Do you struggle with unwanted body hair? Do you often find yourself spending an excessive amount of time and money on shaving products, waxing services, and tweezing? Many people are now turning to laser hair removal as a cost effective and permanent solution to unwanted body hair. However, as laser hair removal has increased in popularity, so has the number of available technologies. Diode 810nm, Alexandrite 755nm, Ruby 695nm Laser, Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser and other laser hair removal machines are gaining in popularity as permanent treatments for unwanted hair. Whether you are looking to treat your legs, underarms or bikini area, laser hair removal is effective for any part of the body. In this blog post, we will compare the different types of professional laser hair removal machines to help you determine which technology is best to suit your needs. By the end of this blog post, you’ll be able to confidently book a laser hair removal appointment and finally achieve the flawless and smooth skin of your dreams.
What is the best professional laser hair removal machine?
With the wide variety of available laser hair removal machines, it can be difficult to determine which professional technology is best for your needs. In general, most laser hair removal machines rely on a skin pigment and pigment of the hair. Laser hair removal technologies target this hair pigment, heating the roots of the hair to a high enough temperature that the hair follicle is damaged, without affecting any surrounding tissue. Due to the concentrated and powerful laser beam, this causes enough damage to the hair follicle that it is no longer able to growth hair; ultimately leaving you with smooth and flawless skin. Depending on your skin and hair type, a laser specialist can help choose the appropriate laser system toyou’re your needs. Below, we’ve outlined some of the most common laser hair removal machines to help you determine the differences between each available treatment.
The best laser hair removal technologies:
The Diode 810 nm laser emits both short and long wavelength light during treatment to treat both fair and medium hair types, light to medium skin types. This laser technology requires several, short treatments with little to no downtime between sessions.
The Alexandrite Laser 755nm is unique in its quick and efficient laser hair removal. It is the fastest technology currently available on the market and is a popular choice for treating large areas of the body on individuals with light to olive skin tones and both fair and medium hair types. For the laser to work quickly, the pulses need to be rapid, which can cause increased discomfort during the treatment. However, it also means that the average hair removal service with the Alexandrite Laser is approximately 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated! Many people choose this machine in order to quickly and safely remove hair from large areas of the body.
The Ruby Laser 695nm is one of the oldest and most-rarely used technologies currently available on the market. It has been widely used for many years as it can effectively and safely remove unwanted hair with minimal side effects. It is an excellent choice for light or fine hair but should not be used on dark or tanned skin. An important note about the Ruby Laser is that the delay between laser pulses was specifically designed to minimize the discomfort of the patient during treatment. This results in selective damaging of hair follicles, while leaving surrounding skin safe and pain-free.
The Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser technology relies on the individual having highly concentrated areas of melanin, as the laser itself has a weaker melanin absorption rate compared to other machines. The longer wavelengths used by the technology also allow it to reach past melanin pigment in the skin to melanin pigment in the actual hair. Collectively, these two unique features of the technology make it the most effective option for hair removal in individuals with darker skin tones. The laser is known to be less effective at treating light or fine hair due to its tendency to target concentrated areas of melanin pigmentation.
What is the best laser hair removal machine for dark skin?
While there are many technologies that claim to effectively treat dark hair, the best laser hair removal machine for dark hair is the Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser. It is the most effective laser hair removal technology for darker skin tones and individuals who are tanned, as it is able to detect the low contrast between the hair and skin, allowing for efficient and safe hair removal with unparalleled comfort.
What is the best laser hair removal machine for light or blond hair?
Lighter hair, like blond or grey hair, can be more difficult to treat with laser hair removal. Due to the limited amount of pigment in the hair, certain laser hair removal technologies are less effective at detecting and destroying the hair follicle. The 2 most effective laser hair removal machines for light and blondish hair include the GentleMax Pro, which uses Alexandrite 755nm technology, and the Lumenis LightSheer DUET, which uses Diode 810nm. These technologies have proven to be very effective in permanently removing lighter coloured hairs.
Laser hair removal machines used at IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic
GentleMax Pro by Candela
The GentleMax Pro is an excellent choice for anyone looking to efficiently remove unwanted body hair without experiencing discomfort. This laser technology combines the abilities of the Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser to treat darker skin tones and the Alexandrite 755 nm laser to treat lighter skin tones with light and thin hair. GentleMax Pro is then combined with a Dynamic Cooling Device, which uses liquid cryogen to reduce heat and discomfort associated with hair removal. Overall, the GentleMax Pro machine is a highly effective, safe and flexible way to treat a wide variety of skin and hair types.
Lumenis LightSheer Duet
The Lumenis LightSheer Duet technology uses a Diode 810 nm laser to precisely target hair follicles without damaging surrounding skin. This advanced laser hair removal machine is highly customizable and includes options to adjust for hair colour, hair texture and skin phototype. Customizing these options allows the laser to more selectively target hair follicles and leave the surrounding tissue unaffected. LightSheer Duet can also act on multiple hair follicles at once in order to decrease the overall treatment time. The machine can also easily be combined with cooling technologies to further minimize any discomfort.
Effective laser hair removal with IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic
Overall, no matter what your skin or hair type, laser hair removal is a safe, effective and permanent solution to your unwanted body hair. With the wide variety of available laser hair removal machines, there is a technology to suit any need or budget.
If you are interested in laser hair removal services or want to learn more about any of the machines discussed above, the expert team at IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic is here to help. The clinic owns all three of the gold standard laser hair removal technologies, including the LightSheer Duet Diode laser, GentleMax Pro Alexandrite laser and the ND:Yag laser. By having all the available technologies housed in one location, IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic can provide comprehensive and effective laser hair removal for any skin type and all types of hair. Call our team at 416 484 4884, or visit our store location in Toronto to book your consultation and get started on your journey towards smooth and flawless skin.