Today, more than 92% laser and light-based treatments can be addressed with xeo.1 Cutera’s multi-engine, multi-application xeo platform is the ultimate aesthetic workstation, designed to give practices the power to grow—today, and for years to come.
xeo is a completely customizable laser and light-based system optimized to treat the widest range of today’s most common nonsurgical aesthetic concerns—veins, pigment, wrinkles, hair removal, and skin revitalization with a single, robust aesthetic device.
Built on a laser platform with Cutera’s proprietary Nd:YAG technology, xeo’s laser and light-based solutions repair and rebalance the skin’s overall complexion and health.
In addition to the Nd:YAG technology that is utilized for hair removal, vascular lesions and Cutera’s signature laser genesis procedure, xeo features the limelight and acutip IPLs to address photoaging, an Er:YSGG laser delivery for skin resurfacing, and titan, Cutera’s deep heating thermal solution.
How does the laser work?
A laser generates an intense beam of light that can selectively target a treatment site. The laser light is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin (bright red blood cells carrying oxygen) and melanin (black or brown pigment found in the skin) causing decomposition or destruction by heat of unwanted cells while leaving healthy cells intact.
What are the benefits of laser surgery?
The benefits of laser treatment over alternative therapies may include improved therapeutic results precisely controlled surgery which limits injury to normal skin, fewer complications and a safe and effective outpatient, same day surgery for vascular and pigmented lesions.
What is a vascular lesion?
A vascular lesion is formed by abnormally large or numerous blood vessels located directly under the surface of the skin. These vessels may be visible through the skin and may result in a red appearance of the skin.
What is a benign pigmented lesion?
Melanin is the dark pigment present in skin and is produced by melanocytes. Benign pigmented lesions occur when an abundance of melanocytes are found in the skin. Lesions may be flat or slightly raised.
What should a patient expect during treatment?
Treatment may vary depending upon patient characteristics and the area being treated. An individual treatment program will be developed by your physician. Treatment sessions typically take 10-15 minutes. Patients are advised to remove make-up in the treatment area and to avoid tanning prior to scheduling a treatment. You will be asked to wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the intense beam of laser light. The doctor will use a pen-like handpiece to direct a beam of laser light to the lesion. Some patients report feeling a slight stinging sensation during treatment so a cooling gel or system may be used to help alleviate any discomfort.
What should a patient expect after treatment?
Some redness may occur in the treatment area immediately following treatment; however, it should subside within several hours. Some swelling may also be experienced and will go away in 1-2 days. Postoperative care is minimal. Your doctor may ask you to use anti-bacterial ointment on the treated area for a short period of time and will suggest that you stay out of the sun during the healing process. Final treatment results should be evident 10-14 days after treatment for vascular lesions and within 2-3 weeks after treatment for benign pigmented lesions. In the meantime, normal activities can be resumed with only a slight redness evident at the treatment area.
How will I know if laser treatment is right for me?
Ask your doctor. After a brief examination, your doctor will determine if laser treatment is appropriate for you.
|Treatment Type||Laser Vein Treatments|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Rosacea/Redness|
It is best not to be tanned prior to this procedure for optimal effectiveness of the laser treatment.