Laser hair removal is one of the best investments you could make to help you achieve smooth, hair free skin. On average, clients achieve 80-95% reduction of hair after a series of 6-9 treatments. Personal factors such as the color of the skin, color of the hair follicle, hair density, genetics and hormones can affect the results. The typer of laser used for the procedure can also contribute to the efficacy of the treatment. Finding a medical spa in Miami with the best machine can be time consuming and overwhelming. The easiest way to distinguish between the machines is to understand the science and technology behind laser hair removal. Essentially, there are 3 best lasers for hair removal.
In a nutshell, the laser is attracted to the pigment of the hair follicle. The light from the laser in converted to heat which is absorbed by the hair follicle. This prohibits the follicle from growing hair. There are three main wavelengths that are proven to be the most effective in removing unwanted hair (the wavelength determines how deep the laser penetrates into the skin). The 3 best lasers for hair removal are the Alexandrite, the ND:YAG and the Diode lasers.
The Alexandrite uses a 755nm wavelength and is ideal for clients with lighter skin tones. This particular wavelength easily destroys the hair follicles and is great for larger laser hair removal areas such as the back, legs or the chest. The 755 wavelength is also great for a “spot” treatment of sun damage and other pigmentation issues.
The ND:Yag laser uses a 1054nm wavelength. This laser is used for patients with more of an olive complexion. This laser also targets red pigment. The ND:Yag is also effective in treating small spider veins.
Avalon Medical Spa in Miami uses a Diode Laser for laser hair removal in Miami. A diode laser uses 810 nm wavelength in combination with radio frequency energy. Essentially, this laser is considered color blind and is safe to use on all skin tones, making it one of the safest and most effective machines on the market. The RF energy not only kills the follicles but also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin providing a skin tightening effect.
A recent study compared the Alexandrite and the Diode laser to determine which laser produced the best long term results. The Alexandrite Lasers caused hair growth to be reduced by 85%, while diode lasers only produced an 84% reduction. Four treatment sessions with both lasers caused a 90% reduction in hair growth for up to 12 months. The 1% difference in results could be accounted by either personal biological factors of the patients.
call Avalon Medical Spa to learn more about the 3 best lasers for hair removal and to schedule your complimentary consultation and test spot!