Comparing Diode and Alexandrite Laser Methods

Whether you wax, shave, bleach, epilate or use a depilatory cream, hair removal has become a habit for many men and women. Laser remains as the most long-lasting hair removal solution as it tackles the root of the hair.

There are different laser hair removal methods available depending on your skin type or hair. The two most popular and effective methods are the Alexandrite laser (Alexandrite method) and the Diode laser (Diode method).

Introduction to Laser Hair Removal Methods


The Diode Laser emits an amplified monochromatic light beam with a wavelength of 810 nm, which is longer than that emitted by Alexandrite (755 nm). The result of this is deeper penetration into the skin without affecting the surrounding tissues. At the same time, however, melanin is avoided. The way this technology is designed allows it to respond well to all skin types (even sun-tanned or dark Mediterranean skin) on fine and coarse hairs as well as all areas of the body such as face, arms, underarms, back, back, apron, chest, bikini.



Alexandrite Laser can be applied to all areas of the body and is based on the theory of selective photothermolysis. Specifically, a 755 nm wavelength of the light beam causes energy to be absorbed by the hair’s melanin, destroying its hair follicle. This destroys the root and stops the formation of new hair from the same root, leaving the melanin unaffected.

What are the advantages of Diode Laser?

  • Diode laser is considered safe and suitable for people of all ages and genders but also for hair with a larger volume (e.g. male hair).
  • Less number of applications, therefore faster results.
  • Less discomfort compared to some other hair removal methods.

Advantages of Alexandrite Laser:

  • The most effective method of hair removal with fast, safe and permanent results.
  • Faster results, as in some cases with the application of 4-5 sessions of Laser Alexandrite we can have an almost complete elimination of hair.
  • With the Alexandrite laser we can depilate areas where other methods of photo-depilation cannot be applied.

Diode Laser Method In a Nutshell

  • Diode Laser Method In a Nutshell
  • Gel: Needs gel during application
  • Method: Targets the root of the hair
  • Hair Length: Applies to short-cropped hair
  • Skin type: Suitable for dark skin
  • When to use: Suitable also in summer

Alexandrite Laser Method In a Nutshell

  • Gel: Does not require gel during application
  • Method: Burns the hair
  • Hair Length: Applies to long hair
  • Skin type: Not suitable for tanned skin 
  • When to use: Not applicable in summer months

iBeauty Laser Clinic can help you get rid of unwanted hair and have the smooth, silky skin you always wanted. As we are half-way through winter, now is a great time to start your laser treatments to get your desired results and be ready for the sandy Paralimni beaches in summer. Call +357 96 900101 to learn more about our current hair removal packages and offers.

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