Laser hair removal treatments aims to help the patient to have a smooth skin that is hair free. It offers the same effective result as electrolysis. There are two main types of laser treatments for hair removal including ELOS Plus and Yag laser treatment.
Elase, which stands for electro optical synergy, uses a Diode laser with high speed radiofrequencey to remove hair from the skin. It offers good result on people who have hair colors like red and blonde. It is safe because it uses a lower level of energy. New hair will grow in each cycle so you must undergo multiple sessions in order for the treatment to be effective.
At first, the doctor will schedule you to attend 3 – 8 hair removal laser treatment to see how it goes. If the optimal result is not achieved, the doctor may suggest further treatments. You have to wait at least 1 – 2 months before undergoing the next session of laser hair removal treatment. You should discuss your options with the doctor if you are interested in getting your body hair removed through laser treatment.
The lighter your hair color, the more treatments you have to undergo. It is up to you if you want to resume the treatment even after the area of the skin being treated no longer have hair growth. It is important that you avoid shaving or pulling up the hair before the treatment. Doing so can remove the hair follicles and expose your skin to damage when it is being treated with the laser because the laser has nothing to target.
The doctor will apply some cream on the treated area so that you won’t experience numbness. The treatment session will last up to 1 hour. The treatment is not painful and you will only feel like a small rubber band that is being pulled against your skin. The skin may appear red for 1 – 2 days following the treatment. You can resume in carrying out the daily activities without any downtime.
Nd Yag laser hair removal is effective in removing hair from skin type I to skin type VI. Many people claimed that Nd Yag laser treatment is effective on skin that have darker tone. It will significantly delay the cycle of the new hair growth. It can quickly treat a large area of the body. It can cause side effects that are not serious such as scar, and discoloration on the skin.
Nd Yag laser operates at a wavelength of at least 1064 nm with each pulse width lasting in between 10 – 50 milliseconds. The size of the laser spot can be in between 3 – 5 mm. There is not yet any studies that confirm its effectiveness on hair that are white and fine. If you have very dark skin, the ND Yag laser treatment will be suitable for you. Asians will find the ND Yag laser treatment suitable for them. It has been proven to be far more effective compared to the IPL laser treatment.