Laser Hair Removal
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What is laser hair removal?
Laser with open writing “Light Amlification by Stimulated Emmition of Radiation” is transmitting the laser light into a flat beam in single wavelength. When applied to the skin, it is absorbed by the pigment melanin in hair follicle by passing through the skin. Laser hair removal devices are classified according to the wavelengths tey use. The lasers used in medicine for years are developed in the most effective and safe way.
They are four groups as ruby, alexandrite, nd-yag and diode. Alexandrite and Diode is the effective ones in this group. Contrary to what is believed, the photoepilation method also called IPL is not laser. Laser hair removal is removing the unwanted hair in the body by laser beam.
In our center, FDA-approved, received 2005-2006 best laser hair removal prize Cynosure APOGEE 5500 Alexandrite and Asclepion MeDioStar MIXT Diode Laser are used.
How is the hair affected by laser hair removal?
As we mentioned above, when laser is applied it is absorbed by the pigment melanin in hair follicle, and converted into heat energy here. The heat in hair follicle reaches 60-70 degrees, in this way the follicle is destroyed and nutrition of hair is damaged. As well as the hair follicles change in various places of the body, they 2-5 mm below the skin.
The distance that the wavelength of laser hair removal device reaches under the skin should be within these limits. Otherwise, the enrgy cannot reach to the hair follicle and thus the hair will not be destroyed. While hair is removed by selective photothermolysis (pulsed tunable dye laser-SPTL) method in the laser hair removal, laser beam is pulsed to the extent not to damage the surrounding tissues.
For this reason, by taking into account the skin color, hair color, hair thickness and density for a safe and effective hair removal, determination of the energy value to be pulsed to the skin, and the pulsation time is very important.
Alexandrite Laser Properties
The energy pulsed in this wavelength is absorbed very well by melanin, for this reason Alexandrite laser is quite effective for a person with light skin and black hair. Based upon having short application time, being comfortable for patients and being in type that less pain is felt in than in other lasers; it is one of the commonly preferred laser hair removal devices.
In our center, we use the FDA-approved and received ‘the best hair removal laser’ prize in 2005-2006 American Cynosure Apogee 5500 Long Pulsed laser hair removal.. The devices with Long Pulse property have a significant advantage compared to other devices.
Pulse states application of the laser in unit of time. And Long Pulse means being longer of this time. Thus, while the energy applied in the long pulse devices leaves less destruction in the skin because of being pulsed in a longer time, it generates more damage in the target cell because of not leaving the hair follicle a chance to cool. Thus, the devices in long pulse property show maximum efficiency.
Diode Laser Hair Removal
In this wavelength melanin absorption is less than in Alexandrite laser, for this reason the application can be performed not only in the light-skinned ones also in the dark- and tan-skinned ones by diode laser. Because it has long wavelength, it provides the laser light to be able to reach in more depth and to destroy the hair follicles.
At the same time, by diode laser application can be performed in also the thin and light colored hair which cannot be performed application in by other devices. Due to these properties, it appeals to a larger mass compared to the other devices. By its effective cooling system, the pain felt in the course of application is minimized. Burning and spot complication is very few. It can confidently be applied in summer.
In our center, we use Asclepion MeDioStar miXT Diode Laser and Soprano Ice Laser devices. It provides excellent cooling in the skin by the patented cooling system combined with the device head. At the same time, it is a laser hair removal device combining the two wavelengths as 810 nm and 940 nm at once in the same device. And this provides to get better result in all patients in a wide range from the light to the dark skin color. And the ice laser is an ironing laser hair removal sytem.
For the laser hair removal prices in our clinic, you can get information from 212 2967442.