The November 2016 issue of The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser therapy featured and article on the safety and efficacy of Continuous motion 810nm diode lasers used for laser hair removal. There are several articles reflected on pubmed.gov that are adding to the mounting evidence that Continuous motion diode lasers are the gold standard as the safest on all skin types and give the best long term results.
Dermani Medspa is an evidence based medical spa that looks to the research in peer reviewed medical journals for all of its procedures. We only use continuous motion diode lasers for laser hair removal since it has been proven by countless research studies to be the best option for laser hair removal success in all skin types. Here are the details of this most recent study:
Background: High-fluence diode lasers with contact cooling have emerged as the gold standard to remove unwanted hair. Lowering the energy should result in less pain and could theoretically affect the efficacy of the therapy.
To compare the safety and efficacy of a low fluence high repetition rate 810-nm diode laser to those of a high fluence, low repetition rate diode laser for permanent axillary hair removal in Chinese women.
Ninety-two Chinese women received four axillae laser hair removal treatments at 4-week intervals using the low fluence, high repetition rate 810-nm diode laser in super hair removal (SHR) mode on one side and the high fluence, low repetition rate diode laser in hair removal (HR) mode on the other side. Hair counts were done at each follow-up visit and 6-month follow-up after the final laser treatment using a "Hi Quality Hair Analysis Program System"; the immediate pain score after each treatment session was recorded by a visual analog scale.
The overall median reduction of hair was 90.2% with the 810-nm diode laser in SHR mode and 87% with the same laser in HR mode at 6-month follow-up. The median pain scores in SHR mode and in HR mode were 2.75 and 6.75, respectively.
Low fluence, high repetition rate diode laser can efficiently remove unwanted hair but also significantly improve tolerability and reduce adverse events during the course of treatment.
At Dermani Medspa we are dedicated to doing procedures that are backed by sound research and evidence. This study further solidifies the fact that we are using the best technology for our clients in our laser hair removal procedures.