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Laser Therapy FAQ's

Patients that should not be treated include:

  • those who are pregnant
  • those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
  • those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
  • those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
  • patients prone to skin discoloration
  • patients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should discontinue the medication 6 months before treatment
  • patients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
  • don’t apply laser energy to any raised lesions, aside from purely red ones i.e. angiomas; other lesions should first be checked by a dermatologist

Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.

Patients need to be informed that clearance of acne typically takes up to 4 treatments in order to see a good result. Acne is caused when pores become clogged and then infected with the p. acnes bacteria. It is not always caused by poor diet or hygiene, but a change in each may help yield better results. The laser light heats of the affected area to effectively kill the p. acnes bacteria while also helping to shrink the sebaceous glands, which will cause them to produce less oil, limit future outbreaks and reduce pore size. Also, some patient’s condition may become worse before it gets better. This should subside as the treatments progress. The patient should be aware of this risk and common occurrence, otherwise the patient might opt out of continued treatments. There is no cure for acne, only maintenance, so the patient should be aware that they may need more treatments in the future.

This can vary depending on skin and severity of the condition, but generally 4 to 6 sessions are required to achieve a good result. After that, the patient may need maintenance every few months depending on their skin type.

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with LightPod Neo, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced and slight pinching may be felt while using the 2mm spot size. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment. Also, this can increase revenues through a higher rate of client retention – with other lasers and IPL devices, clients often abandon treatment after just one or two sessions due to intolerable pain.

No, there is just a mild, very tolerable sensation of heat. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The LightPod Neo has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology.

The distance does not actually matter, as this is the only laser available with a collimated beam. Most people work from a distance such as 2 to 4 inches, so it is close enough for easy aiming yet far enough from the skin so that the handpiece does not visually obscure the target. With the 2mm lens you want to hover over the area without touching the skin, but try to stay within 2 inches of the target. You may, of course, touch the skin with the standoff legs, but do not press them into the skin.

Improvement may be seen anywhere from 4-8 weeks depending on the severity of the condition and the patient’s skin’s reaction to the therapy. Some patient’s condition may worsen before it gets better. It is important to realize that there is no cure for acne, only maintenance, so further treatment may be required in the future.

There is no cure for acne, only maintenance, so further treatment may be required in the future. This will vary patient to patient and some will have greater results than others depending on the severity of their acne, their skin type and their daily maintenance.

The Neo utilizes the 6mm and 2mm spot sizes for acne. The 6mm lens is used to canvas the entire affected area in order to effectively heat the sebaceous glands and destroy the p. acnes bacteria. The 2mm lens is then used to pulse once on each visible blemish, thus effectively killing the active bacteria and reducing the redness of the affected spot.

Actually, the LightPod Neo is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypopigmentation. Patients with skin types IV-VI should not be treated with on the face with high power using the 2mm lens as the risk of hyper and/or hypopigmentation is increased.

Yes, during the normal course of acne treatment the laser light will also help to lessen any cratering or pock marks caused by acne. This is enabled by the laser light superheating the water within the skin’s dermis and helping rebuild and regrow both collagen and elastin, effectively helping smooth out any imperfections left behind from acne.

Patients that should not be treated include:

  • those who are pregnant
  • those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
  • those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
  • those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
  • patients prone to skin discoloration
  • patients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should discontinue the medication 6 months before treatment
  • patients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
  • don’t apply laser energy to any raised lesions, aside from purely red ones i.e. angiomas; other lesions should first be checked by a dermatologist

Some patients will not respond as well as others, and one factor is hair color. Some hairs don’t contain enough melanin to absorb the necessary energy to destroy or damage a follicle, and this is often the case with a light-colored hair (i.e., blond, gray, red). Another common factor to strong hair regrowth is hormonal imbalance, including PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).

Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.

Patients need to be informed that a very good result with LHR is when approx. 15% clearance is achieved in each treatment session, and that an excellent final outcome of clearance of 80% or more after 6 treatments is exceptional. So, they should have realistic expectations of the results from each session and the final outcome, and in the end they should never expect 100% clearance. Also, some patients will respond very little, or not at all, even if all the settings and technique are properly applied; this is most likely due to hormonal conditions or other medical issues. The clinician should consider a checkup after the second treatment to ensure, with photographic verification, that hair clearance is progressing at the same or similar rate as described herein, otherwise the patient might opt out of continued treatments.

