Lumenis | The Gold Standard of Medical Aesthetic Devices
The Lumenis Aesthetic division is a worldwide leader in energy-based aesthetic devices with presence in over 100 countries.
Lumenis is a pioneer in the field of aesthetic medicine and was the first to introduce many technologies in the field, such as Intense Pulsed Light and CO2 laser skin resurfacing.
At Lumenis Aesthetic we put performance and service as core values, so that our customers can deliver the best possible results for their patients.
What is IPL?
Intense Pulsed Light (abbreviated IPL) describes the use of intense pulses of non-coherent light distributed over a range of wavelengths; from 515nm to 1200nm. The technology utilizes specific wavelength ranges to target various chromophores in the skin. This enables effective treatment of a broad spectrum of conditions, including vascular and pigmented lesions, skin photoaging treatments and hair removal.
How IPL works?
A broad spectrum of light is transmitted through a transparent handpiece tip which is gently placed over the skin. Cut-off filters in the handpiece change the range of wavelengths, optimizing it for different applications and skin types. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the relevant chromophores and damages them (blood chromophores when treating vascular lesions and melanin chromophores when treating pigmented lesions). The body’s natural processes then clear the lesion debris, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.
The Lumenis IPL Solution
Lumenis offers a unique IPL solution with optimal efficacy, safety and ease of use.
Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT) gives users the ability to control the pulse shape. It provides reproducible results as well as gentler, more comfortable treatments.
Universal handpiece with six Expert Filters, enables treatment of a myriad of conditions with a single, versatile and cost effective handpiece.
Photorejuvenation refers to the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to treat conditions related to sun-induced skin damage.
IPL uses a broad spectrum of light which is primarily absorbed by melanin and oxyhemoglobin and is effective in reducing the appearance of sun spots, capillaries, elastosis and fine lines.
Pioneers in Aesthetic Medicine
As a pioneer in aesthetic medicine, Lumenis developed the first IPL technology and the first Photorejuvenation platform. The Company has established itself as long-standing leader in the field due to its vast knowledge and expertise in the market.
The Lumenis IPL with OPT™ is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in photorejuvenation treatments and its efficacy has been proven in over 80 peer reviewed papers (IPL bibliography of studies and peer reviewed articles).
Pigmented lesions are hypermelanocytic areas typically induced by sun exposure, the natural aging process or congenital factors. Pigmented lesions vary widely in size, shape and depth. They can be either raised or flat and are usually a cosmetic rather than a medical concern. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) which targets the melanin is effective in treating benign lesions and clearing them.
About Rosacea Treatment
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition which expresses itself in redness on the face and sometimes on the neck and chest. The exact cause of Rosacea is yet unknown and many who are affected by it are unaware of their condition. Rosacea can be effectively treated using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL uses controlled light in specific wavelengths to alleviate the inflammation, redness, pimples and uneven skin tones caused by the condition. IPL offers a gentle, long-lasting solution for those suffering from Rosacea by providing a gradual and natural improvement to the skin’s appearance.
The Lumenis Solution
The Lumenis IPL with Lumenis IPL with OPT™ is considered the industry’s ‘Gold Standard’ for treatment of vascular lesions and its efficacy has been proven in over 80 peer reviewed papers (IPL bibliography of studies and peer reviewed articles). The IPL procedure removes facial superficial vessels and as a result dramatically decreases or completely eliminates facial redness. The vascular components of Rosacea can vary from flushing to telangiectasia and can have different densities and depths. With a choice of multiple vascular cut-off filters and unique pulse sequencing, Lumenis’ IPL with OPT can coagulate each sub-type of capillaries, reducing the redness and simultaneously triggering neocollagenesis which limits the reccurrence of the condition.
What is a long pulsed Nd:YAG laser?
An Nd:YAG laser is a solid state laser capable of producing a near-infrared wavelength that penetrates deep into the skin and is readily absorbed by hemoglobin and melanin chromophores. The lasing medium of Nd:YAG (Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) is a man-made crystal (solid state) that is pumped by a high intensity lamp and placed into a resonator (a cavity capable of amplifying the power of the laser). By creating a variable long pulse duration and an appropriate spot size, it is possible to significantly heat deep skin tissues, such as large blood vessels and vascular lesions.
How does a long pulsed Nd:YAG laser work?
Nd:YAG laser energy is selectively absorbed by the deeper levels of the dermis and allows for treatment of deeper vascular lesions such as telangiectasias, hemangiomas and leg veins. The laser energy is delivered using long pulses which are converted into heat in the tissue. The heat impacts the vasculature of the lesions. In addition, the Nd:YAG Laser can treat at a more superficial level; by heating the subcutaneous skin (in a non-ablative manner) it stimulates neocollagenesis which improves the appearance of facial wrinkles.
