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Permanent Hair Reduction

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 homogenous 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.

The success of hair reduction treatments depends largely on a patient’s skin and hair type, as well as the skills and treatment insight of the practitioner. Most patients can expect a significant reduction in unwanted hair, and any future hair growth will usually be thinner and lighter, and thus much less pronounced than before.

High-Performance Hair Reduction

Combined with the special high-performance S-11 scanner from Fotona, you can easily treat large areas such as the legs, back and chest quickly and efficiently, making laser treatments one of the most cost-effective solutions for long-term hair reduction. Fotona's high peak-power laser pulses provide the speed and efficiency needed to uniformly cover large scanning areas. Depending on the size of the treatment area, between three to five sessions, six to eight weeks apart will lead to a significant aesthetic and clinical result.

 

Products

The following Nd:YAG laser systems from Fotona are ideal for permanent hair reduction as well as many other aesthetic skin treatments:

  • The Fotona XP Line of Nd:YAG lasers is an ideal choice if you value speed for quick, high-quality aesthetic treatments without compromising efficacy. At the heart of the XP Dynamis are high performance, non-ablative long-pulse Nd:YAG and surgical QCW* Nd:YAG lasers, which combine to offer an extremely wide aesthetics treatment range, including hair removal and many other applications in aesthetics and dermatology.

Superior Performance

All Fotona Nd:YAG lasers are equipped with VSP (Variable Square Pulse) technology, enabling laser energy to penetrate deeply into the skin to create thermal effects without damaging the skin surface. Compared to conventional Nd:YAG technologies, Fotona’s proprietary VSP pulses create virtually instantaneous temperature increases that are limited to the targeted structures only; no unnecessary energy is deposited into the skin.

Handpieces & Accessories

Fotona's specially designed, innovative handpiece technology allows safe, precisely controlled and optimal delivery of laser pulses to the treatment area. Fotona also offers a Treatment Upgrade Kit for FRAC3® Hair Reduction, which provides Fotona laser users with the necessary knowledge, accessories and a complete set of tools to confidently and skillfully perform the procedure on their patients.

More information about handpieces and other accessories is available on the XP Line product page.

*Standard with XP Dynamis and optional with XP Spectro.

Clinical Results

A selection of before & after photographs taken by Fotona's reference practitioners.

Permanent Hair Reduction

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    Permanent Hair Reduction
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Scientific & Clinical Research:

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.

Scanner Optimized Efficacy (SOE) Hair Removal with the VSP Nd:YAG Lasers. dr. Lukač M, Grad L, Nemeš K. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, 2007 No. 3. Read Full Text.

Epilation with Nd:YAG laser: a brief analysis of the technical application methods, results and pre- and post-treatment procedures. Cannarozzo G, Bonan P, Campolmi P. J Cosmetic & Laser Therapy. 2003; 5:189–191. Read Abstract.

Evaluation of a Long-Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser at Different Parameters: An Analysis of Both Fluence and Pulse Duration. Rogachefsky A, Becker K, Weiss G, Goldberg D. Dermatol. Surg. 28:10:October 2002. Read Abstract.

Additional Resources: visit the Laser and Health Academy* website for additional information about aesthetic laser treatments that can be performed with Fotona laser systems.  

All Fotona medical lasers are CE marked and cleared for sale in the EU. For countries where specific national approvals or clearances are required (for example by the FDA in the United States), some of the products and/or applications may not have been cleared yet. Similarly, local patents may limit usage for certain technologies and applications. Please check with Fotona, your local Fotona distributor or your national regulatory body to find out whether a specific product or application is available for sale and use in your country.

* The Laser and Health Academy (LA&HA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and education of lasers in medicine. The main intent of the LA&HA website is to facilitate an exchange of information on the views, research results, and clinical experiences within the medical laser community. The contents of the contributions on the LA&HA website may not in any circumstances be regarded as official product information by Fotona.