Today’s advanced laser technology allows us to heal specific dermatologic and aesthetic conditions in ways that were unimagined just a few short years ago. Laser technology has become so precise and specific, allowing providers to target and treat one type or color of tissue.
JUVA Skin & Laser Center is one of the largest laser centers in the world. Here at JUVA, we have the latest developments in laser technology allowing us to provide custom treatments designed for your skin and your condition.
To determine the best laser technology for individualized treatment plan, please call (212) 688-5882 today to schedule your consultation at our central Manhattan office.
Types Of Lasers
A laser emits a concentrated beam of light at a specific wavelength determined by the material used to produce the laser. The wavelength can be thought of as the "color" of the laser, though some laser light is outside the visible range. The specific color of the laser determines the color of tissue it targets. The types of lasers we use include:
We also use some non-laser devices, including:
- Intense Pulsed Light
- Radiofrequency Devices
- Radiofrequency and Ultrasound Combination Devices
- Light Emitting Diode
- Acoustic Waves
- Electromagnetic Fields
We'll talk about the uses of each type of laser and give examples below.
Diode lasers use semiconductor circuits to produce laser energy. Think of it as a ramped-up version of the LED flashlight. We use them for laser hair removal and cellulite treatment. Diode lasers we use include:
An unprecedented innovation in laser technology for hair removal, the Vectus Laser provides our patients with high-volume, permanent hair reduction. It is suitable for a wide range of skin and hair types.
The Skintel™ Melanin Reader is a tool used in conjunction with Vectus™ to accurately measure the melanin (pigment) in your skin. Skintel™ is capable of detecting pigment that may not even be visible yet, providing you with more predictable and precise results than ever before. It is the only FDA-approved melanin reader available today.
An 800 nm diode laser which targets the pigment in hair follicles. This laser is used to remove excess, unwanted facial and body hair. It is one of the first lasers to achieve long term and permanent hair reduction.
With the first FDA-cleared laser for non-invasive fat removal, SculpSure allows our patients to experience the fat reduction they want without the need for surgery or downtime. Sculpsure can reduce unwanted fat cells in the
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
ND: YAG Lasers
Nd:YAG is short for neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet, the type of crystal that is used as the lasing medium for these lasers. We use them for vein treatment, laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal, Smartlipo, and treatment of nail fungus. Nd:YAG lasers in our office include:
The LightPodNeo Aerolase laser effectively removes acne and acne scars and keeps it from returning. The Aerolase laser aims laser technology into both the outer and inner layers of your skin. As it penetrates the deep layers of your dermis, it helps to combat bacteria and any other infections. It also will help reduce oil, swelling, and inflammation. The Aerolase laser offers the following benefits as well:
- Removes acne
- Decreases the chances of acne returning
- Removes acne scars
- Encourages collagen development
The reason that this laser treatment is so effective is because your skin will not only be treated on the surface, but also the internal tissues. As the bacteria and inflammation of your outer skin decrease, the collagen development will help your internal tissues to become healthier, rejuvenated, and clear.
The Cynergy Multiplex combines the versatile wavelengths of the 595nm pulsed dye laser and the 1064nm Nd:YAG laser in a single unit to treat undesirable vascular malformations and other conditions. It is the first laser device that can produce two wavelengths from the same handpiece sequentially, or produce each wavelength separately.
The first wavelength, usually the 595nm pulsed dye laser, alters the targeted hemoglobin in treated vessels to methemoglobin, which is more susceptible to treatment with 1064nm wavelength. The synchronized pulses of each laser allow for reduced energies to be delivered, which should minimize side effects such as bruising, swelling, and pain. The pulse timing in the Multiplex mode can also be altered depending on the depth of the lesion.
The sequential pulses are delivered more rapidly for more superficial vascular lesions and with much longer delay for deeper lesions to prevent overheating. This revolutionary laser efficiently treats a complete range of vascular lesions including broken blood vessels, rosacea, port-wine stains, spider veins on the face and trunk, and leg veins.
Affinity QS 532/1064
The Affinity QS 532 is an Nd:YAG laser that treats red-colored tattoos and epidermal pigmented lesions such as solar lentigines.
The Affnity 1064 is an Nd:YAG laser that treats darker tattoos and epidermal pigmented lesions such as Nevus of Ota.
Smartlipo 40 Watt
The 40 watt Smartlipo Nd:YAG laser provides our patients with three unique wavelengths for optimal fat elimination: 1064 nm, 1320 nm, and 1440 nm. This procedure, which is known as laser-assisted lipolysis, is minimally invasive with minimal downtime performed under local anesthesia. Compared to traditional liposuction there is less bleeding, swelling and bruising with a much faster recovery and the added benefit of skin tightening.
