Diode Laser hair removal machines are long-pulsed lasers that usually deliver a wavelength of 800-810nm. They can treat skin types 1 to 6 with no issues. When treating unwanted hair, the melanin in the hair follicles is targeted and damaged which results in the disruption of hair growth and regeneration. A Diode Laser can be complemented by cooling technology or other pain-reducing methods that improve treatment efficacy and patient comfort.
Laser hair removal has become an increasingly popular method to remove unwanted or excessive hair. We have assessed the relative efficacy and discomfort associated with competing hair removal techniques, namely a high average power 810 nm diode laser using an “in-motion” technique with a marketleading 810 nm device with a single-pass vacuum-assisted technique. This study has determined the long-term (6–12 months) hair reduction efficacy and the relative pain induction intensities of these devices
Prospective, randomized, side-by-side comparison of either the legs or axillae was performed comparing the 810 nm diode in super hair removal (SHR) mode hereafter known as the “in-motion” device vs. the 810 nm diode laser hereafter known as the “single pass” device. Five laser treatments were performed 6 to 8 weeks apart with 1, 6, and 12 months follow-ups for hair counts. Pain was assessed in a subjective manner by the patients on a 10-point grading scale. Hair count analysis was performed in a blinded fashion.
Results: There was a 33.5% (SD 46.8%) and 40.7% (SD 41.8%) reduction in hair counts at 6 months for the single pass and in-motion devices respectively (P ¼ 0.2879). The average pain rating for the single pass treatment (mean 3.6, 95% CI: 2.8 to 4.5) was significantly (P ¼ 0.0007) greater than the in-motion treatment (mean 2.7, 95% CI 1.8 to 3.5).
Conclusions: This data supports the hypothesis that using diode lasers at low fluences and high average power with a multiple pass in-motion technique is an effective method for hair removal, with less pain and discomfort, while maintaining good efficacy. The 6 month results were maintained at 12 month for both devices. Lasers Surg. Med. 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Did you know that on average men shave more than 7000 times in their lifetime? Excess or unwanted hair growth remains a treatment challenge and considerable resources are spent achieving a hair-free appearance. Traditional treatments such as shaving, plucking, waxing, chemical depilatories, and electrolysis are not considered ideal for many individuals.These methods can be tedious and painful and most only produce short-term results. Diode laser Hair removal has become commonplace and is currently the 3rd most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States .
Post time: Jul-22-2022