Understanding the key differences between IPLs and diode laser hair removal is essential before paying for a laser hair removal service. Diode laser systems utilize a single, very strong laser beam which has a low abrasion rate targeting only the melanin in hair follicles. Since the melanin already heats up as the laser light passes through it destroys the follicle root and blood supply to the follicle, thus disabling the new hair growth for good. The diode laser only utilizes one single frequency, which means it is less expensive to use and more effective as well.
Both diode laser hair removal machines are typically used in the treatment of unwanted facial hairs. However, they differ when it comes to the depth of penetration. Most devices utilize a single diode laser that focuses its light onto the facial hair while the others use two or more lasers. It has been found that while single-diode laser systems provide satisfactory results in the treatment of facial hairs, those with two or more emit a much stronger light, which can be much more effective in removing dark underarm hairs. The best comparison would be to consider the results of using the single-diode system as compared to the results obtained by using the multiple-diode system.
The first difference between these types of lasers is in their technologies. These lasers utilize different technologies to enhance their effects on the skin. While IPLs utilize the same technology as a regular lasers but with minimal risk of skin discoloration, diode-laser hair removal machines use a very bright light which can be harmful to the skin if not used in the proper manner. These types of lasers also offer more precise light patterns for better results than other systems. Some types even provide a moisturizing effect to the treated areas to further improve the results and minimize any side effects.
Next, we will discuss the different wavelengths that are available for the diode laser hair removal system. There are primarily two different wavelengths that are available which are the Nd: YAG and the Nd: C/A. The Nd: YAG is a long-range type which is suitable for treating dark nooks and small areas such as in the upper lip or the back of the neck. This works by directing a long wave of diode light onto the target area. The Nd: C/A works shorter range and is better suited for treating larger areas including the legs, chest, arms, and even shoulders.
The diode-laser hair removal machine works by targeting a melanin hyperpigmentation condition. There is a specific chemical reaction within the skin which causes the hyperpigmentation to take place. A molecule known as melanocytes (which is responsible for creating melanin) releases excess chemicals known as melanin pigments. These pigments are then absorbed into the surrounding tissue. As melanin is a natural hyperpigmentation condition, it is normally not harmful for the skin. However, over time, the melanocytes can become faulty resulting in hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration.
These faulty follicles are called targeted scars and it is possible to treat these through other treatment methods such as using lasers, creams, and gels. While this may seem relatively harmless, the fact is that the damaged follicles can be very difficult to treat through traditional means. Since the treatment methods involve burning or vaporizing the affected area, it is important that the diode laser hair removal device is used carefully. If the skin is too damaged, there is an increased risk of scarring or permanent discoloration. The surrounding tissue also needs to be adequately protected during treatment to avoid any heat damage from the device.