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Nonablative Cosmetic Laser: Copper bromide 511 and 578 nm laser (YellowStar)

Generic name: Copper bromide 511 nm (green) and 578 (yellow) laser

Brand(s): YellowStar

Function / Purpose:
Treatment of superficial vessels, small spider veins, angiomas, some birthmarks, hyperpigmentation.

This laser has two wavelength: green (511 nm) and yellow (578 nm). The green wavelength is used to treat superficial vessels, small spider veins, angiomas. Yellow wavelength is used for pigmented scars. A combination of green and yellow are used to treat age spots and some other forms of hyperpigmentation.

Some experts report that copper bromide laser is less reliable than some other lasers used for similar problems. It is also said to require high operator skills. If you are considering copper bromide laser treatment, make sure your doctor has extensive experience and good track record with this particular device.

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