Yag laser is mainly used in tattoo removal; when E-light is applying in hair removal in big beauty center, salon, spa, etc. From below hands, we can know their difference:
Yag Laser: Salon treatments are expensive depending on the area, or in numerous areas, where hair removal is needed. The cost of the portable device can be anywhere between $400 and $600.
On MD save, the cost of a YAG Laser Surgery ranges from $1,082 to $1,328.
E-light: The cost of E-light acne therapy ranges from $40 for a single treatment to about $1,000 to $1,500 for a full treatment package, including several weekly sessions.
What do most people say about it? (reviews)
1. The yagis a wonderful laser for permanent hair reduction. There is no such thing as a permanent hair REMOVAL though a lot of clinics out there are promoting their hair removal treatments as such. I've had this done twice on my arms and legs and the hair has hardly grown back at all in the past 3 months which was the last time I did it. However, it's pricey and I wouldn't be able to afford it if I didn't work in a clinic that has the machine. I do find that IPL works better for blond/brown hair though. We've had many complaints about the bag not being able to remove really light hair completely. Enjoy your hair free days!
2. I have had the Yag on several veins, so has a hubby. For that, it works great.
3. I've been using this type of laser for the last 7, yes count them 7 years! I do see the major reduction, but I am still going every 8-12 weeks for my face. I like it because it not only removes the hair (temporarily) but it also makes my skin look better.
4. I had Palomar Starlux IPL on my legs 7 years ago, 3-4 treatments, the hair never came back. I have very dark hair so that might have helped.
1. I purchased this IPL unit a few years ago when my equipment broke down and it has been a great buy. It has never needed any fixes and it's easy to operate and very effective for hair reduction, photo facials, rosacea, and vascular treatments. This is NOT for home use and needs to be operated by a trained technician. Easy to maintain. It's heavy and larger than it appears in the photo. I suggest a sturdy trolley with wheels. The handpieces are made well because it is still effective after 10.000 plus shots. Replacement handpieces are available and I highly suggest purchasing an extra one to have on hand if the Saffire burns out. This unit is a very good buy and I would purchase it again. It arrived in a sturdy professional storage case with all the parts listed.
2. My entire experience and purchase was a pleasure and fast. The product is just as described. I also am very satisfied with the before, during, and after purchase contact with customer services, she has been great. I hope they keep high-quality products and stay in business so I can do future purchases.
3. If there is one thing that I have to compliment, it would be the helpful explanation and hearing out your comfort feedback on the current tested before proceeding the SHR at sensitive areas, especially near the eyes. They provided some orange goggles to reduce the glaring effect, but even with those on, I still experienced sudden bright light that fades off quickly, which could be unpleasant to some. This is due to the thin layer of skin around our eyes and effect from the IPL.
However, thankfully this process is a short one and there was no residual discomfort from this.
Without going into too much detail, the light beam from the laser targets melanin (the dark pigment found in hair and skin which gives it its color), which is found in concentration around the base of the hair follicle.
This produces heat which damages the follicle, causing the hair to fall out, approximately 1 -2 weeks after treatment. The aim is to cause enough damage to disable the follicle permanently.
It, therefore, follows that some results may be seen shortly after the first treatment.
Basically, hair growth occurs in 3 phases; the growth phase (Anagen), the transitional phase (Catagen) and the resting phase (Telogen), and there are always hairs at each phase at any given time. This cycle repeats itself continuously, with the length of each cycle varying depending on the area of the body.
Laser hair removal is only effective on hairs in the growing stage, so at any given time only a certain percentage of the hair in the treatment area will be removed.
It is easy to see from this, why multiple sessions are usually required. Results usually become more noticeable after about 3 sessions.
The first few treatments are likely to be at intervals of between 4 - 6 weeks, depending on the area, to try to catch as many hairs as possible within the growing stage.
After these initial treatments, timing in between is likely to become longer and based on when new hair growth becomes noticeable.
