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Lightsheer Diode Laser at LASER PLUS
Since its founding in 1998, Laser Plus has offered an unparalleled level of expertise and commitment to their customers.
The LightSheer Diode Laser, cleared by the FDA, exemplifies our goal of continuing to bring you valuable, differentiated treatments backed by solid engineering systems which guarantee efficient results.
At LASER PLUS we use the LightSheer XC Diode Laser System, which is cleared for permanent hair reduction based on prospective clinical studies conducted at leading research centers.** The system was optimized based on results from these studies. The wavelength, long pulse width, large spot size, contact cooling, and compression were chosen to provide the optimal parameters for safety and efficiency.
The technology integrated in the LightSheer diode Laser is the newest innovation in lasers based on semiconductor diode technology. The inherent reliability of these high-powered diodes constitutes a key component of the system.
The supplier, Lumenis, is the world leader in laser hair removal systems. More LightSheer Diode Systems have been delivered than any other system.
Backed by extensive, long-term clinical data, the LightSheer laser’s ability to permanently reduce hair growth has satisfied thousands of patients and their treatment providers world-wide.
LASER PLUS has treated thousands of patients year-round – even during tanning seasons since 1998 until today. Continuous contact cooling and long pulse widths help protect sun-exposed skin (see testimonials on this site) and treatment of all skin types (I-VI)
LightSheer ™ lasers were the first to provide permanent hair reduction using state-of-the-art, high-power diode laser technology.
Cleared for permanent reduction of hair, as well as for treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae, leg veins, and benign pigmented lesions.
It treats all skin types (I-VI), including tanned skin, using aggressive skin cooling and a choice of pulse durations.
Effective on all hair diameters through pulsewidth control, it is highly reliable and is electrically efficient. The patented ChillTip ™ handpiece, with a 12X12 mm square spot, actively cools before, during and after the treatment pulse to protect the epidermis and allow the use of higher treatment energy density. This larger handpiece alows faster treatment of bigger body parts.
Leading research centers have provided clinical data supporting Lightsheer diode laser system treatment specifications. On-going feedback from researchers has optimized the system’s wavelength, pulsewidth selection, large spot size, contact cooling, and compression technique.
Nowadays, Lightsheer diode laser systems still integrate the newest innovation in lasers based on semiconductor diode technology.
The patented ChillTip handpiece represents a breakthrough in patient safety and comfort. It provides superior epidermal protection. Now available at LASER PLUS.
The Lipo Laser at LASER PLUS uses proven L.L.L.T. - low level laser technology to stimulate a fat releasing cascade within the treatment area, melting inches off the waistline immediately and measurably after only a single session. Although not a weight loss treatment, a month long course of sessions followed by exercisw, results in significant targeted reductions in circumference that can be maintained indefinitely with proper diet and by staying physically active.
How this specific Lipo Laser works
Low level lasers have been utilized as effective treatments in fat reduction for several years. The Ultra-low level lasers are released through the treatment pads, creating a chemical signal in the fat cells that breaks down stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol, which are released through the cell membranes. Fat content is then transported around the body to tissues where it will be "burned off" during a period of post-treatment recommended exercise.
An LPG Lipomassage after the laser session is ideal because it promotes collagen growth, enhances circulation and attracts oxygen and nutrients - creating alltogether a slimmer tighter target area with smoother looking skin. Vacuum massage is performed after the laser treatment to enhance lymphatic drainage, remove fatty acids from the target area and stimulate skin renewal.
A natural process made better
Exercise creates a demand in our bodies for extra energy. Normally, the body responds to this demand by releasing stored fat content to be used as fuel. This release can be from any stored fat content around the Body. Through the use of low level lasers, this Lipo laser creates a process of photobiomodulation to mimic the body's natural processes, but the laser treatment allows the client to select a target area for fat release before the body even begins exercising.
Independent clinical studies have shown a 1 to 5 cm of Body circumference reduction per session. Packs of 6 to 9 sessions to one area are recommended during a 2-3 week period.
Further treatments might be required according to each case, and can correct diet indulgence or focus on another target area. Nutritional supplements are also recommended to encourage metabolic activity and a healthy lifestyle.
What is Laser tattoo removal ?
Tattoos used to be decorations on the skin, permanent and irreversible. No one knows for sure when the practice of tattooing the skin began, but Egyptian mummies dating from 1300 BC have already shown evidence of blue tattoo marks. A tattoo is achieved by injecting a colored pigment in small insertions made deep into the skin for the purpose. Regardless of who injects the pigment - an artist or an amateur - marks or designs are relatively permanent. However, in recent years, since the early 90's, there were developed laser equipments designed to address selectively the tattoo pigment in most cases without leaving any scar in its place. This is because in reality the laser light does not burn the ink. Instead, it fractures it into small particles which are then removed from the skin by the immune system. The advantage of the new technology is that there is a much lower risk of leaving marks. The expert removes the tattoo, selectively treating the pigment in the ink with a laser beam of high power. Laser treatments have become the standard treatment because they provide a highly effective approach, without bleeding, at a low risk and with minimal side effects. The type of laser used depends on the color of the pigment. In most cases, multiple treatments are required.
