The GentleLASE 755 nm Alexandrite Laser is a premier hair removal laser, providing quick (75% faster than conventional lasers), comfortable and effective treatment. GentleLASE Alexandrite is also very versatile with the capability of treating pigmented lesions. The Alexandrite Laser has a Dynamic Cooling Device which uses adjustable epidermal protection technology to maximize clients’ safety and comfort.
How the GentleLASE Alexandrite laser technology Works
The most important application area of alexandrite lasers is dermatology. For example, such lasers are used for hair removal, for removing tattoos and for treating visible leg veins and pigmented lesions. In the case of hair removal, the light from a long-pulse laser is preferentially absorbed at the hair shafts, and the resulting heat damages these hair shafts and the surrounding hair follicles (selective photothermolysis). By cooling the skin during the treatment, damage to the epidermis is minimized. The short emission wavelength of an alexandrite laser, compared with that of a Nd:YAG laser, is beneficial for removing finer hairs, but increases the risk of skin damage in case of darker skin. (The absorption occurs mostly in melanin, which occurs in hair but also in dark skin, and less in hemoglobin.)
Tattoos can be removed or at least lightened by applying light which can be absorbed by the used ink, which is then chemically transformed and subsequently removed by the body. The short pulse duration obtained with a Q-switched laser favors the preferential heating of small ink particles. In comparison to ruby lasers, the high pulse repetition rates and average power of alexandrite lasers is beneficial for such applications.
In dermatological applications, high intensity pulses from a free-running laser are normally applied to large areas of skin. The high pulse energy and average power allow for a reasonably short treatment time. Due to the large beam area, there are no special requirements on beam quality. This means that relatively simple lasers can be used for such purposes.
The substantial wavelength tunability, which is made possible by the wide emission spectrum of alexandrite, can be exploited in laser spectroscopy. However, in this application area alexandrite lasers are not often used, partly because titanium–sapphire lasers offer much broader tunability in that wavelength region and also exhibit much larger transition cross sections, which can be advantageous in various respects.
The Alexandrite laser hair removal system works in a similar way to the Ruby Laser hair removal system. The laser wavelength used in this system is 755nm, which is in the red-infrared part of the light spectrum. This laser wavelength, like the ruby laser, is absorbed mostly by the melanin and hair follicles rather than the surrounding tissues. The Alexandrite Laser Hair Removal system is very common and so you will probably see Alexandrite laser treatments offered in many laser hair removal clinics you look at. It is also the quickest of all the currently available laser treatments in the cosmetic hair removal market. The best results of the Alexandrite system are seen in those with light to olive skin types, particularly those with very light skin. Such systems can also be used on albino skin and skin with freckles, which many other laser hair removal systems would be ineffective on.
The GentleLASE Alexandrite laser hair removal technology works by using a revolutionary long-pulsed high energy lasers which emit a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected and resulting in permanent hair removal. The visible light source used in this procedure is attracted to melanin, which is the pigment found in hair. Because the light is attracted to dark colours the darker the hair the more effective the treatment. Therefore, number of laser hair removal sittings required can vary between 4 and 8 depending on the melanin content of hair for permanent hair removal. GentleLASE Alexandrite Laser is suitable for lighter skin type and not recommended for tanned skin or darker skin type.
Our GentleLASE laser hair removal treatment is a comfortable procedure, performed by experts in the field. This innovative treatment works to safely remove unwanted hair without damaging the delicate pores and skin surrounding the area where hair has been removed. This popular hair removal technique is proven to be quick and effective, promising impressive results and can leave you with glowing, healthy skin. At Timeless Skincare we have safety and efficacy at the forefront of our minds, which is why we offer the Alexandrite laser treatment. Well-known for its safe removal of hair and impressive results, the Alexandrite laser can be an effective way of removing unwanted body hair in a number of simple treatments.
As a premier laser hair removal clinic in London, we offer a range of hair removal treatments which are renowned for their efficacy. The GentleLASE laser is rapid and efficient, and our technicians can perform the treatments simply and easily. Priding ourselves on our high quality of care, we aim to provide safe and comfortable treatments which offer you the results you have been looking for. As specialists in the Alexandrite laser treatment, we understand the benefits of this treatment as opposed to traditional hair removal techniques such as shaving, waxing or plucking, and our trained staff are knowledgeable on the procedure. Do not hesitate to contact us today to book an appointment.What are the Advantages of Alexandrite Laser Hair Removal?
- The fast laser repetition means fast treatment times
- Effective on a wide range of skin types ranging from white to olive tones
- Effective on thinner hair types when compared with other lasers
- The laser system has an excellent penetration rate
- Large areas of skin can be covered
- The system is not suitable for use on darker skin types
- The laser used in this system can cause changes to your skins pigment
- This system can be more painful due to the high laser repetition rate
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- This laser has a very good skin penetration rate
- This laser is known to be effective on finer, thinner hairs that other lasers are not effective with.
- This laser is very effective for white skin tones.
- What are the side effects of Alexandrite laser hair removal?
- This laser may cause pigment changes (darkening or lightening) of the skin.
- It is not that suitable for darker skin tones.