Archive for Hair Removal Lasers

A Guest Post from Beauty Blogger Maureen Hayden

We say a lot about hair removal lasers and laser hair removal. As regular readers know, we’re obsessed with both. It’s always best, however, to hear from the professional who use our hair removal lasers day in and day out. Therefore we’re happy to present a guest post from Beauty Blogger Maureen Hayden.  Here’s what Maureen had to say about laser hair removal and the Pain-Free, Hair-Free laser hair removal treatment from Alma Lasers:

“Well, what can I say about this Soprano hair removal laser. A lot – it’s been fantastic. Speaking from my own personal experience on both sides of the laser it’s just been brilliant. I have raved about this machine in particular on my blog for a while now and I would say the Soprano has been the best laser hair removal machine I have used.

Now I do tend to get carried away when talking but allow me to state a few things so you can see where I’m coming from. I’m an Aesthetician and I’ve used various other lasers including IPL’s.

When training on a new device, I always ask, “Is it suitable for darker skin?” I’ve often found that the technology isn’t suitable in the first place. If it is, there’s usually more pain involved and poor results. This is a real shame so I was very happy to learn that the Soprano was suitable for darker skin. In fact it’s suitable for any skin type. Note that I say I was happy, but still skeptical.

I must admit I didn’t jump in and start having the treatments done myself straight away. It still took some time for me to try it out for myself. I liked the fact that the Soprano’s setting can be adjusted and, with me being a bit of a chicken, I opted to turn it right down. I was then pleasantly surprised because it didn’t hurt. It felt a little prickly sometime where I had coarse hair, but it was not painful.

At this time, I have had four treatments on my legs and other treatments on smaller areas. I’ve timed the treatments more or less consistently every four to five weeks apart. I only shaved between treatments as recommended and then I have had one treatment in March of this year as a touch up.

Usually a course of six treatments is recommended for optimal results but it worked so well for me I was happy with five and just shaving every few months to keep stray hairs at bay. I have only touched them a few times since. I do still have hairs but they are so few and so fine that I don’t notice them and barely feel them at all.

I’m glad I have had treatment as it just means for myself that holidays are hair free. It feels more comfortable and I’m very smooth indeed. Not a lot of clinics use this laser. It’s one of the latest technologies to come out in the ‘hair removal market.’ I would advise anyone to have this done and anyone that has dark unwanted hair is perfect. Any skin color which is one of the big plusses for me including it being virtually pain free as mentioned earlier. If you are thinking along the lines of having a more permanent option of hair removal then this is the laser to research. Where I work, Medizen, my clients travel from afar to have this particular machine used.

I do hope this has encouraged some of you who are thinking of having this done. I’m now thinking of having another area done. It’s just addictive. Why have unwanted embarrassing hair when you have soprano FOR ALL SKIN TYPES!

Follow Maureen on Twiiter: @LovebeautySkin and contact Alma Laser to bring Pain-Free, Hair-Free virtually painless laser hair removal to your office. 

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe? Buyers Guide for Laser Hair Removal

We’re passionate believers in hair removal lasers. Of course we’ve worked hard to make our technology safe and effective to minimize the risk of laser hair removal. We believe, in fact, that safety is our most important responsibility. But it’s important to ask; do all laser manufacturers feel the same way?

The answer may be found in a story reported by a Toronto, Canada television station. “Don’t Get Burned” featured several horrific examples of laser hair removal treatments gone wrong as well as other horrific outcomes of other cosmetic laser treatments. The story identified factors that may have contributed to these horror stories.

The news story made some excellent points.

The truth is simple: laser hair removal, like any cosmetic laser treatment, is a procedure that contains risks. Furthermore you should be aware of not only the risks involved but a few steps you can take to minimize the potential for burns, scar, loss of pigment and even excessive pain. Knowledge is power, as they say, and we want to empower you with the knowledge to make the most educated decision that you can before your laser treatment.

Canadian and Provincial Regulations  do not fully regulate or monitor lasers. So how do you know if a device is right for you? How can you be sure? You don’t have to rely on words alone. You can obtain the name of laser and verify the information at the FDA’s website. Let’s use one of our hair removal lasers’ as an example. Visit the FDA’s site and enter the name Soprano in the search form.

Then, select the device itself:

And from there read the FDA’s summary:

In the summary document you’ll learn that, “The Soprano XL system is indicated for use on all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI), including tanned skin.”

If you can’t find your laser in the FDA data-base, you might not want to let it anywhere near your skin.

By the way, you can utilize the same data-base to determine whether a machine has a history of adverse events, meaning that others have experienced burns or injuries – or worse – from the device Simply enter the machine’s name and its manufacture along with the words adverse event. A sample AE, as its known in the business, can be seen here: competing laser on FDA website.

Trainingis another important concern. As the story reported, some location recieve, “…Questionable training” and a certification in about one hour. Is this appropriate? Alma Lasers conducts a robust training program by medical professionals. Furthermore, we make on-going training available and have medical professional standing by to answer questions when they come up.

We understand that certifications can be confusing. Furthermore, anyone can say that they were trained by Alma Lasers and authorized to perform the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment. Your best bet, we believe, is to find your provider here. These locations purchased hair removal equipment with FDA  clearances and completed their training. These professionals are backed by the leader in aesthetic laser technology – Alma Lasers. In summary, these professionals stand as the cream of the crop in the laser hair removal industry.

We know that nothing can eliminate all risks all the time. But we’re committed to making laser hair removal as safe as possible for as many people as possible. We introduced sophisticated laser platforms and an innovative proprietary hair removal treatment, Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ to the market. The technology has been used to safely perform the treatment thousands of times all over the world. Is it the right treatment for you? Considering the competition, we believe it’s the only treatment for you.

To learn more about the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal treatment please visit our Consultation and Treatment FAQ pages then find a laser hair removal provider in your area. Accept no impersonations and, remember, not every laser is a Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser.