If you have anything to do with cosmetic lasers, you know that diode lasers are often the device of choice for dealing with body hair removal. But do you understand how they work, or why they are preferred over intense pulse light (IPL) technology? ProMed Solutions carries the latest in cosmetic laser technology, and they can help you find the right diode laser device for your Beverly Hills, San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, or surrounding areas clinic or business, whether that is a new, used or refurbished device.
How A Diode Laser Hair Removal Machine Works
The key to successful diode laser hair removal is the deliverance of high energy into the skin. Diode lasers use a single wavelength of light that has a high abruption rate in melanin. As the skin heats up around the base of the hair follicle, that heat destroys the root and blood flow to the hair follicle. This permanently disables the growth of hair. High-quality laser hair removal machines incorporate crystal freeze refrigeration contact cooling (+5ºC) to protect the surface of the skin. In this way, the process for hair removal ends up being a comfortable, pain-free experience for the patients that you will have at your salon or clinic. These diode laser machines can be safely used on all skin types.
Comparing to Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Machines
Because of how the machines work, technically intense pulse light machines aren’t really lasers, which diode lasers are. IPL machines use a broad spectrum of light rather than being a focused beam of light. This means that they aren’t as effective as diode laser machines, and they are more likely to lead to burns of the skin. On top of that, IPL machines are really most suitable for lighter skin types, where a diode laser is good on all skin types. Additionally, IPL machines will typically require more treatment sessions than a diode laser to achieve the same results.
Not All Machines Are Made Equally
You might be thinking that nearly all diode laser machines are basically the same, but that isn’t the case. Like many other things in life, there are cheaper models and there are more expensive models. You will want to be looking for a model that says Medical CE on it. These machines are subject to a much more stringent battery of testing and quality, and the original manufacturer must have the ISO 13485 accreditation. When you are looking for the best quality machines, for both ease of operation as well as patient satisfaction, for your Beverly Hills, San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, or surrounding areas clinic or business, look no further than ProMed Solutions.