Laser Hair Removal vs At-Home Treatment Methods

Cynosure Hair Removal


Global market demands for effective treatments to target the reduction of unwanted facial and body hair has soared over the past few years. Whilst the vast majority of the hair reduction market consists of temporary methods such as shaving, waxing and threading, the use of lasers for a long-lasting hair reduction solution has grown significantly in popularity for professional clinics.

Women currently represent almost 96% of clients, with a steady increase in men also seeking hair removal procedures. The uptake in popularity makes it even more crucial for clinics to offer the very best in hair removal technology.

As patients become more confident with hair removal technologies due to the increased access to treatments and information, many seek to achieve clinic results at-home with inferior hair reduction devices.

Intense Pulsated Light (IPL) technology is available both at home and in clinics and utilises a flash lamp to emit hundreds of wavelengths in each burst of light. Many of these devices work to reduce hair rather than remove hair, with the burst of filtered light targeting the skin and causing a burst of heat to a single hair. Whilst these treatments may be effective, most IPL technologies are not suitable for darker skin tones alone and may need to be combined with other technologies to offer a safer solution on darker skin types.

Unlike other treatment methods, laser utilises a single wavelength of light to target, heat and damage hair follicles, offering a permanent reduction in hair growth. On average patients see a 50-80% decrease in hair growth after only 2-3 monthly treatments.

At Cynosure, we offer multiple technologies for the safe and effective reduction of unwanted hair. Vectus is a dedicated and powerful solution for hair removal offering clinics a reliable and high-volume treatment for permanent hair reduction across a wide range of skin and hair types.

Our Elite+ Aesthetic Workstation utilises dual-wavelength technology to deliver energy faster, resulting in faster hair removal results.

The Icon Aesthetic System offers a comprehensive suite of the most popular treatments, from hair removal to the reduction of scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.

For further information on Cynosure’s lasers for hair removal technologies, get in touch with one of our consultants today.

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