The Rio® SALON LASER 60x SCANNING HAIR REMOVER™ works by sending a laser beam to the hair follicle with enough energy to destroy the root, without it affecting the surrounding area. This process is known as photothermolysis. Unlike home use IPL (Intense Pulse Light) the results of laser treatments are permanent.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL OR IPL?
Home use IPL (Intense Pulse Light) often recommends continued, on going treatment of the area every two weeks to prevent hair regrowth. This is because IPL doesn't destroy the hair root, so regrowth will occur if the treatment is not repeated every two weeks. Laser Hair Removal technology actually destroys the hair root giving permanent hair reduction.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL EXPLAINED
Lasers deliver an intense beam of light which are made up of a single wavelength or colour. Skin is essentially transparent to light with a wavelength of 808nm (nano meters), while melanin containing structures will absorb laser energy of this wavelength. It is therefore possible to target the hair follicle that has a concentration of melanin without affecting the surrounding area.
The light energy absorbed by the melanin pigment results in the rapid heating up of the hair follicle. This heat destroys the cells (papilla) responsible for hair growth. If adequate heating is achieved, then the follicle is permanently disabled resulting in a permanent reduction in hair growth. Note: This is different from home IPL (Intense Pulse Light) which often requires continued treatments every two weeks to prevent hair regrowth.
SCIENTIFIC STUDIES ON LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. Laser Hair Removal with an 800 nm Diode Laser.
STUDY A retrospective study of 1000 women with Fitzpatric Skin Types II and VI.
CONCLUSION For the 500 women treated on their entire face and neck, apparent hair reduction was estimated to be in the 70% to 80% after five to six treatments. In other areas hair reduction was higher ranging from 80% to 95% with the women achieving satisfactory results within four or five treatments.
Harvard Medical School / Laser Centre of New York. Effective, Permanent Hair Reduction Using a Pulsed, Diode Laser.
STUDY 92 patients treated at two separate facilities, comprising 45 males and 47 females with varying hair colours and skin types. Treatments were made at 0, 1, 3, 6 and 9 months.
CONCLUSION 89% of patients achieved significant permanent hair reduction in this large, long-term, blind, controlled and quantitative study. Many patients had nearly complete, permanent hair reduction after two treatments. Re-growing hair was typically thinner and lighter in colour, adding to the cosmetic benefit.
Harvard Medical School. Study of Diode Laser for Hair Reduction on all Skin Types.
STUDY Forty subjects, 25 female and 15 males with coarse, dark hair on their thigh and backs were treated.
CONCLUSION An 800 nm diode laser provides for effective, long-term hair reduction of medium to coarse pigmented hair, even in some darker-skinned patients. Both short-term hair growth delay and permanent hair reduction was observed. In addition, when hair re-growth did occur, the hair was thinner and lighter.
Japanese Society of Aesthetic Surgery 1999. Lecture presented.
STUDY Reported on a multicentre clinical trial study involving 150 patients. The study involved six treatments given 1 - 2 months apart with patients being followed for at least six months after the last treatment.
CONCLUSION 93% of females and 80% of males had significant permanent hair reduction.
Box Height: 25 cm
Box Width: 24 cm
Box Depth: 8 cm
Boxed Product Weight: 1.3 Kg
Class 1 product containing class 3B laser
808nm scanning laser
Safety key for added security
• SALON LASER 60x SCANNING HAIR REMOVER Unit and Wand
• Step-by-Step DVD
• Full Instructions and Information Guide
• Power Adapter