Cynosure's revolutionary Smartlipo Laser Body Sculpting system is now even more exact thanks to SmartSense – an intelligent handpiece delivery system for Smartlipo that distributes precise energy for optimal results. The SmartSense delivery system contains an advanced microchip called the Accelerometer, which is inserted into the intelligent handpiece. Based on the setting chosen by the physician (high, medium, or low) and the motion of the intelligent handpiece, precise laser power is metered and delivered to the tissues increasing both the safety and effectiveness of the treatment.
Attack cellulite at its structure! A minimally invasive treatment, Cellulaze delivers long-lasting results in one treatment. During the procedure, a small specially designed cannula delivers energy just below the skin to enhance the quality of your skin and release the fibrous bands that pull your skin into those unwanted cellulite dimples.
Harmony LP YAG
For treatment of leg veins and larger vascular treatment, we offer patients the advanced technology of the Harmony LP YAG. Deep leg veins and vascular legions are often treated most effectively with a long-pulsed LP YAG laser, such as the Harmony.
Harmony Q-Switch YAG
The Harmony Q-Switch YAG laser offers our patients the ability to treat a broad range of tattoo colors for removal with two discrete wavelengths:
- The 1064 nm removes darker colors such as black, blue, and green
- The 532 nm removes brighter colors such as red, orange, and yellow
Tattoo removal generally requires six to eight treatments for best results.
Revlite lasers use synthetic Revlite as the lasing medium. They are very useful in laser tattoo removal because they can target green ink, and can be used to treat dermal pigmented lesions and sun or age spots.
Accolade QS 755
A high-powered state-of-the-art Q switched 755nm Revlite laser with unparalleled power and precision that can treat a spectrum of benign epidermal and dermal pigmented lesions as well as multicolored tattoos including green which cannot be treated by other lasers.
Apogee Elite (also an ND:YAG laser)
A combination laser using 755 nm and a high powered 1064 nm infrared light that targets pigmented and vascular lesions. This laser is used to remove unwanted facial and body hair, sunspots, birthmarks, and spider veins.
The Apogee Elite 1064nm Nd:YAG is the safest laser for hair removal on individuals who have dark brown or black skin or individuals who are tanned. It can also be used to treat facial veins and leg veins.
The Apogee Elite 755nm Revlite laser is ideal for removing facial and body hair on individuals whose skin type varies between very light to olive and light brown.
For the newest technology for fast and effective tattoo removal and pigment treatments, we offer the Picosure laser. Using ultra short pulses, the Picosure allows for a precise and intense treatment that requires fewer treatments for patients and more satisfying results.
Fractional CO2 Lasers
The Fractional CO2 Laser is a state-of-the-art, noninvasive skin rejuvenation treatment that provides beautiful results with minimal downtime or discomfort. The fractional laser is so named because it treats only a fraction of the skin in the treatment area. This means healthy skin in the treatment area can assist in faster healing times. The fractional laser is safe and effective for all skin types and is particularly effective for treating acne scars, surgical scars and burn scars in addition to resurfacing skin for the treatment of wrinkles and sun damage. There is also less downtime associated with a Fractional CO2 laser versus a traditional CO2 laser.
SmartSkin CO2 Laser
With SmartSkin, our patients receive a highly customized and cost-effective skin resurfacing treatment. You can expect to achieve a more even skin tone, a smoother skin texture, and a marked reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.
SmartXide DOT CO2 Laser
The SmartXide DOT (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) laser is a state of the art skin resurfacing treatment for the face, neck, arms, hands, or legs. It is an effective treatment for sun damage, wrinkles, acne, and scars. The unique capability of the SmartXide DOT to selectively control the spacing of the treatment area allows targeted treatment of sensitive areas, such as around the eyes and mouth.
Pixel CO2 Laser
A highly effective solution for a variety of cosmetic concerns, the Pixel C02 laser allows for variable depth penetration and high precision and control for laser skin resurfacing in order to maximize treatment efficiency and minimize tissue damage for quicker recovery.
For vaginal rejuvenation without the need for incisions, surgery, and long recovery, FemiLift provides our patients with an FDA-approved treatment that encourages your tissues to tighten naturally, improve lubrication and reduce stress incontinence.
Pulsed Dye Lasers
Pulsed dye lasers use short-intense bursts of laser light from a liquid lasing medium. They are very useful in treating vascular lesions and spider veins and for laser scar treatment as well as stretch mark removal.
The 595nm pulsed dye laser is the gold standard for treating vascular lesions such at portwine stains, small blood vessels, spider veins on the legs and telangectasias on the face. It can also treat scars that are red and or raised (hypertrophic), and rosacea.