The Lumenis long pulsed Nd:YAG solution
Lumenis’ long pulsed Nd:YAG laser is available as part of the M22 multi-application platform.
By utilizing the same power supply for both the IPL and the Nd:YAG laser, Lumenis is able to provide more treatment versatility in a single platform.
Multiple Sequential Pulsing (MSP) is available in both the Nd:YAG and the IPL modules on the M22 platform. MSP allows for cooling between a sequence of pulses which protects the epidermis and allows for safe use of higher fluence. The MSP offers safe treatment of all skin types, including dark skin, and significantly reduces side-effects in treatment of vascular lesions.
About Tattoo Removal
Tattoo dyes consist of pigmented solid particles. In the same way as other pigmented lesions, these pigmented particles can be targeted by a dedicated laser and eliminated.
Different tattoos might require different types of laser in order to remove them, depending on the type of ink, the color, and the depth of the tattoo.
Q-Switch lasers release high-powered pulses of extremely short duration. The intense and rapid heating induced by light absorption leads to a photo-thermal effect. As the chromophore is heated, it undergoes sudden thermal expansion generating shock waves audible as a popping sound with each laser pulse. This photo-acoustic effect generates forces that allow fragmenting tattoo pigment particles. The pigment treated this way gradually becomes shallower over time until it fades away. The peripheral tissues remain unaltered making the treatment selective and safe.
The Lumenis Solution
The Lumenis Q-Switched Nd:YAG is very effective for the removal of dark tattoos and the safest for skin of color. Using a top-hat beam profile ensures control of homogeneous energy delivery and maximum safety without hot-spots nor any risk of side effects or complication for the patient. The versatility of 5 spot sizes allows to use the ideal parameters for the clearance of dark tattoos.
About Vascular & Leg Vein Treatment
Leg veins, spider veins and other visible benign vascular lesions are common aesthetic conditions for which patients seek treatment for both medical and cosmetic reasons. Lasers and other light based technologies enable effective treatment of leg veins and vascular lesions by inducing vessel collapse through coagulation with minimal damage to adjacent structures.
Lumenis M22 IPL with OPT™
The Lumenis IPL with OPT™ (Optimal Pulse Technology) is designed to treat vascular lesions up to 1.5 mm deep and up to 1 mm in diameter.
The Multi-Spot Nd:YAG with Multiple Sequential Pulsing (MSP) effectively treats vascular lesions up to 4.5 mm deep and with a diameter of up to 4 mm, such as leg veins. The Multi-Spot Nd:YAG treats all skin types safely and effectively.
About Laser Hair Removal
Lasers remove hair through a process of selective photothermolysis in which energy in the form of optical wavelengths is delivered into the hair shaft and pigmented follicular epithelium. The light is primarily absorbed by the endogenous chromophore melanin and results in a rapid rise in temperature and subsequent heat transfer to adjacent tissue, causing local thermal necrosis of the follicles’ regenerative structures.
To achieve permanent hair removal, the laser system must be able to effectively treat the different hair types and colors as well as the various skin types while providing maximum skin protection. The laser’s wavelength, pulse duration and spot size determine the effectiveness of the treatment (on all skin types) and also influence the depth of penetration and treatment speed.
The LightSheer Duet Solution
Lumenis’ LightSheer Duet system uses state-of-the-art 800nm diode laser technology that has become the preferred method for photoepilation and the industry’s ‘Gold Standard’. Over 50 peer reviewed articles confirm the superior efficacy, safety, comfort and high patient satisfaction achieved with this technology.
About Skin Toning
Skin toning refers to the use of Q-Switched lasers for non ablative skin rejuvenation.
This term is more common in Asian countries.
In skin toning, multiple passes of low-dose Q-Switched Nd:YAG are delivered through a large spot size to induce sublethal injury to melanosomes causing fragmentation and rupture of melanin granules into the cytoplasm. This effect is highly selective for melanosomes and leads to overall skin brightness. Moreover, the subthreshold injury to the surrounding dermis stimulates the formation of collagen that results in tighter skin.
The Lumenis Q-Switched Nd:YAG was developed to enable skin toning, by treatment of pigmented lesions, using a large and non-disposable tip of 6mm. Using a top-hat beam profile ensures control of homogeneous energy delivery and maximum safety without hot-spots nor any risk of side effects or complication for the patient.
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