Laser Hair Removal Systems At Clinics - Nd : Yag Laser (1064 nm)

Nd:YAG is known as a non-ablative laser because it doesn't affect the outermost layer of the skin. "Nd" stands for Neodymium, and " YAG" stands for yttrium aluminum garnet. It has a particularly long wavelength of 1064 nanometers, which causes it to bypass the top layer of skin and head straight for underlying tissues, where many skin problems begin.

Carbon is used as the chromophore in Nd:YAG laser hair removal systems. Carbon is used for its safety and strong absorptive properties. Carbon is a better chromophore than melanin at 1065nm wavelengths. A Carbon lotion is used on the skin and this penetrates the hair follicle. The laser will then target the Carbon during treatment. The only draw back to this is getting the Carbon to penetrate the skin deeply enough to get into the hair follicles.

Laser Hair Removal Systems At Clinics - Nd : Yag Laser (1064 nm)

Of the available lasers, the Nd:YAG can be used on practically any skin type, but its primary advantage is that the laser is minimally absorbed by the skin's melanin. It is least likely to cause skin discoloration and it is one of the few lasers usable by dark-skinned people that other lasers cannot always do. The Nd:YAG may fry your follicle in under an hour, but there is still not a ideal results to light, white or fine hair. So it is the most commonly used device for Skin Types V-VI. Patients have reported these systems to be very painful but promises longer hair reduction solution.

Treatment Fitzpatrick Skin Type

Skin Type I-VI, most commonly used device for Skin Types V-VI.


Wavelength : 1064 nm
Repetition Rate : Up to 10 Hz
Spot Size : Up To 24 mm
Fluence Range : Up To 600 J/cm2

The Nd: Yag laser Equipments Available

Candela GentleMax -- Most Popular


The Candela GentleMax laser system is actually a combination of two of Candela's most popular models, the fastest and most powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser (GentleLASE) with the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser (GentleYAG) for high performance treatment capabilities in terms of speed, efficacy, ease-of-use, outstanding performance, safety and patient satisfaction.

GentleYAG is the fastest and most powerful Nd:YAG laser on the market today. It effectively treats all skin types, including tanned skin, offering unmatched treatment capabilities in permanent hair reduction, leg veins, facial veins, and wrinkles. Treat patients year-round with GentleYAG's 1064nm wavelength, multiple spot sizes, variable pulse durations and Candela's patented cryogen cooling system (DCDtm) for maximum patient comfort and safety.

The Cynosure Apogee Elite -- Two-in-One System


The Cynosure Apogee Elite contains two laser systems, a 755 nm Alexandrite laser and a high powered 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser. The addition of the YAG laser can treat patients of darker skin types for excessive hair growth, especially of the face, arm pits and bikini lines. So, you can have multiple procedures during the same visit.



Polaris Medical is one of the UK's leading manufacturer of laser systems, with over 20 years of experience in the Laser industry for Scientific, Industrial, Medical and Cosmetic applications. Polaris Nd:YAG Laser System is very popular, and is often used for various skin treatments due to its reliability and low-risk technology.

Cutera CoolGlide


The CoolGlide hair removal system is a non-invasive laser specifically designed to eliminate undesired hair from all parts of the body. The CoolGlide system generates intense, long-pulsed light through an actively-cooled handpiece, which effectively disables unwanted pigmented hair follicles, thus impairing their growth. The laser's cold handpiece is placed gently on the skin and glides along as pulses of light are delivered from the laser. When the light penetrates the skin, it selectively damages the root of the unwanted hair.


Works on most skin types including darker skin tones or tanned skin.
Minor damage to the skin. It is potentially safe for all skin types, and causes the least epidermal damage of all treatments.
Long term studies show that these laser systems can achieve a significant delay in hair regrowth. Rapid treatment of larger body areas.

Side Effects

Not effective to light or white hair and less effective on fine hair than other laser options.
More painful than other laser options.
Risks of scars, burns, skin discoloration, redness and swelling.
Not proven effective for long-term results.

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