Medlite C3/C6 Nd: YAG 1064nm laser are FDA approved, both are used for skin rejuvenation, pigment removal, improvement of acne problems, and oily secretion. The laser energy can also stimulate collagen growth and target pigmented cells, improving pigment lesions and the tone of the skin.
As the reaction between laser energy and biological tissues is short, thermal injury to surrounding tissues is avoided. Different pigment cells absorb the different wavelengths of the laser, therefore choosing the laser with the optimal wavelength for absorption will effectively remove the pigment without influencing the surrounding normal cells.
During the laser treatment, the laser energy will penetrate into the skin to match the pigment within the skin layer. The pigments will be destroyed by laser energy. As pigmented tissues may not be totally destroyed with one treatment, further treatments may be necessary. In the meantime, other skin tissues (such as collagen) will be stimulated by the laser energy and boost self-renewal and restructuring.