How does the LightPod Neo Laser work?
Neo uses a 1064nm laser light that is attracted to a combination of melanin (pigment), hemoglobin (redness and vascular), and water (for collagen rejuvenation) within the skin tissue. Unlike other 1064nm lasers, the micro-pulse technology passes through the epidermis so quickly it doesn’t have side effects that other lasers may have, including pain. These factors are what make the laser so versatile, efficient, safe, gentle and the most effective for all skin types and ethnicities.
How is the LightPod Neo Laser different?
The LightPod Neo is one of the most unique lasers in the field of aesthetic medicine. It delivers 1064nm energy to the skin using a safe, gentle energy pulse, which virtually eliminates pain while providing the best clinical results for even the darkest skin tones. Unlike other 1064nm lasers, the unique patented micro-pulse technology creates better clinical outcomes for over 30 conditions.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments needed varies from person to person depending on wants, needs, and the severity of the condition. For most patients, it is recommended that they undergo a treatment course of 3-6 sessions. Once the results you want have been achieved, subsequent sessions may be needed to maintain the results.
When will I see results?
Everyone’s skin is unique and therefore reacts differently to treatment. Some people will notice immediate results, while others may see gradual results that appear over time. For acne, many report seeing a reduction in redness, oil, and inflammatory lesions within 24 hours, with enhanced clearance with each subsequent visit. For rejuvenation, most people see noticeable results with improved skin quality within three treatments. To maintain the results achieved with the Neo laser treatment, people should continue an at-home skin care regimen. It is important to understand that skin is always aging and that signs of aging will naturally reappear. Depending on the aging process of your skin, you may need to schedule maintenance sessions of which would be determined at your follow up session.
How long will the results last from the Neo Laser?
Skin continues to age every single day. Once you achieve the results you desire the length of time until you need more treatment sessions may depend on your genetics, sun exposure, environmental factors, and lifestyle. It is recommended that you receive a maintenance treatment every six months for extended results. It is also recommended that you commit to wearing sunscreen every day and that you follow an at-home skincare regimen. While some people may have results that last a year or more and others have results that are less long-lasting, the beauty of the Neo Laser is that once you notice any signs of aging, it is easy and always available to address your needs.
Can the LightPod Neo Laser be used are darker skin types?
The Neo laser can be used on all skin types including dark and tan skin without need of skin cooling during the treatment. The LightPod Neo achieves this by delivering the necessary laser fluencies to the skin in a 650-microsecond pulse duration which is 5 to 50 times shorter than 3-30 millisecond pulse durations used for hair removal with traditional long pulse Nd:YAG lasers. As a result the laser energy passes 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.
Is the Neo Laser treatment painful?
Most people report that the Neo feels like warm raindrops and unlike other rejuvenation treatments, Neo has no side-effects, requires no downtime, and is completely non-invasive. Typically people don’t notice much side effects except some transient redness. This means you will not have prolonged redness and will be able to continue your normal daily activities right away.
What can I expect during the Aerolase Neo Laser treatment?
Neo is typically performed in two steps. The first step is to globally treat the skin you want to be addressed, which is commonly the face, neck, or chest. This step will stimulate the formation of collagen to improve overall tone and texture. The second step addresses more specific skin concerns and will vary from person to person. These are typically redness, acne, or dark spots of hyperpigmentation. The laser energy will be concentrated on these areas of concern. Depending on the size of the affected area, treatments typically take between 15-40 minutes.
What can I expect after the LightPod Neo?
After the Neo treatment, people can resume their normal lifestyle, although we ask you to refrain from sweating, heat, showers, and sun until the next day. Immediately after treatment your skin will already show some improvement in texture, redness, inflammation, and tightening. You can also put makeup on after the session, however avoid using retinoids or acids for 24 hours.