Laserscope Gemini 532/1064

Laserscope Gemini is a dual wavelength laser system featuring the 532 mm KTP and the 1064nm Nd:YAG in long-pulsed mode (vs nanosecond Q-switched mode) providing the versatility to treat variety of indications ranging from vascular lesion removal to skin tightening to hair removal.


How it works?

Gemini is unique in the wavelengths it offers. The shorter 532nm wavelength effectively targets superficial red and brown lesions (broken capillaries, mottled pigmentations, lentigines) while the longer 1064 wavelength effectively targets deeper vessels in the face and legs.

Because Gemini permits treatment of both superficial and deep vessels, it has proven to be one of the golden standard of treatment for patients presenting with flushing and blushing due to more diffuse redness as well as management of Rosacea.

The 1064 has also proven to be the safest wavelength for hair reduction in patients of medium to darker colored skin. Traditional hair-removal lasers are still best for people with “dark hair and light skin” because the light beam targets dark pigment. If the skin contains a lot of pigment, the laser becomes less effective as the skin melanin is competing with hair follicular melanin for the laser energy. Increased absorption of energy by skin melanin can result in greater chance of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation issues as well.

For those with medium to darker skin, longer reaching Gemini 1064 provides safer alternative since the bulk of laser energy simply bypasses the melanin on the skin surface to only target melanin deep on the hair follicles. In addition to the Gemini 1064 Nd:Yag we offer similar hair reduction treatment using our Sciton 1064 Nd:Yag and Cynosure Palomar 1064 Nd:Yag.
What makes Laserscope Gemini user-friendly for both the clinician and the patients is the very efficient epidermal cooling system coined “Parallel Contact Cooling” which provides cooling of targets before, during, and after the energy from the laser beam. This is paramount to minimizing post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Finally its variable spot size ranging from 2mm to 10mm facilitates easy access to the various cosmetic concerns on difficult to reach anatomical areas of the face.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Age spots (also called solar lentigines or liver spots)
2. Sun damage
3. Freckles
4. Spider veins (telangiectasias)
5. Rosacea
6. Blush and facial redness

Back of hands

Usually 3 to 4 treatments, spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart. Many patients opt for maintenance package.

PhotoFacial MaxG therapy is usually a no downtime procedure.
For pigmented areas, there will be slight redness, immediate darkening of the pigment (positive sign that the pigment has been successfully targeted), followed by flaking of the pigment crust over the next 5 to 7 days, where upon, your unwanted pigment will be lighter appearing or erased all together.
For unwanted vascular issues, initially there will be some darkening of the blood vessels with surrounding redness along with mild swelling. Over the next 2-4 weeks, your body will naturally re-absorb the treated vessels and many will become much less visible or simply disappear all together.

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