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.
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?
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.
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.
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