The Gemini/Yag laser is for enhanced skin rejuvenation and is used for the treatment of red discoloration, overgrown or enlarged blood vessels, and wrinkles. The YAG penetrates deep into the dermis and targets water and hemoglobin making it effective in treating redness, individual broken capillaries and stimulating collagen which is skin tightening.
Who is a good Candidate for the treatment?
The Gemini/Yag laser can treat a wide range of skin types.
Who is NOT a good candidate?
Patients taking accutane should not have this treatment until they have been off the medication for at least 6 months. Retin-A should be discontinued 4-5 days prior to treatment. Certain antibiotics can cause skin to be more sensitive to sun and laser light, making those patients poor candidates. Check with the provider and review any medications you are taking before undergoing laser treatment. Recent sun exposure, tanned skin, or artificially tanned skin (including use of self tanning lotions) is also contraindication. Women who are pregnant should not be treated with the laser as a general precaution.
What can I expect after the treatment?
When the YAG wavelength is used alone, the skin will appear warm and red but very little, if any swelling will occur. Many of the treated blood vessels will improve immediately, and will continue to improve over the next 4-6 weeks. Patients with numerous vessels or generalized redness, and patients seeking treatment for skin laxity will benefit from multiple treatments.