How does laser hair removal work?
Permanent hair removal is fast becoming one of the most popular and in-demand cosmetic treatments worldwide. Patients no longer have to cope with tiresome and inconvenient hair removal techniques, including shaving, waxing, and plucking, that require ongoing upkeep. Most patients with undesirable hair today prefer more permanent techniques, such as laser or IPL hair removal. So how does laser hair removal work exactly?
Laser hair removal treatments employ intense laser beams to kill hair follicles and halt future hair growth specifically. During laser hair removal treatments, the laser light targets the melanin in hair follicles by penetrating the epidermis. The pigment absorbs the light energy, causing the hair to be destroyed. Laser hair removal treatments may treat all hair-bearing areas of the body.
At Laser Skin Clinic, our skilled laser specialist administers laser hair removal treatments. Our laser specialist will use a small handpiece to deliver a powerful burst of energy to the treatment region of the skin.
How does laser hair removal work? Summary of the Method
Although different light-based technologies are utilized for hair removal, the treatments are similar. During a treatment session, the undesired hair is exposed to intense light flashes. The light enters the skin and targets the melanin in the hair follicles. The pigment absorbs the light energy, damaging the hair efficiently. Depending on the size of the employed handpiece, many hairs can be treated at once.
Multiple treatments are required to target hair follicles throughout the growth phase. Permanent, long-lasting outcomes require at least four to six sessions for most individuals. Over time, touch-ups may be necessary. Patients should experience benefits after the first treatment, with their hair growing thinner and weaker and their skin becoming smoother. With each consecutive treatment, the results will become increasingly evident and remarkable until all follicles are destroyed, thereby halting hair growth.
Diverse Light-Based Hair Removal Methods
Today, a variety of light-based aesthetic technologies are employed for hair removal. IPL treatments and laser hair removal are two of the most common ways. In terms of laser hair removal, the Elite iQ Series has been the gold standard. It is trusted by aestheticians and dermatologists worldwide to treat patients with all skin types successfully.
At Laser Skin Clinic, we are glad to offer the newest laser hair removal system from Cynosure, the Elite iQTM Laser of the 5th generation. Using a 1064nm: YAG laser and a 755nm Alexandrite laser, the Elite iQTM provides a dual platform. The benefit is excellent performance on all skin types for removing extra or undesired hair. The 755nm wavelength is ideal for treating lighter skin types, while the 1064nm wavelength is ideal for treating dark skin. Using the newest SkinTel technology, Elite iQTM has established the gold standard in laser hair removal. Skintel distinguishes the Elite iQ from other hair removal devices.
How does laser hair removal work? IPL VS LASER
Numerous individuals incorrectly assume that all laser hair removal techniques are the same. The laser machines are visually comparable. However, their internal technology is vastly different, and they do not provide identical outcomes. Laser technology is more effective and produces far better outcomes than IPL (intense pulsed light), with most customers getting permanent hair removal rates of 80% or higher after four to eight sessions. Laser hair removal is more effective, safer, and the only method that should be used for hair removal.
In contrast, IPL lasers are not lasers. These devices emit a wide variety of wavelengths and cannot produce a focused beam. Because IPL utilizes a variety of wavelengths, the light energy is spread at several depths. This light energy is only partially absorbed by the hair shaft and follicle. In addition to producing subpar outcomes, it also raises the danger of burns.
IPL is not as powerful as a laser. Thus, more sessions are required. This increases the tension on your skin, and it will take longer to recover. Most IPL devices employ a range of wavelengths between 500 and 1000 nm. As these wavelengths are exposed to the skin, the light cannot differentiate between chromospheres within the skin. Due to the broad light spectrum, it might be difficult to acquire sufficient energy to kill specific deep targets, such as hair.
Numerous clinics provide IPL hair removal procedures at steep discounts. Laser machines are three to ten times more costly than IPL equipment. Each of our Elite iQ devices costs between $120,000 and $150,000. If you find “Laser Hair Removal” advertised at drastically discounted pricing, the clinics are likely employing IPL devices, which are frequently neither FDA nor Health Canada-approved.
We recommend sticking with our LASER hair removal machines, such as the Elite iQ, for effective and safe hair removal treatments. IPL is not the same as laser hair removal and will require more sessions and be less effective.
How does laser hair removal work? We Use the Gold Standard Cynosure Elite IQ for your Laser Hair Removal
Cynosure Elite IQ laser is our work horse dual-wavelength aesthetic laser. We use the Elite IQ™ for many treatments, including full body laser hair removal, vascular lesions (rosacea, facial and leg veins), pigmented lesions (sun damage, age spots), benign lesions (warts, skin tags, moles), skin rejuvenation (wrinkles, fine lines, skin tightening, psoriasis), Scar removal (acne scars).
Elite iQ platform offers customized full body laser hair removal treatments for all skin types including the face, back, underarms, chest, arms, legs, and bikini area.
With the patented SkinTel® technology, the Elite IQ has the only FDA cleared melanin reader that adjusts to your exact skin type and colour. It finds the perfect setting for every skin tone, from fair to dark (and tanned), and every hair texture, from fine to coarse hairs.
It allows our technicians to identify test spot settings, optimizing hair removal treatments tailored to each of our client’s skin type and ethnicity. There is no more judging skin types by eye or second guessing if a patient has been in the sun. SkinTel® allows our technicians to know the right parameters for treatment, allowing for the ideal laser skin treatment that is safe and effective.
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