Monday, 22 September 2008

Laser Hair Removal Explained

One of the most common treatments in cosmetic clinics and certain beauty salons is laser hair removal. On reading the forums it is obvious the success of this form of treatment varies greatly.

How can this be?

The answers are complex- it maybe the laser system used, the systems can range from IPL, single wavelength or radio frequency systems.

Like mobile phones and television sets every year, new laser technology is evolving which purports to give an edge to its predecessors, with respect to laser hair removal.

The cost of these laser hair removal systems can vary from £10, 000- £50, 000! In my opinion as there has been no real head to head clinical trials between the systems, one must rely on the original gold standard the Lightsheer diode laser, which has stood the test of time, delivering speedy treatments and excellent results. Interestingly the Laserscope Lyra Laser system results are compatible to the Lightsheer system.

In summary, if the clinic has a decent laser system, and selects to treat clientelle with the appropriate type of hair and colour its technology can treat and use pre-treatment topical anaesthetic followed by ice packs to give post laser hair removal treatment pain relief. There is then no reason why exceptional results cannot be obtained with minimal discomfort.

Dr. S.R. Bassi is the lead cosmetic physician at a top Cosmetic clinic in North Nottingham. Visit our website and learn more about laser hair removal.

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