Rosacea/Intense Pulsed Light and Laser manufacturers
Candela corporation (http://www.candelalaser.com/) was founded in 1970 and produce and sell laser systems. Their current lineup of laser systems include the GentleLASE® for hair removal, C-beam™ for psoriasis, Smooth beam™ for acne scars and wrinkles and the Vbeam® for vascular lesions (including rosacea). Candela have recently announced a distribution agreement with Danish Dermatologic Development to sell Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machines in the U.S.
The Vbeam® is a pulsed dye 595nm laser and is commonly used for treating rosacea. The Vbeam features an integrated Dynamic Cooling Device™ that sprays the top layer of skin with cryogen milliseconds before each laser pulse. This reduces purpura normally associated with laser treatments.
Candela branded IPL machine manufactured by Danish Dermatologic Development.
Lumenis (http://www.aesthetic.lumenis.com/) formed after the merger of ESC™ Medical Systems and Coherent Medical Group and are based in Israel.
All in one machine with 3 modules; an IPL module, Nd:YAG laser module and a LightSheer module. The IPL module incorporates Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT) which results in a more even distribution of energy within each pulse, this makes it more effective and a lower energy levels can be used to achieve the same results.
Combination machine with coooled Nd:Yag laser head and IPL head.
Cheaper IPL machine.
IPL Quantum SR
IPL machine dedicated to skin photorejuvenation treatments.
Danish Dermatologic Development
Danish Dermatologic Development A/S (DDD) (http://www.ellipse.org) manufacturer and sell Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machines. They developed Dual Mode Filtering, a method of using two filters to filter out wavelengths both shorter and longer than the optimal range. DDD entered into an agreement with Candela corporation where Candela will distribute the Ellipse systems in the U.S.
The Ellipse Light is designed for beauticians and is used for the treatment of unwanted hair or sun-damaged skin (including diffuse redness). The Ellipse Light calculates the treatment parameters automatically using information about your skin inputted by the machine operator.
The Ellipse Flex is designed for physicians and treats a larger number of conditions including facial telangiectasias, vascular malformations and rosacea.
Laserscope (http://www.laserscope.com/) are a US based company that manufacturer and sell medical laser systems primarily for urology and aesthetic surgery.
List of machines indicated for rosacea:
- Gemini - A combination 1064nm Nd:YAG laser and 532nm KTP laser
- Aura-i - Frequency doubled Nd:YAG (532nm)
- Lyra-i - 1064 Nd:YAG laser
Syneron Medical Ltd. (http://www.syneron.com/) is a rapidly expanding company founded in 2000. Syneron use their patented ELOS system that combines Bi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF) and optical energies. Syneron sell a number of platforms with the Aurora, Galaxy and Pitanga being suitable for vascular and pigmented lesions including rosacea.
The Galaxy is a all-in-one platform with an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) head and a 900nm diode laser head. Physicians using this device are trained using the FotoFacial RF™ procedure.
Combined Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Bi-Polar Radio Frequency (elos). Physicians using this device are trained using the FotoFacial RF™ procedure.
Cynosure, inc (http://www.cynosurelaser.com/) was founded in 1991 and produce and sell medical laser systems.
Cutera (http://www.cutera.com) manufacture and sell the CoolGlide family of Laser and IPL machines for aesthetic treatments
List of machines indicated for rosacea:
- CoolGlide Xeo - has both a long-pulse Nd:YAG laser and a IPL module
- CoolGlide Genesis Plus - has both a long-pulse Nd:YAG laser and a IPL module
- CoolGlide Vantage - long-pulse Nd:YAG Laser
- CoolGlide Excel - long-pulse Nd:YAG Laser
Bio-Derm Medical, Inc
Sciton Inc., (Palo Alto, CA) is a privately owned medical device company formed in 1997 to provide advanced lasers and light sources to the aesthetic medical markets. Their BBL (Broadband Light) system is a specialized version of IPL with two flashlamps and swappable filters.
Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (Palomar) designs, manufactures, markets and sells lasers and other light-based products and related disposable items and accessories for use in medical and cosmetic procedures. It offers a range of products based on its technologies that include, but are not limited to hair removal; removal of vascular lesions, such as rosacea, spider veins, port wine stains and hemangiomas...
During 2001, Palomar received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market and sell the Palomar EsteLux Pulsed Light System. In 2002, and 2003, the Company offered six hand pieces for the EsteLux system: LuxY, LuxG, LuxR, LuxRs, LuxB and LuxV. These hand pieces emit pulses of intense light to treat unwanted hair, solar lentigo (sunspots), rosacea, actinic bronzing, spider veins, birthmarks, telangiectasias and acne.
In March 2003, the Company launched the Palomar MediLux Pulsed Light System with the six hand pieces also available on the EsteLux. The MediLux provides a snap-on connector enabling it to switch among hand pieces and provide treatments tailored to each individual being treated.
In February 2004, Palomar launched the StarLux Pulsed Light System. The StarLux has a single power supply capable of operating both lasers and lamps. The StarLux operates five of the EsteLux/MediLux hand pieces: LuxY, LuxG, LuxR, LuxRs, and LuxV.
In February 2007, Palomar launched the StarLux 500 Laser and Pulsed Light System, and began shipping in March 2007.