Laser for Less uses the newest, most effective lasers available for hair removal. After tons of research about the different types of lasers out there, and many years of experience using different lasers, we have chosen the Candela GentleLASE™ Mini lasers and the brand new Candela GentleMAX Pro Series™ lasers for many reasons, which are detailed below. It is also important to know that all of our lasers are purchased new, directly from Candela. That way we can be 100% confident that our lasers are 100% new Candela lasers with no second-hand or 3rd party parts. All our lasers are regularly maintained by Candela Service technicians and are under Candela service contracts to keep them running at optimal performance. Not all Candela lasers are created equal; second-hand lasers can often have 3rd party parts and are not covered under Candela’s service contracts. So to get the best treatment with safe, effective results, you can be confident in knowing that our lasers were purchased new and have never been without a service contract from Candela. This comes with a big price tag, but for us, having the best most dependable equipment is nothing to skimp on. Instead, we choose to skimp on advertising to keep our costs down, in hopes that our great customer service and stellar reputation continue to be our best form of advertising.
Now we'll talk a little bit more about our type of lasers (Alexandrite and YAG), then we'll cover the brand (CandelaGentleLASE and Candela Gentle MAX). Here goes:
Different types of lasers are determined by their wavelengths. When choosing a laser for hair removal, you most often want a longer wavelength, so that the beam can reach even the deepest hairs. Depending on the type of hair and where it is on the body, a hair shaft will grow anywhere from 1mm to 5mm deep. The wavelength of the 755nm Alexandrite laser allows the beam to penetrate as deep as hairs can grow, 5mm.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment, which is very common around the Phoenix Valley, is generally referred to as laser hair removal, even though it does not use a true laser. IPL machines have a shorter wavelength than most lasers and are not as effective at targeting the deeper, thicker hair; they are more successful when used to remove fine, thin hairs with shallow roots. Although it is not found to be the best machine for hair removal, several med-spas choose IPL's because they are very versatile and can do many other types of skin treatments that the med-spas offer.
At Laser for Less, our goal for using lasers is hair removal, and hair removal alone. That's why we use the Alexandrite laser, which is hands down, the best technology available for removing hair. The Alexandrite laser works much faster than other types of lasers such as the ruby and diode lasers, and effectively targets the hair root. However, the Alexandrite laser beam is limited in other ways. It is not the best or safest laser to use on darker skin types or tanned skin. This is where our YAG wavelength laser comes in. While the Alexandrite laser treats lighter skin types, the YAG laser is the safest choice for darker skin types or people who are too tan for the Alexandrite. Our mini lasers are single, 755 Alexandrite wavelength lasers and have been the gold standard in hair removal for skin types of lighter pigmentation. They have proven to be fast, reliable and very effective in the treatment of unwanted hair. Our GentleMax Pro series lasers are dual wavelength 755 Alexandrite & 1064 Nd:YAG lasers. These new, state-of-the-art lasers are extremely fast and effective, and have proven to be just as reliable as the mini versions. Because we can switch between Alexandrite and YAG wavelengths with our Max Pro laser, we can treat any skin type from very light to very dark skin types.
Candela GentleMAX Pro™ 755nm Alexandrite laser and 1064 Nd:YAG