Clear Scan YAG

A laser is a high energy of light, which creates heat and destroys the diseased cell. Nd YAG (Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) is a crystal used as a laser medium.

The Clear Scan YAG laser is an Nd YAG laser with a wavelength of 1064nm (nanometer) and has the capability to reach deeper layer of skin tissue than other type of lasers. It is used for hair removal and to treat telangiectasias (spider vein) in leg and face.

The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.

Procedure

The pulse target melanin and oxyhemoglobin due to its strong absorption capacity. This results in heating of veins and hair follicles producing excellent clinical results. The power contact cooling makes it suitable for all types of skins and tanned skins.

Clear Scan YAG is a large area pattern generator (LAPG) which is fast, non-sequential scanning; powerful cooling and flattop beam profile provide comfort to the patients and give the best result.

Clinical Application

Clear Scan YAG is FDA approved for hair reduction and treating vein and vascular conditions:

Hair Reduction

Through selective target of melanin in hair follicles, the unwanted hair is removed. It is also used to treat pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) or barber’s itch. Patients have 2 to 6 treatments every 4 to 6 weeks done effectively by Doctors at Radiance Medispas.

Vein and Vascular

Benign vascular lesions, telangiectasia (barber’s itch), rosacea, venous lake, leg veins and spider veins can be treated. Treatment time depends on the form, size and skin type. Small red vessels can usually be removed in only 1 to 3 sessions but several sessions may be necessary to remove spider veins and bigger veins.

Components of Laser

No Consumables

Clear Scan YAG provides better results with no consumable costs than other hair removal and vein treatment mechanisms. Radiance Medispas doctors suggest Broad Band Light (BBL) used in Clear Scan YAG which delivers a pulse to tissue with precise on and off timing with controlled radiation. To achieve consistent and efficient results, the BBL's pulse envelop is adjusted ten times within each pulse. Rather than other systems, which deliver single or double pulses with extended low power tails below therapeutic levels, wastage of energy and low tail energy, pulsing is not created by BBL’s square wave pulse.

Large Area Pattern Generator (LAPG)

Clear Scan YAG utilizes the LAPG for comfortable hair reduction with continuous contact cooling and uniform coverage. The computer aided scanner covers wider area equally and fast. It maximizes the time interval between adjacent spots for precision thermal relaxation time. It Minimize the subsurface heat build-up by providing additional comfort during treatment. It works with high speed, uniform coverage and improves the sufficiency.

Beam Profile

The flattop beam creates less energy of scattering and enables deep penetration to target chromospheres. Their uniform energy distributions provide even treatment and prevent central heat production.

Powerful Cooling

Clear Scan YAG’s powerful sapphire plate contact cooling increases patient safety and comfort before and after the treatment.

Side Effects

Side effects of Nd: YAG laser treatment:

  • Pain during treatment but this can be reduced by contact cooling
  • There may be a slight swelling, redness and itching after the procedure