You will find lots (and I mean lots) of at home IPL hair removal kits which personally I wasn’t drawn to. With regards to lasers and intense skincare treatments I am among those individuals who prefers to get a specialist to work their magic on me, as opposed to seeking to become one by getting a kit from my local drug store. I visited a clinic in my hometown which had recently opened for some treatments.
I went to about 2 sessions, but didn’t see any results – AT ALL. So, it had been fair to say I wasn’t likely to waste any more money. Strike one. FYI – I am aware individuals who have had treatments of IPL done (mainly all Asian/Indian kinds of skin) and i also happen to be told it requires lots of sessions to view results. I have been told by my current laser technician (and head trainer & educator of Polaris Hair Laser Removal) that IPL does not work on Indian skin and contains temporary benefits. It basically isn’t the very best laser for long term hair-free fuss.
The next time round, I went for a YAG laser but to my luck, my technician had blagged her way into making me think she was doing me a favour. When in reality, her so named YAG laser was much more of 永久脫毛 then anything else. I notice you it made my hair a bit fainter, but nothing drastic – and i also had at least 6 sessions. Yet again, I wasted not just my period in travel but a lot of cash! Strike two.
For the past 5 months approximately I have been visiting a lovely laser technician, who lucky for me personally, is based in the same county as me! I needed told her each of the problems I have had before with hair laser removal and she provided her honest and professional advice. She explained to me that IPL isn’t quite effective (especially on Asian skin) for hair removal. It works whilst you are getting it done but give it annually or so and you will definitely see your hair growth coming back. The penetration from the laser isn’t as deep and doesn’t concentrate on the hair follicle for the extent as being a YAG laser does.
I then explained the so-called YAG laser treatment I used to be getting before arriving at her. Which is when she did a bit digging (in her own spare time) and informed me that I was missold my laser treatment. The laser which I was getting done was more much like IPL compared to a proper YAG laser. It absolutely was more of a diode – basically meaning that I wasn’t getting the hemyhh results has I might have using a proper or do i need to say real YAG laser!
She then informed me information on her laser. The laser she uses is definitely the Long Pulsed Nd: YAG Laser by Polaris Medical. She actually is an expert educator/trainer for this particular laser and has been around the market for 20 years – she basically knows her shiz.
This laser can be used as hair removal of hair on all skin types, light to dark. One of the main advantages of this laser is the fact its melanin absorption is extremely low. Melanin is exactly what gives the skin it’s colour. The more melanin you might have, the darker your skin and the other way round. Because of it’s low absorption of it, there exists very little risk of the skin to get damaged by hyper/hypo pigmentation. This means that 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, therefore you have to shave before hand (everywhere you would like to target!). This can be so the laser can reach the folicle with no hair strands getting in the way.
I have learnt the difficult way by accidentally having some perfume on my own neck as well as the laser burning my skin – luckily it wasn’t that bad (my Elizabeth Adren Eight Hour Cream sorted me out!). However, this really is common and can happen.
During Laser Treatment
During the laser session, the part/s of your body are sectioned off (as you have seen in the picture above). The Long Puled Nd: YAG laser can be used with the air-conditioning type cooling tube which can be hovered within the area of your skin because it is getting lasered – this is so that you don’t notice the heat. The sensation of getting this done is much like someone poking you having a needle. According to your pain threshold and the area you may not feel it in any way.