Neo Elite Aerolase Laser In Murrieta, CA

Neo Elite Aerolase Laser

The Aerolase Neo is an aesthetic medical laser that provides a premium patient experience unrivaled in dermatology and aesthetics. Uniquely gentle, the Neo offers complete skin rejuvenation in a safe, effective, and tolerable treatment for all skin types and tones. The Neo’s unique 650-microsecond technology is attracted to a combination of melanin, hemoglobin, and water in the skin tissue – which contribute to your skin’s signs of aging. The Neo’s energy passes through the skin to selectively heat these targets without adverse effects – resulting in clear, healthy skin. The 650-microsecond pulse eliminates discomfort during treatment and provides safe, highly efficacious results for even the darkest skin

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NeoClear by Aerolase® Acne Treatment

NeoClear by Aerolase offers patients of all ages and skin types a new safe, effective, and tolerable treatment for acne using advanced 650-microsecond technology. NeoClear is a powerful acne treatment that eliminates the major factors causing acne including excess sebum production, inflammation, and the p. acnes bacteria. Typically, many different treatments, medications, or skin care options are required to address these factors, but NeoClear can achieve this with a single device. The unique settings of the 650-microsecond device allows energy to penetrate deeply into the skin within a highly safe and tolerable pulse to reduce sebum production, suppress inflammation, and destroy the p. acnes bacteria to help clear current acne breakouts and to stop them in the future. Also, the deep heating energy helps build collagen, which can reduce the appearance of acne scars and leave skin looking radiant.

NeoClear is a special treatment as there are no side effects, is very comfortable for patients, and the results can be seen quickly – in as little as a single treatment. NeoClear is an excellent option for patients that do not want to take prescription medications or are unable to. Plus, with increasing prescription costs, NeoClear is an excellent, cost-effective solution for patients’ acne problems.

NeoClear treatments typically take between 10-30 minutes depending on the severity of acne and the size of the area affected (face, neck, chest, torso). NeoClear is highly safe, effective, and tolerable for all skin types, all ages, and all types of acne. Treatment may be performed without any skin cooling, anesthetic, and even without the need to touch the skin.

FAQ's

HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

This can vary depending on skin and severity of the condition, but generally 4 to 6 sessions are required to achieve a good result. After that, the patient may need maintenance every few months depending on their skin type.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT INTERVAL?

Patient should receive 1 treatment every one to two weeks.

WHAT IS THE IDEAL DISTANCE TO HAVE THE HANDPIECE WITH 6MM LENS AWAY FROM THE SKIN WHILE DOING ACNE TREATMENTS? AND THE 2MM LENS?

The distance does not actually matter, as this is the only laser available with a collimated beam. We recommend working from a distance of 1 to 3 inches with the 6mm lens, so it is close enough for easy aiming yet far enough from the skin so that the handpiece does not visually obscure the target. Although the distance doesn’t affect the energy being emitted at the suggested distance, the size of the aiming beam is truer to the spot size.

When using the 2mm lens, the distance rods should slightly touch the skin without applying too much pressure on the patient’s skin. This is the best way to ensure that the appropriate energy is being delivered since the 2mm focus lens is distance-dependent.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE AN IMPROVEMENT IN MY CONDITION?

The number of treatments as well as results vary from patient to patient. Commonly, improvement may be seen anywhere from 4–8 weeks if treatments are performed every 1 to 2 weeks depending on the severity of the condition and the patient’s skin’s reaction to the therapy. Some patient’s condition may worsen before it gets better.

WHAT’S THE SPOT SIZE FOR ACNE?

The Neo utilizes the 6mm and 2mm spot sizes for acne. The 6mm lens is used to canvas the entire affected area in order to effectively heat the sebaceous glands and destroy the p. acnes bacteria on all skin types. The 2mm lens used on skin types I–III to target each visible lesion. The number of pulses is dependent on the size of the lesion, thus effectively killing the active bacteria and reducing the redness of the affected spot.

The 6mm lens used on skin types IV–VI to target each visible lesion. The number of pulses is dependent on the size of the lesion.

CAN IT BE USED ON DARK SKIN?

Actually, the Neo Elite is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper- and/ or hypo-pigmentation. Patients with skin types IV–VI should not be treated with on the face with high power using the 2mm lens as the risk of hyper- and/or hypo- pigmentation is increased.

CAN IT BE USED ON ACNE SCARS?

Yes, the Neo Elite will remove pigment and redness from acne scars. It will also improve the skin’s texture slightly due to the absorption of water which will rebuild collagen and elastin.

If seeking major improvement with cratering or pock marks, we highly recommend receiving an ablative Era treatment.

DO I NEED TO USE TOPICAL ANESTHESIA? WHAT ABOUT GELS?

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with Neo Elite, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced and slight pinching may be felt while using the 2mm spot size. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment.

IS IT PAINFUL?

No, there is just a mild, very tolerable sensation of heat. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology. The Neo Elite has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology.

IS IT PERMANENT, OR WILL MY ACNE COME BACK?

There is no cure for acne, only maintenance, so further treatment may be required in the future. This will vary patient to patient and some will have greater results than others depending on the severity of their acne, their skin type, and their daily maintenance.

NeoSkin by Aerolase® Melasma and Hyperpigmentation

NeoSkin by Aerolase allows patients of all skin types to comprehensively clear their melasma and hyperpigmentation. As a multi-factorial condition that can involve epidermal melanin, dermal melanin, and a vascular component, melasma typically requires a complex treatment regimen to achieve clearance and prevent recurrence. The Aerolase Neo helps patients to achieve clearance with a safe, effective, and tolerable treatment by addressing each of these factors. The Neo’s 650-microsecond laser energy is delivered into the dermis and epidermis to break up melanin deposits while shutting down vasculature and inflammation. Due to the unique parameters of the Neo’s energy, treatment is highly tolerable with minimal risk of adverse effects compared to traditional topical or device treatments for melasma.

Management of melasma can be challenging and, with topical agents, may require long-term treatment. The Neo, however, can help patients achieve clearance with fewer treatments. For patients who want an accelerated clearance of their condition, the Neo can be combined with a peel in a single treatment session. First, the Neo helps to break up epidermal and dermal pigment. Then, the peel may be applied to speed up the cellular turnover of the epidermis. While the Neo may be used alone as a single treatment, the combination of these two treatments offers patients a great “one-two punch” to clear their condition.

Aerolase Neo melasma treatments typically take 15-20 minutes. Neo melasma treatments are safe, effective, and tolerable for all skin types and all forms of melasma. Treatment may be performed without any skin cooling, anesthetic, and even without the need to touch the skin.

FAQ's

HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

This can vary depending on the size density of melanin and depth of the affected area. Typically melasma will lighten or disappear completely after 3–5 treatments although in some cases more treatments may be necessary.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD TREATMENTS BE PERFORMED?

One treatment should be completed every 3–4 weeks.

WHAT CAUSES MELASMA?

Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, primarily seen on the upper cheeks, lip, forehead and chin of women 20–50 years of age. Uncontrolled sunlight exposure is considered the leading cause of melasma, especially in individuals with a genetic predisposition to this condition. Melasma is most common among pregnant women, called Chloasma, especially those of Latin and Asian descents. People with olive or darker skin, such as Hispanic, Asian, and Middle Eastern individuals, have higher incidences of melasma.

IS IT OK TO DO MULTIPLE PASSES OR PULSES OVER THE SAME AREA?

It is recommended that 5–6 passes should be performed during each treatment session

WHAT’S THE SPOT SIZE FOR MELASMA?

The Neo typically utilizes a combination of lower and higher fluences with the 6mm lens. Typically, higher energy settings are needed for lighter spots, while lower energy settings are required to get rid of darker spots. Consider using the 5mm spot size on skin types I–III as melasma lightens. The handpiece does not need to touch the skin when using the 6mm spot size, but when using the 5mm spot size, the distance rods should touch the skin slightly without applying pressure.

CAN IT BE USED ON DARK SKIN?

Actually, the Neo Elite is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypo-pigmentation. Patients with skin types IV–VI should be treated very cautiously, especially in the facial region, as they pose a higher risk of having hyper and/or hypo-pigmentations.

CAN IT BE USED ON RAISED PIGMENTED SPOTS?

A dermatologist should first check raised pigmented spots before starting any kind of treatment. If the dermatologist clears the patient for treatment, you may proceed with administering treatments.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?

Typically, melasma will slowly lighten over the course of the next few days to weeks as the pigmented area is slowly absorbed into the skin by your body’s natural healing process. In some cases, the pigment will darken before becoming lighter. In the event that any crusting or scabbing occurs, it is important to always keep the area moist as to reduce the risk of scarring.

DO I NEED TO USE TOPICAL ANESTHESIA? WHAT ABOUT GELS?

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with Neo Elite, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, especially using higher fluences with the 2mm lens.

IS IT PAINFUL?

There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. A slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher fluences with the 2mm lens. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The Neo Elite has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment.

IS IT PERMANENT, OR WILL MELASMA COME BACK?

Melasma is typically characterized by having up and down periods where the symptoms heighten and lessen. While the laser light can help lighten or completely rid of the pigmentation factors such as sun exposure, hormones and your genetic disposition can play a role in a recurrence of the symptoms.

NeoSkin by Aerolase® Rejuvenation and Tightening

NeoSkin by Aerolase advances rejuvenation and tightening to new levels by enabling a comprehensive treatment to address tone and texture, redness, pigmentation, laxity, and other unwanted skin structures in a single treatment with a single device. NeoSkin uses 650-microsecond laser energy, which is uniquely attracted to melanin, hemoglobin, and water within the skin to safely, effectively, and tolerably renew the skin’s natural, youthful glow. NeoSkin now accomplishes the results of what used to take numerous treatments and treatment methods.

As skin ages there can be many changes that occur. Skin quality can worsen with enlarged pores, texture, and lax skin. Unwanted conditions such as redness, veins, sun damage, and age spots may show up. Acne may follow through adulthood. Whether you are looking to restore your clear, youthful skin or prevent signs of aging, NeoSkin can help achieve your skin goals. First, NeoSkin’s 650-microsecond energy targets water in the dermis to stimulate collagen production, which reduces fine lines, pores, and tightens skin. Then, if present, NeoSkin targets melanin and hemoglobin to clear brown pigment, clear vascular lesions, and suppress inflammation. This NeoSkin treatment is a quick, tailored treatment to address each patient’s specific needs.

NeoSkin treatments typically take 20-60 minutes depending on what conditions need to be addressed and how large the treatment area is (face, neck, chest). Treatment is highly safe, effective, and tolerable for all skin types and may be performed without any skin cooling, anesthetic, and even without the need to touch the skin.

FAQ's

HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

This can vary depending on skin and severity of the condition, but generally 6 sessions are required to achieve a good result. After that, the patient may need maintenance every few months depending on their skin type.

WHAT IS THE IDEAL DISTANCE TO HAVE THE HANDPIECE WITH 6MM LENS AWAY FROM THE SKIN WHILE DOING A REJUVENATION TREATMENT? AND THE 2MM LENS?

The distance does not actually matter, as this is the only laser available with a collimated beam. We recommend working from a distance of 1 to 3 inches with the 6mm lens, so it is close enough for easy aiming yet far enough from the skin so that the handpiece does not visually obscure the target. Although the distance doesn’t affect the energy being emitted at the suggested distance, the size of the aiming beam is truer to the spot size. When using the 2mm lens, the distance rods should slightly touch the skin without applying too much pressure on the patient’s skin. This is the best way to ensure that the appropriate energy is being delivered since the 2mm focus lens is distance dependent.

SETTING EXPECTATIONS

The best candidates for skin rejuvenation are patients showing the initial signs of aging such as fine lines, minor wrinkles, sun damage and vessels as well as signs of reduced skin laxity. Patients may begin to see results immediately after the treatment and the results will continue to become better over time. After the complete set of treatments (typically once a month for 6 months) patients can expect to see the results continue for the next six months, after which they can start the treatments again.

DO I NEED TO USE TOPICAL ANESTHESIA? WHAT ABOUT GELS?

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with Neo Elite, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced and slight pinching may be felt while using the 2mm spot size. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment.

IS IT PAINFUL?

No, there is just a mild, very tolerable sensation of heat. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology. The Neo Elite has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE AN IMPROVEMENT IN MY CONDITION?

Patients may notice a glow or tightening sensation immediately after the first treatment. Some patients may also notice a reduction in pore size a few weeks after the first treatment. Typically a session every month for 6 months is required. Patients should notice considerable results after the entire course of treatments is complete. Patients may see additional improvement for 6 months following the treatment due to the continual growth of new collagen and elastin.

WHAT’S THE SPOT SIZE FOR SKIN REJUVENATION?

