Today’s advanced laser technology offered by Southern Medical Lasers of SC allows you to safely, easily, effectively, and painlessly, treat many benign skin lesions.
VersaPulse® Cosmetic Laser Features
The VersaPulse® Cosmetic laser system combines four lasers in one system providing convenient therapy for a variety of patient needs. With improved performance there are no compromises–you always have the best laser for your patients. This system is also capable of administering the PhotoFacial procedure.
Dimensions of the VersaPulse® Cosmetic Laser?
18″ x 33 ” X 39 ” (46 cm x 84 cm x 99 cm)
How does a VersaPulse® laser work?
The word LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. VersaPulse® lasers use an intense beam of light to gently remove unwanted, damaged, or diseased cells without harming the surrounding healthy cells. The VersaPulse® laser’s energy is delivered in short adjustable pulses, which minimizes bruising.
VersaPulse® Cosmetic Laser Weight
300 lbs / 136 kg
Wavelength of Tthe VersaPulse® Cosmetic Laser
532nm – 1064nm
Application of the VersaPulse® Cosmetic Laser
Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, ENT, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Urology, Gynecology, Podiatry
VersaPulse® Cosmetic Laser Cooling System
Self-contained water-to-air heat exchanger
Pulse Width of the VersaPulse® Cosmetic Laser
2ms to 50 ms
Repetition Rate of the VersaPulse® Cosmetic Laser
1, 2, 5, 10 Hz
Electrical Requirements of the VersaPulse® Cosmetic Laser
200/230V, 15A, 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Procedure Length Using the VersaPulse® Cosmetic Laser
Typically 5 to 15 minutes
What is a vascular lesion?
Skin blemishes due to abnormal blood vessels located directly under your skin’s surface that give the skin a red color are called vascular lesions. Port wine stains, strawberry hemangiomas and spider veins (telangiectasias) are all forms of vascular lesions.
What is a pigmented lesion?
Pigmented lesions are caused by a proliferation of melanocytes in the skin. Melanocytes are the cells that manufacture melanin, which is the dark pigment in skin. Most of us have some form of pigmented lesion. They include brown age spots (lentigines), freckles (ephileds), and moles (nevi). Lesions without color are called non-pigmented lesions. They include warts and skin tags.
How many treatments are required?
This depends on the size, location, depth and color of your lesion. Spider veins on the face and age spots generally do well with one or two treatments, while darker or deeper birthmarks may require additional treatments. Port wine stains and hemangiomas usually experience satisfactory results from laser treatments, however as many as six to eight treatment sessions may be required. Treatments should be placed 4 to 8 weeks apart to allow your body to remove the maximum amount of pigment cells. You will continue to see a lightening of your lesion after each treatment as your body disposes of the pigment cells.
Are VersaPulse® laser treatments safe?
VersaPulse® lasers have been used successfully in hundreds of thousands of treatments. VersaPulse laser treatments performed properly, by a trained physician, are safe and effective. There are many benefits to VersaPulse laser surgery: little if any pain, no needles for most patients, less bruising and swelling, and, once removed, lesions do not return.
Do VersaPulse® laser treatments hurt?
No. The VersaPulse® uses a special “chilled tip” to cool the skin during treatment. Some patients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin, followed by the feeling of sunburn. Many treatments do not require anesthetics. However, some patients feel more comfortable with a local numbing agent like ice. For some patients a local anesthesia may be beneficial. Most treatments do not require incisions or injections.
What results can you expect?
Most patients will see improvement in their vascular and pigmented lesions. This improvement can be quite dramatic. However, as with any surgical procedure, there is always a possibility that only minor changes will occur and in rare cases there is no response.
What other skin conditions can lasers treat?
Other skin conditions treated with lasers include: aging and sun-damaged skin, tattoos, moles, warts, skin tags, stretch marks, acne and hypertrophic scars.