treatment.

  5. Anti-Aging: Nd: YAG lasers have likewise been utilized to improve wrinkles in photograph matured skin as well


Nd YAG are either applied topically or injected superficially into the skin. So they are generally very safe if operated by a well-trained professional. 
Depending on the different types of Nd YAGs and delivery procedures, it can be painless, with minor discomfort, or with bearable pain. If injected with needles, a numbing cream is required prior to the treatment and it will still hurt a little but is bearable in most cases. If injected with the U225 device, our state-of-the-art mesotherapy gun (or mesogun), you will experience minor discomfort if numbing cream is not applied or nearly zero pain if numbing cream is applied. It is completely painless if injected with JetPeel, our non-invasive, needleless procedure. Last, topical application won’t hurt, however, before the Nd YAG are applied, the microneedling or micro-channeling procedure to create microscopic punctures on the skin might introduce minor discomfort.
It depends on the delivery method to be used. For the needles and microneedling, the downtime can be 1-3 days. In this case, you might experience some pinkness, tenderness, and/or minor swelling or bruise immediately after the treatment, which should be resolved within 3 days. For the U225 mesotherapy gun and micro-channeling, it would be zero downtime to 1 day. If JetPeel is used, there is no downtime.
A typical Nd YAG treatment program requires 3 sessions to show optimal results and is normally performed 3-4 weeks apart. After these 3 initial treatments are completed, maintenance treatments are recommended every 3-6 months.
One Nd YAG treatment session takes 30-60 min depending on the volume of the booster and delivery procedure.
Results become visible 1-2 weeks after the treatment, which will improve with every treatment session.
After the 3 initial treatments are done, the results typically last for about six to twelve months, depending on the individual’s lifestyle, age, and skin type.
It depends on the types of Nd YAG and delivery procedure, as well as the number of treatment sessions needed. Contact us about our Nd YAG package deals!

A Nd YAG treatment is a low-risk procedure. The main issues are swelling and bruising if needles or microneedling are used.

Pre-treatment instructions:

  • To reduce the risk of bruising, avoid taking blood-thinning medications/supplements for one week before your appointment, e.g., Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, and fish oil. Do not stop the medication if recommended to take for medical reasons.
  • Avoid heavy alcohol consumption 24 hrs prior to your appointment.
  • Arrive makeup free.

Post-treatment instructions:

  • Do not apply makeup for approximately 24 hours.
  • Avoid heavy exercise 24 hrs post-treatment.
  • Avoid restarting ‘active skincare’ products e.g. Retinol, AHA/BHAs, for 3 days post-treatment.
  • Avoid chemical peels and laser or radio-frequency treatments for 14 days.
  • Avoid exposure to UV, and extreme heat such as sauna, steam rooms, sun beds, etc.
  • Use paracetamol to reduce discomfort if needed.
  • Use Arnica tablets/gel or Vitamin K to help reduce bruising if needed.

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