Alexandrite Laser vs Diode Laser and Other Systems: Which is Best for You?
Considering Alexandrite Laser Hair Removal? You likely know that it’s one of the many options on the market, including Ruby, Diode and IPL. So how do you know which is best for you? Here’s all you need to know about the Alexandrite for permanent hair reduction, offered by Smooth Synergy Medical Spa in NYC:
How Does the Alexandrite for Hair Removal Work?
The Alexandrite Laser device emits high energy light that passes through an alexandrite crystal to produce a beam of light. When delivered via pulse at 755nm to the treatment area, the beam reaches under the skin to target the hair follicle. The heat of the light works to destroy the hair at its source, while protecting healthy surrounding tissue. Specifically, studies have shown that the Alexandrite system can result in a reduction of hair in the treatment area of up to 85%, following a series of 5-8 sessions.
In addition to hair removal, this system is highly effective for certain skin pigment issues, such as diminishing age spots, as well as working on brown spots and dark marks.
Diode vs Alexandrite Laser? Which is Best for Me?
We most commonly get asked about the difference between Diode Laser and Alexandrite Laser. That’s because they are both top systems that provide superior results to older options, such as Ruby and IPL. Specifically, both systems have been shown to achieve similar Laser Hair Removal results. So how do you know if Diode or Alexandrite is the best Laser Hair Removal system for you? Here are some things to consider:
- Studies have shown that Diode Laser can produce more pain per pulse during treatment.
- The Alexandrite Laser is more effective than Diode for very light skin tones.
- For dark skin tones, the Alexandrite device runs the risk of causing pigment changes as a side effect. Luckily, the Candela Gentle Max Pro system, offered at Smooth Synergy Med Spa, is two machines in one. Specfically, it comes equipped with both the Alexandrite Laser and the ND Yag Laser. The ND Yag Laser offers an effective setting on the Candela machine for dark skin tones.
- Since the effectiveness of Diode and Alexandrite systems are virutally equal, it’s important to note that the practitioner performing Laser Hair Removal plays a big role in delivering a safe and effective treatment. Therefore, it’s necessary to look beyond the machine and seek a reputable provider with both skill and experience with lasers.
Alexandrite vs ND YAG Laser? Which is Right for Me?
Lasers work at different wavelengths, depending on the color of your skin tone, as follows:
Alexandrite: Typically for lighter skin tones, including Fitzpatrick Skin Tones I-III and possibly Fitpatrick IV.
ND YAG: Typically for tanned skin or darker skin tones, including Fitzpatrick Skintones IV, V, and VI.
Learn more about the Fitpatrick Skin Tone Classification Scale
Alexandrite Hair Removal Near Me? Where to Find the Best Candela in NYC?
Smooth Synergy Medical Spa has been a leader in the field of hair removal since opening as the first Cosmedical Spa in NYC in 2002. Our over 16 years of experience coupled with our state-of-the-art Candela Gentle Max Pro system gives us a superior ability to provide safe, comfortable and effective laser hair removal. Call us at 212-397-0111 to schedule an appointment with an Expert in Beauty, who will explain in detail how we achieve the best Laser Hair Removal. The Alexandrite Laser might just offer the permanent solution to unwanted hair that you’ve been looking for.