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  • What kinds of hair can be removed with lasers?

    Laser hair removal is a highly effective option for most people with unwanted hair. However, there are some types of hair for which laser hair removal is more appropriate.

    Laser hair removal in Irvine is available at Laser Away Tattoo and Hair Removal Experts. Laser Away has four different lasers used to remove unwanted hairs. Each laser is best suited for a certain type of hair or skin color. Why are different lasers necessary? It helps to understand how laser hair removal works.

    During the hair removal process, an invisible beam of light and constant heat penetrates the hair follicle and destroys it at the root. The hair may not come back at all, ever. The laser has an easier time targeting hair that is thicker and darker. Thick, dark hair responds best to laser treatment because it absorbs more energy from the laser. Currently, there is no laser that can remove hair without pigment, like blonde or gray. Fine hair is also more challenging. Fortunately, thick, dark hairs are more noticeable and therefore people are more likely to have them removed and the results are more dramatic.

    The Diode laser is one of the lasers used by Laser Away for laser hair removal in Irvine. The Diode laser is best for dark-skinned people. It is less effective on light hair. The Diode laser has a longer wavelength of light compared to the Alexandrite or Ruby. The Diode penetrates into the hair follicle without causing as much epidermal injury as lasers with shorter wave lengths. The Diode laser has a fast repetition rate, meaning it can treat large areas of the body quickly.

    The Alexandrite laser has a shorter wavelength system compared to other types of lasers and works quickly. It is best for light skinned individuals because it can lighten the pigment of dark skin.

    The Ruby laser is the oldest type of laser used in hair removal. It is best for people with light or fine hair and fair skin. Compared to newer lasers, the Ruby covers a smaller area and can be more time-consuming. Even though it is the best laser for fine hair, fine hair is still very challenging.

    The ND and LD ND Yag laser has the longest wavelength and is therefore capable of treating all skin pigments. However, it may not be as effective for long term hair removal.

    The experts at Laser Away will choose the appropriate laser for successful laser hair removal in Irvine. All four lasers are FDA-approved and safe.

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