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Diode Laser Hair Removal Machine


The Diode laser hair removal machines are effective devices which are highly suitable for white-skinned patients and could possibly be effective on other skin types as well. It is not absolutely sure how long term a result you are likely to achieve with this kind of system.

Laser production is triggered by small diodes or semiconductors that are arranged together to produce light. The diode laser has a longer wavelength than other lasers used which may improve treatment results on darker skin types.

Diode Laser Hair Removal Machine

Diode Laser Hair Removal Machine

Positives / Advantages
  • Longer wavelength safeguards achievement of good results for darker skin types.
  • Deep penetration and targeting of deep hair follicles.
  • Large areas of the body tend to recover faster.

Negatives / Disadvantages

  • There may be some scars, burns, skin discoloration, redness, and swelling.
  • In some patients, a condition called urticaria sets in, which is a severe allergic skin reaction similar to hives and can be managed by anti allergic drug therapy.

Specifications

Wavelength: 800-810 nm
Pulse width: 5-30 ms
Fluence: 10-40
Spot size: 9 mm
Repetition rate: 1 hz

Devices available

Several 800-nm diode lasers have been granted FDA approval. These include;
Apex-800 Iriderm (IRIDEX, Mountain View, Calif)
LaserLite (Diomed; Andover, Mass)
SLP100 (Palomar Medical, Burlington, Mass)
EpiStar (Nidek, Fremont, Calif)
MeDioStar diode laser (Aesculap-Meditec; Jena, Germany) (waiting for FDA approval)

Summary

The Diode laser is safe and efficient for hair reduction or removal. There may be some adverse pigment effects, but these are transient. The Diode laser is the best overall laser for all six skin types based on long term use and safety and is especially effective in people with skin types 1 to 4.


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