Lumenis M22 Laser System

 In Dermatology, IPL Laser, Skin Cancer, Treatment

M22 is a modular multi-application platform for the treatment of over 30 skin conditions and hair removal. Used by physicians around the world, M22 enables you to treat more types of patients and conditions with better outcomes.

The Lumenis M22 IPL laser is the latest laser in the field of cosmetic dermatology. Its unique technology combines the best IPL treatment with the most effective non-ablative fractional and Nd:YAG lasers in one device! The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are proud to offer the new M22 IPL to their patients.

M22 IPL – 4 Multiple Technologies In One

A wonderfully versatile platform which by using different filters we can

  • Remove hair
  • Reduce redness
  • Treat superficial blood vessels
  • Reduce blotchy brown pigmented areas
  • Acne
  • And more

M22 ResurFX

Laser for the treatment of Soft tissue

  • Striae
  • Acne scars
  • Minor wrinkles
  • Lentigines
  • And more
 Most treatments need to be undertaken more than once to achieve optimal results.
lightsheer hair reduction

IPL Hair Reduction

What is it? 

Hair removal traditional methods included plucking, shaving, waxing, electrolysis and chemical depilatories. Some are painful, some are messy, all of them are time-consuming and are associated with high cost. 

Safe permanent removal of unwanted hair resulting in smooth, beautiful skin.

What should I expect? 

When will I see results? Multiple treatments are required to achieve permanent hair reduction. This is due to the increased effect of the laser on hair in the early growth stage (anagen). Not all the hairs are in the same phase at a given time.     

What can I expect after treatment?  The appearance of the treated area following treatment varies from patient to patient, depending on the characteristics of the patient and treatment given. 

During the treatment, some hairs will shed from the follicle immediately, while the remaining will shed in the following weeks. Transient redness and swelling around the hair follicle may appear immediately after the treatment, but are in fact, positive results indicating the follicles response to the treatment. 

Following the treatment, you will be provided with guidelines, namely in terms of sun exposure.

acne scar revision

Acne Scar Revision

Transform your skin. Reverse the seemingly permanent effect of acne. Clear your skin of new and old acne scars – in one single treatment. Get amazing results with minimal downtime compared to similar treatments.

What is it?

The ultimate treatment for acne scars. Lumenis® offers a range of solutions for acne scar revision, including DeepFXTM I ActiveFXTM, two fractional resurfacing solutions of the UltraPulse® and AcuPulseTM systems. With DeepFXTM | ActiveF your physician can offer you dramatic improvements in both the tone and the texture of your acne scars. Effective for different types of soars, such as shallow round or deep scars, Acne Scar Revision remodels your skin’s structure, stimulating it to regenerate itself.

Is it safe?

Developed by the pioneer of aesthetic medicine and trusted by leading professionals around the world, both DeepF TM and ActiverFX TM have received FDA clearance for treating acne scars and have been clinically validated in many studies for a wide range of skin types. Lumenis energy-based treatments must be performed by a physician or an authorised provider in your region. Energy based treatments are not suitable for everyone and carry some risks. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.

What should I expect?

When will I see results? The main advantage of Deep?-XTM and ActiveFXTM treatments is that you can see visible improvement of your acne scars after one single treatment. As your skin heals following the treatment, you will begin to notice an improvement in the tone and texture of your acne scars and your overall complexion will appear more even. You should expect to continue to see improvement for up to two years following the procedure.

What can I expect after treatment? Immediately following treatment, the treated areas of your skin will be warm and may be slightly red and swollen, depending on your customized treatment settings. Most patients are able to resume their daily activities within a week. To support you in the healing process. a daily skincare routine should be prescribed.

tattoo removal

Tattoo Removal

Erase unwanted ink for a new start. A safe and effective laser based treatment to erase unwanted tattoos and start fresh. Gradually and gently reveals your skin without risk of scarring. Noticeable results with minimum downtime.

What is it?

The Lumenis® Tattoo Removal solution. The Lumenis® treatments enable your physician to effectively remove black, blue and other dark tattoos, either amateur or professional. The Lumenis® Q—Switch technology enables optimal tailoring of the treatment according to the type of the tattoo, to effectively target the dark pigment and destroy it. Ultrashort laser pulses target the tattoo ink in the skin and break it into small particles that are naturally dissolved by your body; the surrounding skin is left intact.

Is it safe?

Developed by the pioneer of aesthetic medicine and trusted by leading professionals around the world, the Lumenis® Tattoo Removal technology is FDA cleared and is validated for removal of black and dark tattoos. Lumenis energy-based treatments must be performed by a physician or an authorised provider in your region. Energy based treatments are not suitable for everyone and carry some risks. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.

What should expect?

When will I see results? A change in the color intensity of the tattoo will be visible immediately after the first treatment. The number of needed treatments depends on the area of the body, skin color, and the tattoo itself, and can start from 2-3 treatments and up to 10 in some cases. Treatments are spaced 6-10 weeks apart.

