It is a process of hair removal by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle.
The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis, the matching of a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to obtain the best effect on targeted tissue with minimal effect on surrounding tissue. Lasers light can be absorbed by melanin, thereby heating up the basal stem cells in a hair follicle, while not heating the rest of the skin.
Melanin is considered the primary chromophore for all hair removal lasers currently on the market. Melanin occurs naturally in the skin and gives skin and hair their colour. There are two types of melanin in hair. Eumelanin gives hair brown or black colour, while pheomelanin gives hair blonde or red colour. Because of the selective absorption of photons of laser light, only hair with colour such as black, brown, or reddish-brown hair or dirty blonde can be removed. White hair, light blonde and strawberry blonde hair do not respond well. Light skin and dark hair are an ideal combination, being most effective and producing the best results.
Though technically not containing a laser IPL is sometimes referred to as "laser hair removal". IPL-based methods sometimes called "phototricholysis", or "photoepilation", use xenon flash lamps that emit full spectrum light. IPL or Intense pulse light systems typically output wavelengths between 400 nm and 1200 nm.
Various cut-off filters are commonly used to selectively filter out lower wavelengths, especially potentially damaging ultraviolet light. The resulting light has a spectral range that targets specific structures and chromophores (e.g. melanin in hair, or oxyhemoglobin in blood vessels) these are heated to destruction and reabsorbed by the body. IPL shares some similarities with laser treatments, in that they both use light to heat and destroy their targets. But unlike lasers that use a single wavelength (colour) of light which typically matches only one chromophore, IPL uses a broad spectrum that when used with filters, allows it to be used against several conditions.
Since 1994, Lynton has been manufacturing exceptional medical-grade equipment together with award-winning post-purchase support, in the areas of laser & aesthetic technology. Offering permanent hair reduction and a wide range of skin rejuvenation treatments, the Motus AY system is widely regarded by many Dermatologists.
Setsuko Beauty Clinic uses the latest laser technology from Lynton Lasers. Lynton Lasers are industry leaders, making medical lasers for the private sector and the NHS. As well as Lynton Lasers making great equipment, they work in conjunction with the University of Manchester to research technology and provide quality training. Setsuko Beauty Clinic provides laser hair removal, leg vein treatments and skin-rejuvenation in the Bridgwater, Taunton and Somerset areas.
With many IPL and laser treatments no longer coming under the remit of the Care Quality Commission, it is important for you to know that the aesthetic practitioners who are performing your treatments have good training. Setsuko has CIBTAC Level 4 qualification in Laser and Light therapy treatments and advanced training in Skin Laser Applications.
Which is better IPL or Laser hair removal? Every clinic will say their machine is the best. However, the real answer is “ It Depends!”. Even when people say laser, there are different types of laser. Alexandrite, NdYAG, Diode and IPL all have certain skin types, hair types and hair size that they excel at. In addition, the quality of the machine, the training of the practitioner and the maintenance of the equipment can have a huge impact on the effect of the treatment. Setsuko uses a high-quality laser which uses Alexandrite and Nd:Yag laser making it suitable for all skin types and is fully maintained. Setsuko has the CIBTAC level 4 qualification in Laser and Light therapy treatments and advanced training in Skin Laser Application from Lynton Lasers.
If you book a consultation with Setsuko, she will provide you with professional advice that suits you.
Setsuko provides Laser treatments in Somerset using the Lynton Motus AY which can perform Hair Removal and treat conditions such as Leg Veins and Photo-Rejuvenation Setsuko Beauty Clinic provides Laser Treatments in Bridgwater, Taunton and Somerset areas. Please find further details on the treatment pages.
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