That depends on the area to be treated. The face would take way less time than if someone wanted to treat pigmentation on their arms or legs. Facial treatments alone may take about 10 to 30 minutes without any additional mask etc.
We recommend a brief course of 6 treatments, one per month. Improvement is already visible after 2-3 treatments; inflammation decreases, the skin is stronger and more beautiful, and there are fewer spots and large pores.
After the initial treatments, you may wish to come in for maintenance treatment less frequently, perhaps once every 2-3 months. This dramatically improves the state of the most serious acne. Thanks to its effect of encouraging collagen production, it helps fill the scars and make the skin firmer and more resistant.
Risk and Side effect
First approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 1996, laser hair removal is generally considered to be a safe non-surgical procedure. Many laser hair removal devices have since been cleared for use by the FDA.
Nevertheless, there are still some risks and complications you should know about before committing to a laser.
One large study, surveying 900 subjects and published by the American Academy of Dermatology in 1999, identified the following risks resulting from treatment:
· Reddening and irritation of the skin
·Tiny bumps or swelling in the treated area
· Folliculitis (infection of the hair follicles)
· Hyperpigmentation (excessive amounts of melanin in the skin causing discoloration)
· Hypopigmentation (absence of melanin in the skin, causing whitening)
· Crusting (occurring as a result of burns and blistering)
· Rashes of purple spots (purpura)
· Skin erosion
Many of these side effects are transitory and superficial in nature. All patients should expect a temporary alteration in the skin’s appearance that which will subside soon after treatment. The study cited that at least 97% of patients experience mild reddening and swelling following a laser hair removal session, with 81% experiencing pain as a result of treatment.
With respect to hyper and hypopigmentation, if the treatment is immediately discontinued the side effect will most likely be temporary and the skin will return to its natural state of pigmentation.
One of the rarest yet most serious complications possibly resulting from laser hair removal is damage to the retina, which may result in blindness. Both doctor and patient must wear specialized safety goggles to protect their eyes from the laser because laser energy is absorbed as heat by colored tissue (such as the retina in the eye). For this reason, doctors generally avoid laser hair removal treatment close to the eye socket.
Many of the risks or side effects of laser hair removal outlined here can be minimized if the treatment is conducted by a trained professional, with due care and diligence taken before and after the procedure.
Choosing a well-accredited clinic and doctor is critically important, as the more experience and knowledge your doctor has, the more certain you can be of receiving a safe, successful treatment.
Most people experience mild redness or swelling after the procedure. This typically fades within a day or two. Patients who undergo blue light photodynamic therapy typically experience better results than with blue light therapy alone. Some patients may experience swelling, redness, stinging, and burning following treatment, and rarely, some patients may be allergic. It is important to keep in mind that since photodynamic therapy is a relatively new acne treatment method, long-term results and side effects have not been determined
In some cases, you may experience:
· change in skin color
Light therapy that involves only visible light is generally considered safe. Still, the use of phototherapy for people with drug-resistant non-seasonal depression can result in a hyperactive state called mania. In these rare cases light therapy must be reduced or stopped and the condition adequately treated.
Any treatment where the patient is exposed to ultraviolet radiation is not completely without its risks – including premature aging of the skin and an increased possibility for skin cancer development later in life. Eye strain and temporary headaches caused by the light are also often reported, although these symptoms do not seem to indicate any permanent injury.
In photodynamic therapy, side effects differ depending upon the type of photosensitizer used, with methyl aminolevulinate tending to produce the most severe pain during treatment and potentially a higher chance of subsequent hyperpigmentation. Patients sometimes also experience a flare of acne that is transitory in nature.
Photosensitivity reactions triggered by light involve redness, stinging and burning and they usually subside three weeks after the treatment. Allergic reactions such as hives and eczema can appear at the area of contact within a few hours after exposure to the cream.
Relying on unverified uses of light therapy while postponing or avoiding conventional therapy for cancer can have dire consequences. That is the reason why a multidisciplinary approach must be pursued, and there is also a possibility to pre-treat the tumor cells to make them more susceptible to photodynamic therapy.