The patient should shave 2 or 3 days before the procedure, leaving small 2 to 3mm stubs of hair. This is critically important for several reasons:

  1. visible stubs ensures the hairs haven’t been waxed or plucked, so the shaft and follicle are intact and therefore efficacy is not compromised;
  2. seeing the stubs allows you to establish the appropriate fluence for the patient, which should be set at a level that causes most of the stubs to visibly singe;
  3. seeing the stubs allows you to target the areas with actual follicles, rather than wasting time delivering pulses on the skin in between follicles; and
  4. seeing the hairs that DON’T singe enables the clinician to perform a second pass of 1 or 2 pulses per hair that DID NOT respond, to enhance total clearance per session.

This can vary depending on skin and hair color, but generally 4 to 6 sessions are required for 80% clearance or greater, which is considered very good in aesthetic laser medicine. After that, an annual maintenance treatment is recommended.

The laser energy is absorbed by pigment in actively growing hair, damaging the hair follicle and thus, hair regrowth is impeded, reducing and eliminating the bumps caused by ingrown hairs.

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with LightPod Neo, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, and it is helpful if the clinician simply presses upon the treated area occasionally with the surgical glove that he/she is wearing, as this speeds up the dissipation of that heat.

No, there is just a mild, very tolerable sensation of heat. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The LightPod Neo has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment. Also, this can increase revenues through a higher rate of client retention – with other lasers and IPL devices, clients often abandon LHR after just one or two treatments due to intolerable pain.

The distance does not actually matter, as this is the only laser available with a collimated beam. Most people work from a distance such as 2 to 4 inches, so it is close enough for easy aiming yet far enough from the skin so that the handpiece does not visually obscure the target.

If the laser lens and fluence setting are chosen correctly, many hairs will singe upon contact with the laser beam and will disappear. Some hairs which are in a dormant growth phase will not respond at all, although some of them will be damaged even if they did not singe. Those which are damaged may fall out within a few days after treatment or even immediately if the treatment site is rubbed.

The FDA requires that laser manufacturers describe the process as “permanent hair reduction”, not “permanent hair removal”, because, in their words, “although laser treatments with these devices will permanently reduce the total number of body hairs, they will not result in a permanent removal of all hair.” Patients can generally expect more than 75% to 80% clearance after 6 sessions and should plan on 1 or 2 annual follow up sessions for ideal maintenance.

While it is not necessary to do multiple passes for hair removal, there is no contraindication to doing so. If there are hairs that did not singe or are still present, they should be removed during one of the following treatments and extra time does not need to be invested towards going over areas twice. As a general rule to appease patients, a clean-up pass to singe any remaining hairs may be done.

The Neo utilizes 6mm and 5mm spot sizes for LHR. If the hair stubs are not actively singeing when treated with the 6mm lens, it is necessary to switch to the 5mm lens. These spot sizes are ideal for deep penetration to the follicles while still providing a uniquely gentle laser pulse and sanitary treatment with a handpiece that doesn’t contact the skin.

Actually, the LightPod Neo is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypo-pigmentation.

There is no light based hair removal technology which is efficient on blond or gray hair because Melanin is the primary target or chromophore in LHR, so treatment efficacy is typically much lower if the hair is low in melanin (like gray or blond hair).

Patients that should not be treated include:

  • those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
  • those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
  • those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
  • patients prone to skin discoloration
  • patients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should discontinue the medication 6 months before treatment
  • patients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
  • don’t apply laser energy to any raised lesions, aside from purely red ones i.e. angiomas; other lesions should first be checked by a dermatologist

Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.

Some patients may not respond as well as others. Melasma lesions tend to darken after the first or subsequent treatments. Key factors in terms of treatment response are whether there is a sufficient melanin in the affected area, the depth of the lesion, and other factors. Regardless of the treatment response, recurrence is common and can be caused by factors such as sun exposure, genetic disposition and hormones. It is important to understand that melasma, like eczema and psoriasis, is a chronic condition that can be controlled rather than cured.

This can vary depending on the size density of melanin and depth of the affected area. Typically melasma will lighten or dissapear completely after 1-2 treatments although in some cases more treatments may be necessary.

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with LightPod Neo, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, especially using higher fluences with the 2mm lens.

There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. A slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher fluences with the 2mm lens. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The LightPod Neo has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment. Also, this can increase revenues through a higher rate of client retention – with other lasers and IPL devices, clients often abandon treatment after just one or two treatments due to intolerable pain.

Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, primarily seen on the upper cheeks, lip, forehead and chin of women 20-50 years of age. Uncontrolled sunlight exposure is considered the leading cause of melasma, especially in individuals with a genetic predisposition to this condition. Melasma is most common among pregnant women, called Chloasma, especially those of Latin and Asian descents. People with olive or darker skin, such as Hispanic, Asian, and Middle Eastern individuals, have higher incidences of melasma.

Melasma is typically characterized by having up and down periods where the symptoms heighten and lessen. While the laser light can help lighten or completely rid of the pigmentation factors such as sun exposure, hormones and your genetic disposition can play a role in a reoccurrence of the symptoms.

Certain spots will react differently to the laser light. A good reaction is the area darkening almost immediately after the laser is pulsed on the treatment area. Since each patient will react differently it is recommended to only use one pass when using higher fluences and the 2mm spot size.

The Neo typically utilizes a combination of lower and higher fluences with the 6mm and 2mm lenses. Typically, more power is needed for lighter spots, while lower fluence is required to get rid of darker spots. The handpiece does not need to touch the skin, but when treating one spot at a time it may be rested on top of the skin as to stabilize the handpiece, but the legs should never be pushed into the skin.

Actually, the LightPod Neo is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypo-pigmentation. Patients with skin types IV-VI should be treated very cautiously, especially in the facial region, as they pose a higher risk of having hyper and/or hypo-pigmentations.

A dermatologist should first check raised pigmented spots before starting any kind of treatment. If the dermatologist clears the patient for treatment you may proceed with administering treatments.

Typically, melasma will slowly lighten over the course of the next few days to weeks as the pigmented area is slowly absorbed into the skin by your body’s natural healing process. In some cases, the pigment will darken before becoming lighter. In the event that any crusting or scabbing occurs, it is important to always keep the area moist as to reduce the risk of scarring.

Patients that should not be treated include:

  • those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
  • those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
  • those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
  • patients prone to skin discoloration
  • patients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should discontinue the medication 6 months before treatment
  • patients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
  • don’t apply laser energy to any raised lesions, aside from purely red ones i.e. angiomas; other lesions should first be checked by a dermatologist

Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Patients with severe Onychomycosis and completely destroyed matrix may not respond as well as others. Diabetic patients may have a loss of feeling in their lower extremities.

Some patients will respond better than others depending on the severity of the condition and how well the patient adheres to the recommended after treatment care. While some patients may be no longer be infected, their nail may not return to it’s natural color. Reinfection rate is high, especially in elderly patients and continuous foot care and monitoring their feet is the best regiment to deter reinfection.

Typically 3 treatment sessions are recommended spaced out 3-4 weeks to gauge the success of each subsequent treatment and to physically view the clear nail growth. Follow-up treatments may be needed to prevent or treat reinfection.

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with LightPod Neo, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, especially using higher fluences with the 2mm lens.

There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. A slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher fluences with the 2mm lens. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The LightPod Neo has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment.

Nail fungal infections are caused group of fungi called dermatophytes. Pathogens that cause nail fungus infections usually enter the skin through tiny cuts or small separations between the nail and nail bed. The fungi grow when the nail provides a suitably warm and moist environment. Nails that are infected with fungus typically are thickened, brittle, crumbly, ragged, distorted, dull, and darker or yellowish in color. A patient may also experience onycholysis, where infected nails separate from the nail bed. Sometimes, nail fungal infections result in pain in the toes or fingertips, and they may even emit a slight foul odor.

The laser light passes through the nail and skin to reach the nail bed and matrix. The laser light selectively targets the fungal infection to superheat the fungal structures in order to effectively eradicate them. It is generally agreed upon that a heat of at least 45 degrees Celsius is necessary to kill fungus, which is why the LightPod Neo’s unique high power in a short pulse duration makes the treatment so effective yet tolerable.

Fungal infections are highly contagious and can eventually spread to other nails. Since some nails may be infected without showing any signs of infection it is recommended that all nails be treated with the laser as a precautionary measure.

Nail fungus has a higher reoccurrence than most treatments due to the complexity of the situation and number of steps and care needed to effectively kill an initial infection in the first place. While nails can commonly be successfully treated, there is a strong focus on deterring reinfection by consistently adhering to patient aftercare and attention to foot care.

