What is laser therapy good for?
The Long Pulse ND: Yag Laser
For hair removal. This is an infrared wavelength laser that specifically targets the hair follicle deep in the skin. Older equipment often had trouble distinguishing between the pigment in the skin of darker people and the dark pigment of the hair follicle. New equipment is more selective and avoids the pigment in the skin, targeting the hair follicle. Costs are dependent on the area needing to be covered and a number of treatments may be required at intervals of four to six weeks.
The KTP Laser
For broken capillary removal. This is a green light laser that specifically targets red blood vessels such as capillaries, which are red veins that are superficial to the skin. The laser converts to heat, coagulating the blood vessels. It may leave a light brown crust which will peel off in anywhere between one and two weeks after treatment. It may be necessary for more than one visit to get the best results. These types of laser treatments should be available in most major cities around Australia.
What is it good for
Laser therapy is an effective treatment for excessive hair symptoms associated with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and broken capillary removal.
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