How it works
Laser hair removal works by sending a beam of laser light to a group of hair follicles with enough power to disable or destroy the root, but not enough power to harm the surrounding skin. This process is called selective photothermolysis. It is selective because it targets only the hair and not the skin. Photo means light and thermolysis means destroying with heat. The surrounding skin is usually cooled. Some methods include a gel, a spray, or a cooling tip.
Hair Removal by Laser is NOT ELECTROLYSIS.
Efficacy, safety and comfort
There are several factors that a laser technician can often control:
- Pulse length – long pulsed lasers are considered safest. (Q Laser uses a ND Yag 1064 long pulse).
- Fluence – Selection of energy levels can be varied for skin type.
- Delay – The time in between pulses of light affects how much the skin and hair follicle are allowed to cool off
- Cooling – The surrounding skin may be protected by a gel, spray or cooled tip pressed against the skin.
Q Laser Center sells treatment packages, which are usually more affordable than per-treatments rates. If you choose a package and do not complete treatments, there are no refunds.