LASER HAIR REMOVAL
During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. SMOOTH’S laser specialists will check your hair type and skin type to ensure what treatment will work for you.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal, also known as Permanent Hair Reduction, has been a difficult treatment to perfect since it’s release over 20 years ago. The different types of lasers introduced for hair removal vary from IPL, Diode, Ruby and ND YAG 1064. Each device targets different depths of the skin as well as act differently from each other.
- IPL ( Intense Pulsed Light) is a broad spectrum light energy that travels to the more superficial depths of the skin. This form of laser hair removal is unsafe for darker skin types and is inefficient for long term results as it does not reach the depths to where the root of the hair lies.
- Diode lasers have been the Gold Standard for years as they showed to be safer for dark skins with a longer pulse width or energy delivery option, and traveled deeper therefor effectively targeting hairs that rooted more superficially in the skin, however did not have lasting results for hairs which rooted themselves deeper, such as underarms, bikini, chin and upper lip.
- ND Yag is the most effective laser for more permanent long lasting results. The ND Yag 1064 laser travels deep enough into the skin to target even the deepest rooted hairs. Since the laser beam targets depths beyond where the skin’s pigment sits, it is also the safest laser for all skin types and colors. The ND Yag is popular amongst clinitians for the best results, however in the past was unfavorable by customers as it was the most painful. In more recent years, companies have played around with different pulse durations to deliver the ND Yag energy effectively to the targeted hair roots, making it much less painful, in fact almost pain free. This form of delivering the ND Yag energy gives very temporary results as not enough energy is able to reach the target effectively, leaving the hair almost stunned, which stops the hair growth for a period of time, but not permanently or even for very long durations. In the end, the hair begins to loose it’s pigment (“ turns white with fright” ) and becomes less of a target for any other form of laser hair removal.
Smooth Anti-Aging and Skin Health Centre has brought in the most advanced technique of ND Yag 1064 laser hair removal. The Fotona Dynamis SP uses a Frac3 Avalanche ( Fractionated 3 Dymentional) technique. This delivery travels in Fractionated Micro Seconds, creating a photo selective thermolysis effect on the hair root at proper energy levels to effectively destroy the root. Each pulse has such a quick delivery that the root does not hold on to the heat, making it the least painful yet most effective laser hair removal application on the market. The Frac 3 Avalanche technique requires several 4 – 5 passes that break the root apart with each hit, leaving it ultimately destroyed. A series of 4-6 treatments is required for optimal results.