Treatments

VASCULAR/REJUVENATING LASERS

Vbeam Perfecta® Laser

Dr. Bernstein was the FIRST person in the WORLD to get the Vbeom Perfecta® laser and helped with its development. It is a premiere pulsed-dye laser (PDL) for treating vascular lesions such as facial redness and rosacea, and is a go-to device for facial rejuvenation of sun-damaged skin. In addition to removing unwanted redness, one of the 5 key signs of skin aging, it also causes inflammation that remodels damaged collagen and elastic fibers improving fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Bernstein and his collaborators have published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature on various uses of this versatile device.

Vbeam Prima® Laser

This innovative laser that offers advances over the Vbeam Perfecta® was for the FIRST time in the WORLD used and acquired by Dr. Bernstein. The Vbeam Perfecta® is a pulsed-dye laser (PDL) that uses a rhodamine dye to produce yellow/orange light. Dr. Bernstein participated in its development and has published in the peer reviewed literature on using it to treat rosacea, neck redness (POC) and other conditions. Like the Vbeam Perfecta®, Dr. Bernstein uses this laser to treat all sorts of vascular conditions and for the treatment of photoaging including fine lines and wrinkles and enlarged pores.

excel® V Laser

Dr. Bernstein was one of the first 5 people in the U.S. to acquire the excel® V laser, a green potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser, for treating vascular lesions. This laser utilizes contact cooling to protect the surface of the skin while treating vascular lesions. The excel® V laser also has an integrated second laser for rejuvenation of photoaged skin. This laser is an advanced iteration of the groundbreaking Coherent® Versapulse® laser which Dr. Bernstein and colleagues performed studies with resulting in peer-reviewed publications, as they also did with the with the excel® V laser.

There are several excellent options available today and each has its own merits.

PIGMENT/TATTOO REMOVING LASERS

PicoWay® 785 nm Laser-Pumped Laser

Dr. Bernstein was the FIRST physician in the WORLD to use and acquire the PicoWay® laser-pumped 785 nm laser. This laser is enclosed in a handpiece and uses the 532 nm PicoWay® laser to stimulate the titanium:sapphire crystal yielding 785 nm laser light. Dr. Bernstein and his colleagues performed a pivotal peer-reviewed publication investigating the effectiveness of this laser for removing tattoos. The PicoWay® 785 nm laser is also quite useful for removing unwanted freckles and pigmentation in all skin types.

Revlite® SI Laser

Dr. Bernstein had the SECOND Revlite® SI laser in the WORLD. It is a Q-switched laser for removing tattoos and pigmentation. Q-switched laser emit pulses that last 5-10 billionths of a second, making them ideal for removing the small pigment granules present in tattoos and freckles. Dr. Bernstein and his colleagues published a seminal peer-reviewed manuscript evaluating the Revlite® SI laser for tattoo removal.

Wavelight® Ruby Laser

Dr. Bernstein had one of the first 5 Wavelight® ruby lasers in the U.S. and was the first to have it in Pennsylvania. The Wavelight® ruby laser is a Q-switched laser for removing tattoos and unwanted pigmentation such as unwanted tattoos, freckles, pigmented scars and café au lait birthmarks. It emits red light in pulses approximately 20 nanoseconds (billionths of a second) long. Short pulses are ideal for removing microscopic pigment granules.

PicoWay® Laser

The PicoWay® laser is a very versatile laser that delivers pulses less than a billionth of a second in duration. This means that the tissue interactions are quite unique providing opportunities to treat certain conditions we couldn’t easily treat in the past. Dr. Bernstein was the FIRST physician in the WORLD to get the PicoWay® laser and helped the engineers with its development. Dr. Bernstein and his collaborators also published the first peer-reviewed manuscript on removing tattoos with the PicoWay® laser. It delivers multiple wavelengths including: 1,064 nm, 532 nm, 730 nm and 785 nm, and has the ability to deliver fractionated 532 nm and 1,064 nm laser energy for rejuvenation of sun-damaged skin and treatment of acne scars in any skin type.

AlexTrivantage® Laser

The FIRST AlexTrivantage® laser in the WORLD was acquired by Dr. Bernstein at Main Line Center for Laser Surgery. The AlexTrivantage® laser is a red, Q-switched laser with a pulse-duration of 50-100 nanoseconds (billionths of a second). The AlexTrivantage® was the first laser to incorporate laser-pumped laser handpieces that use the 755 nm red light to produce 532 nm green laser light and 1,064 nm infrared radiation. It was used to treat multicolored tattoos as well as proving ideal for removing freckles and other pigmentation. Dr. Bernstein and colleagues collaborated to produce a key manuscript on the use of this laser for removing multicolored tattoos.

