Hair Removal: Candela’s GentleYAG – 1064nm laser effectively removes hair on dark skin types (V-VI). The Laser uses Epidermal Cooling for maximum comfort and safety.
The laser targets hair in the growing phase by honing in on the melanin in the hair follicle, following it down the hair shaft, where it destroys it. As long as the hair has pigment in it, the laser will destroy the hair follicle on impact – once destroyed this follicle will never grow back. Hair grows in cycles therefore each growth cycle will need to be treated with the laser in order to obtain permanent hair reduction. Laserderm recommends between 6-8 treatments.
For more information – see Laser Hair Removal
Blue Leg Veins: The laser beam heats up the blood inside the vein coagulating the vessel and its lining. This process restricts the blood flow in the vessel which in turn removes the vein. This is a very effective treatment for removing leg veins however it does require several treatments and takes a few months before the results can be seen.
Rejuvenation: The Nd:YAG laser offers a fantastic rejuvenating treatment which deposits heat into the deeper layers of the skin leaving the surface area intact. The large amount of heat deposited into the skin stimulates collagen production and promotes tissue tightening through coagulation improving the overall texture and tone of the skin offering clients a wonderful skin rejuvenating treatment.
Beard bumps or Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB). In this instance, ‘prevention is better than cure’. The ND:YAG Laser successfully removes hair on dark skin types leaving the surface of the skin un-damaged. As it destroys the hair follicle it reduces the risks of PFB.