Technical refinements in laser technology have netted extraordinary advances in laser treatments. Besides increased accuracy, markedly fewer side effects and reduced recovery times, top-of-the-line lasers with their modular and easy-to-upgrade components are preferred by aestheticians and surgeons for virtually every kind of treatment from minor cosmetic procedures to major surgery. Besides using lasers for hair, vein and tattoo removal, we also find them to be nearly indispensable in more complex surgical procedures such as facelifts.
At Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics (RMLA), two of the exceptional lasers that we use are the Sciton and the Cynosure. They were added to our collection because they offer the best technology on the market today.
How Does Laser Technology Work?
Lasers work by concentrating light into a very small, intense beam that can be focused to precise depths of penetration (think fractions of millimeters) and to highly specific areas (think nearly imperceptible blood vessels). They range from very hot, high-intensity beams, the type used in surgery, to the more gentle and diffuse coverage typically used for superficial skin treatments. For example, the Sciton and Cynosure lasers we use come with laser tips that function at highly specific depths and speeds for optimum treatment of different areas of the body and skin's surface.
One of the more important qualities in a medical laser system is its adaptability to treat different parts of the body effectively and its ability to be upgraded as new technologies arise. This characteristic has the further benefit of allowing us at RMLA to bring the latest technology to patients at a significantly lower cost than would be necessary if having to continually replace entire systems.
Laser skin care treatments that we offer can be accomplished with little or no anesthesia, are virtually pain-free, and allow the patient to be back to work or play the same day. And an added benefit of laser treatments is that they stimulate the manufacture of collagen in the area being treated, leaving patients with a younger, fresher looking complexion.
The Sciton Laser System
The Sciton laser incorporates modular, upgradeable components that offer a variety of adaptations. We often use it for skin repair and rejuvenation procedures such as removal of redness and sunspots and skin tightening. This same laser has applications for treatments as varied as high-speed hair removal, tattoo removal, spider vein treatment and rejuvenating facial micro laser peels. Unlike most lasers that distribute energy unevenly, resulting in hot spots that can cause unnecessary burning and cold spots where treatment is ineffective, the Sciton is designed to deliver even beams to all areas of treatment. Its large-area pattern generator (LAPG) and flat-top laser beam profile with built-in extended skin cooling results in more comfortable and effective treatments of every sort.
The Sciton Profile/BBL
This is the world's highest performance pulsed-light system; BBL indicating broad beam light source. Its interchangeable filters allow us to treat a wide variety of conditions with a single device resulting in faster, more economical solutions for a variety of skin care needs such as uneven skin tone and discoloration.
Removing hair from large areas such as arms, back and legs used to be a tedious process due to then-lasers' small coverage area. The Sciton laser's clear scan large area pattern generator (LAPG) allows for a much larger area than all previous lasers to be treated in a single stroke, resulting in faster, more comfortable, more precise and predictable hair removal from these parts of the body.
Sciton MicroLaserPeel Module
This is a preferred alternative to chemical peels because the laser can be handled with greater precision resulting in a more even peel to an exacting depth versus the often random and uneven penetration of some chemical peels of the past. Being an ablative laser, though, it will trigger the wound healing response to stimulate production of collagen and elastin.
Sciton Vascular Module
This is used to treat facial and spider veins and its many tips make it adaptable to use on all skin types and conditions. Faster, more accurate, and more economical than prior iterations of vein removal, the Sciton laser has been ranked number one in industry patient test groups.
According to Dr. Jeffrey Raval, Sciton's adaptable design and the company's commitment to technological innovation make the Sciton system an important and cost-effective tool in offering the clinic's patients the best skin care available.
The Cynosure Laser System
Since 1991, Cynosure's award-winning technicians have developed a whole menu of lasers and light sources in their product line suited to medical and aesthetic use. That's why they coined the phrase: Where Art and Science Meet. At Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics, we use the Cynosure laser primarily for laser hair removal, but it also has specific applications for skin treatments including laser removal of veins, birthmarks, scars, stretch marks, redness and pigmented lesions.
Continual Apex Pulse Technology (CAPT)
CAPT is used in microthermal rejuvenation to treat conditions such as wrinkles, acne, and scar reduction in as few as three treatments. This patented CAPT rejuvenates the skin by treating wrinkles, pigmentation, veins and the blush of rosacea. Through precise thermal manipulation of the epidermal and dermal tissue, it promotes skin tightening and collagen production throughout the entire treatment area.
Cynosure Apogee Elite
This product contains two laser systems - a 755 nm Alexandrite laser for skin types I-IV and a high powered 1064 Nd:YAG laser for skin types V-VI and tanned skin - all in one convenient unit. The Elite offers the most optimal wavelengths for:
- Hair Removal
- Pigmented Lesions
- Leg Veins
- Treatment of Sun-Damaged Skin
Its waves are highly absorbed by melanin, providing superior efficiency in the removal of unwanted hair and epidermal pigmented lesions resulting in:
- 80% permanent hair reduction after only four treatments.
- Treatment of a variety of skin types.
- Faster, more effective treatments.
It is also quite effective in treating epidermal pigmented lesions such as age spots, sun spots and freckles through customized short pulse durations.
This laser effectively eradicates dyschromia or skin discoloration, a common condition associated with aging skin. It targets superficial pigment, veins and the blush of rosacea associated with sun-damaged skin. This revolutionary technology does not require the use of messy gels or lotions thereby increasing patient comfort and lessening treatment time. Combined with Cynosure's SmartCoolT air cooling system, treatment is virtually painless.
Come See for Yourself
The amazing technologies made available, literally at our fingertips, by Cynosure and Sciton, mean that we can provide very personal and precise treatments for our patients. We are capable of helping people with a wide range of skin types, skin conditions, and aesthetic goals to address concerns and correct them effectively. We invite you to come see this technology in action when you receive a laser treatment at Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics.