{Laser Hair & Skin Treatments at vivaMD Med Spa & Weight Management}

vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management has established a new standard for gentle yet effective laser hair removal and laser skin treatments on all skin types and color using Aerolase LightPod family of aesthetic & dermatology lasers. Our lasers, LightPod Neo & LightPod Era, employ breakthrough technology which provide exceptionally high power in a unique pulse duration.

LightPod Neo

The LightPod Neo is a the most Advanced New Laser Technology and  single most versatile aesthetic and dermatology laser. Advances in technology tend to make products smaller and yet more powerful at the same time. Aerolase has done exactly that in the field of aesthetic lasers. Internally air-cooled LightPod technology utilizes compact, high-power electronics, which replaces the traditional design concept of bulky, stationary water-cooled lasers, eliminating the internal water circulating system (the primary reason for the extreme size and weight of traditional lasers) as well as the fiber optic cables and lightguides – which are common cause of trouble-points of the previous generation of lasers.

The breakthrough of 650-microsecond pulse technology enables the production of high and low fluences ranging from 4 j/cm2 to 255 j/cm2 all within this single 650µsec pulse duration. Through clinical trials and research, Aerolase established this as the optimal pulse duration for enabling LightPod lasers to deliver energy deep into the targeted tissue with minimal absorption by epidermal melanin. This avoids thermal overstressing of the skin, eliminating treatment pain and diminishing the risk of any adverse effects commonly caused by the previous generation of long-pulse lasers. As a result, laser procedures can be performed without needing to cool the skin during treatment, even on skin of color.

A New Standard for Safety & Hygiene

Because the Neo does not involve skin cooling, it avoids the burns that occur with other laser technologies when the patient cannot feel excess heat in the tissue. Also, since the LightPod laser handpiece does not contact the skin during treatment, patients are very pleased with the safe, sanitary and non-invasive treatment.

Treatments with LightPod Neo include:

  • Hair Removal
  • Skin Tightening                 
  • Spider Vein Removal                
  • Pigmented lesion Removal (Spot Removl)          
  • Acne Vulgaris                  
  • Scar Removal                                
  • Fungus Removal                                
  • Rosacea                
  • Angiomas                          
  • Melasma                                        
  • Cutaneous Lesions                            
  • Warts                            
  • Skin Tags                          
  • Psoriasis                                        
  • Decubitus Ulcers                              
  • Bruising              
  • Pain Management 

LightPod Era                                                                                                   

Profound skin rejuvenation in a single treatment – with less downtime than any other modality. The LightPod Era represents a new era in skin rejuvenation. The Era is a high precision 2940 nm laser that delivers high fluence in a unique collimated beam, employing a gentle 300-microsecond pulse duration. The laser uniquely allows for independent depth of ablation of shallow or deep indications within a treatment site, as well as precision targeting of difficult contours of the nose and periocular areas.
The LightPod Era literally vaporizes epidermal skin imperfections leaving the deeper layers of skin untouched. Treatments are quick, safe, and minimally invasive with low patient discomfort alleviated with a standard topical anesthetic.
LightPod Era allows patients to achieve profound rejuvenation on the widest range of skin conditions including eradication of wrinkles (periocular fine lines, crow’s feet, smoke wrinkles), scar resurfacing (acne scars, burn scars), sun damage, age spots and other cutaneous lesions, and pore reduction among other treatments.
The LightPod Era also allows for completely non-invasive subablative skin rejuvenation technique when optimum amounts of laser energy are absorbed within the skin without disrupting the epidermis. This results in evening out the skin and the overall improvement of its look and texture.
The LightPod Era offers a high return-on-investment for the practitioner due to its unique ability to deliver profound skin rejuvenation in one minimally invasive treatment, exceptional treatment versatility and the lack of costly consumables or maintenance. Patients are thrilled to see their skin rejuvenated in a single low discomfort treatment.

The LightPod Era is the product of extensive Aerolase clinical research and laser technology development. It delivers optimum laser energy parameters, which allow practitioners to achieve maximum therapeutic result but with minimum discomfort and downtime for the patient. Aerolase’s research team learned from and improved on the prior generation skin resurfacing technologies in a number of aspects. While LightPod Era allows successful deep levels of ablation, it does so without creating thermal damage or charring to the non-ablated tissue, which is typical for CO2 lasers. Also, Era allows ablation in a highly controlled manner removing from just a few microns up to twenty five microns per pulse without dermacation lines or thermal damage lines typical for prior generation erbium lasers. Eliminating above mentioned deficiencies result in multiple advantages including much less treatment discomfort, faster healing, less down time, and overall better results for healthier looking skin.

The Era is also a unique tool for the surgeon, as it allows for a technique called ‘surgical scar minimization.’ After suturing, the laser is used to ablate the tissue along the incision line, which creates uniform healing while stimulating new collagen due to the heat from the laser energy. This minimizes raised scar formation afterwards.

The LightPod Era features a very simplified and straightforward laser control interface. Treatment technique with Era is safe and easy. vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management Medical professional can actually see and regulate the depth of ablation through application of multiple passes in a highly controlled manner. This increases the treatment safety margin and reduces the risk of accidental mistake.

Treatment with LightPod Era include:

  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Wrinkle Reduction
  • Scar Resurfacing (Acne scar, burn scars)
  • Sun Damage
  • Age Spots
  • Pore reduction
  • Other cutaneous lesions

Please continue to explore our site to see more information about laser hair removal and other laser skin and body treatments.

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