The first laser ever used for laser hair removal was a Rubylaser in 1996 with FDA approval in 1997. The procedure was slow, done with bulky machines that had a high risk for burns. Lasers have changed significantly over the past several years. Multiple parameters now exist which providers must be knowledgeable about before performing a treatment.
The first parameter is knowing the correct wavelength. There are a few to choose from, with longer wavelengths being safer for darker skin types. Next, is understanding which size handpiece, or spot size, to use. The larger the spot size, the more hairs can be treated. The quality of the laser and its power determines how large of a spot size should be used. Following, is the amount of energy that used for treatment. Part of this is patient tolerance, and part of it is knowing the laser. The last parameter is how quickly the energy needs to be delivered to the hair. Finer hairs will need the energy delivered faster than thicker hairs, which need a longer expanse time.
I want to stress that selecting a machine and a provider matter. Not all laser hair removal machines are created equal. There are bad ones out on the market. With over 10 years of experience both performing and teaching this treatment to providers, I care about safety and fair pricing. Larger laser hair removal companies have capable machines, but charge 3x what they should. They lure you in with promotions, yet even their sale price is high.
Artistry Skin and Laser in Littleton, Colorado offers free consultations, and prices that are reasonable. Best of all, each provider has over 10-years of experience and knows the science behind lasers. As one doctor told me “we aren’t monkeys with a button.” All in all, call Artistry Skin and Laser if you want the best in laser hair removal. We offer services to Littleton, Morrison, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch and surrounding areas. Our priority is to educate, and we treat you well.