If you haven’t heard, Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery has recently acquired a new laser for hair reduction. It is superior to other lasers on the market because it is not light based, unlike most lasers that have been used to reduce hair growth. The Vectus uses advanced diode technology. Diode technology allows for the laser to provide fast, uniform, hair reduction for the widest range of skin and hair types. It is safe and well tolerated.
The diode laser works by targeting the pigment in each hair shaft. The laser light is then converted to heat, which spreads to knock out the stem cells that generate the hair.
The Vectus laser is special for a number of reasons. One, it has the largest spot size, or treatment area, in its class. That means large areas such as the back, chest, legs, or arms can be treated more quickly than ever. Another unique feature of the Vectus is the Skintel Melanin Reader. It’s a device that measures the amount of melanin, or pigment, in your skin. This is important because people with darker skin types have more melanin, and the laser light doesn’t know the difference between pigment in the skin and pigment in the hair we want to remove. Based on the Skintel’s pigment measurement, we can choose appropriate and safe laser settings for treatment of all skin types.
Some considerations for laser hair removal include ensuring that you don’t have an active tan, that you haven’t recently plucked or waxed, and understanding that you may require a series of sessions to achieve the hair reduction you desire.
Results may vary.