The technology is actually quite simple: a series of mirrors and lenses is used to condense a stream of light into a projectable beam. This beam is then used to vaporize very small segments of damaged skin cells.
In their place, the body produces brand new cells (that are rich in elastin and collagen) giving the skin an outwardly youthful appearance.
This technology has been used to treat everything from medical conditions such as rosacea and eczema all the way to cosmetic uses like tattoo removal to the treatment of early signs of aging.
Although vascular laser treatments have been gaining in popularity, there has been little progress made in terms of making the technology more accessible to those in need…until now. In the past, these lasers required a water-cooling system to keep them running—meaning that the machines were large, awkward, and expensive to store and maintain. This has meant that few places have been able to secure the resources necessary to implement such a large piece of equipment.
Luckily, Aerolase has not only found a way to make vascular laser technology easy to accommodate, they have developed a way to make it downright portable. By developing and patenting a unique air-cooling system, Aerolase has now given doctors the ability to bring laser light treatment to the masses.
The LightPod system is small enough to be easily housed in any office (it is no bigger than a standard briefcase), giving local and regional healthcare authorities the ability to rotate the unit between several hospitals or offices. Not only does this allow for the purchase price to spread out over several budgets, it significantly decreases the amount of travel required by the average patient. Aerolase has not only managed to make treatments less expensive, but they have made them more accessible as well, proving once again that it is possible to attain the elusive balance between profitability and standard of care.