During the treatment subjects felt no pain or very little heat. Session times per body part were quick with no discomfort. One leg took about 5 minutes. Treatments done 1 month prior showed an average of 30% reduction of hair re-growth. Similar results are confirmed at Dr Mani’s clinic in Chicago. Testing was done all skin types. The individual results will be published on our website in the next few days. (including video testimonials and subject reactions)
Problematic and excessive hair growth are seen more commonly in many ethnic populations, including South American, African, Asian- Pacific, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and African-American subjects. Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB), “beard bumps” and ingrown hair is a common disorder in African-American, African-Caribbean and African subjects with tightly curled or coiled facial hair. In PFB, curved hairs emerge from curved follicles at an acute angle and penetrate the nearby skin causing a reaction that is characterized by papules, pustules or small nodules at the point of re-entry.
An 808 nm diode laser with contact cooling and very long pulse widths provides for effective, long-term hair reduction of medium to coarse pigmented hair, even in some darker-skin subjects. Very long pulse widths allow for all skin types to tolerate substantially higher fluences, and thus darker skin types can be safely and effectively treated. Additionally, preliminary results demonstrate that very long pulse widths do not significantly decrease the efficacy for medium to coarse hair reduction for any given fluence. Combined with aggressive contact skin cooling which reduces epidermal damage. It is important to note, however, that such cooling must occur not just prior (pre-cooling), but throughout the entire laser pulse, to maximize protection of the epidermis. This type of concurrent (parallel) cooling is effectively implemented by contacting the skin with a chilled sapphire tip transparent to laser light. The combination of longer pulse widths and the unique contact cooling system reduces skin damage and allows for higher fluences to be safely used on darker skin.