laser treatment for acne, vascular lesion removal , vascular laser for rosacea , depigmentation of skin
What is Pro Yellow Laser?
The German-engineered Quadrostar Pro Yellow Laser is an improved version of the commonly used Dual Yellow/Combination laser at some clinics. Due to its special wavelength of 577nm, the Pro Yellow laser represents the gold standard for vascular treatments such as vascular lesion removal and vascular laser for rosacea as well as epidermal pigmentation treatments such as depigmentation of skin. It has been a huge hit since its introduction due to its ability to target both pigmentation and underlying vessels for long-lasting results.
Pro Yellow Difference
The main difference between the Pro Yellow laser and other skin rejuvenation lasers is its unique wavelength. Compared to its predecessor, the Dual Yellow/Combination laser, the Pro Yellow laser has a specific wavelength of just 577nm, instead of a mixture of 532nm (green) and 577nm (pure yellow light).
This specific wavelength of 577 nm means that the Pro Yellow Laser is known as the laser treatment for acne and can also be used to safely treat various conditions such as pigmentation, rosacea, uneven skin tone etc, as the wavelength of 532nm is believed to leave Asian skin more susceptible to hyper-pigmentation.
How does the Pro Yellow Laser work? Suitable to treat what condition?
The Pro Yellow laser is very versatile. It is used for a variety of conditions such as pigmentation, facial flushing, acne treatment, post acne redness, skin brightening and rejuvenation, etc.
Vascular lesions are caused by small, dilated capillaries. They can appear as red spots, or visible threads on the skin. The Pro Yellow laser can readily treat them by shrinking the vessels with its yellow light, with no damage to the capillaries.
Facial veins and blood vessels – Pro Yellow Laser has high rate of absorption in red blood cells compared to any other lasers. Therefore, results in the reduction of unsightly veins or blood vessels on the face, especially on the cheeks and nose.
Redness and rosacea caused by dilated blood vessels – Pro Yellow laser effectively reduces the size or eliminates these blood vessels; resulting in reduced redness and an even toned complexion.
Red marks formed due to increased blood circulation at inflamed areas (moderate to severe acne) – Pro Yellow laser can effectively reduce these red marks by reducing the blood vessels in these areas.
Cherry angiomas, Telangiectasia, etc.
Pigmentation & Skin Rejuvenation
The Pro Yellow laser is the first laser that offers two options for depigmentation of skin and skin rejuvenation. The scanner handpiece for larger areas and more diffused pigmentation, and the individual spot handpiece for targeted lesions/spots.
Pigmentation (melasma, sun/age spots, freckles) – With unique wavelength, energy from the Pro Yellow laser is absorbed by both melanin (pigments) and underlying blood vessels. This results in breaking down pigments and reduces the blood supply to the skin cells that produce these pigments. This will ensure longer-lasting results.
Skin rejuvenation – Apart from depigmentation of skin and reducing redness, Pro Yellow laser’s energy is absorbed into the dermis (skin layer) to treat and improve the skin’s support structure. Skin will look brighter and feel tighter with just 1 treatment.
The yellow light energy from the Pro Yellow laser treats acne caused by P.acne bacteria by killing these bacteria, and at the same time reduces redness caused by inflammation, thus a laser treatment for acne. The Pro Yellow laser also shrink sebaceous glands that produce sebum (oil).
Is Pro Yellow Laser safe? What are the side effects?
Yellow Laser is very safe because the laser does not injure the outermost layer of the skin. Side effects are minimal and may include redness and mild swelling. Most of these will disappear within hours of the treatment.
What happens during the treatment?
After skin is thoroughly cleansed, a topical anesthesia is applied to minimize discomfort. A laser-protective goggles are then placed over the eyes for protection. A yellow laser beam acts as the laser treatment for acne is directed at the face, which destroys the Propionibacterium acne bacteria and shrinks the sebaceous gland to reduce the production of sebum. The yellow light also promotes collagen growth and reduces small red blood vessels. This resulting an overall tightening, firming and rejuvenating effect on skin.
How long does each treatment take? Is it painful?
Each treatment session is about 45 minutes including preparation. Most patients compare the feel of the laser to a tingling or prickling sensation like pins and needles. Pro Yellow Laser is very well tolerated even without anesthesia. However, a topical anesthesia may be used for patients that request it.
What can I expect after a treatment?
After a laser session, the affected area might appear pink for up to an hour. Patients can resume their regular daily activities with no downtime.
How fast will I see the results, and how many treatments will I need?
Improvements are gradual as clearer and healthy-looking skin is more visible after each treatment. For best results, 6 treatments, spaced 3 weeks apart is recommended. Thereafter, maintenance treatments can be done once every 2 months or as require.