Let us introduce one of the advanced pieces of equipment that we use in our clinic. The CoolGlide XEO Laser System is safe for patients requiring hair removal, skin rejuvenation, vascular therapy or gentle treatment of benign pigmented and vascular lesions.This machine can also be used on solar lentigines, known as liver spots, which are caused by direct prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays or from artificial sources of ultraviolet rays, like a tanning bed.
The Laser Genesis is a staple of skin care for a dermatologist as it is a multi-purpose, all season, all skin type solution for overall skin health. The CoolGlide laser was the first laser cleared for permanent hair reduction in all skin types and is endorsed by doctors. It is also the first clinically effective long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser for both facial and lower extremity vascular lesions.The CoolGlide long-pulse Nd:YAG Platform was designed to meet the strict criteria practitioners insist upon when considering an aesthetic laser purchase.
This versatile machine has a choice of heads to support three technologies and meet the needs of virtually any patient while ensuring outstanding clinical outcomes without any risks.The CoolGlide Excel provides excellent results without pain in all cases of vascular therapy on the face and the lower extremities.The CoolGlide laser is recommended and approved by doctors worldwide for hair removal on all skin types, including tanned skin. And finally, the CoolGlide Laser Genesis is for the gentle treatment of benign pigmented and vascular lesions.
The sophisticated Altus CoolGlide Laser uses a long pulse YAG laser beam to deliver pulses of light energy to treat leg veins and facial blood vessels. Leg veins range from tiny, superficial spider veins, as found on the face, to large, blue varicose veins, which are blood vessels that are abnormally dilated, appear swollen, twisted and can be painful. Your dermatologist can determine which ones can be treated with this method.
Laser therapy with the Coolglide laser is a good option for treating unsightly veins, and, compared with other methods, such as sclerotherapy, is also particularly effective at successfully treating fine veins. Due to the laser’s longer wavelength it has the ability to penetrate more deeply with a relatively low absorption by melanin, so it can be used on all skin tones, even suntanned skin. The laser produces heat near the blood vessel which causes blood to clot in the vessel and thus destroy it. It is popular with top doctors as it has a fully adjustable head to enable just the area requiring treatment to be targeted. It can efficiently treat all areas of the body, including more sensitive parts, like the face or the area behind the knee. Thanks to the cooling head it soothes the skin as it gently glides along to treat the affected area. This means local anaesthetic is not normally required and any pain experienced after treatment is minimal.
Following the therapy a patient can resume normal activity, but strenuous exercise must not be done for the first 24 hours. In addition, after the treatment of veins on the legs hot baths should be avoided for a few days. In all cases, a high factor sunscreen is recommended on treated areas and exposure to the sun should be limited. The wearing of compression stockings may be recommended temporarily after leg vein treatment. Side effects are rare and quickly subside, but can include some reddening or swelling of the treated skin for the first 24 hours, mild bruising, and rarely, blistering. Noticeable results can be obtained after just one treatment, but in more severe cases further treatments may be required.
Skin damage on the face, neck and decolletage can occur due to various factors such as age, emotional stress, overexposure to the sun and acne. Laser treatment helps to rejuvenate the skin treating the conditions that are typically associated with premature signs of aging and sun damage, such as excessive redness, blemishes due to hyper-pigmentation, large pores, uneven texture, fine-lines, wrinkles, scars, lines around the eyes and mouth, age spots and acne scars.
Laser Genesis skin therapy and Optimized Pulsed light therapy are innovative technologically advanced ways to promote vibrant and healthy looking skin in both men and women. The Laser Genesis system safely penetrates deep into the dermal tissue where collagen is produced, to stimulate an increase in new collagen formation, which continues after your treatments and enhances your skin tone. This method involves minimal discomfort and can be used on any skin type resulting in a youthful appearance without the need for recovery time. The Laser Genesis also helps reduce redness in roseca and helps control melasma. Treatments are typically very comfortable and well tolerated with noticeable changes after the first treatment.
The Optimized Pulsed Light hand piece is indicated for the treatment of benign pigmented lesions (melasma). This treatment will even out skin complexion by reducing redness and hyper-pigmentation caused by sun damage or aging, and is therefore suitable for the treatment of pigmented lesions such as solar lentigines, also known as age spots or sun spots. The unique Optimized Pulse Light spectrum allows us to get effective results with a much lower power than would be required with traditional pulsed light systems, thereby enhancing patient comfort.
Comparing to other methods of treatment these therapies are pleasant non invasive methods with results that are visible after every therapy session, without side effects such as excessive redness or swelling. Any minor redness will subside within a few hours . Patients usually describe the therapies as relaxing treatments, so they can be administered without the need for anaesthetic. Following the procedure a patient’s daily routine will not be affected, but the application of sunscreen on the treated area is highly recommended.
Depending on the original condition of the patient’s skin, 4 to 8 sessions with the Laser Genesis are normally required in order to achieve desirable results. In the case of treatment with the Optimized Pulse Light, after just 1 to 2 sessions results can be seen. Unlike similar treatments, neither of these damages the skin, and therefore the need for complicated after care is minimal.
The CoolGlide laser hair removal system uses cutting edge technology to eliminate undesired hair on both men and women. This safe method can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back, as well as sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line. Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis, while hair removal with the CoolGlide laser offers longer lasting results. It is especially recommended for those prone to ingrowing hairs and CoolGlide’s unique design makes it suitable for use on all skin types, even those that have darker pigmentation or are suntanned. This non invasive method can remove hairs much faster and more efficiently than electrolysis. It has been designed to be a more flexible and effective system and, unlike other lasers, it works well for large areas on both thin and thick hair. Another unique feature of this piece of equipment is CoolGlide’s actively-cooled handpiece, as the name implies it cools and soothes your skin as it glides along to makes treatment more comfortable. In addition it generates an intense, long pulsed laser light to penetrate the skin and selectively damage the root of the unwanted hair.
The number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits can range from 3 to 5 sessions, as it depends on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and your hair’s growth cycle. Hair grows in cycles and many factors influence its growth but it will respond more effectively to laser treatment when it is in the period of active growth known as the anagen phase. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism all play a part in your hair’s location, thickness and resilience.
There are no significant side effects in the application of this method, but when the pulse of light is delivered, a few patients experience a mild stinging or pinching sensation. Thanks to the built in cooling method no local anaesthesia or pain medication is typically required, but an anaesthetic cream can be applied to lessen discomfort in sensitive areas
Following treatment a slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to sunburn, may occur in some patients. These effects typically last 24 hours or less and will not impede regular activities. In rare instances, blistering may occur. The use of high factor sun screen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.