Laser Treatments have revolutionized medical treatments since they were invented. Treatments now are more effective than ever and more specific to certain conditions than ever before. Laser treatments at totally feet podiatry and laser center are performed with the Cutera Genesis Plus laser system. The Genesis Plus laser is specially designed and engineered to perform laser nail fungus removal treatments, laser wart removal treatments, skin rejuvenation, and laser scar reduction procedures. Our staff is trained in all of these procedures.
Understanding Lasers and Laser Treatments
There are many important factors when it comes to selecting the right lasers for the best outcomes of various laser treatments. NOT all lasers are created equally. There are 4 main characteristics of a laser that need to be assessed to establish the efficacy for a particular type of treatment.
- Fluence– Power over a set time to a set amount of area.Measured in Joules/cm2; Joules = Watts x Time
- Pulse Width– Measures the length of time a laser is exposing the target tissue. This with the fluence, spot size, and wavelength determine how much energy is delivered to the targets.
- Spot Size– Refers to the diameter of the laser beam and helps control the depth the laser will travel through the tissues
- Wavelength- is generated by the materials used to generate the laser beam. This is one of the most important characteristics of the laser because it determines how much energy is absorbed by particular targets in the tissue and how deep the laser will travel through the tissues.
Many companies will claim a high maximum amount of power without stating a spot size or pulse width. Potential patients should make sure they select the right doctor for their treatment. A spot size and wavelength are the most important factors in determining the penetration of the laser in to the tissues. The 1064nm wavelength has one of the best penetrations of any laser on the market, making it very versatile and the choice of many. If the laser is capable of meeting the effective parameters, it can be used to treat hair removal, onychomycosis, spider veins, reticular veins, erythema, skin rejuvenation, scar reduction, and many other conditions.