PicoSure® Laser

The PicoSure® laser was the first commercial picosecond-domain laser for treating skin. The PicoSure® laser delivers 755 nm, 1,064 nm, and 532 nm laser energy for treating multicolor tattoos. This laser is unique in that the 755 nm wavelength is the primary wavelength, offering the highest energies at the wavelength where the pulse-duration, or length of time the laser fires, is shortened the most compared to conventional Q-switched lasers. This means that the PicoSure® offers maximal laser energy for treating difficult to remove green, blue, and purple pigments. In addition, the PicoSure® laser offers a Focus® Lens Array attachment for rejuvenation of sun-damaged skin.

PicoWay® 730 nm Laser-Pumped Laser

The FIRST AlexTrivantage® laser in the WORLD was acquired by Dr. Bernstein at Main Line Center for Laser Surgery. The AlexTrivantage® laser is a red, Q-switched laser with a pulse-duration of 50-100 nanoseconds (billionths of a second). The AlexTrivantage® was the first laser to incorporate laser-pumped laser handpieces that use the 755 nm red light to produce 532 nm green laser light and 1,064 nm infrared radiation. It was used to treat multicolored tattoos as well as proving ideal for removing freckles and other pigmentation. Dr. Bernstein and colleagues collaborated to produce a key manuscript on the use of this laser for removing multicolored tattoos.

During your personal consultation our expert physicians can determine which product is right for you.

REJUVENATING/SCAR TREATING DEVICES

Fraxel® Dual Laser

The Fraxel® Dual laser is an innovative fiber-laser designed to make tiny microthermal treatment zones in the skin, stimulating a healing response that replaces the sun-damaged collagen and elastin in photoaged skin with healthier skin, and the disordered collagen fibers of scars with more normally organized collagen. It is called the Fraxel® Dual because if offers 2 wavelengths, 1,927 nm for treating more superficially and 1,550 nm for treating more deeply. The Fraxel® Dual Laser is fantastic for treating acne scarring and for rejuvenation of photoaging in all but the darkest skin types.

Clear+Brilliant® laser by Fraxel®

The Clear+Brilliant® laser is a mild version of the Fraxel® Dual Laser, offering 2 wavelengths of laser energy, and is perfect for rejuvenating mildly photodamaged skin. It is also the perfect device for maintaining the benefits of other laser treatments over time. At Main Line Center for Laser Surgery, Dr. Bernstein was the first in the U.S. to acquire the Perméa handpiece of the Clear+Brilliant® laser. It has replaced microdermabrasion as a rejuvenating and freshening treatment in our laser center. Movie stars have Clear+Brilliant® laser treatments written into their contracts for films as well as receiving treatments before the Oscars.

INTRAcel® RF microneedling

INTRAcel® microRF injection therapy or RF microneedling uses insulated needles to deliver RF energy to various depths within the skin. One of the fantastic features of this device is that it deposits energy beneath the surface of the skin so the INTRAcel can be used on all skin types. It doesn’t injure or disturb the surface layer causing pigmentation problems in darker complexion patients like so many other devices may. The INTRAcel® is a go-to device for neck and chest rejuvenation in all skin types as well as for facial rejuvenation and treatment of acne scarring.

PicoWay® Resolve Lasers

Dr. Bernstein at Main Line Center for Laser Surgery was the FIRST physician and practice in the WORLD to receive BOTH the PicoWay® Resolve 532 nm and PicoWay® Resolve 1,064 nm handpieces. He and his colleagues performed 2 pivotal, peer-reviewed studies of these lasers and their use for improving photoaged skin and acne scarring. The PicoWay® Resolve lasers can be used on all skin types with very little risk of creating pigmentary problems. This is a unique development adding to our armamentarium of lasers we can offer you.

PicoSure® Laser

The PicoSure® laser has a Focus® Lens Array attachment for rejuvenation of sun-damaged skin. The 755 nm wavelength is ideal for treating pigmentation. The PicoSure® Focus® Lens Array not only targets pigmentation for that results from sun-damage, but also induces an inflammatory response that leads to improvement of other signs of skin aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. The PicoSure® laser with the Focus® Lens Array can be used to treat all skin types.

CO2RE® Laser

The CO2RE®laser is a fractionated carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, which makes tiny treatment zones in an array to cover a large area while leaving untreated areas between the laser spots. This ‘fractionated’ approach results in less side-effects and quicker healing than lasers that treat an entire area without any sparing of skin in between the dots. CO2 lasers target water and, since we are made of water, they create microthermal treatment zones in the skin that are either superficial or deep depending upon the fluence (energy) of the laser pulses. The CO2RE® laser can blend both superficial and deep pulses in a single, larger treatment pulse. It was developed by the famous laser engineer Shlomo Assa and his team.