The treatment is not possible in the following areas:
- very close to the eye, around or too close to mucosal areas such as the nose or ears
The treatment is safe in any other area, including the following:
- Treatment in the genital area: The application of Laser for tattoo removal is safe in the pubic area including the reproductive organs of both sexes.
- Treatment nipples (Aureola): The removal of tattoos laser is safe and effective, as well as permanent hair removal in the areola area for both sexes.
- Treatment in areas of skin with hair growth: One of the side effects of tattoo removal is the hair removal / permanent reduction of hair. If you want to remove a tattoo is an area where the hair is desired, it is necessary to draw them, pulling the zone manually (wax, twizers, a.s.o. ..) before treatment. The hairs grow back within 4-6 weeks.
Post-treatment: The surrounding skin of the treated area will be red transiently for a period of 12-24 hours. The treated area may show signs of exfoliation. It is advisable to apply a soothing cream that promotes regeneration and reduces the sensitivity (eg, Aloe). It is inadvisable to apply cosmetics or wet the area within 24 hours following the laser session.
Only a few sessions of peelings are needed to clearly diminish the global pigmentary content of the epidermis and reduce the hyperkeratosis.
The therapeutic topics, which must be applied during the period of regeneration of the skin (6 weeks minimum) following the four peelings permit the dispersion of the melanocytic production, in this way improving the results.
The dyscromies, including the ancient or resistant, progressively improve with the P.R.T.(1).
Acne, be it light or serious, resistant or even conglobate, improves with the sessions of the Peeling used at . After a few weeks (1-2-3 sessions), one can appreciate results which would normally require various months with other treatments. It has to be remembered that a patient suffering from acne should continue treatments after the peeling have finished, (with topical treatment mentioned earlier.). Although the same occurs with other treatments even if they are much more aggressive, or potentially toxic (Roaccutane).
The treatment is led approx. 2 minutes. The treatment is repeated and the results are fantastic.
Ravaged and pale skin
Treatment uses a flat electrode which is led slowly, closely across the skin surface by face and neck. Thus the nervous system is stimulated and the local blood circulation is promoted.
Treatment follows using the surface electrode driven in a slow circling motion over the skin surface.
the treatment with irradiation therapy lasts no longer than 3 minutes. The local blood circulation is promoted by the sparking and the skin is disinfected by ionised air. In certain cases the therapist can apply a damp cloth or fleece between the skin and electrode. The sparks go through the cloth, and the patient feels relaxed.
The open glass electrode is used. A coagulation of the wart will resemble. Warts take approx. 30 seconds long to be coagulated. The procedure is repeated several times.
P.R.T. – Rejuvenation programmes:
The specific formula of our Peeling allows:
- An exfoliation that generates global phenomena of cutaneous rejuvenation.
- The penetration of the active products which treat, maintain, regenerate and rejuvenate the skin with the aim of carrying out “rejuvenating cycles”.
The results are immediately visible, but they become more apparent after the third session of the first P.R.T. (1).
Light Rejuvenating Programme:
(during a yr cycle)
4 Peeling sessions are to be carried out once a week. An alcohol free specific moisturising cream will be applied between peelings. Therapeutic topical creams during 6 – 12 months. Repetition of the 4 session Peeling might be recommended after 6 months.
Resume the cycle of 4 peeling + therapeutic topical creams every year or twice a year.
This Programme applies to little damaged, little dyschromic and little wrinkled skin.
This program is, above all, a programme for keeping the skin young rather than a rejuvenating programme.
Medium Rejuvenating Programme:
(during a yr cycle)
A normal process of a rejuvenating cycle.
4 Peeling sessions are to be carried out during one month and once a week. An alcohol free specific moisturising cream will be applied between peelings. Therapeutic topical creams are applied for a period of 6 weeks.
A course of a rejuvenating cycle lasts 10 weeks. Then the 4 Peelings are repeated and followed by 6 weeks rest, enabling the patient to benefit from new “rejuvenating cycles”.
An “accelerated” treatment is required for patients who are in a hurry or who have resistant skins:
It consists of 4 Peeling sessions are to be carried out during one month and once a week. An alcohol free specific moisturising cream will be applied on day 1 + day 2 post Peeling and Therapeutic topical creams are applied days 2 to 8 during the period of 6 weeks of the regeneration phase.
