The Alexandrite laser is a highly effective laser hair removal technology, especially suited for fair skin types. Here’s a breakdown of its key features and how it works:


● 755nm Light Wavelength: The Alexandrite laser operates at a 755 nanometer light wavelength. This particular wavelength is highly effective for targeting the melanin in hair on fair skin types, making it ideal for people with Fitzpatrick skin types I and II. The melanin absorption at this wavelength ensures that the laser energy is effectively absorbed by the hair follicle without causing excessive damage to the surrounding skin

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Fitzpatrick Skin Types I and II

● Ideal for Fair Skin: The Fitzpatrick scale is a classification system for human skin color. Skin types I and II denote very fair to fair skin, typically with a propensity to burn rather than tan. The Alexandrite laser’s wavelength is optimized for these lighter skin tones, reducing the risk of pigmentation changes or burns that can occur more frequently in darker skin types when not using an appropriate laser type or setting.

Hair Removal Efficiency

● Fine and Vellus Hair: While the Alexandrite laser is effective for a wide range of hair types, it is particularly noted for its ability to remove fine and vellus hair. Vellus hair is the soft, thin, and lightly-colored hair that covers most of the body. Its effectiveness in targeting these fine hairs makes it a preferred choice for areas where hair is less coarse but still unwanted

Penetration Depth

● Up to 5mm Depth: The ability of the Alexandrite laser to penetrate up to 5mm into the skin allows it to reach the depth at which hair follicles are located. This deep penetration ensures that the laser energy is delivered directly to the hair root, providing a thorough and effective hair removal process. The depth of penetration combined with the optimal wavelength for melanin absorption ensures that the hair follicle is effectively targeted and destroyed, inhibiting future hair growth.


●  The Alexandrite laser is known for its speed and efficiency, making it suitable for treating larger body areas in addition to small or delicate areas.

●  It has a proven track record of providing high levels of patient satisfaction due to its effectiveness in hair reduction and minimal discomfort during the procedure.


●  Although highly effective for lighter skin types, individuals with darker skin tones may need to consider alternative laser options, like the Nd:YAG laser, which is safer for darker skin.

●  As with any laser hair removal process, multiple sessions are typically required to achieve the desired outcome, as the treatment is most effective on hair in the active growth phase.

In summary, the Alexandrite laser is a powerful and efficient tool for laser hair removal, especially suited to individuals with fair skin and fine hair. Its specific wavelength, depth of penetration, and suitability for certain skin types make it a popular choice for those looking to reduce unwanted hair.