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Equipment Matters

At Smooth Solutions, we understand that the type of laser used can make a big difference in the results you achieve. While other providers may rely on a sales pitch to choose their lasers, at Smooth Solutions, we have owned or tested every single significant type of laser or pulsed light machine available. We have worked with ruby lasers, diode lasers, microwave devices, intensed pulsed light machines, alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers and a combined laser light/radio frequency machine.

Because of this diligence in research and testing, along with scientifically based protocols, a majority of our clients receive their desired results in less treatments than with most of our competitors. We have choosen Candela Alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers which we believe to be a superior product than most machines on the market today.

The quest continues and as other technolgies become available, Smooth Solutions will continue to examine each one to ensure that our clients receive the best results.

Laser Name

Technology Used

Comments

Candela GentleLASE
(air cooling or spray cooling)

Alexandrite

Great for hair removal. Best wavelength & settings for people with light to moderate skin color.

Candela GentleYAG
(air cooling or spray cooling)

Nd:YAG

Great for hair removal. Best wavelength & settings for people with moderate(tanned) to dark skin color. Not as effective on very fine hair.

Cynosure Apogee
(air cooling only)

Alexandrite

Very good for hair removal. Best wavelength for people with light to moderate skin color.

Cynosure Acclaim
(air cooling only)

Nd:YAG

Good for hair removal. Best wavelength for people with moderate(tanned) to dark skin color.

Cutera Coolglide
(contact cooling)

Nd:YAG

Acceptable for hair removal for people with moderate(tanned) to dark skin color. Increased probability of skin reaction due to poor skin cooling.

Laserscope Lyra
(contact cooling)

Nd:YAG

Not acceptable for hair removal. Reduced effectiveness due to small spot size of hand piece.

Lumenis LightSheer
(contact cooling)

Diode

Good for hair removal. Low powered laser compared to Alexandrite, but most powerful diode. Effective for treating course hair, but not fine hair. Ok for first few treatments only.

Medsurge MeDioStart
(contact cooling)

Diode

Acceptable for hair removal. Same issues as Lightsheer Diode except with less power.

Palomar StarLux
(contact cooling)

IPL (Intensed Pulsed Light)

Minimally acceptable for hair removal. IPL can remove hair, but not as effectively as a laser with single wavelength.

Syneron Polaris
(various names)

Diode combined with radio frequency (RF)

Acceptable for hair removal. Diode is not as powerful as Lightsheer. Radio frequency has not been shown in actual studies to have much impact on hair.

Syneron Aurora
(various names)

IPL combined with radio frequency(RF)

Minimally acceptable for hair removal. IPL is the same as StarLux. Radio frequency has not been shown in actual studies to have much impact on hair.

Palomar Epilaser

Ruby

First effective laser on market. Great for treating light, fine hair, but increased risk of skin reactions. Ineffective for deeper hairs.

MMC (MMC-300)
Microwave Medical Coorporation

Microwave

Designed to target all colors of hair. Worked based on a heat effect. Very inconsistent in its effect and high risk of skin injury. No longer a viable method.

Smooth Solutions uses an air cooling method to cool the skin during laser hair removal in which forced air is blown over the skin while treating. We believe this to be the best method to cool and protect the skin during treatment.

Contact cooling used on some types of equiment cannot cool the skin enough to adequately protect it. Spray cooling, while a good method, does not last very long and can actually damage skin if not properly calibrated.

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