When undertaking Laser Hair Removal for the first time it can often be difficult to decide which clinic is going to suit your needs. Price is usually a good indicator of the technology they use as the true medical grade lasers will be a much bigger financial outlay. Cheap prices that seem too good to be true often leave the client with little or no results and in the long run they end up having many more treatments than they first thought they would need.
In a Laser Hair Removal treatment pulses of light are targeted at the area which delivers heat down into the base of the follicle where the root of the hair resides. This short burst of heat disables the hair follicle from growing another hair. As only a certain percentage of hairs are actively growing at any time, it takes several treatments to clear an area of hairs. Most areas of the face and body are suitable for Laser Hair Removal and for those people who suffer from ingrown hairs, they will also be treated with this technology.p
The wavelength of light used determines how deep the light or laser energy penetrates into the skin therefore affecting whatever structures lie in that particular layer. IPL or Intense Pulsed Light, as it is multiple wavelengths is better for treating skin conditions such as pigmentation, capillaries and sun damage which lie in a superficial zone within the skin. The power output and delivery system of the Medical Grade Lasers supersedes outdated IPL. A hair removal laser (such as the Alexandrite) and its single or targeted wavelength effectively destroys the cells responsible for growing another hair which is located more deeply within the skin.
Look for a clinic that has been in business for a long period of time. Chances are if they are a long standing company they have proven their ability to keep their customers happy. By doing your research before starting permanent hair removal treatments you can be assured you will be getting a high quality, safe and effective treatment with great long lasting results.
In recent years, laser clinics, medical spas, and plastic surgeons’ offices have been quite loose with their use of the term “permanent hair removal.” While lasers are FDA approved, the FDA & TGA does not allow for the marketing of technologies and services that state permanent hair removal.
This is because technologies like laser hair removal provide a permanent reduction of hair growth up to 90%, give or take 10%. This means that you shouldn’t expect to permanently remove every single hair from the targeted area; however, you can expect to remove the vast majority of it. Hence, the FDA & TGA’S use of the term “permanent hair reduction” rather than permanent hair removal.
Alexandrite Laser’s Permanent Hair Reduction is the most powerful and effective, yet the most comfortable in the market today and the large saving in both time and money dedicated to hair removal have converted many consumers over to this technology.