Laser Hair Removal is a medical procedure that uses laser technology to target and remove unwanted hair. The laser emits a beam of light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft.
This absorption causes the destruction of the hair follicle, which prevents future hair growth.
If you are considering laser hair removal, it is important to consult with a qualified Advanced Esthetician Laser Professional to discuss your specific needs and expectations. The Instructor will assess your skin type, hair type, and the area to be treated in order to determine whether laser hair removal is right for you.
The Alexandrite laser delivers a 755nm light wavelength proven most effective for fair skin types, specifically, types I and II on the Fitzpatrick scale. This wavelength is considered the best for removing fine, vellus hair. The Alexandrite laser can penetrate as deep as hair can grow, up to 5mm.
The 810nm Diode laser hair removal system is preferred for skin types III and IV; however, it remains effective for skin types I and II. Compared to the Alexandrite, the 810nm Diode delivers a longer wavelength of light capable of penetrating the patient’s hair follicle while causing less epidermal injury. This is a safer treatment option for patients with darker skin.
Long Pulsed YAG
The Long-Pulsed YAG can treat a wide range of skin types, I through VI, but is most effective on V and VI types. This laser is optimal for removing unwanted body hair on people with darker skin tones, as lasers with shorter wavelengths cannot always provide safe treatment. The Long-Pulsed YAG light wavelength offers outstanding hair removal results without unnecessary skin damage.
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair. Please consult with a G Skin & Beauty Institute Advanced Esthetician Instructor by making a complimentary consultation appointment.