Laser Hair Removal
This is one of the longest-lasting methods but it can require four or more treatments. Laser light is absorbed by pigment in the hair causing the production of heat that then destroys both the hair and nearby tissues. When performed correctly only the follicular tissues are damaged. The different types of laser used include:
- Ruby laser
- Alexandrite laser
- Diode laser
- Nd:YAG laser
- Intense pulsed light devices
Electrolysis involves the placement of a tiny needle with an electric current in the hair follicle. There are methods with electrolysis: galvanic (chemicals destroy the hair follicle) and thermolytic (heat is used to destroy the follicle).
A high-powered Nd:YAG laser using an effective wavelength for removing hair on all skin types, particularly skin that is darker or tanned.
Powered by a 755 nm Alexandrite laser, Apogee® permanently removes hair on a wide variety of skin types. In addition, Apogee treats benign epidermal pigmented lesions, including age spots, sunspots, and freckles.