Excessive body hair or even hairs on specific body parts make us uncomfortable and embarrassed at times.
At first, anyone resorts to shaving, plucking, & waxing their body hairs every few weeks. Still, sure it seems unsustainable due to repeated visits to the salon, worry about the hygienic standards while performing the procedure and last but not least, the painful process while waxing. It is enough to be wanting a calming and permanent solution for all those unwanted body hairs.
Laser hair reduction is one of the most popular procedures as both men and women love to get rid of unwanted body hair permanently. It works on selective photothermolysis, where the laser light targets the hair follicles. Melanin in hair follicles absorbs excess heat from the laser light, making them inactive for further growth.
The laser system must be effective on all skin types for the best hair reduction while providing complete skin protection. As lighter skin tone has less amount of melanin when compared to dark skin tone, they are best treated with 755nm (Alexandrite) or 805nm (diode laser). On the other hand, while dark skin tone has enough melanin in their skin compared to light skin tone, they are mainly treated with 1060/1064 nm, which is also present in the diode laser systems.
What exactly is a diode laser for hair reduction?
A diode laser system uses semiconductor technology to produce coherent light visible to infrared. A diode laser system has laser light at 800 nm wavelength, which offers the melanin’s deepest penetration and total absorption. These features make the diode laser system suitable for safe & effective laser hair reduction for most skin types. In addition, a cooling technology that works along with the laser system minimizes pain and side effects while maintaining patient comfort during the treatment.
A discussion with the laser hair reduction practitioner would help determine which laser system best suits your skin type and the expected result. A professional will develop a personal plan and the number of sessions needed to achieve the desired results.