Energist design and manufacture laser technology and pulsed light systems which are used worldwide to treat pigmentation and sun damage.
Epidermal hyperpigmentation is excess areas of dark pigmentation in the skin, often known as sun or liver spots, are a result of overproduction of the compound melanin, which is a dark pigment which can be found in the skin.
Sometimes hyperpigmentation is caused by sun damage and other times it is the result of skin inflammation as a result of injury. Regardless of the cause, treatments for epidermal hyperpigmentation typically focus on either removing the upper layers of skin or removing the excess pigment.
When it comes to epidermal pigmentation, UK Manufacturer Energist offers a number of treatment alternatives for safe and effective clearance using pulsed light, laser and plasma technologies. We have been designing and manufacturing lasers for 30 years and IPL systems for 15 years. All of our lasers & pulsed light systems, which are used by professionals worldwide, are FDA cleared and pass stringent testing and inspections to be badged as CE marked medical products.
How it works
Excess pigmentation in the skin is produced by an over-abundance of melanocytes, melanin producing cells in a particular area.
Treatment by Energist technologies can take place using two methods. With pulsed light treatment the melanin absorbs the light energy and heats up quickly, whilst the surrounding skin remains cool. The heat causes the areas of melanin break up into smaller particles that flake away from the surface or are removed by the body’s natural waste processes, leaving skin clear, smooth and even in colour.
Using Energist pulsed light systems, pigmentary issues can be resolved in a short course of treatments or sometimes in a single treatment session.
Another Energist solution to pigmentary issues involves using laser or plasma energy to remove the layer of skin which contains the excess melanin.
Energist fractionated lasers vaporise tiny areas of skin which contains the melanin whilst leaving the surrounding areas untouched. This ablation stimulates a healing process which speeds up the skin’s natural renewal process during which the excess pigmentation is removed and clear rejuvenated skin is revealed.
Plasma is a unique energy source and is the only treatment proven to generate a complete layer of new skin. During this renewal process, blemishes such as epidermal pigmentation and other lesions including actinic keratoses and seborrhoeic keratosis are cleared, revealing beautiful, new and clear skin.
Pulsed light, laser and plasma systems from Energist are suitable for the safe and effective treatment of epidermal pigmentation. Being at the forefront of each of these technologies Energist has developed advanced systems and protocols to maximise the comfort, speed and effectiveness of the treatment.
UltraPlus VPL – Variable Pulsed Light
UltraPlus is a multi-application system using world renowned and patented Variable Pulsed Light VPL™ technology, only available from Energist Medical Group. This compact and versatile system can safely deliver very high energy at the speed necessary to break up pigmented lesions effectively. With energy density up to 108 J/cm2, UltraPlus can be used to treat age spots and sun damage on the hands, face and décolleté area. Skin rejuvenation, vascular applications, hair removal and the treatment of active acne are also possible using UltraPlus.
The ePulse system provides an effective solution for a range treatments including pigmentation. This portable and easy to use system with optional trolley from UK manufacturer Energist Medical Group is designed to provide high flexibility with exceptional performance. Using extended square pulse technology, ePulse offers comfort, speed and versatility for hair removal, skin rejuvenation, pigmentation and acne management.
FRx Fractional CO2 Laser
The FRx system, from Energist Medical Group, is a compact, superfast and highly effective fractionated laser performing a range of treatments including epidermal pigmentation, skin rejuvenation and removal of skin lesions including warts and skin tags.
The FRx is developed by MedArt, the laser specialists within Energist Medical Group who have 30 years’ experience in designing and building lasers, and 20 years’ experience in building CO2 lasers.
NeoGen Plasma System
NeoGen converts nitrogen gas into plasma energy, the fourth state of matter. The plasma emerges from the handpiece in controlled pulses, delivering heating to the skin and stimulating a significant physiological response, whilst leaving the skin intact.
In contrast to laser and light energy sources, NeoGen is allowing the nitrogen plasma energy to impact the skin’s entire architecture. With a wide range of energy settings available, treatments can be tailored to a patient’s specific needs and requirements in regards to healing time.
NeoGen offers a range of treatment options, and delivers the unparalleled results your patients expect for removal of epidermal pigmentation, wrinkles, and improvement in skin laxity, tone, texture and elasticity.
The following overviews detail the published clinical papers conducted by Energist’s clinical partners worldwide. Further studies currently underway will be added as they become available.
Please contact Energist for further information on any of these studies.
Treatment of solar lentigines on the dorsa of the hands with variable pulsed light (VPL)
Antonios Panagiotopoulos, George Larios, Panagiotis Kostakis, Lygeri Kourtesi, Chryssa Zisimou,
Sevasti Afanternou, Athanasios Petridis 3rd Department of Dermatology, Andreas Sygros Hospital, Athens, Greece – Published as a poster at 20th Annual Congress of EADV, Lisbon, 2011
Results: After completing all sessions we noticed improvement of all lesions in every patient. We noticed marked improvement in 78% of the lesions, moderate improvement in 17% of the lesions and slight improvement in 5%. No significant side effects were observed. Moreover 84% of the patients (21 out of 25 patients) stated that the treatment was very effective.
Variable pulsed light is less painful than light-emitting diodes for topical photodynamic therapy of actinic keratosis: a prospective randomized controlled trial.
Prof. R. M. Szeimies et al., Department of Dermatology and Centre of Clinical Studies, University of Regensburg, 93042 Regensburg, Germany. – Published in British Journal of Dermatology Vol. 157 Issue 1 Page 111 July 2007
This study was undertaken as an ethically approved study as proof of concept for the use of VPL™ as an alternative light source to the commonly used LED sources. Prof. Szeimies holds a position of senior lecturer at the Department of Dermatology, Regensburg University Hospital . At present his main research interests are in allergology and photobiology, especially photodynamic therapy.
Prof. Szeimies has published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals and over 40 chapters in books. Prof. Szeimies is president of the German Society for Photobiology, and vice-president of the European Society for Photodynamic Therapy in Dermatology.
“VPL used for MAL-PDT is an efficient alternative for the treatment of AK that results in complete remission and cosmesis equivalent to LED irradiation but causes significantly less pain.”