Everything you need to know about diode laser hair removal

Unwanted hair is a common challenge for many people. Traditional hair removal methods such as shaving and waxing can be time-consuming, painful, and often ineffective. With the advance of technology, laser hair removal has become a popular choice for people looking for a more lasting and permanent solution. Among various types of laser hair technologies, diode laser stands out for its numerous benefits.

In this blog post, we discuss everything you should know about diode laser hair removal; what it is, how it works, and 5 of its top benefits.

What is Diode Laser

Diode laser is a type of laser that emits a concentrated beam of light at specific wavelengths. In the case of diode laser hair removal, the wavelength is typically between 800-810 nm. This specific wavelength is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle, which heats up and destroys the hair follicle, preventing future hair growth. Diode lasers are known for their precision and effectiveness, making them a popular choice for hair removal.

How Does Diode Laser Hair Removal Work?

Diode laser hair removal works by using a concentrated beam of light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. This light energy is converted into heat, which damages the hair follicle and inhibits future hair growth. The diode laser emits a specific wavelength of light that is selectively absorbed by the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle, while sparing the surrounding skin. This is why diode laser hair removal is most effective on people with fair to medium skin tones and dark hair, as the contrast between hair and skin allows us to target the hair follicle more precisely.

During the procedure, the laser is applied to the skin using a handheld device. At iBeauty Center we also use gel; a cooling mechanism that protects the skin and minimizes discomfort. The laser energy is delivered in short pulses, and each pulse can treat multiple hair follicles at once. After treatment, the damaged hair follicles will shed their hairs within a week or two. Multiple treatments are usually needed to achieve long-lasting results, as hair grows in cycles and the laser can only target hair follicles that are in the active growth phase. The number of treatments needed varies depending on the area being treated, but most people require 6 to 8 sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results.

Top 5 Benefits of Diode Laser Hair Removal

  1. Precision: Diode lasers are known for their precision, which enables accurate targeting of the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. 
  2. Speed: Diode lasers have a larger spot size than other laser types, which allows for faster treatment times. This makes diode laser hair removal an ideal option for larger body areas.
  3. Comfort: Diode lasers are equipped with a cooling system that helps to minimize discomfort during treatment. This makes diode laser hair removal a more comfortable option than other laser hair removal methods.
  4. Safety: Diode lasers are considered safe for all skin types, including darker skin tones. This is because they are less likely to cause burns or hyperpigmentation than other laser types such as Alexandrite.
  5. Long-lasting results: With diode laser hair removal, you can expect long-lasting results. While multiple sessions may be needed to achieve permanent hair reduction, once the hair follicle is destroyed, it will not grow back.

Diode laser hair removal is a popular and effective option for people looking for a more permanent solution to unwanted hair. With its precision, speed, comfort, safety, and long-lasting results, diode laser hair removal is an excellent choice for anyone looking to remove unwanted hair. 

At iBeauty Laser Clinic in Paralimni, we leverage diode laser to help you get rid of unwanted hair and have the smooth, silky skin you always wanted. Call +357 96 900101 to learn more about our current hair removal packages and offers.

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