What are Dermatology Lasers?
Class IV medical lasers are a classification of lasers that can be used only by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses registered in the state of California. These are the only lasers we use at Celibre because they are high powered and effective at consistently produce reliable and predictable results.
Class IV medical lasers use high energy light to create a thermal injury to a targeted area of the skin.
The lasers we use are one wavelength of light (one type of light) and this design is what makes lasers very specific to a particular portion of the skin.
For example, hair removal lasers penetrate to the depth of the base of the hair follicle and are preferentially absorbed into the dark pigment (melanin) of the skin.
What targets do the lasers treat?
Depending on the wavelength, the target for our lasers will always be water, melanin (pigment found in hair, sun spots, tattoo ink, acne scars, etc) or hemoglobin (blood). These three targets are effectively treated with the laser energy. By using one specific wavelength of light, a practitioner can use a laser to destroy one target (such as the pigment in a tattoo) while leaving the surrounding skin intact.
What Conditions do Dermatology Lasers Treat?
Previously it was mentioned that our lasers are attracted to 3 targets: Melanin (Pigment), Water, and Hemoglobin. If the target is hemoglobin, the laser is used to treat vascular conditions such as rosacea, spider veins, red acne scars, red stretch marks, cherry hemangiomas, and port wine birthmarks. If the target is melanin, the laser is used for hair removal, tattoo removal, treatment of freckles, sun spots, birthmarks, brown acne scars, and traumatic brown scars. When the target is water, the treatments are utilized for the reduction of sebaceous glands to reduce/resolve acne and large pores, stimulate collagen formation/remodeling for fine lines and wrinkles, and for more invasive procedures (laser resurfacing) such as acne scars and wrinkles. To learn more about the Celibre lasers and what conditions they are used for, go to celibre.com/equipment.
Celibre Medical uses the Lasers:
Lumenis Lightsheer, Sciton Profile, Cynosure V-Star, Quantel Medical Aramis, Laserscope Lyra, Palomar Q-Yag V, Hoya Conbio Medlite C6.