Lasers and light based permanent hair removal was FDA approved in the mid 1990’s and the technology has since come a long way. The different types of lasers and light based hair removal systems work by heating up the dark pigment of the hair bulbs and destroying hair follicles. Older generation lasers and light based devices were slow, very painful and associated with a much larger incidence of side effects such as skin burns, scarring, pigment changes and so forth. It was virtually impossible to treat tanned or dark skin types. An ideal laser hair removal treatment candidate for earlier lasers and light based devices was an indibidual with very light skin and very dark hair, i.e Snow White. Newer light based devices (BBL/IPL) and lasers are much more safe and effective on all skin types and colors. The treatments are much faster and far more comfortable, virtually painless. Laser hair removal with the right equipment performed by an experienced technician is safe and effective on any area of the body. We have several different types of permanent laser hair removal systems in our Southlake and Dallas offices.
Our Southlake office has the Broadband light (BBL) hair removal system
BROADBAND LIGHT (BBL)- HAIR REMOVAL Our BBL hair removal system very comparable to the Forever Bare BBL™ by Sciton. The Southlake hair removal system provides safety and comfort for hair removal in two ways:
The delivery of broadband energy is divided into multiple lower energy light pulses at a very high rate of repetition which evenly heats up the hair follicles with minimum skin surface heating The Intense integrated cooling of the treatment tip provides extra safety and comfort by effectively coolig the skin surface during the treatment.
Our patients have remarked the BBL treatment to be THE MOST COMFORTABLE hair removal experience.
The large treatment spot leads to fast treatment of larger areas which makes the BBL a perfect choice for your hair removal.
Clinical Comparison of Effectiveness of lasers and IPL for permanent hair removal
“A 2006 review article in the journal “Lasers in Medical Science” compared IPL and both alexandrite and diode lasers. The review found no statistical difference in effectiveness, but a higher incidence of side effects with diode laser based treatment. Hair reduction after 6 months was reported as 68.75% for alexandrite lasers, 71.71% for diode lasers, and 66.96% for IPL. Side effects were reported as 9.5% for alexandrite lasers, 28.9% for diode lasers, and 15.3% for IPL. All side effects were found to be temporary and even pigmentation changes returned to normal within 6 months”