What are Aesthetics Lasers?
Aesthetics Lasers (or cosmetic lasers), for non-invasive (or minimally invasive) applications varying from laser hair removal to scar tissue reduction, are one of the largest sectors in the medical laser industry. These lasers provide great benefits with minimal side effects by utilizing a laser’s pulsed light and the buildup of heat in the tissue to promote new collagen growth, or by utilizing to proper wavelength that has poor absorption in hemoglobin, but a high absorption in melanin for the visual reduction of pigmented lesions, for example.
Aesthetics Laser Applications
Tattoo Removal: Tattoo removal lasers are specifically designed to break down the pigments present in tattoos. They emit high-intensity light pulses that selectively target the tattoo ink without significantly affecting the surrounding skin. Different wavelengths are used depending on the colors of the tattoo ink. Q-switched lasers, such as Nd:YAG lasers (1064 nm for dark colors and 532 nm for lighter colors), are commonly employed for tattoo removal.
Hair Removal: Hair removal lasers target the melanin (pigment) present in hair follicles, disabling their ability to grow hair. The lasers emit wavelengths that are selectively absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicles, while minimizing damage to the surrounding skin. Diode lasers (800-810 nm) and Nd:YAG lasers (1064 nm) are commonly used for hair removal. The choice of laser depends on factors such as skin type, hair color, and thickness.
Acne treatment: Acne treatment lasers utilize specific wavelengths of light, typically within the range of 400-1,300 nanometers, emitted by laser diodes to target and reduce acne breakouts. The light energy is absorbed by the sebaceous glands, leading to a photothermal effect that helps control sebum production and reduce inflammation.
Recommended Laser Series
We recommend the following laser series options for Aesthetics applications. There can often be a ton of options and many variables. Contact us today for help finding the perfect laser for your specific application!