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Laser Hair Removal, Which Are the Best Wavelengths and Why?

Laser Hair Removal

Are you tired of constantly battling unwanted hair? If so, that just means you are battling a very common, yet unwanted condition that many women try to hide.

Between painful tweezing and waxing, that problem never seems to disappear for long. However, laser hair removal is available to those of us who want to get rid of unwanted hair and not look back. It’s a treatment that helps to remove hair on the legs, and underarms, and sprouting on the chin and lip as well. Anywhere, that you don’t want hair.

But hold up, before you dive into the world of lasers, let's talk about something crucial when it comes to laser hair removal, and that’s wavelengths. Yep, the beams of light that make all the difference in the hair removal game. Today, we're going to explore which wavelengths reign supreme and why they're essential, featuring two superstar devices: the Candela GentleLase Pro and the Asclepion Mediostar.

Laser Hair Removal 101

First things first, let's break it all down. Laser hair removal works by sending concentrated beams of light into your hair follicles, damaging them and inhibiting future hair growth. Sounds pretty simple, right? But here's where you need to be proactive in your research…not all lasers are created equal.

Let’s take a closer look at two of them we use at Beyondskin Medspa in Los Feliz, Los Angeles…

First, let’s talk about the Candela GentleLase Pro (755nm). This laser could be your best bet in the battle against unwanted hair. The GentleLase Pro operates at a wavelength of 755nm, making it super effective for folks with fair to olive skin tones. It's like a precision tool, targeting unwanted hairs with pinpoint accuracy. Plus, it's fast and efficient, making it perfect for treating larger areas like legs and backs. Here are some benefits for the Candela GentleLase Pro:

  • Safe, Painless, and Comfortable

  • Cooling Properties

  • No Downtime

  • Fast Procedure Times

In addition to hair removal, Candela Gentlelase Pro’s variable pulse duration can also address other skin concerns such as pigmented lesions, birthmarks, hemangiomas (bright-red nodules), spider veins, age spots, sun-damaged skin, and other benign skin conditions.

Another great option is the Asclepion Mediostar (810nm). Now, let's shine the spotlight on the Mediostar, a powerhouse device operating at 810nm. This wavelength penetrates deeper into the skin, making it a go-to choice for all skin types, including darker tones. Think of it as the gentle giant of laser hair removal…effective yet safe for everyone.

Some of the key benefits you will see with the Asclepion Mediostar (810nm) include:

  • Safe for all skin types

  • Cooling effects

  • Safe for all areas

  • Quick treatment times

  • Reaches deep follicles

The Different Wavelengths

So, why are wavelengths so important? Well, it all comes down to skin absorption and melanin levels. Different wavelengths target melanin (the pigment in your hair and skin) at varying depths. That's why it's crucial to choose the right wavelength based on your skin type and hair color. Compatibility is key!

Common wavelengths for hair removal include 755 to 1064 nm. We use 755 and 810 nm. The 810 wavelengths have the potential for deep penetration and hence focus on darker skin tones and are often used for areas such as arms, legs, and cheeks. Wavelengths of 755 nm are useful for eyebrows and upper lip areas.

Customized Treatment Plans

One of the coolest things about laser hair removal is its versatility. With devices like the GentleLase Pro and the Mediostar, our technicians at Beyondskin Medspa can customize treatment plans to suit your individual needs. Whether you're tackling stubborn facial hair or saying goodbye to leg fuzz, there's a wavelength and a device that's just right for you.

Is It Safe?

Now, let's talk about safety. Laser hair removal is generally safe when performed by trained professionals using FDA-approved devices like the GentleLase Pro and the Mediostar. But it's essential to do your homework and choose a reputable and professional clinic with experienced technicians.

Your skin deserves the best care possible, so don't settle for anything less!

The Journey to Smooth Hair-Free Skin

One important fact about hair removal before you begin a treatment, is that laser hair removal isn't a one-and-done deal. It usually takes multiple sessions to see significant results. But, the end game is well worth it! Imagine waking up every day with smooth, hair-free skin.

Typical Results

Most patients require 5 to 8 hair removal treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to achieve desired results. Laser systems are some of the longest-lasting methods for treating unwanted hair, eliminating the need for bothersome methods like shaving or plucking that require continual management.

In Conclusion

When it comes to laser hair removal, the best wavelengths are the ones that cater to your unique needs. Whether you're team GentleLase Pro or looking at the Mediostar, we can come up with the right laser treatment for you at our Los Feliz, Los Angeles medspa. So, say goodbye to razors and waxing strips. It's time to embrace the wonders of laser technology and unlock the secret to silky-smooth skin!

So, you now have a glimpse into the world of laser hair removal featuring the GentleLase Pro and the Mediostar. Now, go ahead and book a consultation for laser treatments at Beyondskin Medspa, the Los Feliz, Los Angeles 323.522.6313 and say hello to a lifetime of smooth, hair-free skin!


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