Types Of Laser Hair Removal

- Jul 09, 2018-


Several wavelengths of laser energy have been used for hair removal, from visible light to near-infrared radiation. These lasers are characterized by their wavelength, measured in nanometers (nm):


Laser   Used

Wavelength   (nm)

Light   Source

Type   of Skin used on

Argon

488 nm   or 514.5 nm

Turquoise/Cyan   or Green

No   longer used

Ruby

694.3 nm

Deep   red

Pale

Alexandrite

755 nm

Near-infrared

All   skin types

Pulsed   diode array

810 nm

Near-infrared

Pale   to medium

Nd:YAG

1064 nm

Infrared

Darker   complexion

Intense   pulsed light (IPL is not a laser)

650 nm

Not   a laser

Pale   to medium


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