4 Popular Semi-Permanent Hair Removal Methods: A Review
When it boils down to hair removal methods, we are all familiar with the usual –tweezing, plucking, waxing, and semi-permanent methods such as lasers have taken the world by storm in the past decade.
But did you know that not all lasers are equal? In fact, there are multiple laser systems that all offer a unique set of pros and cons, all in the name of fighting the fuzz.
If you wish to know more about the different types of laser hair removal on the market, keep reading as we bare it all below!
1. Ruby Hair Removal
In short, an oldie but a goodie – the world went bonkers when they first heard about the Ruby laser treatment. The first system to be developed for “permanent” hair reduction –Ruby operates using a shorter wavelength to target melanin, and does so in shorter repetitions (2-second pauses in between each zap to be exact).
What this means is that it is perfect for removing light and thin hair due to its high melanin absorption rate, but not so much if you have thick and coarse hair. Shorter repetitions also means your treatment with take longer than other laser systems, making it ideal for smaller treatment areas.
Best for: people with fair skin and fine hair
2. IPL Hair Removal
Also known as “Intense Pulsed Light” (IPL), this is one of the most commonly requested hair removal treatments in Singapore.
While it isn’t technically a laser – IPL hair removal treatment works on the same basis – using a powerful energy source to destroy the hair follicles for good. However, IPL has gotten a lot of heat for being ineffective when there is little to no contrast between the user’s hair and skin, which can lead to ineffective hair removal and burns due to the laser not being able to precisely target the hairs.
The biggest advantage of IPL is that it allows for a customizable wavelength, energy levels and pulse duration to cater to each specific individual.
Best for: people with pale skin and dark hair
3. Nd: YAG Hair Removal
Nd: YAG is one of the latest laser techniques that provides multiple uses, including tattoo and hair removal. The system operates at a wavelength of 1064nm – and works to target the carbon pigment that is typically applied to the skin rather than melanin.
This is great news for people with darker skin, since melanin is no longer a factor for the laser to work its magic. Its unique, longer wavelength also allows it to go straight to the hair follicle to destroy the hair at its root.
However, due to its low melanin absorption, you will probably need more sessions in order to achieve optimal results. Ladies with fine hair will also find this laser more painful and less effective.
Best for: people with dark skin
4. SHR (Super Hair Removal)
An upgrade from the older IPL machines, and superior to traditional laser systems is our SHR hair removal treatment! Taking full advantage of customizable wavelengths and combining it with faster, more accurate and powerful shots that work on all skin tones and types – we offer one of the best laser hair removal treatment in Singapore today!
Best for: all skin tones and skin types
From facial hair removal to Brazilian hair removal, we do it all! With flexible ala-carte and package plans suited to all budgets, contact us for your FREE consultation today and get ready to run the world!