||First, a Quick
AmRed Overview ...
When we were first invited to see this new LED technology
in prototype, we were extremely interested in its possibilities... Then,
after 10 months of clinical trials, we were convinced that it would become
our new 'standard' in a photo rejuvenation head. Simply put, it marries the
best in an amber output - prompting a better lymphatic push - with the advantages
of red, better serving Rosacea and other red-based, ruddy anomalies. And
it would do so without any 'destructive interference' between wavelengths,
from a single LED substrate - unlike placing one wavelength next to
While appearing basically
'red' to the human eye (unless placed next to an actual red LED, where it
then appears to have a tinge of 'orange'), a central 605nm peak wavelength
sweeps down to 585nm ... and up to 635nm. It is a broader 'bell curve'
in this new LED technology that makes it possible - without a single
drawback in photo rejuvenation applications ... only benefit.
is Spectral Bandpass
It would be originally used on our large Planar Panel
Head to reduce the perceived optical glare to the eye where there
were fistfuls of LEDs - while allowing the desired wavelengths to pass without
restriction. It essentially involves a wavelength-specific filter that's
placed in front of the LEDs. Now, with the large wand-based Cello heads,
we've brought the addition to these heads as well. Our AmRed filter needed
to be 'broader' in the light it would pass because the AmRed LEDs have a
broader spectral output curve that sweeps into the amber range and to
'narrow-filter' it too much would impede the innate benefits of the
AmRed technology. With that, it's still a 'Bright Head', but offers less
eye-wincing glare than without the bandpass filtering.
With the Blues and Greens, we could use more 'narrow-band'
filtration and, with entirely different optical designs, we could reduce
the apparent brightness more significantly - as well as 'soften' the
LEDs through two-stage diffusion. It might be noted here that the human eye
has non-linear sensitivity to color and that's why all of our heads through
the years would appear to have different 'brightness levels' - even as they'd
measure the same on the lab bench, relative to the desired wavelength. Spectral
Bandpass Filtering takes this phenomenon a step further. But do know that,
unlike lasers, our LEDs will do no harm to the eyes. In fact, with the eyelids
closed - as would be typical - more light streams through the lids as you
lay around the pool without sunglasses.
But there's more to the filtering! ...
While LEDs are designated as a one-number wavelength
for convenience, that single number would represent the peak output
wavelength. In truth, LEDs of a given 'color' emit light
outside of the stated wavelength. And the 'extra light' not only creates
more optical glare to the eye, but can reduce the desired output
of the LEDs by way of 'destructive interference' - a law of physics
(which is why no maker should ever combine red and blue
in the same head). So let's see what spectral filtering can achieve ...
A 'Red' LED has a broader output than a
single number implies. In fact, observe the
blue 'bump' at the lower portion of the
spectrum! By our use of Spectral Bandpass
Filtering, we can get just the portion of the
spectrum we desire in our AmRed LEDs.
But there's MORE ... By filtering everything
to 'the left' of the desired AmRed output,
we've eliminated the blue bump entirely and
by eliminating its 'destructive interference',
the desired output actually goes up - as
designated with the dashed line.
All this while reducing optical glare to the
eye. No eye protection required.
Okay, enough of the boring stuff. Sorry. On with
the heads ...
COMPATIBLE with ALL DERMAWAVE MODELS DATING
BACK to 2002 ...
You're welcome. :-)
AmRed 605 Broad Curve Cello Head
Excellent replacment for the smaller wand heads
of years gone by. This one has a four inch (100mm) diameter. Be done in half
the time (15 minutes or so).
Price $695 each
The 'Soft Blues' & 'Soft 'Greens'. They're
A different optical design than the AmReds, optimized
for surface and near-surface conditions. In testing a variety of LED 'Blues',
we applied a single LED to single acne blemishes. And what did we
come to discover? That other blemish outbreaks as far as 10~15 millimeters
away were also treated! We learned that providing the appropriate wavelength
to an area pulled the oxygen-carrying endogenic porphyrins in the
body to to a broader swatch outside of the LED beam! This, combined
with larger LEDs - relative to our previous Blue wand heads - allowed us
to produce the large Cello version more efficiently that should,
otherwise, cost more. As it turns out, as another 'near-surface'
consideration, we were able to take a similar approach to our 'Green Beam'
melanocyte regulation head. Both use narrow-band filtering that also feature
moderate diffusion in the multi-stage filters. And beyond the filters - in
front of each LED - are concentric diffusion discs that further disperse
the beam in the way we wanted. In all, relatively low impact on the eyes
while producing the selective wavelengths we
The Soft Acne Blue Beam 420 Cello Head
This 4-inch DermaWave
head emits a true 420 nanometer wavelength cluster of light,
penetrating the skin tissue to target mild to moderate P. acne, specifically
(the 'P' stands for Propionibacterium) . Unlike the more common 460
- 470 nanometer "Blue Heads" offered by others (often inaccurately
labeling them as 420nm, when actually measured at 470nm), the DermaWave
Blue Beam, operating at a higher frequency (shorter wavelength), results
in a true counter-bacterial response by way of photo destruction
of common acne bacteria. This particular spectrum increases the release of
oxygen-carrying, endogenic porphyrins -- that attacks the P. acne bacteria
below the skin surface at a faster rate than the problematic Propionibacterium,
itself, can reproduce. This head is not appropriate for cystic acne (uncommon),
however, but rather the more common inflammatory acne. It is better suited
for mild to moderate acne.
The highly unique DermaWave 'Blue Beam Head' may be
used alone for acne-specific treatments or be incorporated within other skin
care sessions. It may be used in conjunction with your favorite acne-related
products, if you prefer, without harm. The 420 nanometer Blue Beam Head is
also used in combination with the standard Photo Rejuvenation head that is
normally equipped with the DermaWave console to help reduce acne-related
inflammation. Need only be used on acne affected areas, so it doesn't take
too long per session.
Price: $695 each
The Soft Green Beam Melanocyte 525 Cello
It's now been demonstrated
that the application of this wavelength helps regulate the skin's melanocytes,
further improving the flesh tone when it follows an application of
the standard photo rejuvenation head. It's what to use when a more even and
improved skin tone is your specific Photo Rejuvenation target. An
allied benefit is that it can also increase the longevity of the flesh
tone achieved with the standard head through melanocyte regulation.
Price: $695 each
For The Cubic 7 Console (and now OTHER
Dermawaves): The Hi-Flux Parabolic Planar Head ...