Volume: 2015 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
CASE REPORT: Combined Er:YAG and Nd:YAG Laser Treatment for Non-Invasive Body Contouring
Although laser lipolysis has been treated as a »lunchtime treatment«, it is nevertheless classified as a surgical procedure associated with certain risks due to surgical incisions and use of anesthetics, as well as subsequently reduced skin firmness and lack of skin ability to conform to the reduced body size. We aimed to develop a safe and effective alternative to address both increased body fat as well as surface appearance of the skin on the selected body areas. The method is based on the application of combination of 2940 nm Er:YAG thermal pulse for controlled surface tissue heating with subsequent collagen remodeling and 1064 nm Nd:YAG super-long pulse for deep bulk heating of the skin with the purpose of both reducing adiposity and shaping the body by heating shrinkable connective structures. Method has proven to be a non-invasive, safe and comfortable procedure with long lasting effects.
Key words: body contouring, Er:YAG, Nd:YAG, non-invasive fat reduction, skin tightening.
Article: J. LA&HA, Vol. 2015, Online First. Received: June 1, 2015; Accepted: October 9, 2015