The Neo utilizes the 6mm, 5mm and 2mm spot sizes for skin rejuvenation. The 6mm lens is used on skin types I–VI, to canvas the entire area in order to effectively heat the water within the dermis. The 5mm lens is used to heat the water within the areas where skin is thicker, such as the neck and jawline. The 2mm lens is then used to target any red or brown spots to complete the procedure. We recommend only using the 2mm and 5mm lens on skin types I–III.

CAN IT BE USED ON DARK SKIN?

Actually, the Neo Elite is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper- and/ or hypopigmentation. Patients with skin types IV–VI should not be treated with on the face with high power using the 2mm lens as the risk of hyper- and/or hypo- pigmentation is increased.

IS IT PERMANENT, OR WILL MY SPOTS AND LAXITY COME BACK?

While your skin will appear firmer, more full, and both red and brown spots will diminish, the skin will continue to age so maintenance treatments may be required in the future. To reduce the signs of aging it is important to wear sunscreen, which will slow any increase of wrinkles and sun damage.

NeoSkin by Aerolase® Rosacea, Redness, and Veins

NeoSkin comprehensively addresses rosacea, redness, veins, and broken capillaries in a single, 20-25 minute treatment session. A common condition with skin aging is the appearance of redness and formation of veins and broken capillaries in the skin. Rosacea is a chronic disorder that is characterized by facial flushing and with time the gradual development of persistent facial redness and spider-like blood vessels. It is often punctuated by episodes of inflammatory papules (bumps), pustules (pimples), and swelling. Management for many people often includes avoidance of popular foods and alcohol as well as cosmetic camouflage, which can be expensive and time-consuming. Other diffuse redness including poikiloderma of civatte may be attributed by other factors such as exposure to UV rays and lifestyle, which can also be addressed by the NeoSkin treatment. The Aerolase Neo effectively addresses these conditions with deep-penetrating energy that suppresses the inflammation causing the redness. It also coagulates the unwanted veins and broken capillaries, which are then gradually cleared by the body’s natural immune response.

FAQ's

HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

Individual results will vary, but can depend on the body surface that is affected. While some patients may see relief in just one treatment, other patients may need 3 to 4 treatments to achieve their desired result.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD TREATMENTS BE PERFORMED?

It is recommended that one treatment be completed once every 3 to 4 weeks.

WHAT CAUSES Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic disorder that is characterized by facial flushing and with time the gradual development of persistent facial redness and spider-like blood vessels. It is often punctuated by episodes of inflammatory papules (bumps), pustules (pimples), and swelling. Management for many people often includes avoidance of popular foods and alcohol as well as cosmetic camouflage, which can be expensive and time-consuming.

HOW DOES LASER THERAPY WORK FOR ROSACEA?

1064nm laser energy is absorbed in hemoglobin to break down diffused redness, and at higher fluences will also coagulate capillaries or spider veins that may supply blood into affected areas.

IS IT OK TO DO MULTIPLE PASSES OR PULSES OVER THE SAME AREA?

Typically, 4–6 passes should be performed to maximize the efficacy of the treatment.

WHAT’S THE SPOT SIZE FOR TREATING ROSACEA?

Depending on the color variation of the rosacea either the 6mm or 5mm is recommended. However, for patients with darker skin types we recommend the use of the 6mm only. Individual spider veins or capillaries present may be treated with higher fluence which may include the 2mm lens on skin types I–III or 5mm lens for skin types IV–VI. When using the 6mm lens, the handpiece does not need to touch the skin. When using the 5mm or 2mm lens, the distance rods should be rested on top of the skin, but the legs should never be pushed into the skin.

CAN IT BE USED ON DARK SKIN?

Actually, the Neo Elite is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper- and/ or hypopigmentation. Patients with skin types IV–VI should be treated very cautiously, especially in the facial region, as they pose a higher risk of having hyper- and/or hypo- pigmentations.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?

Immediately after treatment there may be some transient erythema or purpura, in or adjacent to the treated area, which is more common in older patients or those who are taking blood-thinning medications and should resolve within a few days. The redness and vasculature may not immediately disappear and may take up to several months to fully improve and clear. Typically, maintenance sessions will need to be scheduled for continued improvement of flare-ups.

It is possible that some vascular lesions may scab so it is important to always keep the area moist as to reduce the risk of scarring.

DO I NEED TO USE TOPICAL ANESTHESIA? WHAT ABOUT GELS?

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with Neo Elite, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it+ uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, especially using higher fluences with the 2mm lens.

IS IT PAINFUL?

There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. A slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher fluences with the 2mm lens. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The Neo Elite has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment.

IS IT PERMANENT, OR WILL ROSACEA COME BACK?

Rosacea is typically characterized by having up and down periods where the symptoms heighten and lessen. While rosacea is not curable, it can be controlled with laser light so that the redness will decrease. While rosacea may improve with treatment
and even be gone for a number of months, it may never completely go away.

Psoriasis Clearance

Aerolase 650 Microsecond Technology™ suppresses inflammation and coagulates the hypervasculature feeding plaque growth with deep-penetrating energy. Aerolase uniquely enables patients with psoriasis a safe, effective, and tolerable treatment for patients of all ages and skin types without the use of topical steroids or systemic medications. This means that there are no side-effects from traditional therapies. Plus, compared to other light-based therapies, Aerolase 650 Microsecond Technology offers quicker treatments and faster rates of clearance.

FAQ's

HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

Individual results will vary, but can depend on the body surface that is affected. Although some patients may see results sooner, typically 5 or more treatments are required.

IS IT OK TO DO MULTIPLE PASSES OR PULSE OVER THE SAME VESSELS?

When preheating the vessel, you may complete 3 passes. However, when spot treating each individual vessel with the 2mm or 5mm focus lens, it is important that you only complete one pass whether or not a change is visible due to the increased risk of scarring.

WHAT CAUSES PSORIASIS?

Psoriasis is a chronic disorder that causes thick red plaques with silvery scales on the skin. The thick scaling is due to a rapid increase in the multiplication of skin cells. Your body produces other immune responses which can lead to swelling and the rapid production of skin cells. Psoriasis symptoms tend to increase and decrease, but certain factors can cause flare-ups, including, but not limited to alcohol, stress, medications, smoking, and skin trauma.

SETTING EXPECTATIONS

Some patients may not respond as well as others. Psoriasis lesions tend to subside after the first or subsequent treatments. Regardless of the treatment response, recurrence is common and can be caused by a number of lifestyle factors. It is important to understand that psoriasis is a chronic condition that can only be controlled rather than cured.

DO I NEED TO USE TOPICAL ANESTHESIA? WHAT ABOUT GELS?

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with Neo Elite, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, especially using higher fluences with the 2mm lens.

IS IT PAINFUL?

There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. A slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher fluences with the 2mm lens. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The Neo Elite has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment.

IS IT OK TO DO MULTIPLE PASSES OR PULSES OVER THE SAME AREA?

Typically, 3–4 passes should be performed on each psoriatic lesion to maximize the efficacy of the treatment.

WHAT’S THE SPOT SIZE FOR TREATING PSORIASIS?

The Neo typically utilizes higher fluences with the 5mm lens due to the need to destroy the microvasculature that feeds the skin lesions. When using the 5mm spot size, the distance rods should touch the skin slightly without applying pressure.

CAN IT BE USED ON DARK SKIN?

A dermatologist should first check raised pigmented spots before starting any Actually, the Neo Elite is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper- and/ or hypopigmentation. Patients with skin types IV–VI should be treated very cautiously, especially in the facial region, as they pose a higher risk of having hyper- and/or hypo- pigmentations.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?

Immediately after treatment there may be some transient erythema in or adjacent to the treated area, which should resolve within a few days. It may take up to 6 weeks for the affected areas of skin return to a more normal thickness, but the redness may take up to several months to improve. Typically, maintenance sessions will need to be scheduled for continued improvement of flare-ups.

IS IT PERMANENT, OR WILL PSORIASIS COME BACK?

Psoriasis is typically characterized by having up and down periods where the symptoms heighten and lessen. While psoriasis is not curable, it can be controlled with laser light so that you may function and the redness will decrease. While psoriasis may improve with treatment and even be gone for a number of months, it may never completely go away

Hair Removal

Laser hair removal uses a combination of heat and energy to destroy the hair follicle without harming the skin around it.  The Aerolase Neo Elite laser offers patients a uniquely pain-free and gentle way to get rid of any unwanted hair.  Most patients who have been treated by other lasers say that being treated with the Aerolase Neo Elite is much gentler and more pleasant.  During laser hair removal, the hair must be in its growing phase in order to be successfully destroyed.  To ensure that all hair is effectively removed during the growing phase, you will receive a series of treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart.  This will successfully ensure maximum results.