What can I expect after treatment? immediately following treatment. you will see whitish bubbles on the treated tattoo area, accompanied by some mild redness and swelling which will resolve within 24 hours. A thick crust will appear over the treated area and will fall in about 2 weeks. in rare cases, minimal bleeding in the treated area can occur. Fading of the tattoo is gradual and will be noticed in the following weeks.

photofractional

Photofractional – revive and improve your skin

Optimally tailored to address even the early signs of aging. Noticeable results for pigmentation, age/sun spots, fine lines and overall skin appearance. Experience minimal downtime in a ‘lunch-time’ treatment and return to your busy lifestyle.

What is it?

The Lumenis® Photofractionalw treatment is a complete skin rejuvenation solution, enabling your physician to offer you remarkable results on a range of skin aging concerns such as age and sun spots, fine lines, acne scars, uneven texture and skin tone. Our unique rejuvenation technology combines two solutions, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and ResurF non—ablative skin resurfacing, so that both skin tone and texture can be treated simultaneously.

‘Is it safe’?

Developed by the pioneer of aesthetic medicine and trusted by leading professionals around the world, both IPL and ResurF are FDA cleared. Lumenis energy- based treatments must be performed by a physician or an authorised provider in your region. Energy based treatments are not suitable for everyone and carry some risks. Be sure to consult with us before choosing this treatment.

What should I expect?

When will I see results? The Lumenis® Photofractionalw treatment works with your skin to stimulate deep collagen regeneration over a sequence of treatments. Already after the first session, you will begin to notice improvement in skin tone and pigmentation. Typically, about 8 sessions are needed to have visible improvement in the skin and fine lines. Optimal results are achieved after 3-5 sessions in 2-6 weeks intervals. However, you will continue to see improvements for up to six months following the treatment.

What can I expect after treatment? Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness or swelling, depending on your customized treatment settings. The swelling will diminish after a few hours and the redness as quickly as the next day or over the next few days. Most patients are able to resume their daily activities the very same day. Typically your physician should advise to stay out of direct sun for a few days following the treatment and to apply sun screen.

What Is The Lumenis M22?

This treatment is a multi-use platform that allows dermatologists to treat more patients with varying skin conditions with better results than any other single device. The one M22 module is a tabletop laser system created by the same company that created the IPL technology. It has 3 different modules:

IPL

The IPL module utilizes SapphireCool Light Guides to provide continuous cooling to maximize patient comfort during the procedure. The IPL module is a proven method of minimizing the appearance of:

ResurFX

ResurFX uses a fiber laser and innovative scanner for non-ablative skin resurfacing. The ResurFX is unique in that treatment only requires one pass for optimal results! This protects the patient’s skin and reduces the amount of time a treatment session takes. The ResurFX is used for non-ablative skin resurfacing and commonly treats:

ResurFX can be combined with an IPL Photofacial for a state-of-the-art anti-aging Photofractional treatment. ResurFX is also perfectly suited to be combined with injectable treatments such as dermal fillers and neuromodulators such as Botox.

Nd:YAG

Finally, the Nd:YAG module uses multiple sequential pulsing to allow for cooling between pulses. The Nd:YAG is most commonly used to treat:

  • Vascular lesions
  • Veins
  • Superficial wrinkles

Schedule A Consultation

Skin treatments with the Lumenis M22 IPL Laser are relatively quick and painless, and performed in the office by one of our board-certified dermatologists. Schedule a consultation to see if you are a candidate for laser skin treatments with this cutting-edge technology!

Contact Second Skin Dermatology

Dr. Jack Shannon at Second Skin Dermatology is known for his cutting-edge laser skin treatments and breadth of expertise in the field of cosmetic dermatology. If you are interested in learning more about the Lumenis M22 laser and the skin conditions it can treat, contact us at 02 4228 9777 today to schedule a consultation!

Laser System FAQ

It is common to have questions about all of the different laser skin treatments available. That is why our doctors have answered some frequently asked questions for you here. Please contact us for more information on the Lumenis M22 IPL treatment.

How long does it take?

A: A Lumenis M22 treatment is ideal for busy patients who do not have time for a lengthy procedure. The treatments typically only last 20 minutes depending on the patient and the area to be treated.

Is the treatment painful?

A: Part of what makes the Lumenis M22 unique is its focus on cooling between pulses to minimize the discomfort experienced by the patient. You may feel a slight stinging sensation during the procedure, but the treatment session is relatively quick and discomfort should not last long.

How many treatment sessions will I need to see ideal results?

A: For the majority of patients, ideal results will be revealed after 4-6 treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart. One of the many benefits of this treatment is that results are long-lasting, and most patients will only need touch-ups to maintain results.

Am I a good candidate?

A: If you are a healthy individual looking to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation, or veins, you may be a good candidate. This treatment is great for improving the overall look of the face, neck, chest, back, and hands. The best way to find out if the Lumenis M22 is right for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our laser experts in San Diego today.

What is the recovery period like?

A: Because Lumenis M22 is non-invasive, patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately following treatment. It is common to experience some redness, burning, and/or swelling (depending on the specific laser treatment used) after treatment, but this should diminish within a week. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen daily, as your skin will be sensitive after treatment.

Can it be combined with other treatments?

A: Yes! Lumenis M22 can be used in combination with dermal fillers and neuromodulators to further enhance results.

Who should perform the treatment?

A: It is important that you seek laser skin treatments only from board-certified dermatologists. Our dermatologists have all undergone extensive training in laser skin care and are among the best in the field.

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