Laser hair removal has been around since 1997, when it was discovered that patients undergoing laser treatment for tattoos, port wine stains, pigmented lesions etc, had stunted or no hair growth in the treated area.

Ruby lasers (694nm) were the first laser to be used for serious commercial hair removal. Unfortunately this device has some major drawbacks in that it can only really be used on skin type I-II (on the Fitzpatrick scale) due to high melanin absorption

Since those early days there has been all kinds of light based devices put on the market that claim to give permanent hair reduction, from different types of laser to IPL’s.

However we believe that over 10 years later it is generally accepted around the world that there are two systems that can offer consistent results for hair removal and they are long pulsed Alexandrite (755nm) and long pulsed Nd:Yag (1064nm) lasers.

 

Alexandrite lasers (755nm) are mainly used for hair removal on skin types I-III, there can be a significant risk of either hyper pigmentation or the more serious hypo pigmentation if an Alexandrite is used on skin type higher than III.

 

Nd:Yag lasers (1064nm) can be a far more versatile tool as they can be used for hair removal on all skin types I-VI, as well as the treatment of unwanted red and blue veins on both the leg and face.

 

The Polaris long pulsed Nd:Yag is a useful tool to banish those unwanted and unsightly broken capillaries, on both the leg and face, for good.

The laser light is used to cauterise the vessel, which makes it shrink back from the surface and so disappear.

The treatment is made as pain free as possible by using the the Polaris BrrEase skin cooler to initially chill the  treatment area as well as keeping the treatment area cool during the procedure.

Excellent results can be achieved after only a few treatments if not straight away.

 

Tattoos can now be effectively removed in a controlled and safe way using laser technology. The beauty of tattoo removal using a Laser is that is can be done without, in most cases, breaking the skin. As a result this can often result in little or no scarring.

 

There are two main Lasers commercially used for Tattoo removal are either a Q-switched Nd:Yag (1064nm), which can be frequency doubled to give 532 nm or a

Q-switched Ruby laser (694mn).

Q-switched Yag lasers work faster than Ruby typically at 1-10Hz compared with 1 or 2Hz for Ruby.

 

However although the increased speed of the Yag may seem to be appealing, it is important to consider that generally the skin cannot deal with the heat energy generated in the at delivery speeds higher than approximately 3 Hz.

It can be noted that a tattoo treated solely with a Yag laser at a high repetition rate can leave a raised area where the tattoo was. This is caused by excessive heat put into the skin by the laser.

 

A Q-switched Ruby laser does not create such a potential problem, mainly due to the reduced speed of the treatment, thus the likelihood of over heating the skin is less, along with the potential of double spotting and large overlaps.

 

Dermoelectroporation is the newest tool for the delivery of active substances.

Dermoelectroporation technology utilizes the skin’s water based channels to promote transdermal delivery of drugs by a pulsed Ionthophoresis with electroporation like, continuous reversed polarity current.

 

Dermoelectroporation makes it possible for both micro- molecules and macro-molecules (of more than 800,000 Dalton such as Hyaluronic acid and Eparine) to be safety delivered into the body, without modification of the ionic drug solution’s pH, electrolysis effect of the ionic solution itself and with no damage to skin tissue and cells thus solving the problem of traditional ionthophoresis systems.

Mattioli’s Transderm Meso system can be used for skin bio revitalization treatments, cellulite treatments, pre laser applications, pre and post skin resurfacing surgery procedures.

It can be used as an alternative to injections for all mesotherapy applications, using a lower amount of product with no traumas, injuries and irritations for the patient