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How Laser Hair Removal Machines Work

Dec 3, 2007
Laser hair removal has become so popular that it is now the world's second most frequently performed cosmetic procedure, and has become a bread-and-butter business for many dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, and laser hair removal system manufacturers since the first such system received FDA approval in 1995.

Laser hair removal destroys the hair-growing capacity of hair follicles by targeting them with pulses of extremely high intensity light. Because of the increasing demand for laser hair removal procedures, more and more laser hair removal machines are being developed for the market, but no laser hair removal machine may be sold without first receivng the FDA's stamp of approval.

The First Laser Hair Removal Machine

The original laser hair removal machine, the Thermolase Corporation's Soft Light Hair Removal System, received FDA approval in 1995, but soon proved ineffective because it had been put on the market without being thoroughly tested. It was advertised as providing permanent painless hair removal, but eventually became the subject of a class action suit because of the inaccuracy of its claims. The suit was settled out of court, but Thermolase no longer manufactures laser hair removal machines.

Next Generation Laser Hair Removal Machines

One current laser hair removal machine, which operates by aiming a long pulse of laser light into the subdermal skin which holds the hair follicles, is the Alexandrite laser. The heat from the laser damages the hair follicles which are in the active hair growth phase, so that the hairs stop developing.

Diode lasers are laser hair removal machines constructed of miniature diodes or semi-conductors arranged to produce light. The construction of the diode laser means that it can create a longer wavelength of laser light energy, which is very effective in treating dark-complected people for hair removal.

Some dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons favor the Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser, because it can produce two lightwaves of varying lengths. For strong penetration, to affect the deep hair follicles, it uses infrared light; for the follicles nearer to the skin's surface, it uses green light. It delivers either wavelength of light in rapid pulses.

The LuxuryPro laser hair removal machine is inexpensive, safe, and versatile. Ruby lasers utilize a short pulse red light to target the dark pigment in hair follicles.

The most important factor in a successful laser hair removal treatment is the skill of the person administering it, and the variety of machines he or she has available to tailor the treatment to the specific needs of the client.

So it's up to you, before beginning laser hair removal treatments, to get information from your doctor or skin specialist on just what results, based on an examination and tests, you can reasonably expect.

Do not take for granted the veracity of the information on laser hair removal treatment you get from someone who might benefit from your business. Take as much time as necessary to validate what people tell you and to do comparison shopping. The whole purpose of researching information on laser hair removal as thoroughly as you can is to give you the confidence that you have separated fact from fiction before you decide to go through with a course of treatments.

If there's anything you leant from your information on laser hair removal which raises a red flag, and you can't shake you doubts after investigating further, then trust you instincts and look for other hair removal options.
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