Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal (also known as Permanent Hair Reduction) has been a difficult treatment to perfect since its release over twenty years ago. The different types of lasers used for hair removal vary from IPL, Diode, Ruby and ND YAG 1064. Each device differs in the depths of the target as well as how they function.
- IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is 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 darker skin with a longer pulse width or energy delivery option. It also travels deeper which allows it to effectively target hairs that rooted more superficially in the skin However, it does not have lasting results for areas with deeper rooted hairs, 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. The laser beam targets depths beyond where the skin’s pigment sits. It is also the safest laser for all skin types and pigments. The ND Yag is popular with most clinicians to achieve the best results, however, in the past was not preferred by clients because it is the most painful treatment. But recently, clinicians have played around with different pulse durations to deliver the ND Yag energy effectively to the targeted hair roots while making it much less painful – even pain-free. This form of delivering the ND Yag energy gives very temporary results as not enough energy can reach the target effectively and leave the hair “stunned” which stops the hair growth for a short period of time. In the end, the hair begins to lose its pigment (“turns white with fright”) and becomes less of a target for any other form of laser hair removal.
At Smooth, we have the most advanced technique of ND Yag 1064 laser hair removal called the Fotona Dynamis SP which uses a Frac3 Avalanche (Fractionated 3 Dymentional) technique, as well as a photo-specific long pulse option. Combining both applications during your series of treatments allows for the deeper set hairs to be specifically targeted, along with the more shallow hairs. This form of laser hair removal practice proves to offer the most comprehensive and effective results.
Book a Laser Hair Removal Consultation today to find out more about your options.