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Newer indications of Q-switched Nd: YAG laser in skin of color
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Journal of Cosmetology & Trichology

ISSN: 2471-9323

Open Access

Newer indications of Q-switched Nd: YAG laser in skin of color


Joint Event on 13th International Conference and Exhibition on Cosmetic Dermatology and Hair Care & 7th International Conference and Expo on Cosmetology, Trichology & Aesthetic Practices

October 26-27, 2017 Paris, France

Shaunak Patel

ADORN Cosmetic Clinic, India

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Cosmo Trichol

Abstract :

With the evolution of Q-switching technology in the field of Nd:YAG lasers, the safety profile improved dramatically making the use of higher energy density to be delivered with much safety and accuracy. The availability of this laser system as a 1064 and a 532 nm ensures optimally gratifying results from the patient├ó┬?┬?s perspective for a variety of pigmentary lesions, the settings can be tweaked for a number of off-label uses which I routinely use in my clinical practice. The effects of a Q-switched Nd:YAG system are primarily because of photoaccoustic effect. Dermal heating also results in satisfying anti-aging results which develop progressively over time. We try to harness this very inherent nature of the laser system and stretch this capacity to the maximum. While some of the applications about to be discussed resulted from a working knowledge of the mechanics involved whereas others were discovered randomly across study groups. Changing the combinations like spot size, frequency and energy density resulted in development of protocols which warrant the use of it in such unique ways. Application of milli-pulse free running mode is chiefly employed for ablative and thermal purposes as we shall see. The Q-switched & fractional Q-switched modes find uses in novel pigmentary & antiaging applications. A special collimated hand-piece was also employed for subliminal excitement of nerve fibers in acute and chronic neuralgias.

Biography :

Shaunak Patel is a recipient of Chancellor’s Gold medal in Dermatology & Founding President of Society of Aesthetic Advancements India (SAAI). He is a National Faculty in many dermatology conferences in India and a Trainer and Faculty Demonstrator for thread-lifting and micro cannula approach for filler injections. His research areas of interest are Pigmentation and Non-surgical face remoulding.

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