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 Chapter 1 – Fundamentals of Medical/Aesthetic Lasers and IPLs v1.2
Laser/IPL treatment matrix – what can treat what?
Below is a small matrix showing a few of the laser systems used in modern aesthetics:
                        Laser/IPL
Hair
Blood vessels
Tattoos
Pigmentation
Skin
 Rejuvenation
                                          Diode laser
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-
-
+
                  Pulsed dye laser
-
++
-
-
-
                        Long-pulsed Nd:YAG
+
+
-
-
+
                  Long-pulsed Alexandrite
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-
-
+
-
                        Q-switched lasers
-
-
-
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+
-
                  Picosecond lasers
-
+++
+
-
                        IPL (professional)
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+++
-
++
++
                  IPL (salon)
++
+
-
++
+
                                    Legend:
Of course, there are many other laser/IPL systems available today, but the eight listed above are currently the most commonly used systems in the aesthetic field today.
Note that a ‘professional’ IPL is the single most versatile device because of the range of wavelengths, pulsewidths, fluences and integrated skin-surface cooling (see ‘IPLs – Professional vs Salon Systems’).
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