Diode Laser Technology For Hair Removal
A diode laser uses semiconductor technology that produces a coherent projection of light in the visible to infrared range. Diode Laser Hair Removal is popular with people wanting a solution to hair removal that is more permanent, complete, fast, pain-free, effective than some other methods. Using lasers to remove hair works by stopping the hair follicles from growing new hairs.
The Diode Laser System can emit laser light of 808nm wavelength. It can be absorbed by the melanin located in the hair follicle, so as to destroy the hair follicle. The hair shaft can also absorb the energy from laser lights, so as to be destroyed and gasified. Then the unwanted hair can be removed completely and permanently.
How Does A 808nm Diode Laser Work?
Diode lasers use the principle of selective photothermolysis to target specific chromophores in the skin, usually melanin or blood. The lasers damage the chromophores by selectively heating them while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed. When treating unwanted hair, for example, the melanin in the hair follicles is targeted and damaged which results in the disruption of hair growth and regeneration. A diode laser can be complemented by cooling technology or other pain-reducing methods which improve treatment efficacy and patient comfort. Permanent hair reduction on all pigmented hair and all skin types – including tanned skin. This flexibility makes it ideal for both physicians and medical spa professionals.
Diode Laser hair removal works by destroying the root of the hair follicle. During treatment, flashes of light are distributed over the skin and absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle. The energy from the laser heats up and damages the hair follicle, successfully stunting the cells that stimulate regrowth. It is important to note that hair grows in a cycle, and that hair removal is only effective during the active growth stage.
Three Stages Of Growth
Every hair goes through three stages of growth: the anagen phase, catagen phase, and telogen phase. The anagen phase, also known as the growth stage, is the duration in which your hair actively continues to grow. The catagen phase, also known as the transitional phase, is when the hair follicle shrinks and detaches from the papilla, a structure at the base of the follicle. The telogen phase, also known as the resting phase, is when the old hair is released and falls out. When the old hair sheds, the hair follicle re-attaches to the papilla and re-enters the anagen phase, repeating the cycle.
Each hair in your body can be at a different stage in the growth cycle at any given time. Thus, to target the hair during the anagen phase, multiple laser treatments are necessary to target the numerous hair follicles during their growth stage.
Optimal 808nm Wavelength
808nm wavelength offers deep penetration of the hair follicle with high average power, a high repetition rate. The 808nm has a moderate melanin absorption level making it safe. Its deep penetration capabilities target the Bulge and Bulb of the hair follicle while moderate tissue depth penetration makes it ideal for treating the arms, legs, cheeks, and beard.
You Might Be wondering:
What kind of results can patients expect?
Most patients require 5 to 8 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to achieve desired results. With PrettyLaser technology, virtually every patient – no matter their skin or hair type – can receive long-lasting removal results for unwanted hair. Patients with lighter hair may require more treatments than others, but will still see effective results by the end of their treatments.
Most patients need 6 to 12 treatments to achieve permanent hair reduction results. Treatments are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to target follicles during the growth stage. Regardless of the technology being used, patients will experience results at different rates, depending on their skin type and hair color.
What are the types of light-based hair removal?
The two main technologies used for permanent hair reduction are lasers (diode) and intense pulsed light (IPL) systems. PrettyLasers offers both IPL and diode laser hair removal technologies that are trusted by practitioners and patients worldwide. These two hair removal technologies are complete, permanent, pain-free, safe, fast, and effective.
What’s the difference between laser and IPL treatment?
Diode Lasers produce a single, concentrated wavelength of light to specifically target melanin in the hair. Diode technology typically uses a wavelength around 800nm to 810nm. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) produces a wide spectrum of light, around 550nm to 1200nm, rather than one specific wavelength to target melanin in the hair. Otherwise, both treatments target hair efficiently to generate optimal results and essentially work in the same way. Read More…
Is diode laser hair removal safe?
The majority of people who use it find that laser hair removal is safe and well-tolerated. There do not appear to be any long-term health risks associated with the procedure.
However, some people may experience minor side effects after laser hair removal. People should ask their dermatologist to test how a small patch of skin reacts to the treatment before having it done on a larger area of skin.
People wishing to have laser hair removal treatment should always use a fully-qualified practitioner.
The PrettyLasers Diode Laser Solution
PrettyLasers diode technology has been validated in numerous clinical studies and beauty massage. Our customers benefit from the Diode Laser features and enjoy high patient satisfaction and benifits. PrettyLasersuses high-power diode technology that can deliver high fluence. This is combined with user-select pulse duration, an effective contact cooling system for high-performance.