You can find lots (and I mean lots) of at home IPL hair removal kits which personally I wasn’t interested in. When it comes to lasers and intense skincare treatments I am one of those people who prefers to get a professional to work their magic on me, instead of seeking to become one by getting a kit from my local pharmacy. I visited a clinic in my hometown which had recently opened for some treatments.
I visited a couple of sessions, but didn’t see any results – In Any Way. So, it was fair to state I wasn’t planning to waste any more money. Strike one. FYI – I am aware people who have had treatments of IPL done (mainly all Asian/Indian kinds of skin) and i also happen to be told it takes lots of sessions to view results. I are also told by my current laser technician (and head trainer & educator of Polaris Hair Laser Removal) that IPL fails to work with Indian skin and contains temporary benefits. It basically isn’t the most effective laser for long term hair-free fuss.
Next time round, I decided to go for a YAG laser but to my luck, my technician had blagged her distance to making me think she was doing me a favour. When in reality, her so named YAG laser was even more of 永久脫毛 then other things. I can tell you it made my hair a little fainter, but nothing drastic – and i also had a minimum of 6 sessions. Once again, I wasted not only my amount of time in travel but a lot of cash! Strike two.
Over the past 5 months approximately I actually have been going to a lovely laser technician, who lucky for me personally, is based in the same county as me! I needed told her all the problems I have had before with laser hair removal and she gave me her honest and professional advice. She explained in my opinion that IPL isn’t very effective (especially on Asian skin) for hair removal. It works whilst you will get it done but provide a year or so and you will visit your the growth of hair coming back. The penetration from the laser isn’t as deep and doesn’t target the hair follicle for the extent as being a YAG laser does.
I then explained the so-called YAG laser treatment I was getting before visiting her. Which is when she did a little digging (in her own spare time) and informed me that I had been missold my laser treatment. The laser which I was getting done was more comparable to IPL when compared to a proper YAG laser. It had been more of a diode – basically which means that I wasn’t going to get the hemyhh results has I would have having a proper or must i say real YAG laser!
She then told me information on her laser. The laser she uses will be the Long Pulsed Nd: YAG Laser by Polaris Medical. She actually is a specialist educator/trainer for this particular laser and has been in the business for twenty years – she basically knows her shiz.
This laser can be used for hair elimination of hair on all kinds of skin, light to dark. One of many advantages of this laser is that its melanin absorption is quite low. Melanin is the thing that gives the skin it’s colour. The greater melanin you have, the darker the skin and the other way round. As a result of it’s low absorption of this, there exists almost no risk of the skin to have damaged by hyper/hypo pigmentation. Because of this the long pulsed Nd:Yag lasers is idea for for hair removal on medium to dark skin!
I have to go with clean, lotion/potion free, makeup free, perfume/deoderant free and hair free. Yep, which means you must shave before hand (everywhere you need to target!). This can be therefore the laser can reach the folicle with no hair strands getting in the manner.
I have learnt the tough way by accidentally having some perfume on my own neck and the laser burning my skin – luckily it wasn’t that bad (my Elizabeth Adren Eight Hour Cream sorted me out!). However, this is common and may happen.
During Laser Treatment
Through the laser session, the part/s of your body are sectioned off (as you can see in the picture above). The Long Puled Nd: YAG laser is used having an air-conditioning type cooling tube which is hovered within the area of the skin since it is getting lasered – this can be which means you don’t experience the heat. The sensation of obtaining this done is much like someone poking you with a needle. According to your pain threshold or the region you possibly will not feel it at all.