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You can now enjoy the benefits of permanent hair reduction without paying for expensive salon treatments. The treatment takes just four seconds and results in permanent hair reduction. Home laser hair removal is suitable for most areas including facial hair, underarms, arms, legs and bikini line.
Innovative “Target-and-Treat” technology pinpoints individual hairs sending a laser beam to the hair follicle with enough energy to destroy the root without affecting the surrounding area. This process is known as photothermolysis. Unlike home use IPL (Intense Pulse Light) the results of laser treatments are permanent.
Laser hair removal technology actually destroys the hair root giving permanent hair reduction. Home use IPL recommends continued, ongoing treatment of the area to prevent hair regrowth. However, IPL covers a much larger area making treatment of large areas quicker. The other difference is the wavelength of light produced. Lasers produce light with a specific wavelength while IPL uses a broad spectrum of wavelengths. This limits IPL to specific skin types.
Lasers deliver an intense beam of light which are made up of a single wavelength or colour. Skin is essentially transparent to light with a wavelength of 808 (nano meters), while melanin containing structures will absorb laser energy of this wavelength. It is therefore possible to target the hair follicle that has a concentration of melanin without affecting the surrounding area.
The light energy absorbed by the melanin pigment results in the rapid heating up of the hair follicle. This heat destroys the cells (papilla) responsible for hair growth. If adequate heating is achieved, then the follicle is permanently disabled resulting in a permanent reduction in hair growth.
Melanin in the epidermis also absorbs the energy and limits the depth of penetration of the laser light into the skin. Using a light wavelength of 808nm enables treatment of relatively dark skin as well as fair-skinned types. However, laser hair treatment is not suitable for Afro-Caribbean or black skin complexions. Laser treatment is in removal of white or grey hair. Electrolysis should be considered as an alternative treatment.
Read the information guide and watch the step-by-step DVD for tips and techniques before you get started. The hair needs to be visible enough for the laser to be aimed at the base of the hair. Long hairs may be trimmed before treatment if necessary.
It is very important to do a patch test 24 hours before treatment. This patch test will confirm the maximum power level for your skin type. Each area to be treated must be checked as skin colour can vary.
Use the +/- buttons to select the correct power level for your skin type and you’re ready to go. Press the enable button once and place the wand on your skin. Half press the treatment button on the wand to see the red guide light. You can move the wand while maintaining contact with the skin to target the hair, then fully press the button for treatment.
Treated hairs don’t always fall out immediately, they are shed over time as they are released from the hair follicle, so be patient. Laser hair removal is generally considered to be effective after six treatments over a six month period.
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