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Laser Technology: Pushing the boundaries of treatment possibilities

Since the appearance of the first medical laser device in the early 1960’s, laser treatments have revolutionised the aesthetic industry.

Aesthetic Laser Technology: A timescale

  • 1917: Albert Einstein first described the theoretical concept of LASER (Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation)
  • 1960: first functional laser created
  • 1992-4: ablative lasers (CO2 and Erbium) first used to treat wrinkles
  • 1994-2000: Non-ablative, fractional laser developed with significantly lower risk of infection and shorter recovery time
  • 2000: first patent for factional laser technology 2004: first commercial device for fractional non-ablative resurfacing

Types of Aesthetic Laser Technology

  • Alexandrite: uses a green gem to penetrate a red spectrum. Used to treat blood vessels, and for hair and tattoo removal.
  • CO2 Laser: Carbon dioxide gas is used to generate an infrared light from an ablative laser. Commonly used in laser skin resurfacing.
  • Erbium: uses a white metal to produce an infrared laser. Used for skin resurfacing and to minimse the appearance of scars.
  • Nd:YAG: uses a crystal to produce near infrared light. Used to reduce brown spots, for tattoo and hair removal. Pulsed Dye: produces a yellow wavelength that penetrates red pigment. Used for treating blood vessels and acne scars.
  • Q-switched: short pulses of intense light. Used to treat discolouration and for tattoo removal.
  • Picosecond: short pulses of high intensity light. Used to treat discolouration and for tattoo removal. Combination lasers: used to treat multiple indications with the one device.

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Type Treatment Indications Possible Side Effects Cryomed Laser
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser (ablative)
  • Deep-set winkles
  • Acne and other scars
  • Warts
  • Birthmarks
  • Skin tags
  • Skin rejuvenation via collagen production
  • Some skin cancers
  • Some moles and corns
  • Sun damage
  • Traditional CO2 lasers have a lengthy recovery period
  • Fractional CO2 lasers are less invasive, requiring 2-3 weeks recovery
  • Darker skin types risk hyper- or hypo-pigmentation
  • Not suitable for patients with active acne
Fraxis Duo (combined with micro-needle fractional RF)
Lotus Gynolaser
Erbium Laser (ablative)
  • Fine lines
  • Small to moderate wrinkles
  • Skin pigmentation and sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Some moles
  • Transient swelling, bruising and redness will usually subside in 1-2 weeks
  • Suitable for darker skin tones
Etherea MX DualMode (ER:YAG Double pulse stacking system)
Erbium Glass Laser (non-ablative)
  • Deep acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Pigmentation, sun damage, melasma
  • Fine wrinkles, ageing skin
  • Transient, mild redness, swelling and heat
  • Very safe procedure
Etherea MX GoSmooth 1540
Etherea MX Pro Deep (fractional 1430nm)
Pulsed-Dye laser (non-ablative)
  • Vascular lesions
  • Spider veins and broken capillaries
  • Port wine stains (birthmarks)
  • Rosacea
  • Fine lines around eyes
  • Stretch marks
  • Post-treatment bruising and temporary pigmentation changes can be experienced
V-Laser (Long Pulsed 532nm + Nd:YAG 1064nm)
Nd:YAG Laser (non-ablative)
  • Hair reduction
  • Spider veins
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Tattoo removal
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Vascular issues may recur
Pastelle (Q-Switched)
V-Laser (Long Pulsed 532nm + Nd:YAG 1064nm)
Picocare 450 (picosecond Nd:YAG)
Etherea LongPulse (Nd:YAG 1064nm)
Etherea MX Acroma (Q-Switched Dual Wavelength)
Mercury LongPulse (Nd:YAG)
Alexandrite Laser (non-ablative)
  • Hair reduction
  • Tattoo removal
  • Leg veins
  • Good for removal of fine, thin hairs
  • Good for removal of black, green, yellow tattoos
  • Good for white/pale skin types
Organically Pumped Semiconductor Laser (OPSL)
  • Wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Vessels and redness
  • Pigmentation
  IRIS Vascular

The Cryomed View

Laser technology is one of the most researched and developed in aesthetic medicine. We have seen significant advances in recent years. For example, new generation lasers, such as the Picocare 450 picosecond laser, offer reliability, speed and accuracy undreamt of previously. Likewise, hair removal lasers are now capable of treating lighter hair and darker skin types than ever before.

We are watching the development of lasers that will have the ability to treat basal cells – one of the most common types of skin cancer, without leaving any scarring.

Over the past 2 years, our strategy has been to source the highest quality combination technology devices, capable of treating multiple indications at very high standards. Our key selection criteria are clinical efficacy with minimal side-effects, proven technology with good forecast longevity, treatment efficiency, cost of market entry, and ROI .

We have chosen a high quality mixture of single and dual-platform laser devices, covering every treatment indication. We welcome the opportunity to provide in-depth market insights to practitioners.

Forecast growth of Aesthetic Laser market by application: 2013 – 2024 (USA)

Some Recommended Purchase Criteria

  • Selection should be based on the best quality and cost benefit.
  • Multi-platform lasers can treat more indications, providing the quality of none of the platforms is compromised
  • Potential technology longevity for best ROI
  • Speed, efficacy and safety issues
forecast growth of aesthetic laser

Specific wavelengths of various types of laser

specific wavelengths of various types of laser

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