The short wavelength does not penetrate deeply into the skin and this laser is therefore
used for the treatment of superficial skin lesions such as:
Telangiectasia - facial spider veins caused by a dilation of capillary vessels or
Cherry Angiomas - slightly raised, red lesions common on the body as we get older.
Spider Naevi - slightly raised, red spider-like lesions.
Lentigines - Flat, brown patches on the skin present at sites of frequent sun exposure
such as the face and backs of hands.
Seborrheic Keratoses - slightly elevated pigmented spots often found on the back
Freckles - a brownish spot on the skin common on people with fair skin.
Dermatosis Papulosis Nigra - small, black marks seen primarily on people of Asian
or African descent.
This laser generates green light with a wavelength of 532 nm. This short wavelength
is extremely well absorbed by both oxyhaemoglobin (in bright red blood cells carrying
oxygen) and melanin (black or brown pigment found in the skin). Absorption of the
light heats up the targeted red bloods or melanin causing destruction of the blood
vessels and pigmented lesions while leaving healthy cells intact.