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Nonablative Cosmetic Laser: Nd:YAG variable-pulse-width laser 532 nm (Aura, DioLite)

Generic name: Neodimium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) 532 nm variable-pulse-width laser

Brand(s): Aura, DioLite

Function / Purpose:
Primarily used to treat superficial facial vessels, redness, mild rosacea, uneven pigmentation. Modestly useful for photo-rejuvenation, e.g. to improve fine lines, small wrinkles and acne scars.

This is a green color laser. It is believed to be reliable and generally produces consistent results. It appears to be most useful for superficial facial vessels (e.g. small broken capillaries), redness, mild-to-moderate rosacea, uneven pigmentation. It is less consistently effective for fine lines, small wrinkles and acne scars.

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