Q-switch Nd: Yag (QNY)

The HELIOS II laser represents a new standard for the treatment of pigmented lesions. The HELIOS II is an Nd:YAG Q-Switch fractional laser.

What is an Nd:YAG Laser? Nd:YAG is short for neodymium-doped yttrium garnet. Nd:YAG is a term used to differentiate the many types of lasers and specifically refers to the type of high-powered laser energy produced by the laser head that is delivered through the machine’s handpiece. Usually Nd:YAG is delivered through a 1064nm or a 532nm wavelength, but can also produce transition wavelengths from 940nm-1440nm.

Lasers used in aesthetic treatments can target:

  1. Chromophore (Melanin)
  2. Hemoglobin (Blood)
  3. Water

The HELIOS II targets chromophore or melanin and is used extensively to target pigment and pigmented lesions in the skin. Since its debut, HELIOS II has set a new benchmark for all Q-Switch Nd:YAG lasers with its patented technologies.

Q-SWITCH

What is a Q-switch Laser? Q-switching is the process of creating a sudden burst of energy in the form of a pulsed output beam that has high peak power, lower pulse repetitions and longer pulse durations. It’s like producing energy in a sudden burst instead of a continuous wave.

Imagine tipping a dump truck filled with sand all the way up and then opening the door and letting the sand fall out in one quick motion. The energy produced from the sand is much higher than if the door was opened and the truck was slowly tipped back. This sudden peak power is what gives the HELIOS II the ability to treat pigmented lesions and tattoos much more effectively than a non Q-switched device.

 

UTILIZING THIS HIGH-POWERED YET LOW-PAIN ND:YAG LASER, THE HELIOS II HAS BEEN USED TO ADDRESS:

  • MELASMA

  • FRECKLES

  • UNEVEN SKIN TONE

  • CAF AU LAIT SPOTS

  • POST-INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION OF SKIN (PIH)

  • SUN DAMAGE

  • ONYCHOMYCOSIS (NAIL FUNGUS)