It is generally agreed upon that heat is what causes the eradication of fungal organisms within the nail. For greater efficacy it is advised to generate greater heat, which can be accomplished via multiple passes, but this should be determined by the patient’s heat sensitivity and the severity of the condition.

The Neo typically utilizes the 6mm and 5mm lenses for fungal treatments due to the need to generate higher power in order to superheat the fungal material beneath the nail. In certain, severe cases it may be necessary to utilize the 2mm lens for effective eradication of the fungal material.

Actually, the LightPod Neo is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypo-pigmentation. Patients with skin types IV-VI should be treated very cautiously, especially in the facial region, as they pose a higher risk of having hyper and/or hypo-pigmentations.

To successfully eradicate nail fungus and improve the condition and color of a nail is a long process that includes both time and consistent foot care to deter reinfection. It takes a nail anywhere from 9-12 months to completely grow out so it is important to be patient and adhere to the after care directions you are given. Immediately after treatment you will not notice any differences in your nail and may continue your day normally. As the nail grows out you should start to see clear nail growth, which will continue as long as reinfection does not occur.

Patients that should not be treated include:

  • those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
  • those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
  • those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
  • patients prone to skin discoloration
  • patients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should discontinue the medication 6 months before treatment
  • patients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
  • don’t apply laser energy to any raised lesions, aside from purely red ones i.e. angiomas; other lesions should first be checked by a dermatologist

Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.

Some patients will respond better than others and the number of treatments for each lesion may depend on the darkness and size of the lesion as well as the amount of laser energy used. After treatment the lesion should continue to darken and eventually slough off in 3-4 weeks. Some differences in pigmentation between the treated spot and surrounding tissue may persist after the lesion is fully or mostly removed.

This can vary depending on the size and color of the pigmented spot. Typically sun and age spots will disappear completely after 1-2 treatments although in some cases more treatments may be necessary.

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with LightPod Neo, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, especially using higher fluences with the 2mm lens.

There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. A slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher fluences with the 2mm lens. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The LightPod Neo has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment. Also, this can increase revenues through a higher rate of client retention – with other lasers and IPL devices, clients often abandon treatment after just one or two treatments due to intolerable pain.

Sun and age spots are commonly found on sun exposed skin. They typically do not appear until middle age and can appear in all skin types. Birthmarks and freckles are also commonly found in many people as a pigmented spot on the body without any sun damage. Spots can increase with age and with increased sun exposure. They are more common in people who freckle and who burn easily. It is important to know that if you have had enough sun to develop age spots, you have a higher risk of developing skin cancer. Age spots are collections of a pigment (called melanin) that have accumulated in the epidermis. Unlike some freckles, which darken in the summer and fade in the winter, age spots do not fade.

Many spots will be gone permanently, but due to the skin aging and continued sun exposure new spots will likely develop over time and more treatments will need to be performed. To slow the aging process and reduce the likeliness of new spots developing, patients should always apply sunblock when in the sun and avoid prolonged sun exposure.

Certain spots will react differently to the laser light. A good reaction is the spot darkening almost immediately after the laser is pulsed on the skin. If you find that there is no reaction from the first pulse, additional pulses may need to be applied to the spot.

The Neo typically utilizes the 2mm lens for spot removal due to the high fluence needed to effectively remove any sun or age spots. Typically, more power is needed for lighter spots, while lower fluence is required to get rid of darker spots. The handpiece does not need to touch the skin, but when treating one spot at a time it may be rested on top of the skin as to stabilize the handpiece, but the legs should never be pushed into the skin.

Actually, the LightPod Neo is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypo-pigmentation. Patients with skin types IV-VI should be treated very cautiously, especially in the facial region, as they pose a higher risk of having hyper and/or hypo-pigmentations.

A dermatologist should first check raised pigmented spots before starting any kind of treatment. If the dermatologist clears the patient for treatment you may proceed with administering treatments.

The pigmented spots will continue to darken and commonly turn black. They will eventually scab over and slough off so it is important to always keep the area moist as to reduce the risk of scarring.

Patients that should not be treated include:

  • those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
  • those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
  • those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
  • patients prone to skin discoloration
  • patients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should discontinue the medication 6 months before treatment
  • patients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
  • don’t apply laser energy to any raised lesions, aside from purely red ones i.e. angiomas; other lesions should first be checked by a dermatologist

Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.

