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FRAC3®

LASER Hair Removal

Fotona's high-performance Nd:YAG laser systems with FRAC3® technology have introduced new standards of efficiency in providing safe and effective hair reduction – using an innovative system that effectively targets hair follicles with a combination of selective and homogeneous photothermolysis.

Safe for all skin types

Fotona’s Nd:YAG lasers incorporate revolutionary pulse-control technology and a proprietary three-dimensional treatment pattern (FRAC3®) to provide safe and effective hair reduction. Unlike other wavelengths, only Nd:YAG is safe to use on all skin types. Fotona’s innovative system effectively targets surface treatment areas while leaving surrounding tissues unaffected.

What is FRAC3® hair removal?

The 1064nm Nd:YAG FRAC3® method is optimized to deliver high intensity laser pulses in extremely short times of less than 2ms, sufficiently short to destroy most hair types while avoiding unnecessary damage to the epidermis. Due to the relatively low absorption in melanin, Nd:YAG laser treatments can be used safely and effectively even with darker skin types.

Exclusive advantage of FRAC3® hair removal


Compared to the standard laser hair removal treatment concept, which requires medium-to-long laser pulse durations (LP, 15 – 50ms), Fotona’s short FRAC3® pulse, ideally 0.3 – 1.6ms long exhibits the lowest hair damage thresholds, making this treatment more comfortable.

Prior to Treatment

 

Every person wishing to be treated at Advanced Laser Clinic will require a consultation with our Laser Consultant prior to their first treatment.

 

At this appointment, we welcome all questions to advance your understanding of the treatment. There will be a consultation form to be completed about your health and medications to asses your eligibility for treatment.

 

A patch test will be performed on your skin to ensure the laser settings are suitable for you. If there are no reactions 24 hours after your patch test, we can commence your laser treatment.

 

Before laser therapy, it is very important that you keep your treated area away from sun exposure. Your skin needs to be protected from the sun for a minimum of two weeks before any treatment commences. This is crucial both before and after the treatment. The lasers work on providing a specific heat at a specific depth in your tissue to produce a desired end point. This end point can be exacerbated if exposed to sun and can cause unwanted side effects.

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Procedure Time

Down Time

Skin Types

Price/ Procedure

Procedures

Topical Anesthetic

5-50 mins.

None

All

6-12

None

Before & After

Frequently asked questions

What is Fotona laser hair removal?


The Fotona Dynamis Nd:YAG laser uses an exclusive method of laser delivery, known as Avalanche FRAC3, and can be used on all skin types. It is a safe and effective alternative to achieve permanent hair reduction in various areas on the body, including the legs, underarms, bikini area, face, neck, and back. Unlike many traditional lasers, the Nd:YAG lasers used in Fotona’s Dynamis laser are able to treat all skin types, including darker skin types. The reason behind this is that the laser has longer wavelengths, which are capable of reaching the deepest hair follicles with lower light absorption by the surrounding skin. It is an effective treatment for anyone looking to achieve permanent hair reduction in a variety of areas in the body where excessive body hair may be unsightly or uncomfortable.




Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?


During a consultation, it will be discussed whether you, your hair, and your skin are a good candidate for the laser hair removal procedure, along with whether your skin is particularly sensitive.




What kind of results can I expect?


The majority of patients see an 80-90% reduction in their hair growth, and the hair follicles that remain after treatment are damaged, meaning that they will produce a finer hair than before treatment. In the immediate weeks following treatment, you are likely to notice less hair, slower-growing hair, and even hair falling out. There is also a reduction in hair bumps and ingrown hairs after your first treatment. Immediately after treatment, apply moisturizers and cool compresses if you feel any discomfort in the treated area. Overall you should see a loss of hair over the following month, and it is recommended that you use sunscreen whenever you are outside. There are some potential complications that may occur with laser hair removal, as with any medical procedure – although these are usually minor and rarely occur. Your clinician will review any possible effects of laser hair removal with you during your consultation.




Pre & post care for laser hair removal treatments.


- You will need to shave the entire area you desire treated the day before your planned laser hair removal treatment. - Avoid exfoliators like Retin-A, alpha beta hydroxyl acid, alcohol toners or any irritating creams for one-week prior to your treatment. - Do not apply any perfumes, deodorant or makeup to the desired area the day of your treatment. - No artificial tanning which includes tanning beds and spray tans anytime within 2-3 weeks before your treatment. - After your treatment the hair may appear to grow for up to two weeks. This is simply the treated hair being shed from the follicle. - Immediately after your laser hair removal treatment there likely will be some slight redness, swelling around the hair follicles and mild discomfort similar to sunburn. Cool packs may be applied. - You may also notice during and immediately after your session the smell of burned hairs this is normal. - Avoid swimming pools and spas treated with chemicals or chlorine until the skin returns to its normal condition. - On any facial areas treated you must not have any facials or peels until skin returns to normal condition. - No deodorant for 24 to 48 hours if underarms are treated. - Do not rub, or pick the treated area. Do not use any loofahs or abrasive scrubs for at least 5 days. - Avoid strenuous sport activities or hot water/ saunas/ jacuzzi for 3 days. - If a crust develops, apply Aloe Vera twice daily to keep the area moist until healed. - Contact our clinic if the area shows signs of infection or blistering. - Use sunblock SPF 30 or 50 to protect the skin before and after all treatments.




Is Fotona Laser safe?


Fotona laser treatment is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that uses multi-laser technology. Having been clinically proven to be safe for all skin types, Fotona laser treatments are safe, have minimal to no downtime and produces satisfactory results.




Scheduling your next treatment.


- Shaving is recommended between sessions and 1 or 2 days prior to your next appointment. - Your session typically is scheduled in four week intervals for facial areas, four to six weeks for other areas. - Interruption of this schedule may cause less than optimal results. - Between treatments, do not undergo Electrolysis, waxing, threading or tweezing. Tweezing is to be avoided between sessions, however shaving is encouraged.





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Scientific Evaluation of VSP Nd:YAG Lasers for Hair Removal.  Grad L, Sult T, Sult R. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2007. No. 2. Read Full Text

Avalanche FRAC3®Nd:YAG Laser Hair Removal. Abdelhakim Eltarky, Marko Kazic, Matjaz Lukac. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2013. No. 1. Read Full Text

Long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser vs. intense pulsed light for hair removal in dark skin: a randomized controlled trial. Br J Dermatol. 2012 Feb;166(2):317-21.doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2011.10695.x. Epub 2012 Jan 9. Read Full Text

Long-pulsed 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser-assisted hair removal in all skin types. Dermatol Surg 2004 Jan;30(1):13-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2004.30007.x. Read Full Text

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