Fotona’s high-performance Nd:YAG laser systems with FRAC3® technology have introduced new standards of efficiency in providing safe and effective hair reduction – using an innovative system that effectively targets hair follicles with a combination of selective and homogenous photothermolysis.
The way to hairless skin is now much easier
The deep penetration of Nd:YAG laser ensures it reaches even the deepest follicles, while its low absorption in all skin types makes sure the surrounding tissue is preserved. This guarantees safe, fast and effective hair removal, even in the darkest skin types, without the epidermal damage other light-based treatments inherently cause. The procedure is quick and largely pain-free. You will be able to return to your normal activities immediately.
Because hair grows in cycles and not all of body hair is in the same stages at a time, it takes a few treatments for complete removal. The outcome also depends on hair quality, number of hair follicles, different metabolism and hormonal level of each individual, but it usually takes only four to six treatments to remove all the hair.
Advantages of Laser Hair Removal
- safe and effective
- fast and convenient
- long-lasting results
- suitable for all skin types
- no pain, ingrown hair, irritated or infected skin
- suitable for larger and smaller areas
Safe for All Skin Types
Fotona’s Nd:YAG lasers incorporate revolutionary pulse-control technology and a proprietary three-dimensional treatment pattern FRAC3® to provide safe and effective hair reduction. Unlike other wavelengths, only Nd:YAG is safe to use on all skin types. Fotona’s innovative system effectively targets surface treatment areas while leaving surrounding tissues unaffected. The success of hair reduction treatments depends largely on a patient’s skin and hair type, as well as the skills and treatment insight of the practitioner. Most patients can expect a significant reduction in unwanted hair, and any future hair growth will usually be thinner and lighter, and thus much less pronounced than before.
High-Performance Hair Reduction
Combined with the special high-performance S-11 scanner from Fotona, you can easily treat large areas such as the legs, back and chest quickly and efficiently, making laser treatments one of the most cost-effective solutions for long-term hair reduction. Fotona’s high peak-power laser pulses provide the speed and efficiency needed to uniformly cover large scanning areas. Depending on the size of the treatment area, between three to five sessions, six to eight weeks apart will lead to a significant aesthetic and clinical result.
All Fotona Nd:YAG lasers are equipped with (Variable Square Pulse) technology, enabling laser energy to penetrate deeply into the skin to create thermal effects without damaging the skin surface. Compared to conventional Nd:YAG technologies, Fotona’s proprietary VSP pulses create virtually instantaneous temperature increases that are limited to the targeted structures only; no unnecessary energy is deposited into the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
The 1064 nm Nd:YAG FRAC3® method is optimized to deliver high-intensity laser pulses in extremely short times of less than 2 ms, sufficiently short to destroy most hair types while avoiding unnecessary damage to the epidermis. Due to the relatively low absorption in melanin, Nd: YAG laser treatments can be used safely and effectively even with darker skin types.
Fotona’s Nd:YAG laser energy is absorbed selectively by the hair bulb and hair matrix, thus destroying the hair follicle. The FRAC3® pulse produces a three-dimensional fractional pattern within the epidermis and dermis, with energy being absorbed predominantly at the sites of small skin imperfections before heat is transferred to the surrounding non-target structures. Laser parameters can be adjusted quickly and easily according to your patient’s skin type, hair thickness, hair color as well as depth of hair follicles. Nd:YAG FRAC3® pulses should be administered with a slight overlap covering the entire treatment surface. Apply cooling to maximize comfort during the treatment. Special post-treatment care is not required. Follicles treated in the anagen phase should fall out in approximately 2-3 weeks. Observe if new growth is present and repeat the treatment if needed. The treatment schedule will depend on each individual’s hair growth cycle.
The Fotona Dynamis/Spectro Line provides the optimal pulse profile, speed and power for quick and efficient hair removal using super-short FRAC3® pulses as well as standard long pulses. To treat large body areas of various shapes, SOE (Scanner Optimized Efficacy) technology can be used to quickly fill the entire treatment area with uniform energy at high laser pulse power densities, providing fast, precise, consistent and comfortable FRAC3® laser treatments. The result is a safer, uniform laser treatment without hot spots or energy loss.
Laser hair removal treatments traditionally work best on people with fair skin and dark hair since the light from the laser does not get absorbed by dark pigments in the skin surrounding the hair follicle. However devices with longer wavelengths, such as “Nd:YAG” lasers, have the ability to treat darker skin types, as they can reach the deepest hair follicles with lower light absorption by the surrounding skin.
The Fotona Dynamis Nd:YAG laser can be used on all skin types. it uses an exclusive method of laser delivery called Avalanche FRAC3®. This scientifically proven method is based on a technique by which the absorption of laser light in the hair follicle is increased with each successively delivered laser pulse. The Avalanche method helps reduce discomfort and improves the efficacy of the treatment for darker skin tones.
Because hair grows in cycles, several treatments are necessary to achieve permanent results. You can expect anywhere from 10-25% hair reduction with each treatment, and the growth following treatments is usually lighter and finer. Typically, treatments are performed every 4-8 weeks.