FAQ's

DOES THE PATIENT NEED TO SHAVE BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?

The patient should shave 2 or 3 days before the procedure, leaving small 2 to 3mm stubs of hair, but no longer. This is critically important for several reasons:

1. Visible stubs ensures the hairs haven’t been waxed or plucked, so the shaft and follicle are intact and therefore efficacy is not compromised;
2. Seeing the stubs allows you to establish the appropriate fluence for the patient, which should be set at a level that causes most of the stubs to visibly singe; 3. Seeing the stubs allows you to target the areas with actual follicles, rather than wasting time delivering pulses on the skin in between follicles; and
4. Seeing the hairs that DON’T singe enables the clinician to perform a second pass of 1 or 2 pulses per hair that DID NOT respond, to enhance total clearance per session.

HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

This can vary depending on skin and hair color, but generally 4 to 6 sessions are required for 80% clearance or greater, which is considered very good in aesthetic laser medicine. After that, an annual maintenance treatment is recommended.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD TREATMENTS BE COMPLETED?

  • For PFB, it is recommended that one treatment be completed every 2 to 3 weeks.
  • For LHR, it is recommended that one treatment be completed every 4 to 8 weeks depending on the area being treated.

HOW DOES THIS TREATMENT WORK ON PFB (INGROWN HAIR)?

Melanin is absorbed in both the hair follicle and skin. This not only damages the hair follicle and impedes growth, but also removes PIH (Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation) in the surrounding area. Thus eliminating bumps caused by ingrown hair.

WHAT’S THE SPOT SIZE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

The Neo utilizes 6mm and 5mm spot sizes for LHR. If the hair stubs are not actively singeing when treated with the 6mm lens, it is necessary to switch to the 5mm lens. These spot sizes are ideal for deep penetration to the follicles while still providing a uniquely gentle laser pulse and sanitary treatment with a handpiece that doesn’t contact the skin

WHAT IS THE IDEAL DISTANCE TO HAVE THE HANDPIECE WITH 6MM LENS AWAY FROM THE SKIN WHILE DOING LASER HAIR REMOVAL? AND THE 5MM LENS?

The distance does not actually matter, as this is the only laser available with a collimated beam. We recommend working from a distance of 1 to 3 inches with the 6mm lens, so it is close enough for easy aiming yet far enough from the skin so that the handpiece does not visually obscure the target. Although the distance doesn’t affect the energy being emitted at the suggested distance, the size of the aiming beam is truer to the spot size.

When using the 5mm lens, the distance rods should slightly touch the skin without applying too much pressure on the patient’s skin. This is the best way to ensure that the appropriate energy is being delivered since the 5mm focus lens is distance dependent.

DO I NEED TO USE TOPICAL ANESTHESIA? WHAT ABOUT GELS?

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with Neo Elite, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, and it is helpful if the clinician simply presses upon the treated area occasionally with the surgical glove that he/she is wearing, as this speeds up the dissipation of that heat.

IS IT PAINFUL?

No, there is just a mild, very tolerable sensation of heat. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology. The Neo Elite has set a new standard for virtually painfree treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost, and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment.

Please note that if the patient’s hair is longer than 3mm, there is a possibility that they will experience more discomfort.

CAN IT BE USED ON RAISED PIGMENTED SPOTS?

A dermatologist should first check raised pigmented spots before starting any kind of treatment. If the dermatologist clears the patient for treatment, you may proceed with administering treatments.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?

Typically, melasma will slowly lighten over the course of the next few days to weeks as the pigmented area is slowly absorbed into the skin by your body’s natural healing process. In some cases, the pigment will darken before becoming lighter. In the event that any crusting or scabbing occurs, it is important to always keep the area moist as to reduce the risk of scarring.

IS IT PAINFUL?

There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. A slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher fluences with the 2mm lens. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The Neo Elite has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment.

DO THE HAIRS FALL OUT? IF SO, WHEN?

If the laser lens and fluence setting are chosen correctly, many hairs will singe upon contact with the laser beam and will disappear. Some hairs which are in a dormant growth phase will not respond at all, although some of them will be damaged even if they did not singe. Those which are damaged may fall out within a few days after treatment or even immediately if the treatment site is rubbed.

