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Laser Hair Removal: Results Dependent on Laser Quality and Skilled Technicians

February 07, 2011 | Blog, Laser Hair Removal, Other

So now that our blog on Replacing Razors with Lasers has you interested in laser hair removal, there are some things you need to know about these lasers. Despite what you may have heard, each laser technology is different.  They have multiple levels and settings, and different methods of delivering the laser light to the skin. Aside from the laser used, receiving laser hair removal from an experienced, licensed esthetician or laser hair removal technician is also essential to produce desired results and minimize risks involved.

AYA Medical Spa is owned and operated by 4 board certified plastic surgeons in Atlanta, GA, which allows us to carry medical grade lasers. Our medical grade lasers provide maximum coverage, which produces minimal pain. Lasers with smaller treatment coverage are much slower at removing hair, so the treatment takes longer. Our medical grade lasers include Candela’s GentleMax and the Syneron® eLaser.

The GentleMax laser can remove unwanted hair along with leg and facial veins, fine lines and wrinkles, and areas of hyperpigmentation while also improving the skin’s laxity. Equipped with dual wavelength capabilities, this laser can treat dark skin tones safely.  Similar to the GentleMax skin laxity feature, the eLaser’s deep penetration stimulates collagen growth to reveal firmed skin free from unwanted hair. Plus, the eLaser can adjust to treat patients with lighter hair.

Our licensed estheticians who perform laser hair removal at AYA have advanced training using these lasers. There are inherent risks involved any time lasers are used for skin treatment, so it’s very important to find laser technicians and licensed estheticians with extensive training. If you’re considering laser hair removal, be sure to ask about the lasers and the technicians’ experience. Asking questions, and being knowledgeable on the subject, could save you from unusual side effects like scabbing, infection, and pigmentation issues. Asking these questions will also give you an idea of what kind of results to expect. Be sure to ask if the lasers carried are suitable for your complexion, as some lasers cannot successfully treat dark skin or light hair.

For more information on the services we provide at AYA Medical Spa, our licensed estheticians, or the advanced equipment we use, visit our website. Also, continue to read our blog for more skincare news.