NdYag Laser Hair Removal Glasgow options for skin of colour.
What is your Skin Type?
We use the Fitzpatrick scale at Metro Laser Clinic in Glasgow’s Westend. We assess what energy levels to use when performing your laser hair removal treatment. 70%+ of our clients that come have ancestry of Asian origin. The aim is to permanently reduce hair with Asian Skin Laser Removal.
Often people ask the difference between IPL and Laser
as IPL is unsuitable for clients with darker skin tones. Especially with Asian Skin Laser Removal. In fact IPL Hair removal can actually causes burns and pigmentation problems too. Your first step is a patch test to establish optimal clinical endpoint tolerance. We balance optimal energy against safe skin reaction.
However the Polaris NdYag is a specialist medical grade near infrared laser. We often treat clients at the top end of the spectrum with fantastic results!
Polaris NdYag Medical Grade 1064nm lasers:
We believe that over 10 years later it is generally accepted around the world that there are two systems that can offer consistent results for hair removal. They are long pulsed Alexandrite (755nm) and long pulsed Nd:Yag (1064nm) lasers.
Alexandrite lasers (755nm) are mainly used for hair removal on skin types I-III. There can be a significant risk of either hyper pigmentation. Or the more serious hypo pigmentation if an Alexandrite is used on skin type higher than III.
Nd:Yag lasers (1064nm) can be a far more versatile tool as they can be used for hair removal on all skin types I-VI.
Asian skin Laser Removal
As we specialise in Asian skin Laser Removal we are used to the specific issues of the Asian community.
The Best Lasers for Dark Skin
“The first and most important thing you need to know is how the two types of lasers—Nd:YAG and diode—work for dark skin and dark hair. In recent years the Nd:YAG (or just YAG) has become increasingly popular. “The wavelength of this laser goes deeper into the skin than a diode,” says Gmyrek. “So it more successfully bypasses the pigmentation present in the skin.” Because the YAG basically bypasses the melanin in your skin, it’s the safest option for medium to dark skin. It’s one of two lasers Shobha Tummala, founder and CEO of Shobha hair removal, offers in her salons. (She’ll also use it for fair-skinned clients who have recently gotten a tan.)
But the diode laser has its own perks, even though it might be more complicated for anyone above a 4 on the Fitzpatrick scale (the standard measure of skin type used by dermatologists, with 1 being the lightest and most sun-sensitive and 6 being the darkest). “In patients with dark skin, the diode laser’s energy has to be delivered in a slower manner per pulse, leaving more time for skin to cool,” says Gmyrek. “It also has an instant cooling device that protects pigment from overheating and being damaged.” The Lumenis LightSheer laser, one of the most popular diode lasers, even has a suction mechanism to distract your attention from the pain. “I would overall say that it’s the least painful,” says Estee Williams, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City.
Risks of Laser Hair Removal on Dark Skin
You’ll want to minimize the chances that you’ll develop the most common laser-related side effects for dark or Black skin: hyperpigmentation, or dark spots, and hypopigmentation, in which the skin pigment lightens. According to Williams, hypopigmentation can be harder to treat (although Gmyrek notes that it can sometimes resolve on its own), so ask your laser removal expert to do a test patch if you think you might be prone to it—just to be on the safe side. – Glamour”