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MAX-G

Treatment of Skin Pigment and Blood Vessels (PhotoFacial)

The Cynosure ICON MAX G™ IPL photofacial harnesses the power of light to remove broken blood vessels on the face, redness caused by rosacea, and pigmentation caused by sun damage. This procedure is commonly referred to as a PhotoFacial. With no downtime to recover and only one session usually needed, IPL treatment provides an effective solution for even the busiest of New Yorkers. For our PhotoFacial we use The Cynosure ICON MAX G™ IPL, a powerful device that uses a unique filter on the IPL light focusing its energy on treating vessels and pigment without putting normal skin at risk. The procedure should only be performed under the supervision of a board certified dermatologist, ensuring efficacy and safety.

What Does it Do?

  • Pigmented lesions treatment
  • Actinic/Senile Lentigo, age spot, liver spot, sun spot, pigmented Actinic Keratosis, and freckles
  • Vascular Lesion treatment
  • Telangiectasias (facial vessel), Port Wine Stains (pink birth mark), Hemangiomas, Cherry Angiomas, Rosacea (full face), and Spider vein
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Photo Facial: refers to the treatment using the MaxG handpiece resulting in overall revitalization, reduction of pigmented and vascular lesions
  • Photo revitalization pigmented, vascular lesion treatment (4-5 treatments for the best result)
  • Facial areas, chest, neck, arms, legs, and back

How Does it Work?

How Does it Work?

The Max G Small Spot Adaptor helps close vessels on darker skin types (Type IV)

FAQ

The MaxG IPL is optimised for clearing vessels, vascular lesions and pigmented lesions, offering superior vessel and pigment clearance that goes beyond single-wavelength lasers.

MaxG offers superior closure of the larger, deeper facial vessels with a unique combination of Dynamic Spectrum ShiftingSM and dual-band filters, which provides more uniform heating across the entire diameter of larger vessels.

With our patented advances in pulsed-light performance, your clients can experience a comfortable, no-downtime treatment on their way to a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

Delivering dual bands of wavelengths to selectively target the absorption peaks of hemoglobin and preferentially heat blood in the presence of melanin, the MaxG offers superior closure of the larger, deeper facial vessels with Dynamic Spectrum Shifting.

The MaxG’s Dynamic Spectrum Shifting increases the concentration of near-infrared light with longer pulse widths to provide more uniform heating across the entire diameter of larger vessels.

In comparison to non-optimized pulsed light, the MaxG handpiece offers:

  • More energy available across all pulse durations
  • Greater peak power to address challenging small vessels
  • Higher fluences to address mid-to-large-sized resistant vessels

Comparing a pulsed dye laser vs. MaxG Optimized Light

Modeling of blood vessel coagulation with single pulses of pulsed dye laser (left) and MaxG (right) based on ex vivo data. Coagulation is indicated by red or brown shading. The MaxG is superior to a pulsed dye laser in its ability to coagulate deeper vessels, offering better clearance of deep facial vessels than ever before.

The MaxG handpiece offers superior closure of the larger, deeper facial vessels with Dynamic Spectrum Shifting – which increases the concentration of near-infrared light with longer pulsewidths to provide more uniform heating across the entire diameter of larger vessels.

The MaxG handpiece’s Dynamic Spectrum Shifting increases the concentration of near-infrared light with longer pulsewidths.

In comparison to non-optimized pulsed light, the MaxG handpiece offers:
• Ideal wavelengths for efficient hemoglobin absorption
• Greater peak power to address challenging small vessels
• Higher fluences to address mid-to-large-sized resistant vessels
• Dual filters to minimize unnecessary epidermal exposure and enhance patient comfort

AccuSpectrumSM: Dual bands of wavelengths selectively target the absorption peaks at hemoglobin and preferentially heat blood in the presense of melanin.

Smooth Pulse: Proprietary light delivery system that allows for the usage of greater amounts of light energy while minimizing rise in skin temperature.

There are potential side effects:

-Blistering, pigment changes, redness, swelling, and bruising (more for the vessel treatment)

For best results, multiple treatments are typically needed. Although the specific treatment plan will vary from patient to patient. It is generally recommended 4-5 treatments. Most patients see some improvement after the first treatment, but the full results will unfold gradually.

An interval between the treatments can be 2-4 weeks for the vascular lesions and 4weeks for the pigmentation.

-It is normal for the area to feel similar to mild sunburn for usually 2-24 hours.

-It is normal to have dark pin-point spots / scabs as well as blotchy redness and minimal swelling following your laser treatment for 24-72 hours.

-The vessels may undergo immediate graying or blenching, or they may exhibit a slight purple or red colour change. The vessels will fully or partially fade in about 10-14 days.

-Avoid direct sun-exposure for 1 week following your treatment. Sun exposure during the treatment course may decrease the efficacy of the treatment and increase side effects. Sunscreen (zinc oxide recommend) advised to help results.

-Avoid heavy moisturizers like Vaseline to minimize acne breakouts after.

-Do not go in a spa/pool/sauna or anywhere that involves chlorine/chemicals or excessive heat for 24 to 48 hours after treatment

-Avoid the gym or excessive exercise for 24 to 48 hours

-Avoid friction and anything that raises body temperature for 24 to 48 hours

-Avoid aggressive scrubbing and use of active products (Vitamin A, Chemical exfoliants) for 3-4 days

-Do not to pick, remove, or pull at any darkened lesions as scarring may occur.

-You may resume normal activity the following day.

-If treated on the face, do not lay flat for the next 24 hours, but try to sleep with 2 pillows.

  • NO make-up
  • Please STOP the following cosmetic products 72 hours before treatment:
    • Retin-A
    • Tretinoin
    • Benzyl Peroxide
    • Glycolic Acid
    • Salicylic Acid

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