2. Comparison Laser Hair Removal & Ultrasonic

Ultrasonic Hair Removal is a fairly recent method to eliminate unwanted hair, it has the fundamentally different to Laser Hair Removal. However, It's All Over! In 2013, Applisonix disappeared from the stock market. Their website is no longer in operation and all promotional material has been removed from the web.

How Does It Works

Ultrasonic : With a special applicator ultrasound energy is directly channelled over the hair shaft to the root, where it is converted into heat and damages the follicle. As a result, the temperature inhibits the hair's re-growth. The skin is unaffected since the energy is applied directly on the hair shaft. The hair will be treated by Ultrasonic one by one so it enables precise eyebrow contouring. Unlike laser hair reduction, the ultrasonic is not target at the melanin in the hair shaft, hair bulb or epidermis, so, it is applicable to all hair colors and skin tones.

Laser : The laser works by selectively targeting the melanin pigment inside the hair follicle. The laser emits a pulse, which travels through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair, the light skin around it reflects the light. The laser then heats up the hair's shaft and root, destroying it without affecting the skin or follicle. Then the hair is prevented to regrow any further. This method may employ a wide beam, so that many hairs can be treated at once.

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Good Candidate

Ultrasonic : Since the Ultrasonic energy is accurately applied through the hair shaft, the surrounding skin is not affected. So the Ultrasonic is applicable to all hair colors (such as white, black, blond, red and grey) and all skin tones, including dark skin. It also can be used safely for almost all body areas or for shaping those delicate areas such as eyebrows or bikini line. Due to the selectiveness of the energy transfer, safety is expected to be significantly better and pain significantly lower.

Laser : Caucasian and European (Fitzpatrick Skin Type I, II, III) are the best candidates for laser treatment. African descent (Fitzpatrick Skin Type VI) with dark brown skin or poor candidates for lasers. Up until now, blonds, redheads and people with grey or lighter hair tones couldn't avail of laser simply because lasers cannot detect the pigment in lighter hair.

Effective

Ultrasonic : The numbers of treatment session for Ultrasonic is almost twice for Laser Hair Removal. It is treated over a course of 6 sessions, with sessions usually spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart and each session taking 30 minutes. The clinical studies that it achieving 38% hair reduction after the first 2 treatments.

Laser :

Results of 1 session : 5-15% hairs had been removed.
Results of 2 sessions : 10-20% hairs had been removed.
Results of 3 sessions : 15-30% hairs had been removed.
Results of 4 sessions : 20-60% hairs had been removed.
Results of 5 sessions : 60-90% hairs had been removed.
Results of 6 sessions : If needed, there are 85-95% hairs had been removed.

Costs

Ultrasonic : Because the Ultrasonic System is cheaper than the Laser Equipment, So, basically the costs of per session for Ultrasonic is almost same as IPL and half of the laser. However, you will need more sessions than you would with lasers.

Laser : The general average prices of Full Face is £100.00 - £150.00

Safety

Ultrasonic : The Ultrasonic Device - Applisonix has CE approval in 2009. Applisonix Ltd has applied to the US FDA to market the company's selectif ultrasound depilatory device in the US in April 2010. However, FDA has not given the results. Ultrasonic hair removal will not result in any kind of blood loss, but the skin may become irritated or inflamed after treatment.
In 2013, Applisonix disappeared from the stock market. Their website is no longer in operation and all promotional material has been removed from the web.

Laser has have a very mature technology, the safety has been recognized. However, burning or scarring can result if the treatments are administered improperly.

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