UltraPulse® Laser with Active FX® and Deep FX®

The original UltraPulse® laser was a groundbreaking carbon dioxide (CO2) laser that revolutionized the treatment of sun-damaged skin. The newest iteration of these lasers offers a more fractionated approach to improving sun-damaged skin with less downtime and side effects than the original UltraPulse® laser, but also less dramatic results. The trade-off is usually worth it in the modern era of skin laser surgery. The superficial and deep treatment attachments allow versatile treatment options, repairing fine lines and wrinkles and superficial changes brought about by skin aging. In addition, Active FX® and Deep FX® are frequently used for improving burn scars and mature scars that lack redness of earlier scars. This laser has made possible the improvement of mature scars thought to be highly resistant to laser treatment.

eMatrix® Fractionated Radiofrequency

The eMatrix® Fractionated Radiofrequency device delivers radiofrequency energy while leaving spared zones in between treatment zones, all non-invasively, without needles. The eMatrix® has been used on all skin types for rejuvenation of mild photodamage, and is also used for maintaining the results of other laser treatments. The eMatrix® is generally used to deliver a series of 4 or more initial treatments followed by periodic maintenance treatments as needed, which is on a schedule that is determined by each individual to suit their needs.

Sun gives us fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, sagging skin, pigmentation, and unwanted redness.

HAIR REMOVAL LASERS

GentleMax Pro®

The GentleMax Pro®, GentleLase Pro® and GentleYAG Pro® lasers are mainstays of laser hair removal around the world. The GentleMax Pro® incorporates the other 2 lasers in a single device, enabling treatment of all skin types with 1 device. At Main Line Center for Laser Surgery, we have been performing laser hair removal for over 2 decades. Dr. Bernstein was the first physician in the U.S. to have both the GentleLase Pro® and GentleMax Pro® lasers. These lasers offer a dynamic cooling device to protect the surface of the skin while enabling heating of the lower parts of hair follicle for optimal treatment while minimizing discomfort.

LightSheer® Laser

The LightSheer® laser was the first truly safe and effective hair removal laser to see widespread adoption. The LightSheer® laser uses contact cooling to protect the surface of the skin, while administering 810 nm laser energy to target hair. We use the LightSheer® laser for specific areas that we feel are particularly suited to this laser’s unique cooling characteristics, pulse-duration and wavelength. This laser was invented by a famous laser engineer Bob Grove, Ph.D. and his colleagues in a ground-breaking success at delivering an extremely safe and effective laser to advance the practice of laser hair removal.

ELITE MPX® LASER

The Elite MPX® is a fascinating concept where the 2 most common wavelengths used for laser hair removal, 755 nm and 1,064 nm, were able to be used separately or blended (multiplexed) to adjust for various skin types. It has been replaced by the Apogee+ and Elite+ lasers. Dr. Bernstein and his collaborators published a peer-reviewed publication on the use of this laser.

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular procedures because it works so well.

BODY SCULPTING DEVICES

CoolSculpting® Cryolipolysis

CoolSculpting® is a unique device that exploits the different temperatures at which skin versus fat are injured. Once treated by cold using the CoolSculpting® device, fat cells undergoe apoptosis, programed cell death, and are removed over a period of weeks following treatment. We don’t replace these fat cells, so the results are quite long-lasting. The treatment uses applicators that gently pull the fat away from the body, allowing it to cool over a period of 35-45 minutes. The treatment is non-invasive, gentle and very well tolerated. Dr. Bernstein at Main Line Center for Laser Surgery was the FIRST practice and physician in PENNSYLVANIA to acquire the CoolSculpting® device. Dr. Bernstein serves on the prestigious CoolSculpting® medical advisory board and has published on the use of the CoolSculpting® in the peer-reviewed literature.

EMSCULPT® Body Toning

EMSCULPT® uses electromagnetic pulses to stimulate muscle contractions of a type we can’t get from working out. The EMSCULPT® device is FDA-cleared for treating 5 muscle groups including: the abdomen, buttocks, arms, legs and pelvic floor. EMSCULPT® has been shown to improve separation of the abdominal muscles, rectus diastasis, as well as stress incontinence which is often brought on by childbirth. This novel non-invasive treatment is the FIRST device designed to build muscle for body sculpting.

truSculpt® Body Toning

The truSculpt® device uses electrical stimulation to induce muscle contractions in a way we cannot achieve on our own through exercise. Devices like truSculpt® have been used in the physical therapy world for rehabilitation from injury or surgery. Multiple areas of the body can be treated simultaneously with truSculpt® making treatments quick and efficient.

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