IS IT OK TO DO MULTIPLE PASSES OR PULSES OVER THE SAME HAIR FOLLICLES?

While it is not necessary to do multiple passes for hair removal, there is no contraindication to doing so. If there are hairs that did not singe or are still present, they should be removed during one of the following treatments and extra time does not need to be invested towards going over areas twice. As a general rule to appease patients, a clean-up pass to singe any remaining hairs may be done.

CAN IT BE USED ON DARK SKIN?

Actually, the Neo Elite is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyperand/ or hypo-pigmentation

CAN IT BE USED ON BLONDE OR GRAY HAIR?

There is no light based hair removal technology which is efficient on blonde or gray hair because Melanin is the primary target or chromophore in laser hair removal, so treatment efficacy is typically much lower if the hair is low in melanin (like gray or blonde hair).

IS IT PERMANENT, OR DO THE HAIRS GROW BACK?

The FDA requires that laser manufacturers describe the process as “permanent hair reduction”, not “permanent hair removal”, because, in their words, “although laser treatments with these devices will permanently reduce the total number of body hairs, they will not result in a permanent removal of all hair.” Patients can generally expect more than 75% to 80% clearance after 6 sessions and should plan on 1 or 2 annual follow up sessions for ideal maintenance.

PFB

PFB (Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, i.e. ingrown hairs, razor bumps or beard bumps) is an irritating condition that is commonly caused by shaving. It often appears in patients of darker skin types, including tanned skin and skin types IV through VI. The laser selectively targets melanin in the underlying hair and follicle, as well as hyperpigmentation surrounding the lesion. Due to Aerolase lasers’ unique 650-microsecond pulse duration being 50 to 500 times shorter than pulses durations typically used for hair removal by other laser technologies, the energy passes through the skin quickly and does not overheat the epidermal melanin to effectively treat the condition.

FAQ's

DOES THE PATIENT NEED TO SHAVE BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?

The patient should shave 2 or 3 days before the procedure, leaving small 2 to 3mm stubs of hair, but no longer. This is critically important for several reasons:

1. Visible stubs ensures the hairs haven’t been waxed or plucked, so the shaft and follicle are intact and therefore efficacy is not compromised;
2. Seeing the stubs allows you to establish the appropriate fluence for the patient, which should be set at a level that causes most of the stubs to visibly singe; 3. Seeing the stubs allows you to target the areas with actual follicles, rather than wasting time delivering pulses on the skin in between follicles; and
4. Seeing the hairs that DON’T singe enables the clinician to perform a second pass of 1 or 2 pulses per hair that DID NOT respond, to enhance total clearance per session.

HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

This can vary depending on skin and hair color, but generally 4 to 6 sessions are required for 80% clearance or greater, which is considered very good in aesthetic laser medicine. After that, an annual maintenance treatment is recommended.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD TREATMENTS BE COMPLETED?

  • For PFB, it is recommended that one treatment be completed every 2 to 3 weeks.
  • For LHR, it is recommended that one treatment be completed every 4 to 8 weeks depending on the area being treated.

HOW DOES THIS TREATMENT WORK ON PFB (INGROWN HAIR)?

Melanin is absorbed in both the hair follicle and skin. This not only damages the hair follicle and impedes growth, but also removes PIH (Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation) in the surrounding area. Thus eliminating bumps caused by ingrown hair.

WHAT’S THE SPOT SIZE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

The Neo utilizes 6mm and 5mm spot sizes for LHR. If the hair stubs are not actively singeing when treated with the 6mm lens, it is necessary to switch to the 5mm lens. These spot sizes are ideal for deep penetration to the follicles while still providing a uniquely gentle laser pulse and sanitary treatment with a handpiece that doesn’t contact the skin

WHAT IS THE IDEAL DISTANCE TO HAVE THE HANDPIECE WITH 6MM LENS AWAY FROM THE SKIN WHILE DOING LASER HAIR REMOVAL? AND THE 5MM LENS?

The distance does not actually matter, as this is the only laser available with a collimated beam. We recommend working from a distance of 1 to 3 inches with the 6mm lens, so it is close enough for easy aiming yet far enough from the skin so that the handpiece does not visually obscure the target. Although the distance doesn’t affect the energy being emitted at the suggested distance, the size of the aiming beam is truer to the spot size.

