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Alexandrite -Laser

What is it?

Laser treatment is one of the most advanced treatments for removing unwanted pigmentation on the skin such as age spots, sun spots, and freckles. Skin Pigmentation Removal with Alexandrite 755nm is a quick, gentle and non-invasive treatment.

What is Alexandrite Laser used for?

Vascular Lesions

  • Spider and thread veins in the face and legs, some vascular birthmarks (capillary vascular malformations).

  • Light pulses target red pigment (haemoglobin).

Pigmented Lesions

  • Age spots (solar lentigines), freckles, flat pigmented birthmarks (congenital melanocytic naevi), naevus of Ota and acquired dermalmelanocytosis.

  • Light pulses target melanin at variable depth on or in the skin.

Hair Removal

  • Light pulses target the hair follicle causing the hair to fall out and minimising further growth.

  • May be used for hair removal in any location including underarms, bikini line, face, neck, back, chest and legs.

  • Generally ineffective for light coloured hair, but effective for treating dark hair in patients of Fitzpatrick types I to III, and perhaps light-coloured type IV skin.

  • The typical settings employed include pulse durations of 2 to 20 milliseconds and fluences of 10 to 40 J/cm2.

  • Extreme caution is recommended in tanned or darker skinned patients, as the laser can also destroy melanin, resulting in white patches of skin.

Tattoo Removal

  • The use of Q-switched alexandrite lasers has greatly improved the process of tattoo removal and today is considered the standard of care.

  • Alexandrite laser treatment is used to remove black, blue and green pigment.

  • The laser treatment involves the selective destruction of ink molecules that are then absorbed by macrophages and eliminated.

  • Short pulse duration of 50 to 100 nanoseconds allows laser energy to be confined to the tattoo particle (approximately 0.1 micrometer) more effectively than a longer-pulsed laser.

  • Sufficient energy must be delivered during each laser pulse to heat the pigment to fragmentation. IWithout enough energy in each pulse, there is no pigment fragmentation and no tattoo removal.

  • Tattoos that have not been effectively removed by other treatments may respond well to laser therapy, providing prior treatment has not caused excessive scarring or skin damage.

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