The Alexandrite laser is the most popular system for laser hair removal. It is also the fastest laser system available. For example, the Alexandrite laser can cover a large treatment area, such as the back in as little as 30 minutes. The downside of the fast laser repetition is pain.
Which laser is most effective for hair removal?
The Alexandrite laser
With its large spot size (up to 18mm) and high repetition rate, it is the fastest hair removal laser with regards to pulse speed. It is suitable for rapid treatment of large body areas. For example, an entire back can be treated in less than 30 minutes.
What type of laser does laser hair removal use?
Lasers currently in use for hair removal include the normal-mode ruby, normal-mode alexandrite, diode, and neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) lasers, as well as intense pulsed light devices.
How can I permanently get rid of GREY hair?
Electrolysis is your one-way solution for a more permanent and efficient method to remove grey / white hair. It is the only FDA approved hair removal method, medically recognized to be PERMANENT. Different from laser, it uses a tiny probe that kills the cells from inside the hair follicle by emitting heat.
Can you laser GREY hair?
Grey and white hair as well as blonde and red hair both lack pigment therefore it is difficult for lasers to detect and treat. When a laser has no pigment to target it is harder to zap away the hair, thus making laser hair removal an ineffective treatment for grey hair.
How painful is laser hair removal?
Most patients describe the sensations experienced during laser hair removal treatment as little pinches, or like snapping a rubber band against your skin. It’s entirely tolerable, and most patients say it hurts far less than waxing, especially in the more sensitive areas of the body like the bikini line.
How bad is laser hair removal?
Rarely, laser hair removal can cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture. Other rare side effects include graying of treated hair or excessive hair growth around treated areas, particularly on darker skin.