In the world of laser hair removal there are several different methods that have proved successful in removing hair both painlessly and with long term results.
Laser hair removal methods include Intense Pulse Light (IPL), Square Pulsed Light (SPL), Nd:Yag Laser, Alexandrite Laser, and Ruby Laser.
Of the different methods of laser hair removal treatments listed above, it’s important to note that some treatments work better on certain skin types. Knowing which method works best for your skin type, is invaluable to know before undergoing treatment.
The Intense Pulse Light or IPL method targets short pulses of light at a section of hair follicles. The light is attracted to the melanin in the hair follicle, which heats up the hair shaft and causes damage to the cells in the hair follicle. This process makes the hair fall out and unable to re-grow quickly.
IPL treats all skin types; white, light brown, brown, dark brown, and black. The treatment is the least painful of the hair removal treatments, and has a success rate of 7 years.
The Square Pulsed Light (SPL) method works like the IPL method, except the pulse of targeted light lasts slightly longer, but with reduced light wavelength intensity. The reduced light wavelength intensity is beneficial in that the targeted treatment area does not overheat.
SPL treats all skin types except black, and can cause mild discomfort when applied.
Nd:Yag Laser treatments deliver a rapid pulse of light to the hair follicles through two different wavelengths of light; infrared and green. The infrared is used to target deep within the hair follicle, whereas the green is used to target hair closer to the surface.
Nd: Yag treats all skin types, but works best with darker skin tones. Nd: Yag works long-term, but is known to be slightly painful.
The Alexandrite laser treatment targets deep within the hair follicle. It is best when used on white skin, and requires several follow up sessions. Hair removal with this treatment is short term, and requires frequent sessions. It is also known to be slightly painful.
The Ruby laser treatment uses a red coloured beam that targets the melanin in the hair follicle. This treatment works best on individuals with white skin and dark hair. Once applied, hair does not re-grow quickly.
Always consult your skin care specialist before treating yourself to hair free skin.
With these tips, you can have beautiful, hair free skin all year round. One company that specialises in laser hair removal is, Hair Free Services. They have clinics all over Australia with expert staff to help you get rid of unwanted ingrown hair now.