AEROLASE COSMETIC LASER

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a LASER?

Why is the Wavelength of the Laser Important?

What is the Aerolase® Neo Laser?

What Conditions can be Treated with the Aerolase® Neo Laser?

How Does the Aerolase® Neo Laser Compare to other 1064nm Wavelength Lasers?

Can the Aerolase® Neo Laser be Combined with Other Treatments?

Can the Aerolase® Neo Laser be used on Darker Skin Tones?

What does the the Laser Procedure Involve?

 

 

 

What is a LASER?

  • LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

  • This high energy radiation can be focused into a light with a specific wavelength.

    • Visible Light: Light with wavelengths between 720nm (red light) and 380nm (violet light)

    • Infrared Light: Light with wavelengths longer than 720nm (invisible)

    • Ultraviolet Light: Light with wavelengths smaller than 380nm (invisible)

Why is the Wavelength of the Laser Important?

  • Different cosmetic lasers emit light of different wavelengths and, therefore, different energies.

    • Example: Ultraviolet light radiation is higher in energy than infrared light radiation 

      • Our skin is more likely to be burned with UV light than infrared light.

      • Easy to understand if you have ever had a sunburn.

    • This laser energy can be used to treat numerous skin conditions.

  • Different wavelengths of laser energy penetrate to different depths in the skin.

    • Longer wavelengths tend to penetrate deeper into skin than shorter wavelengths.

    • Some skin issues are deeper in the skin, requiring a laser that penetrates deeper to treat.

 

 

What is the Aerolase® Neo Laser?

  • The Neo Laser is a premium aesthetic medical laser, able to treat over 30 different skin conditions.

    • The Neo Laser utilizes a Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) crystal to focus its high energy into a 1064nm wavelength (infrared light).

    • This energy can be focused onto various skin conditions to create heat and destroy diseases skin cells.

  • The 1064nm wavelength lasers can treat both superficial and harder-to-reach deeper skin conditions.

  • The 1064nm wavelength is absorbed by the three major targets (melanin, hemoglobin, water) in the skin.

    • Melanin: Substance that gives the skin darker pigment/color

      • Dark, hyperpigmented lesions (age spots, etc) can be treated with a 1064nm laser.

    • Hemoglobin: Molecule found inside red blood cells

      • Many vascular lesions (spider veins, angiomas) can be treated with a 1064nm laser.

    • Water: Abundant molecule in the skin

      • Important target to help with skin rejuvenation and tightening.

What Conditions can be Treated with the Aerolase® Neo Laser?

  • The Neo Laser can treat over 30 different medical skin conditions.

    • Example: Acne, Angiomas, Hair Removal, Melasma, Nail Fungus, Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (Ingrown Hairs, Razor Burns), Hyperpigmentation, Psoriasis, Rosacea & Skin Redness, Scar Reduction & Straie, Spider Veins, Warts, Ulcers, and Much More....

  • The Neo offers complete skin rejuvenation and skin tightening.

    • Safe and effective treatment to make skin healthier.

How Does the Aerolase® Neo Laser Compare to other 1064nm Wavelength Lasers?

  • The Aerolase® Neo Laser is safer and more gentle than other 1064nm wavelength Lasers.

  • Most complications from laser treatments occur due to excessive radiation exposure to the skin.

    • Overheating the epidermis of the skin can result in burns and pigment changes.

    • Overheating nerves in the skin can result in unnecessary pain from the laser treatments.

  • The Neo Laser has a very short, 650 microsecond (μs) pulse duration (exclusive to Aerolase® Lasers), which limits radiation exposure to short bursts.

    • Other 1064nm lasers have much longer pulse durations, up to 50 times longer compared to the Neo Laser.

    • External skin cooling (fans) or topical gels are not needed with the Aerolase® System.

Can the Aerolase® Neo Laser be Combined with Other Treatments?

  • Yes, the Neo Laser treatments are safe to combine with other treatments, such as chemical peels and facials.

Can the Aerolase® Neo Laser be used on Darker Skin Tones?

  • Unlike most other cosmetic lasers, the Neo laser is considered safe to use for all skin types and skin tones, even the darkest of skin complexions. 

What does the the Laser Procedure Involve?

  • A topical anesthetic may be applied to the skin if desired, but it is not usually necessary.

  • The patient must wear eye protection to protect the eyes from the laser.

  • Many describe the sensation of the laser pulses like the feeling of snapping a rubber band against the skin.

  • After the procedure, avoid scrubbing the area and the use of abrasive skin cleaners.

  • Protect the treated area against sun exposure to help reduce the risk of postinflammatory pigmentation.

  • You may experience some mild redness and swelling after the procedure.

  • Some patients may get some mild bruising.