Scanner Optimized Efficacy (SOE) Hair Removal with the VSP Nd:YAG Lasers
dr. Matjaž Lukač, dr. Ladislav Grad, Karolj Nemeš
Article: J. Laser Health Academy, Vol. 2007, No.3 (2007)
In laser hair removal, it is preferred for many clinical and technical reasons to use small to medium size laser spotsizes. However, manually aiming a small laser beam hundreds of times to cover a larger skin area can lead to uneven coverage and can result in missed areas and excess heating due to pulse stacking. For this reason, large beam diameters are sometimes used for hair removal. This can lead to ineffective treatments, increased occurrence of side effects and more pain to the patient. The latest Fotona SOE technology allows practitioners to apply small to medium beams without sacrificing the safety and efficacy of the treatment. This is achieved by utilizing computer controlled laser scanner mirrors to automatically place the laser beam over a larger skin area in a perfect non-sequential pattern.