The number of “rejuvenating cycles” depend on the required result. The cycles may be repeated until the patient is satisfied with the result. Once the requires result is achieved, the “light programme”, explained above, is then carried out.
Deep Rejuvenating Programme:
The most intensive process of a rejuvenating cycle.
4 Peeling sessions are to be carried out during the course of two months and twice a month. An alcohol free specific moisturising cream will be applied on day 1 and 2 post peeling. Therapeutic topical creams are applied on days 3 to 15 during the 6 weeks of the regeneration period.
The rejuvenating cycle, therefore, lasts twelve weeks and it will be repeated until the patient is satisfied. The results are maintained using the “light programme” described above.
The Progressive Rejuvenating Treatment integrates perfectly with the new concept of the Peeling used at .
The repetition of the Peelings associated to the application of Therapeutic topical pos-peeling creams:
1. Determine an intense process of dermo-epidermic regeneration
2. Regularly reduce and distribute the global charge of melanin of the skin – recreating an even overall skin tone
3. It adapts to all skin types and any season of the year
4. It is non toxic and is void of important or permanent side effects
5. It progressively accumulates the results till it finally reaches the desired state
6. The maintenance is obtained
The Progressive Rejuvenating Treatments are extremely stress-free and allow a global approach to the problems of photo-ageing of the most visible parts of the body.
Lift Massage - LPG
Lipomassage LPG & Body Sculping/Body Contouring
Anti-oxidant treatment of tissue oxygenation - ozone -High frequency
Lifting effect without surgery, an anti-oxidant to regenerate, reinvigorate and refresh the skin
Curative action and sedative through ozone generated by high frequency currents. The healing and sedative actions of high frequency currents are known since D'Arsonval introduced its use in medical practice.
In the aesthetic practice its used for the purposes of: skin cleansing, moisturizing, revitalizing, rejuvenating, improve complexion, firmness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, acne treatment, post-peeling, folliculitis, rash and irritation / skin infections, reducing puffiness/ eye bags and dark circles, preventing and stopping hair loss.
The treatment is based on electromagnetic waves traversing electrodes generating a neon, argon or Chenon light that in contact with the skin produces ozone. Ozone - O3 is a super-oxigen, it consists of concentrated oxygen from atmospheric air.
Its effects by contacting the skin are:
the hemostatic (stops bleeding and aids in the healing site)
1. Q: Is the Ozon Treatment with high frequency painful?
A: It's completely painless, some people experience a mild tingling sensation in the first minutes.
2nd. Q: How many sessions are required?
A: To show its effectiveness it requires at least 10 sessions. The application time is about 10 to 15 minutes.
3rd. Q: Are there contraindications?
A: There are the following contraindications: cardiac pacemakers, pregnancy, patients with disturbances of sensation, metallic implant on site, hemorrhagic areas, skin with flammable cosmetics.
4th. Q: How much do the sessions cost?
A: A single session costs from 10 € to 25 € per 10-15 Min. session, depending on the size of the affected area. Packs of 10 sessions are available with 10% reduction from 90 € to 225 € and 15% discount - 20 sessions from 170 € to 425 €.
1. WART TREATMENT IN THE BORDER OF THE FINGERNAIL CAUSED BY HPV WITH THE USE OF HIGH FREQUENCY UNIT: REPORT OF CASE
Benign warts are caused by superficial skin infection, where the region is subjected to repeated trauma, for example, where the nails are withdrawn cuticles. The warts that grow around the nails are called "common warts" and manifested by hyperkeratosis. They are caused by a virus belonging to the family human papillomavirus (HPV) types HPV 1,2,4,26-29 8.9, is considered an opportunistic infection.
The aim of this study was to verify the performance of the high-frequency generator in a case of verruca vulgaris nail.
There were made 3 daily sessions of Ozone of 15 min. each for 3 months, totaling 252 applications.
Post application of the three months protocol, there was a complete tissue regeneration at the injury site (improving trophism) and the yellowish appearance always present in the nail, disappeared. There were no sequelae deforming injury (unsightly nails).
For this study, we conclude that the High Frequency was effective for this condition, with low cost of investment and maintenance, ease of application and it presented important clinical outcomes: no keratolytic action, without toxicity and it was totally painless.
Revista de Especialização em Fisioterapia. Vol 1 – nr 2 – out/nov/dez – 2007
1 Valéria Cristina Cabral de Barros, 2Vilma Natividade da Silva Santos, 3Fábio Borges dos Santos
1 Programa de Pós Graduação Latu Sensu em Fisioterapia da Universidade Gama Filho – Belo Horizonte – MG
2 Fisioterapeuta, especialista em Fisiologista, mestre em Cirurgia Plástica pela UNIFESP
3 Fisioterapeuta, Mestre em Ciências Pedagógicas, docente da Universidade Estácio de Sá – RJ e Universidade Iguaçu – RJ