Some patients may not respond as well as others. Psoriasis lesions tend to subside after the first or subsequent treatments.. Regardless of the treatment response, recurrence is common and can be caused by a number of lifestyle factors. It is important to understand that psoriasis is a chronic condition that can only be controlled rather than cured.

Individual results will vary, but can depend on the body surface that is affected. While some patients may see relief in just one treatment, other patients may need a number of treatments to achieve their desired result.

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with LightPod Neo, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, especially using higher fluences with the 2mm lens.

There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. A slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher fluences with the 2mm lens. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The LightPod Neo has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment. Also, this can increase revenues through a higher rate of client retention – with other lasers and IPL devices, clients often abandon treatment after just one or two treatments due to intolerable pain.

Psoriasis is a chronic disorder that causes thick red plaques with silvery scales on the skin. The thick scaling is due to a rapid increase in the multiplication of skin cells, Your body produces other immune responses which can lead to swelling and the rapid production of skin cells. Psoriasis symptoms tend to increase and decrease, but certain factors can cause flare ups, including, but not limited to alcohol, stress, medications, smoking and skin trauma.

Psoriasis is typically characterized by having up and down periods where the symptoms heighten and lessen. While psoriasis is not curable, it can be controlled with laser light so that you may function and the redness will decrease. While psoriasis may improve with treatment and even be gone for a number of months, it may never completely go away.

Typically, a number of passes should be performed to maximize the efficacy of the treatment.

The Neo typically utilizes higher fluences with the 5mm lens due to the need to destroy the microvasculature that feeds the skin lesions. The handpiece does not need to touch the skin, but when treating one spot at a time it may be rested on top of the skin as to stabilize the handpiece, but the legs should never be pushed into the skin.

Actually, the LightPod Neo is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypo-pigmentation. Patients with skin types IV-VI should be treated very cautiously, especially in the facial region, as they pose a higher risk of having hyper and/or hypo-pigmentations.

Immediately after treatment there may be some transient erythema in or adjacent to the treated area, which should resolve within a few days. It may take up to 6 weeks for the affected areas of skin return to a more normal thickness, but the redness may take up to several months to improve. Typically, maintenance sessions will need to be scheduled for continued improvement of flare ups occur.

Patients that should not be treated include:

  • those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
  • those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
  • those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
  • patients prone to skin discoloration
  • patients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should discontinue the medication 6 months before treatment
  • patients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
  • don’t apply laser energy to any raised lesions, aside from purely red ones i.e. angiomas; other lesions should first be checked by a dermatologist

Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.

Some patients or lesions may not respond as well as others. Rosacea lesions tend to subside after the first or subsequent treatments. Regardless of the treatment response, recurrence is common and can be caused by a number of lifestyle factors. It is important to understand that rosacea is a chronic condition that can only be controlled rather than cured.

Individual results will vary, but can depend on the body surface that is affected. While some patients may see relief in just one treatment, other patients may need a number of treatments to achieve their desired result.

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with LightPod Neo, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, especially using higher fluences with the 2mm lens.

There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. A slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher fluences with the 2mm lens. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The LightPod Neo has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment. Also, this can increase revenues through a higher rate of client retention – with other lasers and IPL devices, clients often abandon treatment after just one or two treatments due to intolerable pain.

Rosacea is a chronic disorder that is characterized by facial flushing and with time the gradual development of persistent facial redness and spider-like blood vessels. It is often punctuated by episodes of inflammatory papules (bumps), pustules (pimples), and swelling. Management for many people often includes avoidance of popular foods and alcohol as well as cosmetic camouflage, which can be expensive and time-consuming.

The laser light destroys visible blood vessels or reduces extensive redness. The LightPod Neo laser emits pulses of light that target tiny blood vessels just under the skin. Heat from the laser's energy builds in the vessels, causing them to disintegrate.

Rosacea is typically characterized by having up and down periods where the symptoms heighten and lessen. While rosacea is not curable, it can be controlled with laser light so that the redness will decrease. While rosacea may improve with treatment and even be gone for a number of months, it may never completely go away.

Typically, a number of passes should be performed to maximize the efficacy of the treatment.

The Neo typically utilizes lower and higher fluences with the 6mm and 2mm lenses due to the need to destroy the microvasculature that feeds the vessels as well as larger vessels that may appear. The handpiece does not need to touch the skin, but when treating one spot at a time it may be rested on top of the skin as to stabilize the handpiece, but the legs should never be pushed into the skin.

