The efficacy of cosmetic laser procedures depends on a number of factors. Among these, are making the right choice of device for the treatment, how experienced and professional the Physician / technician operating the device is, the wavelength of the laser beam chosen to target the tissue, choosing the appropriate power for the energy pulse, the number of pulses per treatment, and length of pulses. The variables listed are affected mainly by the characteristics of skin and hair color a patient has. There is no denying the risks involved in cosmetic laser treatments; however, these can be practically eliminated through professional and responsible use of the advanced cosmetic laser machines available today.
Technology Used by Canada Medlaser
- GentleMax Pro
- 755nm Alexandrite laser
- 1064nm Nd:YAG laser
- Radio Frequency
The GentleMax Pro
The Gold Standard for Laser treatments in all Fitzpatrick skin types. Using dual laser wavelength the platform is the powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser with an equally powerful 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser for high performance treatments. Its efficacy, performance, and safety compile *most of the patients satisfaction. Treatments take anywhere from a few minutes to about an *hour, depending on the area being treated.
Using the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) during the treatment minimizes discomfort. The cryogen quickly evaporates, cooling the outer layers of the skin.
What is Nd:Yag Laser
Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm) energy is selectively absorbed by the deeper levels of the dermis, which allows for treatments to be deeper. 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 levels; by heating the subcutaneous skin (in a non-ablative manner) it stimulates neocollagenesis which improves the appearance of the face.
The Nd Yag (long pulse laser) may be used safely on all Fitzpatrick skin types skin types, including tanned skin. The Nd:Yag allows fast repetition and coverage of large body areas for quick treatments. Some patients might feel discomfort during the treatment process. Studies have shown significant delays before regrows of the hair. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved the Nd: YAG laser systems for laser-assisted hair removal and other skin conditions.
CoolSculpting is the world’s #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure and has just arrived at Canada MedLaser. The revolutionary treatment uses controlled cooling to get rid of unwanted, stubborn fat that can’t seem to go away with regular diet and exercise. The best part? One doesn’t have to go under the knife to receive results similar to that of liposuction; the procedure works by freezing away fat in a minimally invasive way.
CoolSculpting was developed by two Harvard doctors who noticed that some children got dimples when eating popsicles, while others did not. They discovered that the same type of effect could also be applied to the rest of the body, and the connection was made between cold and the loss of fat cells. Through their research, they discovered that nerves, skin, muscle and other body tissues were far less sensitive to cold temperatures than body fat. Due to this discovery, they were able to determine the exact ideal temperature to maximize fat reduction without harming other areas of the body.
An electrical neuromuscular stimulator is a device used to send moderate electrical signals into the body. Such devices apply less than 1 microampere of electrical currents to nerves using electrodes placed on the skin. It is the closest known electrical current that can be delivered on a near identical magnitude, as the electrical current the human body naturally produces on its own. One microampere (uA) is 1 millionth of an ampere and the uses of MENS are distinct from those of “TENS” which runs at one milliamp(mA) or one thousandth of an amp. The treatment is physiologic and safe.
This treatment is 10-100 times less powerful than TENS, associated with no muscle contraction or pain during cosmetic applications. The use for aesthetic treatment will be in termed Facial Sculpting or facial Toning.
What is an Alexandrite Laser?
An alexandrite laser uses an alexandrite crystal. The alexandrite produces a unique wavelength in the infrared spectrum (755 nm) and is considered a red light laser.
The light emitted by the laser is converted to heat energy that damages the targeted area. Alexandrite lasers cause very precise tissue destruction of the lesion and leave tissue in the surrounding area undamaged. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several alexandrite lasers emitting infrared light for various skin conditions, which include Syneron-Candela GentleMax Pro. The Alexandrite can treat Hair Removal, Vascular lesions, Pigmented lesions, Spider and thread veins capillaries, vascular malformations freckles Tattoo removal, skin rejuvenation treatments, and many more
What Is Infrared
IR in Med-aesthetic Treatments – Infrared light, also common to the med-aesthetic practice and is used in a variety of med-aesthetic treatments. These treatments include hair reduction, but they are mainly best for skin and anti-aging treatments, as they are defined as light penetrating wavelengths between 850nm – 1750nm.
What is Radio Frequency
Radio Frequency waves, are electromagnetic waves at wavelengths of between 1Km and 1cm.
This technology uses Radio Frequency waves for medical aesthetic treatments such as skin rejuvenation, body shaping and fat reduction. Tissues in the human body conduct electricity (as they contain a high percentage of water). Although all human tissues generate electrical resistance of some level, tissues at problematic areas under the skin will be more resistant to the electromagnetic energy flowing through them. When encountering such heightened resistance the RF* electromagnetic flow will cause the tissues responsible for the resistance it encounters to heat up.