Xeo Cool Glide Laser Platform

The Xeo Cool Glide laser platform developed by the Cutera (formerly Altus) company, now located in Brisbane (south of San Francisco), California has improved and advanced through a number of generations producing more and more useful actions.
 
Cool Glide Laser
Xeo_Cool_Glide_Laser_Control.jpg Based on a NdYAG 1064nm laser, the initial, CV Laser  was designed for hair removal. It had a fixed size beam at 10mm.

A couple of factors made this laser so unique. One was the very efficient cooling head.

A gold-plated copper foot is water cooled to 2oC. As metal is such an efficient conductor of heat and cold, treated areas are rapidly and efficiently cooled to allow very comfortable treatments – much more so than cooling air streams, various glass and sapphire windows, etc.

The other was the wavelength. Still being absorbed by melanin, but, because of its relatively long wavelength, able to penetrate deeper than previous shorter wavelength lasers, even deeply-seated hair follicles could be efficiently reached.

Also, with the efficient cooling tip, even black African skins were safe to be treated for hair removal. Also tanned skins could be treated.

And in New Zealand with our ubiquitous and strong sun, this is important for a process that takes many months to have its full effect.

 
Excel Cool Glide
Further developments involved increasing the power of the unit and adding a hand-piece with an adjustable size beam.

This allowed for increased focal power and an ability to tailor the depth the energy penetrated.

With the adjustable hand-piece, blood vessels of the face and legs could be treated.

This gave rise to the Excel laser.

By again increasing the power and developing new programmes, the Xeo Cool Glide was developed.

 
Genesis Treatment Mode
A scanning mode allowing the Genesis non-ablative laser technique to be developed.

This produced improvement in background blush and redness, reduction in pore size, and a reduction in fine lines, as successive sessions were employed.

Some pigmentation problems could also be improved especially in more dark skins.

 
OPS 600 Head
By adding the OPS 600 hand-piece, with its 600-850nm intelligent pulsed light, other pigment problems such as freckles and lentigos, could be quickly treated.

This opened up the possibilities to an even more effective non-ablative skin rejuvenation programme.

 
LP560 Head
Following the OPS 600, further heads have been developed as exchangeable units. They plug into the same module on the power base, each being recognised as it is, to allow a variety of treatments.

First there was the LP560 which has a 560-850nm range intelligent pulsed light to extend the range of surface changes covered by the OPS 600 to include fine vessels and redness.

 
Titan
Next there was the Titan head with an infra-red light range of 1000-2000nm. This wavelength absorbs more strongly in water and ignores pigment colour.

By cooling the very surface of the skin, its action tends to be at the deepest skin layer causing collagen changes there that result in tightening (or a mild lift) of the skin.

 
Prowave & Acutip
Two further head developments have been the Prowave and Acutip.

The former was developed to aid hair removal procedures for some cases that were proving difficult.

And the Acutip with its narrow round contact tip was designed to treat small round vessel areas such as acquired haemangiomas (or Campbell de Morgan spots, which can already be treated well in the laser Excel programme) and pigmented lesions like seborrhoeic keratoses.

 
Limelight
Further recent enhancements include the Limelight hand-piece which achieves the ability to select the treatments normally separately incorporated in the OPS 600 and the LP560.
 
Pearl
Then was the Pearl YSSG laser hand-piece with its 2790nm wavelength used for quickly resurfacing more severely damaged skin with minimal downtime. In this it has a similar effect to the Portrait Plasma PSR3 detailed elsewhere on this site.

And then the Pearl fractional unit which enhances the benefits above.  By creating microscopic points of laser ablation the skin retracts on itself and improves in colour and texture.  Fine lines improve dramatically.  Scarred areas can also be helped.  Its great advantage over other similar technology on the market is that most people require a single session only.

 
Versatile
The beauty of the Xeo Cool Glide laser platform has been its versatility allied with the multiple new applications that have been added to the original base. There is not the same need to have a wide range of lasers to treat different conditions.
 

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