Is Yag Laser Usually Done As Spot Treatments, or Should an Entire Area (The Face) Be Treated at Once?
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Yag is a great laser for selected brown spots but to treat an entire area it is best to use the Fraxel
I love the Yag because it gets very dark difficult to treat brown spots. However, if you want to treat an entire area of skin, be it your face, neck, chest, arms, or legs, you have to do the Fraxel dual on the 1927 wavelength. Typically it will get lighter brown spots and may need three treatments a month apart for extensive sun damage. Again, if there are some very dark difficult to treat dark spots, you may need the Yag. If you had provided photos it would be easier. I am unclear why the doctor didn't show or explain to you the area that he/she was treating before the procedure. During your follow-up you should discuss the Fraxel for any other freckled skin.