alexandrite laser

alexandrite laser

a laser whose active medium is alexandrite doped with chromium, emitting light in the mid-infrared spectrum, tunable between 701 and 826 nm, and used usually at 755 nm. It is used for hair removal and other dermatological procedures.
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A retrospective study on the efficacy and complications of Q-switched alexandrite laser in the treatment of acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules.
Q-switched alexandrite laser (755 nm) has been used with satisfactory results and no adverse effects [10].
Faun tail nevus and spinal dysraphism: cosmetic improvement with alexandrite laser epilation.
Q switched alexandrite laser 755 nm has been found to be effective in decreasing the hyperpigmentation by 50% after 3 treatments.
Alexandrite laser system (Light Age Epicare Duo) at 755 nm wavelength was used for the epilation procedure.
The researchers performed the treatments with a 755-nm Q-switched alexandrite laser or with a 532-nm and 1,064-nm Nd:YAG laser.
Applications include, windows for ER:YAG, HO:YAG, and Alexandrite laser hand pieces, blood gas instruments, and sensors.
The company stated the Pro-U family of products includes the GentleLase Pro-U long pulse alexandrite laser for hair removal and the treatment of pigmented and vascular lesions, as well as the GentleYag Pro-U long pulse Nd:YAG laser for hair removal and the treatment of spider veins and telangiectasia.
McGill DJ, Hutchison C, Mckenzie E, McSherry E, Mackar IR: A randomised, split-face comparison of facial hair removal with the Alexandrite laser and Intense Pulsed Light system.
Kauvar first uses a Q-switched YAG laser on the tattoo, followed by a Q-switched alexandrite laser (which is better at treating blues and greens) 20 minutes after the first laser.
The Elite workstation combines the Apogee 5500 system, which contains a short wavelength 755 nm Alexandrite laser for lighter skin types, and the Acclaim 7000 system, which is equipped with a high-powered 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser for use on tan and darker skin types to permanently remove hair.