When using the 5mm lens, the distance rods should slightly touch the skin without applying too much pressure on the patient’s skin. This is the best way to ensure that the appropriate energy is being delivered since the 5mm focus lens is distance dependent.

DO I NEED TO USE TOPICAL ANESTHESIA? WHAT ABOUT GELS?

No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with Neo Elite, because MicroPulse-1064 makes it uniquely pain-free. However, some buildup of heat will be experienced, and it is helpful if the clinician simply presses upon the treated area occasionally with the surgical glove that he/she is wearing, as this speeds up the dissipation of that heat.

IS IT PAINFUL?

No, there is just a mild, very tolerable sensation of heat. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology. The Neo Elite has set a new standard for virtually painfree treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost, and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment.

Please note that if the patient’s hair is longer than 3mm, there is a possibility that they will experience more discomfort.

CAN IT BE USED ON RAISED PIGMENTED SPOTS?

A dermatologist should first check raised pigmented spots before starting any kind of treatment. If the dermatologist clears the patient for treatment, you may proceed with administering treatments.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?

Typically, melasma will slowly lighten over the course of the next few days to weeks as the pigmented area is slowly absorbed into the skin by your body’s natural healing process. In some cases, the pigment will darken before becoming lighter. In the event that any crusting or scabbing occurs, it is important to always keep the area moist as to reduce the risk of scarring.

IS IT PAINFUL?

There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. A slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher fluences with the 2mm lens. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The Neo Elite has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment.

DO THE HAIRS FALL OUT? IF SO, WHEN?

If the laser lens and fluence setting are chosen correctly, many hairs will singe upon contact with the laser beam and will disappear. Some hairs which are in a dormant growth phase will not respond at all, although some of them will be damaged even if they did not singe. Those which are damaged may fall out within a few days after treatment or even immediately if the treatment site is rubbed.

IS IT OK TO DO MULTIPLE PASSES OR PULSES OVER THE SAME HAIR FOLLICLES?

While it is not necessary to do multiple passes for hair removal, there is no contraindication to doing so. If there are hairs that did not singe or are still present, they should be removed during one of the following treatments and extra time does not need to be invested towards going over areas twice. As a general rule to appease patients, a clean-up pass to singe any remaining hairs may be done.

CAN IT BE USED ON DARK SKIN?

Actually, the Neo Elite is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyperand/ or hypo-pigmentation

CAN IT BE USED ON BLONDE OR GRAY HAIR?

There is no light based hair removal technology which is efficient on blonde or gray hair because Melanin is the primary target or chromophore in laser hair removal, so treatment efficacy is typically much lower if the hair is low in melanin (like gray or blonde hair).

IS IT PERMANENT, OR DO THE HAIRS GROW BACK?

The FDA requires that laser manufacturers describe the process as “permanent hair reduction”, not “permanent hair removal”, because, in their words, “although laser treatments with these devices will permanently reduce the total number of body hairs, they will not result in a permanent removal of all hair.” Patients can generally expect more than 75% to 80% clearance after 6 sessions and should plan on 1 or 2 annual follow up sessions for ideal maintenance.

Skin of Color

Patients of all skin types and tones are searching for the next best thing for their dermatologic and aesthetic needs. This is especially true for skin of color patients who are limited to specific treatments that at times give ineffective results. The Aerolase Neo 650 Microsecond Technology is revolutionized to provide patients of all ages and skin types the equal and fair opportunity to treat a skin condition with advanced technology.

The Aerolase Neo is an aesthetic medical laser that provides a premium patient experience unrivaled in dermatology and aesthetics. Uniquely gentle, the Neo offers complete skin rejuvenation in a safe, effective, and tolerable treatment for all skin types and tones. The 650-microsecond pulse eliminates discomfort during treatment and provides safe, highly efficacious results for even the darkest skin tones.

FAQ's

How does Aerolase work for skin of color?

The Neo is able to safely treat skin of color patients by using laser energy that can pass through the epidermis so quickly that it does not have time to overheat the epidermal melanocytes, thus avoiding the pigmentary risk associated with most laser systems. With Neo, not only is the treatment safer and much more pleasant than any other laser on the market, but it is also more efficacious, delivering the sought-after result with a lesser number of treatments thanks to its unique blend of high-powered yet gentle laser pulses.

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