Laser hair reduction eliminates unwanted facial and body hair, and reduces the need for shaving, tweezing or waxing. The results are long-lasting*.
A series of treatments at 4 – 8 week intervals is required to see optimal results. The procedure can be performed on all skin tones. Avoid using any type of depilatory treatments prior to your treatment.
Laser treatment can effectively reduce unwanted facial or body hair, and also improve the results of a hair transplant. It can also be used to reduce wrinkles such as crow’s feet, frown lines and lipstick lines.
A safe and effective way to lighten dark spots and uneven skin tone, laser treatments can help eliminate melasma (patches of discoloration) caused by birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy and other causes. The YAG laser can also be used to treat enlarged pores, scarring and fine lines and wrinkles.
Our state-of-the-art lasers can pinpoint blood vessels, spider veins and red marks and seal them without damaging the surrounding tissue. After treatment, your skin may be mildly red and swollen, but it will quickly begin to fade and disappear. It typically takes three to eight sessions spaced four to six weeks apart to see optimal results.
When compared to electrolysis, laser hair removal is significantly faster. With electrolysis, a needle is inserted into each hair follicle one at a time and an electric shock is applied to retard hair growth. With our diode laser for permanent hair removal, light energy is scanned over the treatment area and all the active hairs are treated at the same time.
This fast procedure is especially beneficial for patients with darker skin. In a recent clinical study, the 810nm diode laser showed great efficacy in patients with Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI. It did so by applying low fluence that decreases side effects in darker skin and a high repetition rate to yield appropriate amounts of cumulative energy to the hair bulb and bulge.
Our EpilPro II is equipped with this technology, allowing you to treat large areas in the blink of an eye. This allows you to offer packages or subscriptions to your clients to build customer loyalty. It also helps you increase your profits since permanent hair removal requires between 6 and 8 sessions.
Laser treatment can be much more convenient than other methods of hair removal, such as waxing. The epidermis is left undamaged, and the laser beam only affects the pigment of the hair follicle. However, you may need multiple treatments to achieve permanent results because the hair growth cycle is cyclical and not all of the hair follicles are always in the anagen phase at one time.
The Alexandrite Laser and YAG laser are effective for treating people with all skin types and colors. These devices are also used to treat facial and body hair, and can lighten or eliminate melasma (patches of discoloration triggered by birth control, pregnancy, or hormone replacement therapy).
The diode laser’s advantage is that it allows the treatment of darker phototypes preserving the epidermis, while its basic drawbacks are that it can be quite slow and some systems require shaving of the area. The Nd: YAG laser is a solid-state device consisting of an neodymium doped yttrium aluminum garnet crystal that is activated by light exposure, resulting in the emission of high energy pulses.
Unwanted hair growth can be embarrassing, but the treatments used for laser hair reduction can help to improve appearance and reduce the need for shaving, waxing or plucking. This treatment is safe for most people but there are some contraindications, including pregnancy and taking photosensitizing medicines.
The neodymium-YAG laser emits pulses of light energy which are absorbed by the endogenous dye melanin in the hair. This converts the light to thermic energy and destroys the hair follicle, preventing future hair growth. No damage is caused to the surrounding skin or blood vessels.
Lasers and other light-emitting devices produce non-ionizing radiation which is safe for most people, but like all electromagnetic radiation it does carry a small risk of cancer, cataracts and photosensitive conditions. This is a risk that can be reduced by taking some simple precautions and using the treatment with good technique. The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) has developed advice for consumers seeking these treatments and also advice for service providers delivering laser, IPL and LED phototherapy.