What Is The Most Effective Laser Hair Removal Machine?
I want to know which laser hair removal machine is the most effective. I don't want an at home machine, I just want to know which one is the best. There are so many different people advertising hair removal and all are using different machines so I just want some insight from people who have had laser hair removal. Thanks for the help!
Answer: Alexandrite types of lasers are best for light skin (some brands are GentleLASE, Apogee, etc). For darker skin (mediterranean and darker usually), ND:Yag laser is needed (Coolglide, Sciton, GentleYAG, etc). Some lasers like Soprano, Apogee Elite and GentleMax have both types in one machine.
There are a bunch of forums available where you can learn more about Laser Hair Removal before you start - I advise to do it. This site has useful information on the various machines www.hairlaserremoval.co.uk for example. It's very important to find a place that is looking out for your interests and not just their profits.
Also, make sure you understand that laser only works on COARSE hair (like bikini, underarms, etc type of hair). For fine hair, only electrolysis is permanent. Don't let sales people convince you otherwise.
I would like to know the make of your machine. Is it Alexdrite or the Soprano Laser hair removal.
What machine have you used in the past? What area are you looking to treat? We use several different types of machines: Soprano, YAG and IPL so if you just let me know which one you are interested in then we can actually recommend you the best machine according to your skin type and hair growth.
Do you apply gel before using this machine? and how do you know what temperature to use? because I have thick hair and had to have high temperature in my previous sessions. And so, if i decide to get treatments from your clinic, i will not get a patch test...
Reply Do you apply gel before using this machine? and how do you know what temperature to use? because I have thick hair and had to have high temperature in my previous sessions. And so, if i decide to get treatments from your clinic, i will not get a patch test...
Yes we do use gel with the soprano XL laser machine.
How do we know what temperature we need to use? I think you mean the laser settings – These are set according to your skin type and I do understand from your question that you have thick hair but it all depends on your skin type what settings the machine will be set and if you do choose to undergo treatment at our clinic you will have to undergo a patch test because if you are not willing to have patch test we will not be able to carry out your treatment.
What do you think of the tria gadget thing that you can use at home. I would much rather use this because the results are permanent and it's so much cheaper.
Would you recommend it?
Reply I personally do not have much knowledge about the home use product Laser hair removal Tria itself.
However I have had previous clients of mine that have had experience using the gadget.
They have actually been burnt quiet severely with it and they also found it to be very time consuming.
At our clinic we use medically graded lasers where you do see good results. Laser hair removal offers a permanent reduction; it is not a 100% hair removal method. Lasers will not get rid of all your hairs even the medical graded lasers won't do that. If they are advertising that their results will be permanent then they are quite frankly advertising it wrong.
I would personally advise you to do your research, investigate the product and then try it. If it does not work you are always welcome to come to Affordable Laser:)
I have fair skin (Fitzpatrick 3 or 4) and dark fine hair. I've heard that the Soprano is more effective in removing fine hair than the GentleYAG.
Is this true?
Reply Hi, Neeta
If your skin type is 3-4, you're suitable for either IPLs, soprano, diet laser, YAG laser, so you're suitable for a wide range of lasers. You've asked me a question, if soprano treats fine hairs.
To be honest, no laser can actually get rid of any fine, fluffy hairs. So you won't see results on fine, fluffy hair. Now, the YAG has a setting which can reduce medium hair growth.
As for soprano, again, that's a good machine as well, but it all depends on your therapist and how much energy they're inputting, but if you've got fine, fluffy hair you're not going to be able to find a machine that's going to actually treat that.
Again, you want to know which machine is better. I've used both machines and they're both as effective to do in laser hair removal, but we find that the YAG machine actually gives better results and quicker results.
Hi, I was wondering if it's safe to change the laser in which is used for hair removal. I had a course a couple of years ago but now I want to give another clinic a try and they use soprano, I don't know what laser was used previously, do u think this is ok?
Reply It is absolutely fine to change your lasers but where ever you do decide to go make sure they give you a through consultation and patch test prior to your treatment as this will determine if you will have any skin reactions to the lasers.
Do you know which laser machine will be good for home use?
I won't expect it to be as effective as full size clinic machine such as Soprano, it is OK if it takes longer, but want to get one that will be the most effective and high quality compact home machine.
Reply To be honest home laser hair removal machines are not that effective. They maybe good for small areas for example upper lips or chin areas but your hair will come back within 6 months or so.
There are loads of home laser hair removal machines for sale on ebay and Amazon but you need to ask yourself why these machines are being re-sold.
I am looking into buying a home hair removal machine. Any idea which make is best and at a reasonable cost?
Also, Is is safe to use lazer hair removed around the nipple and on the tummy area??
Reply Hi, TM
I don’t really know much about home laser hair removal machines or how much they retail for so I can’t actually comment on that but I do get regular clients that have used home laser machines and haven’t really seen that good results.
I am not saying this because I want you as a client but I am saying this from experience. Home laser machines are not powerful and they only do really small areas so you end up giving them away because they are so slow and time consuming.
Laser hair removal around the nipple area and tummy areas is safe to perform.
Can I have laser hair removal on different part of body using different laser?
I wont use vouchers from two laser clinic. Thank you.
Reply Yes you can use two different lasers as long as they are not treated on the same part of the body.
For example if you were getting your face treated you cannot have one hair removal machine then come back a week or two later to have another treatment with a different laser on the same part of the body.
As long as you don’t combine the laser treatments on the same area this should not be a problem.
I have purchased an I Light hair removal lazer and was wandering what do I do to prepare, For example - Do i shave before or leave to grow ? And after the treatment I aloud to shave while the 6 weeks treatment is going on or do I just have to wait for it to full out naturally with the treatment? thankyou :)
Reply If you purchased it from Argos you're better of following the manufacture instruction because I don’t know how the hair removal machines that are from the Argos catalogue or any other catalogue work, as they are not actually the professional lasers.
With the professional laser you are required to shave prior to the treatment whereas with some of the laser on Argos market I think you have to grow your hair for it and you have to treat your hair one at a time.
I’m sorry but I can’t help you there you need to read the manufacture instruction for it.
I am male, Indian. I recently had two sessions of GentleYag on my face and neck area. It was pain full (not very) and I am quite happy with the results. The nurse was very helpful.
The only problem is the clinic i went to is quite expensive. I had a patch test done at another clinic today and they use Soprano XL Blue.
During my patch test I was very surprised to see that the pain was almost negligible as compared to GentleYag. But I am not sure if Soprano Xl Blue is as effective as GentleYag.
As they say, no pain no gain. Does more pain from GentleYag means it's more effective?
Please help. Many thanks. M.
Reply If you have had two sessions on the GentleYAG laser hair removal machine and you are happy with the results I would suggest you stick to that laser until you finish your treatment.
You say you’ve seen good results so why do you want to switch to another laser. Is it because the other clinic offered treatment with the Soprano Blue cheaper?
If you had the patch test with the Soprano laser on your beard area you will feel a little bit of discomfort. Having laser hair removal around thick growth areas (men’s beard) it doesn’t matter which laser you use the treatment will have some discomfort.
The advantage with the GentleYag is it is a lot faster and less messy then the Soprano laser as you don’t need to use gels.
My advice is if you see the results with GentleYAG stick with it as it’s a fantastic medical grade laser. If however, you have a problem with the pain then switch to the soprano XL Blue
Is it ok to use different kinds of laser machines to treat hair on the same area. I mean different kinds of laser would have bad effect on the skin or the treatment?
This sounds completely unsafe. Laser hair removal can leave your skin slightly sensitive to things such as the sunlight and heat. With most lasers we advise that you leave a 4 week gap in between treatments where you should not do any laser treatment.
By using several lasers on the same area, you are putting yourself at risk of either causing severe burns or having permanent pigmentation. Pigmentation can be either hyper-pigmentation or hypo-pigmentation. Meaning that either it can darken the skin which has been treated or it can make it completely lose colour. In both cases it can be very difficult to treat pigmentation and although it is possible to reduce it, it is not guaranteed to completely disappear.
Not only will this have a negative effect on your skin but your treatment would actually be ineffective. When hairs are treated by a laser machine those that are in a growing phase also known as the Anagen phase would be treated permanently. It is pointless to use another machine on your skin after your treatment as there will be no hair growth present that can be treated.
Lasers are medically graded highly professional pieces of equipment. The improper use of them can be very harmful to you and I advise completely against it. If you have been using more than one machine I suggest you inform your therapist and they can advise you on the right action to take.