Lasers are an important part of dermatologists' tool chests for facial rejuvenation, but do you know what they look like? ...
Dr. Schultz will provide a tour of some of his cosmetic lasers from his office.
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Dr. Neal Schultz: Hello, I'm Dr. Neal Schultz and welcome to DermTV. In so many of the DermTV segments we speak about laser treatments, either for broken capillaries on the face or to remove tattoos, or liver spots, brown spots, and even for permanent hair removal. I just thought that it was time for me to show you some of these lasers so you could see what they are like. The first laser that I am going to show you is the laser that we use to remove hair, unwanted hair of course.
This is the laser head and that part is applied over the area of the body that has the hair and the laser fires repetitively, as it is doing that, I am watching the screen and the screen tells me how much energy and how fast the pulses are coming. It is a very simple straight forward procedure. It may take ten to fifteen minutes to do a leg or to do bikini area and it is a very, very well accepted procedure.
The next laser I would like to show you we use for removing broken capillaries and spider veins, especially from the face. If I apply this to the front of the laser wand, I can actually see through this little hole as the laser energy comes through and I can see the blood vessels snap away or just disappear from the laser treatments and I go from place to place, usually on the face, but may even do this on the legs. Lastly, let me show you a laser that we use for brown spots it can also be used for tattoos. This laser hand piece is large, it's rectangular, it can do large areas of brown pigmentation, liver spots, age spots on the face, on the legs, on the arms, and again just a real nifty device for getting rid of those unwanted brown spots.
Lastly I want to remind you that whenever we do a laser procedure, we need to protect the patient's eyes so the patients get these completely opaque glasses -- this is actually metal and it's non-reflective metal that they wear like this and it protects patient's eyes from any stray laser energy. And last but least, I need to protect my eyes and these are the glasses that I wear during the laser procedure. It protects my eyes from the laser energy as well as enabling me to see the patients. So that just tells you a little about the lasers and the laser treatments we talk about and I'll see you tomorrow.
Please join me again at DermTV.com, if you have a question please send it to me by visiting dermtv.com/question. I'm Dr. Neal Schultz and thank you for watching today.