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    Can anyone who has been around the block with rosacea and lasers tell me about the Lyra YAG 1064 wavelength?
    I havent had any success with many IPLs or Vbeams but am willing to give this laser a go because it is a completley different wavelength. The DR feels that the YAG is very good for flushing and can also be used at shorter pulses for veins and redness. I have read some favorable posts in the forum but would like some more info before jumping in...

    Also anyone had this laser used successfully on their ears and/or eyelids?

    thanks a bunch!
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    Hi John,
    I have never had the opportunity to have this laser done but have always wanted to. Dr Crouch says it is a good treatment for flushing and burning as it helps to desensitize those reactions.
    Here is a link that may help:

    http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...t=10174&page=3

    What treatment would you recommend for severe flushing?

    Generally I use the 1064nm Nd:YAG (Gemini) Laser for flushing. Although I know of no studies that prove this, based on my experience with the patients I have treated, I have come to believe that the 1064nm YAG laser provides the best hope of tackling flushing.
    Dr C doesn't recommend using the Yag 1064 on the ears or eyelids.

    Hopefully someone who has had this used on them laser will respond to your thread.

    Best wishes,
    Melissa

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    Had a few of them done without success. But different things work for different people. If the doctor is willing try a test patch first. Good luck- and let us know how it goes if you try it
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    Forgot to add that I had it done on the ears- no damage done

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    Thanks for the responses so far...

    Here is an article I read about eyelids and YAG: http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2...86-1424828_ITM.

    I've had my ears treated with both IPL and Vbeam with no problems. I read a few posts from 2 ladies that had ears treated with YAG with good results. I'll try to email them..

    I also read that the LYRA and Genesis YAGS are better than the YAG attachment that comes with the Lumenis 1 setup..These have less chance of causing the dreaded fat loss problem..The more I read the more questions I have...

    And from what I gather, YAG is for deep vessels unless it is used at shorter pulses. Then it is called "painting" and is used for superficial vessels...

    thanks all,
    take care,

    John

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    Anyone else have experience with the YAG postive or negative??

    C'mon, I know your out there...
    take care,

    John

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    Well, I have an appt for a Lyra YAG treatment in 4 weeks. The DR said it will be 2 passess. 1st for superficial redness and then for flushing. I hope it gives better results than IPL or Vbeam. I'll let you know soon...
    take care,

    John

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    Good luck John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhnnygdy View Post
    Well, I have an appt for a Lyra YAG treatment in 4 weeks. The DR said it will be 2 passess. 1st for superficial redness and then for flushing. I hope it gives better results than IPL or Vbeam. I'll let you know soon...
    John,
    Im curious how the Lyra YAG can be targeted for superficial redness. Im assuming the YAG used is at a 1064 wavelength, which is generally targeted towards deeper vessels. For superficial redness, etc. traditionally I think people use 560 and 590 wavelengths. Let me know.

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    Solomon,

    I was told that it depends on the pulse duration. Shorter durations will hit more superficial vessels while longer durations hit the deep feed vessels with the 1064. I hope this is accurate because the 560 and 590 didnt do anything good for me...
    take care,

    John

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