Actually, the LightPod Neo is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypo-pigmentation. Patients with skin types IV-VI should be treated very cautiously, especially in the facial region, as they pose a higher risk of having hyper and/or hypo-pigmentations.

Immediately after treatment there may be some transient erythema or purpura, in or adjacent to the treated area, which is more common in older patients or those who are taking blood-thinning medications and should resolve within a few days. The redness and vasculature may not immediately disappear and may take up to several months to full improve and clear.. Typically, maintenance sessions will need to be scheduled for continued improvement of flare ups occur.

Patients that should not be treated include:

  • those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
  • those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
  • those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
  • patients prone to skin discoloration
  • patients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should discontinue the medication 6 months before treatment
  • patients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
  • don’t apply laser energy to any raised lesions, aside from purely red ones i.e. angiomas; other lesions should first be checked by a dermatologist

Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.

Some patients may not respond as well as others. Typically, newer scars respond better than older ones due to the increased amount of vascularity or melanin present within the scar. While collagen will be remodeled to help with skin texture, it is important to let the patient know that laser therapy will diminish any melanin or vasculature within the scar, but will not remove the scar as an ablative laser, such as the LightPod Era, is needed to diminish scar tissue.

Typically, the more pigment or vasculature the scar contains the more treatment sessions may be needed. While there may be noticeable improvement after just one treatment, multiple treatment sessions may be needed to sufficiently eradicate the color.

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with LightPod Neo, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, especially using higher fluences with the 2mm lens.

There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable, but a slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher fluences. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The LightPod Neo has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment. Also, this can increase revenues through a higher rate of client retention – with other lasers and IPL devices, clients often abandon treatment after just one or two treatments due to intolerable pain.

It is generally recommended that multiply passes are applied over the effected area to sufficiently heat the targeted source of pigmentation to help clear the color and improve skin texture.

The Neo typically utilizes a combination of lower and higher fluences with the 6mm and 5mm lenses. Typically, more power is needed for lighter spots, while lower fluence is required to get rid of darker spots. The handpiece does not need to touch the skin, but when treating one spot at a time it may be rested on top of the skin as to stabilize the handpiece, but the legs should never be pushed into the skin.

Actually, the LightPod Neo is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypo-pigmentation. Patients with skin types IV-VI should be treated very cautiously, especially in the facial region, as they pose a higher risk of having hyper and/or hypo-pigmentations.

You may return to your normal activities immediately after treatment and should notice an improvement over the next 3-4 weeks. If not change occurs, the next treatment session will need to utilize a higher fluence for a more dramatic improvement.

Patients that should not be treated include:

  • those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
  • those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
  • those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
  • patients prone to skin discoloration
  • patients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should discontinue the medication 6 months before treatment
  • patients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
  • don’t apply laser energy to any raised lesions, aside from purely red ones i.e. angiomas; other lesions should first be checked by a dermatologist

Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.

The best candidates for skin rejuvenation are patients with skin types I-IV aged 30-55 showing the initial signs of aging such as fine lines, minor wrinkles, sun damage and vessels as well as signs of reduced skin laxity. Other patients may respond to such treatments, but as a segment, the patients aforementioned typically see the best results. Patients should begin to see results immediately after the treatment and the results will continue to become better over time. After the complete set of treatments (typically once a month for 6 months) patients can expect to see the results continue for the next six months, after which they can start the treatments again.

This can vary depending on skin and severity of the condition, but generally 6 sessions are required to achieve a good result. After that, the patient may need maintenance every few months depending on their skin type.

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with LightPod Neo, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced and slight pinching may be felt while using the 2mm spot size. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment. Also, this can increase revenues through a higher rate of client retention – with other lasers and IPL devices, clients often abandon treatment after just one or two sessions due to intolerable pain.

No, there is just a mild, very tolerable sensation of heat. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The LightPod Neo has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology.

The distance does not actually matter, as this is the only laser available with a collimated beam. Most people work from a distance such as 2 to 4 inches, so it is close enough for easy aiming yet far enough from the skin so that the handpiece does not visually obscure the target. With the 5mm and 2mm lens you want to hover over the area without touching the skin, but try to stay within 2 inches of the target. You may, of course, touch the skin with the standoff legs, but do not press them into the skin.

