We often hear about lasers, but one laser is not the other. For example, a beautician sometimes works with lasers, but can you briefly list which lasers are used for which condition?
Dr. Heykants: " Lasers are devices that work on the basis of a powerful beam of light of one particular wavelength (one colour). This light acts on a target or chromophore: there are three chromophores on which they can act, namely water, blood ( red blood cells) and pigment. So for each target you want to treat, you need a different device."
Could it be that lasers 'don't work' or that you don't see any effect? On what does it depend?
Dr. Heykants: "The indication is very important. This means that it is very important to know what each device stands for and to take into account the chromophore on which the laser works; a pigment laser will not work on blood vessels. With the correct indication , a laser will always work, but often multiple treatments are necessary."