As your laser tattoo removal treatment progresses, you will find that there will be some ink which disappears. In that case we will not keep going over the same area. We only treat the parts where there is actual ink colour. Where there is no visible ink there is no point in us treating that area as it may lead to hypopigmentation.
Laser hair removal has always been innovating an improving – from the time when laser hair removal was only for professional use, to home laser. Its a bit like dial up verses broadband. A slower laser is most likely using old technology- if it has just 1 wavelength, it is NOT suitable for ALL skin types. How about a Diode laser hair remover? At one stage many years ago it may have been considered the “gold standard” in laser hair removal by a few practitioners. Not anymore. One of the biggest drawbacks with a Diode laser is that you need to target each hair section so it will take you about two hours to complete leg hair removal. In addition the diode only has one wavelength so it is not suitable for light or dark skins. Many clinics have used Diode lasers however technology is always improving and there is now a better alternative which is the Soprano Titanium with three wavelengths making it suitable for all skin types. Also a bigger hand piece and and in motion technology means it works much much faster. Legs can take under half the amount of time when you compare it with a diode laser.
Bear in mind, the purpose of the laser is simply to weaken the hair follicle and that can be achieved with a fast laser like the Soprano Titanium using its 4cm spot size. It can also be achieved with older laser technology but you WILL need more treatments so in the long run you will need more treatments!
Most lasers have just 1 wavelength so they are best for one particular skin type / colour. Alexandrite 755nm is best for Caucasian skin (white). The 1064 is best for dark skin. The 810 was considered to be the half way mark so a safe laser for all skin types. However the 810 has its limitations especially on darker skin types. The only wavelength best suited to dark skin is a 1064nm. Fact. Many clinics will only have 1 laser due to cost. So it comes down to the skill of the therapist, but of course they are limited by the technology of their laser.
Why is the ND Yag best for dark skin:
The Nd:YAG has been FDA-approved for all skin types. It works at a much higher wavelength than other hair removal lasers (usually 1064nm) which allows it to bypass the epidermis and aim straight for the follicle.
This basically means that no matter the colour of the skin, the laser will not be attracted to the melanin in the skin, but to that of the follicle, at a deeper level. This makes the Nd:YAG the best laser option for Indian skin, no matter the tone.
With earlier lasers the highly potential dangers of use and side effects on darker skin tones included the following: hypo-pigmentation (patches of lighter skin), hyperpigmentation (darker patches of skin), burns of different degrees, scars and infections.
Enter the Soprano Titanium- the laser which developed over decades to provide the best solution for all skin colours – 3 wavelengths in 1. The importance of having 3 wavelengths is that you can deliver the optimum energy for any skin type.
When looking for laser hair removal services, you will often find 2 price lists – one for men; one for women. Post lockdown, LaserYou invested in the most advanced laser for hair removal (unique because it uses 3 wavelengths rather than 1 – making it ideal for ALL skin types)- the Soprano Titanium. We decided to overhaul our prices and make premium laser more affordable. We let the clients do the talking! The results of our poll say that 75% agree that men and women should be charged the same price – after all – we don’t discriminate when it comes to tattoo removal pricing, so why should laser hair removal be any different? Where possible we have tried to keep prices the same but bear in mind mens hair density is much higher than women’s, so we must factor that in. Wherever possible, we have kept the prices the same – for example mens and women’s unibrow, ears and nose are the same price.
Post the Covid Lockdown we are happy to have reopened at LaserYou. Jarek is our new therapist. Jarek comes from a dental background with a bachelors in dental technology. He is a self confessed cosmetology nerd with a great knowledge in skin care, aesthetic medicines and laser therapy. He is also a Level 4 qualified laser therapist. Passionate about Laser Tattoo Removal and Soprano Laser Hair Removal. Jarek is well experienced in male and female laser hair removal using the award winning Soprano Titanium Laser.
1st July 2020. In line with government regulations, we remain closed. To minimise cross infections with the Covid Virus, the UK government has declared that while certain businesses can re-open on 4th July (including hairdressers and pubs), tattoo Studios, massage parlours, spas, nail bars and beauty salons must remain closed. The assumption is that laser clinics are included and must remain closed. It is our intention to reopen as soon as we are given the green light to do. Please contact us if you wish to be placed on a waiting list.