Laser hair removal has come a long way since the first laser for hair removal; it received FDA clearance in the mid 1990s. Older generation lasers were slow, very painful and worked only on individuals with very dark hair and very light skin. Now there are varieties of laser hair removal especially designed for different skin tones, hair types, etc. It usually takes a series of treatments for permanent hair removal, but there's a treatment out there for everyone.
Before laser hair removal, electrolysis was one of the only cosmetic treatments available to permanently remove or reduce hair. Although electrolysis is known for being tedious and somewhat painful, it can be very effective, especially for reducing fine or light-colored red, blonde, and gray hair, for which laser hair removal is typically less effective.
The fastest hair removal laser. Large spot size (up to 18mm) and high repetition rate. Can rapidly treat large body areas - an entire back can be treated in less than 30 minutes. Suitable for patients with fair to olive complexions and for fine or coarse hair.
First laser introduced for hair removal. The laser beam is well absorbed bythe melanin pigment in hair, making it good for removing finer, lighter hair. Should be used for hair removal on patients with fair skin, as it may burn those with dark or tan skin. It has a slow repetition rate and relatively small spot size, which may mean a longer, more expensive treatment with greater discomfort.
Longer wavelength allows deep penetration into the skin and safety for darker skin types. Not effective for lighter and finer hair. Smaller spot size, which results in longer treatment time. The longer treatment time necessary for diode laser hair removal may result in greater expense and increased discomfort.
Can be used on all skin types, including tanned, dark and African American skin. Large spot sizes and fast repetition rates allow large areas to be treated quickly. Provides less effective treatment for fine and light hairs than some other hair removal lasers.
The neck and facial hair is usually a hormonal issue and between 6-12 treatments will be needed. The first 6 need to be every 4 weeks. Below the neck between 6-12 treatments will be needed, it could be more or less.
Thermo-Lo is a radio-frequency current that is attracted to the water in various skin conditions. It uses a tiny probe on or just under the surface of the skin to dehydrate the problem area, causing the body (over a few days) to exfoliate the dried skin that removes and clears the skin of the condition. The procedure is minimally invasive, is virtually painless and requires no down time. Conditions treated with the Thermo-Lo: Frown Lines, Rosacea, Melasma, Sun/Brown Spots, Spider Veins, Cherry Hemangioma’s, Milia, Acne, Skin Tags, Sebaceous Hyperplasia, Cholesterol Deposits, Hyperkeratosis, Moles, Warts and Unwanted hairs.
It kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. However, the toenail will not become instantly clear, for it takes time to fully grow out. During the procedure, the pathogens that cause toenail fungus are targeted, allowing the new nail to grow in healthy and clear. Unlike some medication-driven treatments for toenail fungus, the laser presents no side effects, and it is a great alternative for many patients who cannot or do not want to take oral medications. Several treatments are needed 1 week apart.
Helps minimize and elevate less prominent veins, like spider veins, broken capillaries and telecatascia. They are clusters of small veins appearing on the legs and appear pink , red or even purple. Even though your vascular system is highly complex, treating spider veins is considered to be quite straightforward and easily treated. You may be able to treat spider veins etc. In under an hour by them being zapped with a laser vein treatment. Removal is not immediate. You will require recovery time during which the spider vein fades with time and requires several treatments. Varicose veins are large and appear green in color, sometimes they even throb. Sclerotherapy is an injected used to treat which causes the vein to be eaten up from the inside out. the blood then goes to ones liver and the body rids of it. Several treatments may be required.