Improvement may be seen anywhere immediately after the treatment to a few weeks after the first treatment. Typically a session every month for 6 months is required. Patients should notice considerable results during the entire course of treatments and for another 6 months after the treatment due to the constant growth of new collagen and elastin. It is important to realize that there is no way to stop the skin’s aging process, so further treatment may be required in the future.

While your skin will appear firmer, more full and both red and brown spots will diminish, the skin will continue to age so maintenance treatments may be required in the future. To reduce the signs of aging it is important to wear sunscreen, which will slow any increase of wrinkles and sun damage.

The Neo utilizes the 6mm, 5mm and 2mm spot sizes for skin rejuvenation. The 6mm lens is used to canvas the entire area in order to effectively heat the water within the dermis. The 5mm lens is used to heat the water within the areas where skin is thicker, such as the neck and jaw line. The 2mm lens is then used to target any red or brown spots to complete the procedure.

Actually, the LightPod Neo is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypopigmentation. Patients with skin types IV-VI should not be treated with on the face with high power using the 2mm lens as the risk of hyper and/or hypopigmentation is increased.

Patients that should not be treated include:

  • those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
  • those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
  • those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
  • patients prone to skin discoloration
  • patients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should discontinue the medication 6 months before treatment
  • patients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
  • don’t apply laser energy to any raised lesions, aside from purely red ones i.e. angiomas; other lesions should first be checked by a dermatologist

Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.

Some patients will respond better than others and the number of treatments for each vessel may depend on the darkness and size of the vessel as well as the amount of activity the patient undergoes post-treatment. Vessels treated on the legs have a higher tendency to resurface, as the blood pressure tends to be higher. After treatment, a rust-colored staining of adjacent skin tissue, called hemosiderin, may appear from the breakdown of hemoglobin and will subside over the course of 3-4 weeks.

This can vary depending on the size and color of the vessel. Typically angiomas and spider veins will disappear completely after 1-2 treatments although in some cases more treatments may be necessary.

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with LightPod Neo, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, especially using higher fluences with the 2mm lens

There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. A slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher fluences with the 2mm lens. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The LightPod Neo has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment. Also, this can increase revenues through a higher rate of client retention – with other lasers and IPL devices, clients often abandon treatment after just one or two treatments due to intolerable pain.

Vascular lesions can form due to a backup of blood for a number of reasons including aging, sun exposure, pregnancy and hormonal changes as well as certain types of injuries.

Many vessels will be gone permanently, but due to the skin aging, continued sun exposure and hormonal changes, new vessels will likely develop over time and more treatments will need to be performed. To slow the aging process and reduce the likeliness of new vessels developing, patients should always apply sunblock when in the sun and avoid prolonged sun exposure.

Certain vessels will react differently to the laser light. A good reaction is the vessel darkening almost immediately after the laser is pulsed on the skin. You should try to avoid more than one pulse on the same spot or vessel to the increased risk of scarring.

The Neo typically utilizes the 2mm lens for spot removal due to the high fluence needed to effectively remove any vessels. Typically, more power is needed for lighter spots, while lower fluence is required to get rid of darker spots. The handpiece does not need to touch the skin, but when treating one spot at a time it may be rested on top of the skin as to stabilize the handpiece, but the legs should never be pushed into the skin.

Actually, the LightPod Neo is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypo-pigmentation. Patients with skin types IV-VI should be treated very cautiously, especially in the facial region, as they pose a higher risk of having hyper and/or hypo-pigmentations.

A dermatologist should first check raised pigmented spots before starting any kind of treatment. If the dermatologist clears the patient for treatment you may proceed with administering treatments.

The vascular lesion may appear to look like a cat scratch for 3-4 weeks. It will eventually scab over and slough off so it is important to always keep the area moist as to reduce the risk of scarring.

Patients that should not be treated include:

  • those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
  • those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
  • those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
  • patients prone to skin discoloration
  • patients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should discontinue the medication 6 months before treatment
  • patients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
  • don’t apply laser energy to any raised lesions, aside from purely red ones i.e. angiomas; other lesions should first be checked by a dermatologist

Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.

Some patients will respond better than others and the number of treatments for each vessel may depend on the depth and size of the wart.

This can vary depending on the depth and size of the wart. Typically warts disappear completely after 1-2 treatments although in some cases more treatments may be necessary.

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with LightPod Neo, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, especially using higher fluences with the 2mm lens.

