The FDA has cleared Lutronic's Spectra VRM III for marketing. Spectra VRM III is a dual-pulse Q-switched Nd:Yag laser. It has more features than its predecessor, Spectra VRM II, including four wavelengths (1064 nm, 532 nm, 585 nm and 650 nm) in Q-switched nanosecond pulse.
It is designed to treat a wide range of dermatologic and aesthetic conditions (i.e., melasma, pigmented lesions, multicolor tattoos, acne) and, according to the company, can also be used for laser toning and nonablative photo-acoustic skin rejuvenation techniques. It uses a dual-pulse mode, allowing it to produce very short and quasi-long microsecond pulses.
The VRM III is very effective for tattoos, reports Lutronic. Its four-wavelength option enables the treatment of tattoos in a range of different colors, and its flat-beamed profile provides increased patient comfort and decreased pinpoint bleeding. As a result, the company says, fewer side effects occur and healing is faster.For more information: