The application of lasers in medicine and cosmetic surgery is a fast growing and ever changing field. Currently, Berkshire Cosmetic and reconstructive Surgery Center is equipped with seven lasers; the CO2, the tunable-dye, the long-pulse alexandrite, the q-switched alexandrite/KTP/Nd:YAG and the Long-pulse Nd:YAG. All seven lasers are owned and operated by the facility and are onsite. Our lasers are not rented from third parties thus avoiding scheduling problems and poor maintenance. The treatments are always available and delivered or supervised by our board certified Plastic Surgeons.
The latest in carbon dioxide laser systems, the CORE2 is a versatile platform with both aesthetic and surgical applications. The fractionated settings provide a less ablative approach to resurfacing than traditional methods with less pain and a shorter recuperation. The surgical settings have ample power for all plastic surgical needs.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL/BBL) utilizes broad spectrum wave lengths to treat brown spots, diffuse redness and fine wrinkles. The Ellipse is the latest technology utilizing more energy and requiring less treatments than previous generations of IPL/BBL. It is a non-ablative treatment with no significant down time. For optimal results 2-4 treatments is recommended.
IPL treats a wide variety of skin conditions:
Sun damage, flushing, skin texture, redness, broken capillaries, brown spots, age spots, sun induced freckles on the hands, chest, and face, it also excels in helping the reduction of fine wrinkles and large pores.
The Gentlelase is used for long term hair reduction on lighter skin types and is the most effective hair removal laser available today. It is combined with it’s own dynamic cooling device to make the treatment more comfortable and safer than ever before. With a larger handpiece than other lasers the Gentlelase can treat larger areas more efficiently. Like all hair removal technologies laser hair removal will require multiple treatments.
The Candela VBeam© Tunable Dye Laser
The Tunable Dye laser provides light energy absorbed by hemoglobin contained in blood. This laser is used to treat conditions caused by abnormal or unsightly blood vessels. We use the VBeam to treat rosacea, hemangiomas (ie. Port wine stains), red scars and dilated veins on the face and body.Read the blog to find out if it’s right for you:https://berkshirecosmeticsurg.com/red-red-go-away-how-to-treat-rosaceas-effects/
The LUXAR© CO2 Laser
The C02 laser delivers light energy absorbed principally by water in living tissue. The LUXAR laser can provide this energy in continuous and superpulsed mode. The continuous mode allows this laser to be used as a unique cutting device that minimizes inflammation and decreases scar formation. The superpulsed mode allows this laser to very accurately ablate tissue without significantly heating.
The main cosmetic use of the CO2 laser is for facial rejuvenation. Sun damaged skin is replaced by fresh new skin devoid of wrinkles and sun spots. The CO2 laser is also used for removing scars, skin lesions and skin irregularities.
Not a laser but a radiofrequency device, the Thermitight applies a controlled amount of thermal energy to targeted tissue. The tip of the tiny probe provides constant feedback on the actual temperature during treatment. In addition, an infrared camera is used to monitor skin temperature to ensure that your treatment is both safe and effective.
During the Thermitight treatment, the probe is used to gently heat specific tissues to a pre-determined therapeutic temperature which, over time, tightens the skin and surrounding tissues, After the procedure , a gentle wrap is applied and the patient may resume normal activities the next day.