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After Effects Of Yag Laser
Effect of yag laser: It depends if it long pulse or q- switched yag. The q- switched yag is used for tattoo removal and brown spots. It often leaves black and blue, slight graying, or mild to moderate crusting, or slight whitening of the skin. ...Read more
Yag stands for yttrium-aluminum-garnet, the elements which compose the crystal used in this laser. The wavelength of laser disrupts molecular bonds, causing breakage of tissue without burning or heat. This type of laser is useful for some intra-ocular procedures, including iridotomy and capsulotomy, as well as hair removal, as mentioned previously. A modified yag is used ...Read more
I don't want to try yag laser because its side effects, is there any therapy I can use to get better?
For what?: Yag lasers are used for many things. What are you contemplating? ...Read more
The skin will be heated as the energy is being absorbed. One must be careful not to burn the skin.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
Hole in the iris: This procedure is done in order to lower the risk of angle closure in patients with anatomically narrow angles. If the iris and the cornea are in close proximity they may touch and by doing so, block the drainage pathway of the eye. The hole made by the yag laser serves to provide a pathway for fluid to move between the front and back of the eye. ...Read more
Low risk: Yag laser used to help clarify vision following cataract surgery is very common and has low risk. That being said, less than 5% of patients may experience iop elevation that usually is transient. In patients at higher risk (ie. Those with moderately severe glaucoma, inflammatory glaucoma) an iop check 60' post laser is advisable. Treating the eye pre ; post laser with iop reducing meds is helpful. ...Read more
Wavelength of light: Medical lasers work by using electrical energy to excite a "laser medium". The laser medium can be a natural or synthetic substance such as a gas (e.g. Argon), a liquid or a solid (e.g. Yag). When excited by electricity these substances give off light energy of a unique wavelenth. Some wavelengths of light heat tissue, while others are absorbed by colored molecules such as melanin or hemaglobin. ...Read more
Wavelength: The difference is the wavelength of the amplified ligh. The wavelength will have a direct impact on its effects and target tissues. ...Read more
Different effects: Argon lasers produce effects by heating tissues while yag lasers produce effect by disrupting tissue. So argon lasers are good for shrinking tissue and cautery. Yag lasers are good for cutting tissue. ...Read more
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What are the benefits of using a yag laser in order to perform a surgery? What is so great about a yag laser as compared to conventional surgery? .
The: The yag laser is just a tool used to treat various conditions, it may or may not be better than conventional surgery, depending on your goals and personal circumstances. Lasers just fire 1 wavelength of light. Each laser is powered by an energy source (some use a standard outlet, others use special outlets), however what makes each laser unique is the medium through which the energy is delivered, that gives you the wavelength of light. Another property of laser surgery is the speed with which that energy is delivered. Nd:yag lasers fire their energy through a crystal (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) and emit light at 1064nm. Depending on the speed of that delivery, the 1064nm wavelength can be used to treat unwanted hair, unsightly birth marks or tattoo ink in the world of dermatology. At las vegas dermatology, we have 2 nd:yag lasers- one fires in the millisecond range and is used for hair removal in darker skin typed individuals, the other is a q-switched nd:yag laser, which fires its energy in the nanosecond range to destroy tattoo ink (a particle much smaller than hair requiring energy delivery over a very short period of time). ...Read more
Photodisruptive lase: Yag stands for yttrium-aluminum-garnet, the elements which compose the crystal used in this laser. The wavelength of laser disrupts molecular bonds, causing breakage of tissue without burning or heat. This type of laser is useful for some intra-ocular procedures, including iridotomy and capsulotomy, as well as hair removal, as mentioned previously. A modified yag is used to lower eye pressure. ...Read more
Laser surgery: Yag capsulotomy uses a laser to clear cloudy vision after cataract surgery. The laser essentially destroys the central portion of the cloudy capsule that causes the hazy vision. It is typical for vision to remain cloudy for up to 1-2 days after the procedure. If it has been longer, or the visionis getting worse, go back to the eye doctor immediately. ...Read more
Depends on type: Depends on type of birthmark and laser. YAG lasers can vary slightly on their targets. Birthmarks can be reddish or purple vascular type lesions or pigmented mole type lesions. Vascular lesions seem to do well with my YAG (non-Q) laser and laser pigmented lesions need excision. If you doctor has experience and can show you their photos of similar lesions they have treated should be fine. ...Read more
Will insurance cover yag laser surgery? What are the chances of my insurance covering my yag laser surgery? .
Laser- induced infla: Yag capsulotomy is common procedure after cataract surgery to help clear up vision. Although low risk, some patients experience eye pressure elevation, eye inflammation, or even increases in floaters. If a contact lens was applied during treatmen, surface irritation may be occuring. Either way, you should have your eyes re examined to rule out anything serious requiring treatment. ...Read more
Small: Everyone has different responses to injury. Olive and darker complected individuals tend to have darker scars. It may take several years sometimes for this to resolve in full thickness wounds. In laser treated areas this can also happen but seldom lasts long. Your doctor can prescribe a hydroquinone bleaching agent sometimes with a topical steroid to hasten resolution of the hyper pigmentation. ...Read more
Depends on skin type:
The yag is a good laser for darker skin color because it is less pigment sensitive. That said it can be safely used on all skin types.
The yag will generally perform a good hair reduction. If you are light skinned there are other lasers such as the diode 810 or the alexandrite which may have a better (slightly) response. If you like the person you saw go ahead the yag will work. ...Read more
Depends on the site: Lhr is most effective on dark, thick, actively growing hair-rarely more than 20% in any area. Most hairs are in "rest" phase -- fairly immune to all wavelengths and energies. You have to superheat the stem cells in the bulb and bulge of the growing hair follicle in order to kill it - not just make it a smaller, lighter (poorer) target. It takes 5 to 8 sessions over 2 years to get 70+% kill rate. ...Read more