There are many options for laser hair removal treatment. The five most common types of hair removal laser systems include the Ruby, Alexandrite, IPL, Diode, and Nd:YAG. Each laser system is different from the other.
- Some lasers are better for certain types of hair
- Some are slower than others
- Some are more effective and require less sessions
- Some lasers are safer for individuals with darker skin tones
- Some laser systems perform better on specific areas of the body than other lasers
Ruby Laser Hair Removal
The Ruby hair removal laser was the first system developed for permanent hair reduction. This system uses a shorter wavelength of 694nm that targets melanin. It is an older technology, but it is a good system to treat smaller areas. Because the Ruby laser has been around for so long, many people consider it antiquated technology and opt for more current laser systems. The Ruby laser system has many constraints. It cannot treat darker skin tones. Slow repetition makes for longer treatment duration, so smaller treatment areas are ideal. Furthermore, the Ruby laser is not effective on light or grey hair.
Diode Laser Hair Removal
This is an innovative laser technology decreases risk of epidermal damage by using a longer wavelength. Diode wavelengths may be customized to the needs of the patient. Rapid repetitions decrease treatment duration. Less trauma to the surrounding skin means shorter recovery times. Diode laser treatments are typically more painful than other laser systems with slower repetitions. Newly introduced to the market, diode laser systems have less scientific research to back up its long-term effectiveness.
IPL Laser Hair Removal
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) systems can be customized to the patient’s skin tone, treatment area, and hair type, making IPL laser hair removal optional for a broader range of skin types. IPL can target large areas, quickly. While IPL systems are more customizable and approved for a wider range of skin types than other laser systems, they are not as effective as other laser technology. In addition, IPL hair removal treatments are not recommended on skin with sun exposure because the IPL may exacerbate hyperpigmentation.
Alexandrite (Alex) Laser Hair Removal
The Alexandrite is the fastest system for laser hair removal, making it ideal for treating larger areas. Its wavelength is longer than other systems, making it effective on a wider range of skin types, from light skin tones to olive skin tones. It works better on thinner hair than other hair removal lasers and can even treat individuals with light skin and freckles.
Nd: Yag Laser Hair Removal
Does not target melanin, making it safe for all skin types, even dark skin tones. Its long wavelength means fewer pulses of energy are needed, making Nd:YAG laser treatments shorter and more comfortable than other laser systems with faster repetitions. The Nd:YAG is more effective than IPL treatments for removing unwanted body hair. Good for treating larger areas. The Nd:YAG system is the hair removal laser of choice for individuals with dark skin tones. It is large wavelength and ability to treat larger areas makes it ideal for removing leg hair and hair from the back.
Based on our in-depth study, it was determined that GmaxPro is the most effective and quick laser. It provides consistent result; it is safe and reliable. GMaxPro uses a dual wavelength laser system that combines the fastest and most powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser with the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser for high performance treatment capabilities in terms of speed, efficacy, ease-of-use, outstanding performance, safety, and patient satisfaction.
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