Volume: 2010 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
Beyond Customary Paradigm: FRAC3® Nd:YAG Laser Hair Removal
Matjaz Lukac, Martin Gorjan, Janez Zabkar, Ladislav Grad, Zdenko Vizintin
VSP (Variable Square Pulse) Nd:YAG laser devices hold the most prominent position among all available laser sources for hair removal. This is due to the long wavelength (1064 nm) which Nd:YAG devices produce. Light with a wavelength of 1064 nm lies in a biological absorption region that allows light to penetrate deep into the skin, but at the same time its absorption in hair follicles is strong enough to destroy them. In addition, when coupled with air cooling and scanner technology, next-generation VSP Nd:YAG devices provide the best possibilities to adjust treatment parameters to fit individual cases. They thus provide optimized treatment efficacy while protecting epidermis from unwanted damage. In this paper we report on FRAC3® the latest, self-induced fractional, treatment modality that even further improves safety, efficacy and patient comfort of the VSP Nd:YAG in laser hair removal.