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Treatment of Facial Vessels

Optimized Light for Treatment of Vascular Lesions of the Face

Vascular lesions of the face are a common problem for photodamaged skin. Examples of these vascular lesions include:

  • Telangiectasia
  • Rosace
  • Angiomas
  • Hemangiomas
  • Reticular Veins
  • Port Wine Stains

One of the challenges of treating vascular lesions is the inherent variety in the size and depth of the blood vessels. Successfully treating vascular lesions require destruction of these blood vessels while dealing with these challenges.
The MaxG™ Optimized Light™ handpiece from Palomar offers an excellent solution with customized features such as Dynamic Spectrum ShiftingSM , dual-band filters and Smooth PulseSM technology - which provide more uniform heating across the entire diameter of larger vessels and increased client comfort. And now the 4mm Small Spot Adaptor accessory is available for treating small vessels on darker skin types.
The MaxG Optimized Light handpiece offers superior vessel and pigment clearance that rivals single-wavelength lasers in performance.

The proof is in the results.
Click below to view a comparison study that reveals how Optimized Light measures up to the competition, Pulsed Dye Laser.

The Palomar Solution

Benefits of MaxG:
Comparing a pulsed dye laser vs. MaxG Optimized Light:

Modeling of blood vessel coagulation with single pulses of pulsed dye laser (left) and MaxG (right) based on ex vivo data. Coagulation is indicated by red or brown shading.

The MaxG is superior to a pulsed dye laser in its ability to coagulate deeper vessels, offering better clearance of deep facial vessels than ever before.*

The MaxG handpiece offers superior closure of the larger, deeper facial vessels with Dynamic Spectrum Shifting - which increases the concentration of near-infrared light with longer pulsewidths to provide more uniform heating across the entire diameter of larger vessels.

In comparison to non-optimized pulsed light, the MaxG handpiece offers:

  • Ideal wavelengths for efficient hemoglobin absorption
  • Greater peak power to address challenging small vessels
  • Higher fluences to address mid-to-large-sized resistant vessels
  • Dual filters to minimize unnecessary epidermal exposure and enhance patient comfort

AccuSpectrumSM: Dual bands of wavelengths selectively target the absorption peaks at hemoglobin and preferentially heat blood in the presense of melanin.

Smooth Pulse: Proprietary light delivery system that allows for the usage of greater amounts of light energy while minimizing rise in skin temperature.

Before and After Photo

Treatment of Vascular Lesions

Photos courtesy of Emil Tanghetti, MD

Photos courtesy of Emil Tanghetti, MD

Photos courtesy of E. Victor Ross, MD

Photos courtesy of E. Victor Ross, MD

Skin Rejuvenation

Vascular Lesions & Photorejuvenation

*Characterization of an Optimized Light Source and Comparison to Pulsed Dye Laser for Superficial and Deep Vessel Clearance Weiss, R., Ross, V., Tanghetti, E., Vasily, D., Childs, J., Smirnov, M., Altshuler, G., Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 2011. (Abstract.)

New Optimized Light Source for Treatment of Vascular Lesions of the Skin Ross, V., Tanghetti, E., Vasily, D., Weiss, R., Childs, J., Erofeev, A., Smirnov, M., Altshuler, G., PMTI, 2010. "We report on an optimized pulsed light source (MaxG) for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions of the skin. A discussion of the technical characteristics and early clinical findings are included."

Optimum Spectrum and Pulse Shape for Vascular Lesion Treatment: The Science Behind MaxG Childs J., Erofeev A., Smirnov M., Altshuler G., PMTI, 2010. "The new arc lamp-based Palomar MaxG handpiece is designed for the treatment of vascular lesions and pigmented lesions in Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV."

Randomized Study of Intense Pulsed Light and Pulsed Dye Laser in The Treatment of Facial Telangiectasia McMeekin T., Lertzman B., Hahn H., Arcara K. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 2008. (Abstract.)

Comparison of StarLux LuxG with Long Pulsed PDL, Long Pulsed KTP, and Traditional IPL for Treatment of Telangiectasias Miranda C., Narurkar V. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 2006; 70. (Abstract.)