Erbium lasers use a different type of YAG crystal to produce laser light in the infrared range, like CO2 lasers. They are also used for skin resurfacing, but they're gentler than CO2 lasers.
Harmony Pixel 2940nm
The 2940 nm infrared Erbium YAG light laser which targets water in the skin. The newest and most precise, superficial skin resurfacing laser to remove wrinkles, sunspots, sun damage and acne scars. Recovery time is rapid and redness clears faster than with previous lasers used for these purposes.
Excimer lasers are often described as "cool" lasers. They have wavelengths in the ultraviolet range and are useful for treating psoriasis and vitiligo. We use the X Trac excimer laser.
X-Trac Excimer Laser
UVB light laser that is used for targeted phototherapy. It is used primarily for conditions such as localized psoriasis and vitiligo.
Non-Lasers Light Treatment Tools
In addition to lasers, we offer our patients a variety of light treatment tools to achieve their cosmetic goals. Radiofrequency tools are used for a variety of treatments, from skin tightening to hair removal. LEDs and IPLs are used for noninvasive treatment alternatives to laser treatment.
Intense Pulsed Light
The Harmony series of lasers offers a wide spectrum of aesthetic solutions for our patients, from skin resurfacing to acne treatment.
A laser system that uses different wavelengths of intense pulsed light to treat various skin disorders including spider veins, rosacea, sunspots, mottled pigmentation and melasma. It is also used for non-ablative facial rejuvenation.
The Harmony ST allows for safe and effective hair removal that is virtually painless and provides long lasting results.
To address inflammatory acne lesions, the Harmony 420 uses intense blue light wavelengths to destroy acne-causing bacteria without damaging the surrounding tissue.
The Harmony 540 addresses sunspots to leave our patients with a more even, youthful looking skin tone.
A laser system of intense pulsed light to treat vascular lesions (red color) such as spider veins, and rosacea and pigmented lesions (brown color) such as sunspots and melasma on individuals of dark brown to black. The Harmony 570 can also be used to perform photo facial treatments treating superficial lines and wrinkles.
To treat acne scarring, the Harmony 650 reduces the appearance of acne scarring.
To rejuvenate sagging skin, ThermiTight uses the technology of the ThermiRF device to inject radio frequency waves into the skin. This causes the skin to tighten and stimulates the skin’s natural production of collagen.
By inserting a probe into your vaginal cavity and delivering FDA approved radio frequency waves to your tissues, the ThermiVa provides vaginal rejuvenation without the need for invasive surgery.
EndyMed Intensif uses microneedling to deliver radio frequency waves that trigger the skin’s natural healing process to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
EndyMed Pro offers our patients a highly effective, non-invasive skin tightening option. EndyMed penetrates deeper layers of skin for maximum rejuvenation without damaging surrounding tissues for tighter skin and diminished wrinkles over your lunch hour!
V-Shape is another great radio frequency solution for skin tightening. A pain-free procedure, suitable for all body parts, V-Shape tightens skin and improves texture for a more youthful glow.
Radiofrequency and Ultrasound Combination Devices
The Exilis Ultra combines the power of radiofrequency with high frequency ultrasound to provide our patients with a powerful skin tightening treatment that can be used on any region of the body for firmer, more beautiful looking skin.
Femme 360 offers one of the quickest treatments for vaginal rejuvenation. The radiofrequency and ultrasound combination heats the vaginal tissue to increase blood flow and provide you with relief from stress incontinence and vaginal laxity.
Impact UltraSound is a laser assisted drug delivery system.
Light Emitting Diode
A light emitting diode (LED) therapy system that uses variable wavelengths of light to treat a wide range of dermatologic conditions including acne, freckles, redness, and sunspots.
Z-Wave a non-invasive, cellulite treatment uses high-energy acoustic waves to break down the fibrous bands that create cellulite. After completing your series of a non-invasive, pain-free treatments, you can enjoy smoother, younger-looking skin.
EM-Sculpt uses electromagnetic energy to remove unwanted fat and tone your underlying muscle into the more sculpted contours that you desire. The treatment heats unwanted fat cells so that they are destroyed and eliminated through your body’s natural processes while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed.
A Tool Is Only as Good as the Hand That Wields It
We are very proud of our assortment of laser technologies because they allow us to give you customized treatment for many different types of skin problems. However, it is the skill of our dermatologists and staff that truly distinguishes JUVA Skin & Laser Center from other practices in Manhattan.
We invite you to contact us for an appointment today by filling out the form on this or calling (212) 688-5882 to learn how we can help you.