Laser and Super Pulsed Light Equipment
Laser and Super Pulsed Light Equipment
Permanent Hair Reduction in the Privacy of your Own Home: Biotechnique
Avance makes it incredibly easy for the home use customer to perform laser epilation procedures safely and
effectively without the need for advanced training. Their user-friendly line of DM, SDL and SPL photo epilation equipment was specifically engineered to be easy to use, even for novices. You will be amazed how safe, effective and effortless their machines are to operate.
Can I learn it quickly: Yes, the clear and concise instruction material combined with the detailed and informative DVD will make you an expert in very little time.
The 'Inside Scoop' on Home-Use Laser Hair Removal
It is no secret that a new boom in the self-care industry is happening with the staggering number of home-use laser epilation systems that are entering the market each month.
Brands such as Tria, Rio, Epila, LaserPro and more are sweeping the internet with exposure. So what is the real story here? Are these home use machines as good as the professional ones that cost thousands of dollars?
No.. and here's why.
Output Power: Insufficient. Did you know that Federal Law requires the manufacturers of laser equipment (medical and non-medical related) to list the classification of the laser, the wavelength and output power in watts (or in the 'toy home use' machines, milliwatts)? Strange that none of the brands listed above do so. Maybe it is because they don't want you to know the real numbers. These brands will come and go, but mostly 'go', because of their labeling violations among other reasons.
What limits their power? A combination of things, but it is mostly the power supply which drives the semiconductor diode (what creates the laser beam). Professional units have high-amperage power supplies which are actually quite big and heavy. It takes a full 30 amps to run a 50 watt laser, even in pulsed mode. That is more than twice what the average household wall socket can provide. Home-use machines use batteries (or meager wall transformers) and produce only 'milliamps' (fractions of a watt). There is no way to cheat electrical science or physics. High powered lasers need high powered driver units.
Limitation Number 2: Optics. A laser must be shaped, focused and directed to be usable. The optics required to do this are quite expensive. Tiny slivers of glass, or in some cases three lens configurations, which cost more by themselves than most of the home-use machines available. These 'toys' do not use optics at all, just a cheap piece of glass to actually 'diffuse', not focus, the laser energy. Why diffuse it? To make it safe for public use. In so doing, they make it worthless for medical use.
Limitation Number 3: Diode. The semiconductor laser diode in professional grade machines of 30 CW or QCW watts or more cost on average $600. The reason for this is the construction material of the semiconductor itself, called gallium arsenide. This element is actually more valuable than gold or platinum per ounce. As a matter of fact, it is one of the most expensive substances on Earth. Home use devices use low wattage diodes with microscopic crystals of the gallium arsenide, which results in 'microscopic' amounts of laser output.
Limitation Number 4: Battery Life. Brands such as Tria are capable of producing a reasonable amount of laser power (although diffused as mentioned). The only problem is the tiny battery in the device is only good for minutes of use before needing recharged. Try using that system when you have large areas to work on. You will be able to do about 100 hairs before a recharge is necessary.
The simple truth of the matter? Home-use devices are designed to be safe and cheap, like a toy for a child. Professional machines are designed to produce results. Laser epilation procedures require a minimum of 32jcm2/sec. to be effective. These new home devices are incapable of producing more than 10jcm2.