Different Types of Laser Hair Removal Machines

There are many popular types of lasers used in hair removal treatments. Laser hair removal treatments became very popular when it comes to removing unwanted hair because of its ease of use and long term effects. These treatments are not limited to women because most men also choose to undergo LHR for excess hair in different areas of the body. Most athletes do not want to have excess body hair because they sweat a lot during practice and games. If you decided to undergo laser hair removal treatment, here are the most popular lasers being used by clinics and spas today.

Ruby Laser

The Ruby laser is the first system to come out for laser hair removal. This machine is made specifically for people with white skin. The long term results of this machine are very well documented so you can be sure that the treatment lasts for a long time and that it is very effective. This machine emits red beams that targets melanin inside the hair follicles to kill the hair inside it. Although proven to be effective, this machine is quite old fashioned so it might not be as effective as other newer models. It also doesn’t work for tanned or dark skin or white hair.

Alexandrite Laser

This system is highly effective for white skinned people with dark hair. If you have darker skin, the effects might not be as good. This laser machine emits long pulses of laser that can penetrate deep into the patient’s dermis. The heat build up on the hair shafts will disable hair growth to achieve successful hair removal treatment. The drawback in using this type of laser is that it may cause skin pigmentation (light and dark spots) on the skin.

IPL Laser

This is one of the newest machines to be released in the market and has the newest laser technology applied to it. It is able to remove unwanted hair from different parts of the body. IPL is short for Intense Pulse Light and it is exactly what it uses to destroy hair follicle on the skin. Not all people can perform IPL treatments because they use highly sophisticated equipment. This machine can work with all skin types but people with dark hair and darker skin are more prone to side effects.

Nd YAG Laser

This laser can be used for people with darker skin types and they are only prone to minimal risk. This means that if you have white skin, you should not choose this type of laser machine. This machine is able to deliver two different types of light. The first one is an invisible infrared light used for deeper penetration. This is best to get through to deeper hair follicles. The other one is a green light that is used for treating hair follicles that are closer to the skin’s surface. There is a Q-switching device that gives out raid bursts of laser light in the area that is treated.