Most of the people already familiar with Lasers and aware of that there are many different type of Lasers available in the market. What are the different type of Lasers for Hair Removal? How do they work? What are benefits and risks? We will answer these questions in this mini guide.
Lasers for Hair Removal
The most effective latest technology Lasers for Hair Removal are Alexandrite and Nd:Yag Lasers.
Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) is a crystal that is used as a laser medium for solid-state lasers. The neodymium ion provides the laser activity in the crystal. Nd:YAG laser has a wave length of 1064 nm and has the capability to reach deeper layers of skin tissue than other types of lasers. Nd:YAG laser is generally ineffective for light and thin hair, but effective for treating dark and thick hair in patients of all skin types.
Alexandrite Laser is one that uses an alexandrite crystal is used as the laser source or medium. The alexandrite laser produces a specific wavelength of light in the infrared spectrum (755 nm). It is considered a red light laser. Alexandrite Laser effective on thin, lighter hairs on patience of skin type one to four.
Both Lasers works by emitting high energy light, which focuses on a hair follicles, creates heat and destroys it. Nd:YAG and Alexandrite lasers may be used for Hair Removal in any location including underarms, bikini line, face, neck, back, chest and legs.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
No more body hairs
No more ingrown hairs caused by waxing
No more cuts and irritation from razors
Smooth and silky skin
Risks and Side effects
Redness, swelling and itching immediately after the procedure that may last a few hours after treatment.
Rarely, skin pigment may absorb too much light energy and blistering can occur. This settles by itself.
Bruising affects up to 10% of patients. It usually fades on its own.
Latest Technology Laser
As we noticed these two Lasers has different specifications and application. What to do when a patient has both type of hairs on the area (thin and thick)? Here comes Latest Technology Laser which is Dual Pulse Laser. This means one pulse consist Alexandrite and Nd:Yag together in one shot. In this case we can target both type of hairs. Treatment is more effective and number of treatments becomes less. We use StarDuo EvoMix, Latest technology machine which recomended itself as FAST, EFFECTIVE and PAINLESS.