There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. A slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher fluences with the 2mm lens. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The LightPod Neo has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment. Also, this can increase revenues through a higher rate of client retention – with other lasers and IPL devices, clients often abandon treatment after just one or two treatments due to intolerable pain.

A wart is a type of skin growth caused by a viral infection of the skin, commonly found on the fingers and around fingernails as well as the bottom of the feet. It commonly enters the body through an area of broken skin, which can cause rapid growth above the skin or even slow growth beneath the skin, as is common with plantar warts.

Once the vasculature feeding the wart has been destroyed, it is likely that it will be gone permanently, but it is important to take precaution so that no other infections occur. Some people are very prone to developing warts and a regimental upkeep may need to be performed.

The Neo typically utilizes the 2mm lens for wart removal due to the high fluence needed to effectively destroy the vasculature beneath the skin. Typically, more power is needed for smaller warts, while lower fluence is required to get rid of larger warts. The handpiece does not need to touch the skin, but when treating one spot at a time it may be rested on top of the skin as to stabilize the handpiece, but the legs should never be pushed into the skin.

Actually, the LightPod Neo is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypo-pigmentation. Patients with skin types IV-VI should be treated very cautiously, especially in the facial region, as they pose a higher risk of having hyper and/or hypo-pigmentations.

If you are unsure that the structure is a wart or skin tag it is advisable that a dermatologist should first check the raised structure before starting any kind of treatment. If the dermatologist clears the patient for treatment you may proceed with administering treatments.

Raised warts may darken once treated, but warts that are beneath the skin may not exhibit any immediate visible change. If the vasculature has successfully been eradicated the wart will slowly die and scab over, eventually sloughing off over the course of several weeks.

Patients that should not be treated include:

  • those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
  • those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
  • those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
  • patients prone to skin discoloration
  • patients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should discontinue the medication 6 months before treatment
  • patients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
  • don’t apply laser energy to any raised lesions, aside from purely red ones i.e. angiomas; other lesions should first be checked by a dermatologist

Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.

Some patients may not respond as well as others. Typically, with pain management, results should be noticeable immediately after treatment, but results could take longer depending on the severity of the condition and if it is a chronic or acute condition. Wound healing is a slower process that can take a number of treatments to visibly see results and closure, which will also depend on the severity, depth, and size of the wound as well as the patient’s immune system’s ability to heal. Each person’s healing process, known as the healing cascade, is different and therefor the time between treating inflammation, tissue regeneration and tissue remodeling can be very different between patients, but laser therapy can help speed these processes.

Typically, the more chronic or severe the condition, the longer the body takes to respond. The majority of conditions treated will take anywhere from a single treatment to multiple treatments. Once again, the number of treatments you need depends upon the severity of the condition and how long you've had it. Certain conditions may require several treatments a week to effectively and sufficiently heal properly.

Laser therapy is completely painless for most people. A small percentage of patients report feeling a tingling sensation in the treatment area. Some people feel a slight sensation of warmth. However, the majority of people feel nothing during treatment. LightPod Neo laser therapy stimulates the body’s natural healing response to produce beneficial effects.

It is generally recommended that multiply passes are applied over the effected area to sufficiently heat the tissue enough to optimize the immune response and effectively start the healing cascade.

Lasers supply pulses of light that penetrate deeply into the skin and surrounding tissues, they optimize the immune responses of the blood. The effects are both anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive as the healing cascade begins. Laser light transmitted to the blood in this way has positive effective throughout the entire body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell.

The Neo typically utilizes a lower fluence and larger spot size for healing due to the depth and gentle pulses needed to effectively stimulate healing.

Actually, the LightPod Neo is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypo-pigmentation. Patients with skin types IV-VI should be treated very cautiously, especially in the facial region, as they pose a higher risk of having hyper and/or hypo-pigmentations.

Immediately after treatment, a wound should be covered with an appropriate dressing. whetheryou notice immediate improvement or not depends on the type of condition and the length of time the condition has been present.

Typically, the more chronic or severe the condition, the longer the body can take to respond. Treatments can range from single treatment to multiple treatments to achieve the desired results. Once again, the number of treatments you need depends upon the severity of the condition and how long you've had it.

There are some conditions that cannot be completely resolved but can be helped, improved and maintained with laser therapy. If your condition does not change immediately, it may take 3-4 sessions before a noticeable change is experienced.

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