The word laser is actually an acronym:
‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation’
A laser is a device that emits light and has constant (coherent) cyclic activity and identical (monochromatic) and parallel wavelengths. The light beams operated by the device are unique and they create tremendous energy for various uses.
The first laser device was used and demonstrated for the first time on May 16, 1960 by scientist Theodore Maiman.
The hair removal laser device was invented in 1979 by inventor Barry Jay
השם הזה לא מופיע בשומקום באינטרנט חוץ מבויקפידה בעברית—אולי לא כדאי להכניס?)) who exposed his arm to a YAG laser and, after a few days, noticed that the exposed area wasn’t growing hair. Following a short study, the device went on the market, but was found to be ineffective, unstable, with a short lifespan and causing many side effects. After almost two decades of research and development, in 1995, the improved device was sent to FDA clinical trials. And at the end of 1997, the updated device together with the IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device conquered the hair removal market. Up until then, no other devices in this realm had such advanced features.
The principle behind the device is selective photothermolysis, meaning that light disintegrates the hair follicle. The laser goes through the light skin, is absorbed in the area that causes dark hair growth, turns into heat energy and destroys the hair. The dark target is generally melanin, which is highly concentrated at the base of the hair. Many technologies offer treatment particularly to people with light skin and dark hair—this combination shows a clear differentiation between their skin and hair color. In 2012, a new and revolutionary device was introduced that offers effective treatment both to those with dark skin as well as those with fair hair. Today, the laser device considered to be the best in the world is the Vectus® by Cynosure.
The Vectus Laser has the most uniform beam profile available today and allows for the removal of unwanted hair, even in the largest areas, in less than five minutes.
The required amount of treatments is between 6-10 as some hairs overcome their trauma and grow back. The number of treatments depends on a variety of factors, the most notable of which are hair properties and changes in the body.
Benefits of Laser versus IPL
The intensity of the IPL is lower than that of the laser device, while laser has a higher success rate. Likewise, the number of treatments needed with laser is significantly lower than with IPL.
The Palomar Vectus® Laser Device — The Best There Is
The Palomar Vectus® Laser is an unprecedented innovation in laser technology.
It is the best choice for the fastest hair removal and has proven reliability. The Vectus® Laser is one of the only devices in the world to provide hair removal for all skin types (even dark), all shades of hair (even fair and red; not for grey hair) and to any ethnicity. This device is suitable for treating large areas without sacrificing client comfort.
The Vectus® Laser features the most uniform beam profile available today.
Revolutionary use of wide pulse—for maximum absorption of melanin.
Unique innovation of photon recycling which maximizes results of treatment and lessens the total amount of treatments.
Large treatment surface which is chilled up to 4°, which allows for a comfortable experience.
Use of sapphire in order to ensure a smooth transfer of energy without warming the treatment surface.
Huge treatment area—8.74 square cm, and twice as fast as our leading competitor.
The only technology that features the Skintel™ Melanin Reader™ for a more effective, higher quality and safer treatment.
Skintel™ Melanin Reader™
The laser device comes with Skintel, which the treatment provider uses to determine the client’s skin and hair type, then matching the treatment to the corresponding data. Skintel determines the average melanin density of the skin prior to laser treatments and provides accurate measurements, which help the practitioner better choose treatment settings for superior results, while minimizing risk to the client and maximizing accuracy.
Until the invention of Skintel technology, aesthetic treatment providers primarily relied on old, fairly subjective tools to determine a client’s skin type, such as the traditional Fitzpatrick Skin Type evaluation, observations of the patient’s skin, and the patient’s account of recent sun exposure.
With the help of Skintel, you can get accurate and effective treatment that will give you excellent and fast results.
The Vectus® Laser technology meets the most stringent standards and has the approval of the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), the CE (European Commission) and the Israel Ministry of Health.
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