At The Spa Therapy Room we understand you want the best treatments. When looking at equipment and products we always want to ensure we are giving you the safest and most clinically effective treatments possible, especially when selecting the different types of Laser we offer.
When looking at Laser treatments it can be a bit confusing which types are best for your concerns. Below are the different types of Laser and which treatments they are best for.
Types of Laser
True Laser (Solid State Laser)
Alexandrite & Nd:Yag, solid state Class 4 Lasers are the Gold standard of Laser. They are the best types of Laser for Laser Hair Removal and they produce the best results.
At The Spa Therapy Room we use the Motus AY which is the world’s first and only ‘pain-free’ Laser hair removal platform to deliver the two gold-standard Lasers in this field – TRUE Alexandrite & Nd:YAG. Having both types of Laser we can offer “pain-free” treatments on all skin types using the new Moveo technology. The Motus AY is FDA approved meaning we can assure you will receive a safe and effective treatment. types of Laser we can treat all skin types and all “Pain Free” using the new Moveo technology.
Diode Lasers are a class of lasers that generate laser radiation through a semiconductor. The Laser is filtered and in the short term, Diode Lasers produce good results. However, you will need more treatments to produce good results and you will need to have maintenance treatments for long term results.
We decided this type of laser did not give the results we were looking for in our treatments.
Fractional laser treatment is a non-invasive treatment that uses a device to deliver a laser beam divided into thousands of microscopic treatment zones that target a fraction of the skin at a time.
Fractional laser treatment has bridged the gap between the ablative and non-ablative laser techniques used to treat sun-damaged and ageing skin. While ablative laser treatments work mainly on the epidermis (surface skin cells) and non-ablative treatments work solely on dermal collagen (mid-layer of skin) only, fractional laser treatment works at both the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin. Fractional laser treatment is used for the treatment of Facial lines and wrinkles, Sun damage, Skin pigmentation associated with photoageing, Surgical and acne scarring.
3JUVE – Resurface is the first and most powerful technology of the 3 used. Targeting your epidermis (top layer of skin), Resurface causes dramatic skin renewal and retextures the skins surface. This helps to smooth out any uneven areas leading to a ‘silky’ soft skin texture. In addition to skin renewal, Resurface will help in the relaying of collagen fibres to dramatically reduce even static lines & wrinkles, deep acne scarring and stretch marks.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL is often confused as a laser. IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It’s a type of light therapy used to treat wrinkles, spots, and sun damaged skin.
The difference between IPL and laser treatment. A laser focuses just one wavelength of light at your skin, while IPL releases light of many different wavelengths, like a photo flash. The light from IPL is more scattered and less focused than a laser. Pigment cells in your skin absorb the light energy, which is converted into heat. The heat destroys the unwanted pigment to clear up freckles and other spots. IPL is sometimes used for hair removal but the results are short term and not as good as true laser. We only use use IPL for Skin treatments.
The key difference between Laser and IPL is the type of light. Laser light is monochromatic, non-divergent. IPL produces a broadband spectrum of white light, producing a mixture of many different colours. These colours can be controlled using filters.
A Laser focuses just one wavelength of light at your skin and targets very specific concerns. The light from IPL is more scattered and releases light in one or more short bursts. Certain pigment in the skin is selectively heated and destroyed. Cells in your skin absorb the light energy, which is converted into heat. The heat destroys the unwanted pigment to clear up freckles and other pigmentation.
Both lasers and IPL can be used for photo rejuvenation, hair removal, the treatment of vessels and certain types of pigment. In these treatments, the light is converted to heat to selectively target and destroy these chromophores and provide a flawless, airbrushed appearance.
We only use IPL for skin treatments as we have the gold standard Laser hair removal system for hair removal treatments.