Shedding light on lasers/IPL/VPL/LHE

Not all lasers are the same!

A confusing number of treatments exist, using differing kinds of laser/IPL/VPL/LHE technology. All claim to result in benefits to the client and some
are more successful than others in terms of lasting results and potential side effects.

Listed below are the various types of laser/IPL/VPL/LHE systems commonly used for hair removal and skin treatments.

Cristianos uses the Chromos 694 Ruby Laser solely for hair removal and the Energist Ultra VPL System for Asian skin type hair removal and a
vast range of skin treatments.

Light Source Wavelength nm System name Pulse Duration Fluence J/cm 2 Spot size mm Repetition Rate Other features
Long-pulse Ruby 694 Chromos 694 Ruby 800microseconds 10-25 7 0.4 – 0.6 Hz Scanner option
Epitouch Ruby (Sharplan) 1.2 milliseconds 10-40 3-6 1.2 Hz Triple pulse technology
E2000 (Palomar) 3 or 100 milliseconds 10-40 10, 20 1 Hz Cooling handpiece
0-10°C Fiber delivery
Photon recycling
Ruby Star (Aesclepion-Meditec) 4 milliseconds Up to 24 Up to 14 1 Hz Dual mode: May also be Q-switched
Sinon (Wavelight) 4 msec Up to 30 5,7,9 0,5-2 Hz Cold air unitMay also be Q-switched
Long-pulse Alexandrite 755 Apogee (Cynosure) 0. 5-300 milliseconds 25-50 5, 10, 12, 15 3 Hz Cold air or integrated cooling
Gentlelase (Candela) 3 milliseconds 10-100 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18 Up to 1.5 Hz Dynamic cooling device
Epitouch ALEX (Sharplan) 2-40 milliseconds Up to 50 5, 7, 10 1 Hz Scanner option
Ultrawave II/III (Adept Medical) 5-50 milliseconds 5-55 8, 10, 12 1-2 Hz Available with 532 nm and/or 1064 nm Nd:YAG
Epicare (Light Age) 3-300 milliseconds 25-40 7, 9, 12, 15 1-3 Hz
Arion (WaveLight) 1-50 microseconds Up tp 40 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 Up to 5 Hz Cold air unit
Diode laser 800 LightSheer (Lumenis) 5-400 milliseconds 10-100 9 X 9
12 x 12
Up to 2 Hz Cooling handpiece
Apex-800 (Iridex) 5-100 milliseconds 5-60 (600 W) 7, 9, 11 Up to 4 Hz Cooling handpiece
SLP1000 (Palomar) 5-1000 milliseconds Up to 575 12 Up to 3 Hz SheerCool triple contact cooling, photon recycling
MedioStar (Aesclepion-Meditec) 50 milliseconds Up to 64 10, 12, 14 Up to 4 Hz Integrated scanner with cold air cooling device
F1 Diode Laser (Opusmed) 15-40 milliseconds 10-40 5, 7 4 Hz
EpiStar (Nidek) 5-700 milliseconds 0.12-400 2, 3, 4, 5 1-15 Hz
Q-switched Nd:YAG 532/1064 Softlight (Telsar) 12-18 nanoseconds 2.5 – 3 7 Up to 10 Hz Only 1064 nm
MedLite C6 (Hoya/ConBio) <20 nanosecond Up to 12 3, 4, 6, 8 Up to 10 Hz 532 and 1064 nm
Long-pulsed Nd:YAG 1064 CoolGlide (Cutera) 0.1-300 milliseconds U to 300 3, 5, 7, 10 Up to 2 Hz Contact precooling
Lyra/Gemini (Laserscope) 20-100 milliseconds 5-900 10 Contact cooling photon recycling
Ultrawave(Adept Medical) 5-100 milliseconds 5-500 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 1-2 Hz Available with 532 nm and/or 755 nm
Athos (Quantel) 3-5 milliseconds Up to 80 4 Up to 3 Hz
Gentle Yag (Candela) 0 or 25-300 milliseconds Up to 600 1.5, 3, 6, 8, 10, 12 15, 18 Up to 10 Hz Cryogen spray optional
Varia (CoolTouch) 300-500 milliseconds Up to 500 3-10 Pulsed cryogen cooling with thermal quenching
Acclaim 7000 (Cynosure) 0 or 4-300 milliseconds 300 3, 5, 7, 10, 12 5 Hz Cold air or integrated cooling
Smartepil II (Cynosure) Up to 100 milliseconds 16-200 2.5, 4, 5, 7, 10 6 Hz SmartCool scanner
Dualis (Fotona) 5-200 milliseconds Up to 600 2-10
Vasculight Elite (Lumenis) 2-16 milliseconds 70-150 6 0,33 Hz Combined with intense pulsed light
Profile (Sciton) 0 or 1-200 milliseconds Up to 400 Combined with erbium
Mydon (WaveLight) 5-90 milliseconds 10-450 1.5, 3, 5, 7, 10 1-10 Hz Contact or air cooling
Intense/Variable pulsed broadband
light source
530-950
610-950
Ultra VPL (Energist UK )
Skin treatments
Hair removal
Variable Up to 51 J/cm 2 50 X 10 mm Water cooled system
590-1200 EpiLight (Lumenis) 15-100 milliseconds Up to 45 10 X 45
8 X 35
0.5 Hz Contact cooling
Multiple pulsing
695-1200 Quantum HR (Lumenis) 15-100 microseconds 25-45 34 X 8mm 0.5 Hz
400-950 Ellipse (DDD) 0.2-50 milliseconds Up to 21 10 X 48 0.25 Hz Dual-mode filtering technique
400-1200 PhotoLight (Cynosure) 5-50 milliseconds Up to16 46 X 18 Xenon pulsed lamp
500-1200 Estelux (Palomar) 10-100 milliseconds 4-40 16 X 46 Up to 1 Fast coverage rate
Coolroller cooling
550-900 ProLite (Alderm) 10-50 10 X 20
20 X 25
0.5 Hz Fluorescent pulsed light
400-1200 Spatouch (Radiancy) 35 milliseconds Up to 7 22 X 55 0.25 Hz Light heat energy
510-1200 Quadra Q4(Derma Med USA) 48 milliseconds 10-20 33 X 15 Quad-pulsed
light system
Q-switched Nd:YAG 532/1064 Softlight (Telsar) 12-18 nanoseconds 2.5 – 3 7 Up to 10 Hz Only 1064 nm
MedLite C6 (Hoya/ConBio) <20 nanosecond Up to 12 3, 4, 6, 8 Up to 10 Hz 532 and 1064 nm
Intense pulsed light plus
Nd:YAG
510-1200 SpectraPulse (Primary Technology) 3 X 12pulse delay:4 & 5resp 10-20 15 X 33 Light energy recycling
400-1200 StarLux (Palomar) 5-500 milliseconds Up to 30 16 X 46