Lyra is a piece of equipment microcontrolled by Intense Pulsed Light for use in aesthetic treatments. It allows the commuting between 3 selective cut-off filters with wavelengths of 480 nm, 530 nm and 640 nm, which allow the choice of light radiation spectrum most adequate for each treatment. Lyra also presents a tip with a 7.5 cm2 spot, allowing greater versatility in the treatments, and a cryoprotection system (water and Peltier), making the treatment safer and more comfortable; a lamp with a useful life of 1 million shots, which allows better linear and functional performance; modern design with control through touchscreen; informative info tutorial and protocols.
The equipment must be used only under prescription and supervision of a licensed professional.
Intense Pulsed Light
Lyra uses a flashlamp and microcontrolled capacitor banks to generate high intensity pulsed polychromatic light. The electric energy stored in the capacitor bank excites the xenon gas contained in the lamp, so that the bright light is emitted; therefore, the electric energy is converted into optical energy and thermal energy.
Intense Pulsed Light X Laser
- Laser: monochromatic, coherent, collimated, with several applications in medicine, greater power, smaller area of action and greater temperature.
- Intense Pulsed Light: polychromatic, non-coherent, non-collimated, with applications in dermatology, angiology and aesthetic, smaller power, greater area of action, lower temperature, modulation by cut-off filters and lower cost.
Using cut-off filters it is possible to select wavelengths according to the depth of the structure intended to be reached. The spectrum of emission of IPL varies from 450 to 1200nm and, for example, when a 640nm filter is used, the emission occurs only in the spectrum from 640 to 1200nm, blocking the emission of shorter wavelengths.
LYRA presents a handpiece with the possibility of commutation of 3 selective cut-off filters with wavelengths from 480 nm, 530 nm and 640 nm which allow the choice of light radiation spectrum most adequate for each treatment. The indications are:
Hair removal: the filter ranges from 640nm ou 690nm a 1200nm;
Telangiectasia: the filter ranges from 530nm a 1200nm;
Rejuvenation: the filter ranges from 480nm a 1200nm;
Skin spots: the filter ranges from 480nm a 1200nm.
Accompany the equipment:
- 1 banner;
- 1 Female PP cable IEC – 3 × 0,7 5 x 1500mm;
- 1 applicator de 7.5cm²;
- 1 filter for 640nm;
- 1 filter for 530nm;
- 1 filter for 480nm;
- 1 pair of protection goggles for the operator;
- 1 pair of protection goggles for the operator;
- 1 Footswitch;
- 1 Lyra digital operation manual;
- 6 push-in plugs of 8mm;
- 1 20AG fuse of 10A;
- 1 funnel and drain for filling up the Lyra reservoir;
- 1 Small plastic transport case – Crystal rose – Lyra;
- 1 Tube of colorless gel (1 kg package) (Anvisa Register ANVISA nº 80122200001);
- 1 spatula for gel;
- 1 200ml cuvette.
- Width: 40cm (15.7 in) ± 5%;
- Depth: 47cm (18.5 in) ± 5%;
- Height: 120cm (47.2 in) ± 5%;
- Net weight* (with accessories): 47kg ± 5%;
- Gross weight*(with packaging): 55kg ± 5%.
* when the water reservoir of the tip cooling system is empty.
The basic principle is the absorption of photons by endogenous or exogenous chromophores inside the skin and the transference of energy to these chromophores. This transference generates heat, which subsequently destroys the target structure.
The absorption of light is not linked to the coherence of light, the so-called photobiological reaction occurs independently of the source of heat. Besides, the chromophores in the human skin (hemoglobin, melanin, and water) show long spectra of absorption; therefore, monochromaticity is not a requisite for photothermolysis. As the IPL devices emit a spectrum of wavelengths, the three chromophores can be activated with one single exposure to light.
This versatility implies a reduction in selectivity. And the type of skin of the patient and the present condition of the skin determines the choice of the appropriate cut-off filter, and consequently, the wavelength to be emitted.
- Avoid sun exposure of the treated areas for at least 5 days after the application;
- The use PF60 sunscreen filter is strongly recommended, and medical evaluation previous to the IPL treatment in cases in which the patient presents any skin pathology;
- Do not perform the IPL treatment if the patient is undergoing treatment with use of antibiotics, if the patient is using vitamin A and/or K supplements or any other substance which stimulates melanin;
- In hair removal treatments, the use of other practices of epilation must be avoided two weeks prior to the treatment and two weeks after the IPL application. Just shave the hair;
- High skin phototypes (dark or highly tanned) demand closer attention as to the prescription of dosage for the IPL application;
- Soon after the application there might occur a slight transitory erythema and/or edema which disappears within 3 hours of the application. The use of soothing lotions and/or cold compresses over the treated areas may minimize such effect;
- More intense erythema may occur, but they are rare and will disappear between 2 to 7 days after the application, without need of additional treatment. However, if desired, the use of soothing products such as gels and creams or specific ointments may accelerate the recovery process;
- All the treated areas must be cleaned with neutral soap and water.
There are no significant records of serious adverse reactions (transitory or permanent) caused by the use of IPL as long as the application dosages are adequate to the patient. However, the following may occur:
- Transitory hyperpigmentation (solved without adjuvant treatments in up to 6 months after the application);
- Erythema or local edema (from 30 minutes to 72 hours);
- Make sure the conditions of the area to be treated and the real phototype of the skin at the moment of the session are evaluated;
- Make sure the treatment area is inspected during and after the treatment, and interrupt the treatment in case there are adverse reactions.
- Hair removal;
- Permanent hair reduction;
- Treatment of acneic skin;
- Benign pigmentary lesions;
- Cutaneous photoaging (rejuvenation).
- Patients who are undergoing artificial or natural tanning processes up to 4 weeks before treatment;
- In areas with suspected spots or which have potentially cancerous tissue;
- Treatment area with tattoos or permanent make-up;
- Pointing directly at people’s or animals’ eyes;
- Aplicação direcionada ou sobre os olhos;
- Presence of implanted electronic device (e.g. cardiac pace-maker, deep brain stimulation device, etc.);
- Patient with photosensitive epilepsy;
- Concomitant use of photosensitizing medication;
- Patients who present particular sensitivity to solar irradiation or conditions related to photosensitivity (e.g. porphyria, polymorphic light eruption (PLE), solar urticaria, lupus and other autoimmune conditions);
- Patients with healing deficit due to Diabetes Mellitus or other pathologies
How do I evaluate the skin phototype for the Lyra application?
In order to evaluate the patient’s skin, use the Fitzpatrick classification system. Take into consideration if the patient has any darkened scars in the area of a wound or if the patient has a history of keloid.
Which is the interval between sessions and what is the number of sessions for the treatment?
Our suggestion of interval between session and number of sessions is: area, interval and number.
Which factors can influence the IPL treatment?
Tanning, skin temperature, blood perfusion, density of sebaceous glands, presence of pilous follicle, skin firmness, are factors which may influence in the treatment with LIP.
How do I fill up the water reservoir?
Remove the two supply connection plugs. Next, connect the hoses to the water inlet (Water Supply) and to the water (Water Vent).
How do I carry out the Lyra application test?
Select a discreet area of the body with the skin color (phototype) similar to the area to be treated, program the equipment and apply 1 to 2 shots in the area. Observe the reaction immediately after 10 to 15 minutes.