Unwanted hair can become a tedious and expensive chore. Waxing, shaving, plucking, or using depilatory creams is not only expensive but an unending process. You get rid of the hair, and a couple of days or weeks later, it's back. A more permanent way to get rid of unwanted hair is laser hair removal. One perfect body laser that is a top worldwide laser system is called Synchro REPLA:Y. Please keep reading to learn more about permanent hair reduction with this successful advanced medical treatment.
What is the Synchro REPLA:Y laser?
Synchro REPLA:Y is a fast and powerful Alexandrite laser that features ND:YAG laser technology. It has one of the largest available spot sizes of 24 mm, which allows providers to perform fast and comfortable hair removal. The Synchro REPLA:Y also has something called the Top Hat Spot Technology which delivers laser energy in an even distribution across the laser beam. By eliminating hot spots, this Alex laser technology eliminates the risks of overtreating or undertreating that can occur due to uneven or non-uniform distribution of laser energy.
What problems can it treat?
Besides removing hair, this powerful laser can be used for non ablative skin rejuvenation (skin tightening, wrinkles, and anti-aging treatment). It can also be used for treating superficial vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, and nail fungus (onychomycosis).
What are the benefits of Synchro REPLA:Y over other lasers?
Synchro REPLA:Y from DEKA Medical is the first double source laser that is designed for maximum efficiency. Besides the widest range of wavelengths, it also has an FT pulsed light source. This makes it superior to systems that have a single laser beam. Additionally, the emitted light is at least 25% more powerful than similar YAG lasers on the market.
As mentioned, the Top Hat Spot Technology ensures even distribution of laser energy over the entire spot, unlike the bell curve distribution of most other lasers. This reduces the risk of overtreating at hot spots or undertreating at spot edges.
The two laser sources, versatile FT lamp, multiple spot sizes, ten different filters, and fast pulse speeds make laser hair removal with Synchro REPLA:Y very quick. This is a laser system for speed. While the standard pulse repetition frequency of an Alex laser is 2 Hz, the Moveo technology in the Synchro REPLAY is more than four times higher (10 Hz).
What's more, the unique pulsed lamp keys, pulse configuration, and beam profile make treatments more comfortable than other laser hair removal systems. The settings can be customized according to patient skin type and hair textures, making this Alexandrite laser a superior medical solution for unwanted hair.
What skin types can be treated with FT pulsed light?
Synchro REPLA:Y laser can remove hair from all skin types, including tanned skin and darker skin tones. This is because while some other laser needs a high contrast between the skin tone and the hair color to pick out the hair follicle and destroy it, the Synchro REPLA:Y has a dozen different handpieces that can deliver laser energy safely without damaging surrounding skin. As a result, pretty much anyone who wants to get rid of unwanted hair is a candidate for Synchro REPLA:Y laser treatments.
How long does hair removal with laser take?
The Synchro REPLA: Y has a very fast pulse repetition rate. It can therefore remove hair in less time. The total session time depends on the size of the treatment area. For example, hair removal from the sideburns, upper lip, or underarms could take 10-15 minutes while one treatment on the arms or legs could take around 30 minutes.
Does Synchro REPLAY hurt?
While it is more powerful than many of its contemporaries, Synchro REPLA:Y treatments are less painful than others because of the unique shape of the laser pulse. The system also has in-built contact skin cooling technology and an external cool-air blower to keep patients comfortable.
How many sessions will I need?
Each of the roughly 5 million hairs on the human body grows independent of the others. For this reason, each hair can be in any phase of the cycle (growth, transition, or resting) when you go for your laser hair removal appointment. Only the hairs that are actively growing are zapped by the laser energy. The hairs in the transition or resting phases escape. That's why you need multiple treatments to eventually catch all the unwanted hair.
Most patients achieve a permanent reduction in hair growth with Synchro REPLA:Y in 5-7 treatments, with each session performed at a gap of 4-6 weeks. This results in up to 90% permanent reduction in hair growth. The results are not 100% because some partially damaged follicles may grow hair and fine hair can become thicker and more visible over time. This can usually be taken care of with yearly maintenance treatments.
What is the recovery after these treatments?
There is no downtime after Synchro REPLA:Y. You can go back to all normal activities right away. The skin can be slightly red and mildly swollen for a few hours.
What results can I expect from Synchro REPLA:Y laser treatment?
Unlike waxing which provides instant results, the results of laser hair removal are not immediate. Your hair will begin to fall out over the next few days. You should not scrub or pluck in the meantime. It may even appear that new hair is growing in the treated areas. Do not be disappointed if this occurs. It is just hair that was already present being pushed out. Once it falls off, no new hair will grow because the follicle has been damaged by the laser. Again, as mentioned, not all hair in the treatment area will fall out. Some hairs that were not in the growth phase will remain. Roughly 20% of hair is treated with each session.
Are there any risks involved?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lasers for hair removal in the 1990s. These devices have been safely used for several decades now. Laser hair removal is a safe, effective, and comfortable procedure for permanent hair reduction. The risks, such as burns, are only present if you have the treatments done by poorly trained or inexperienced providers.
How much does Synchro REPLAY treatment cost?
The cost of your treatment will depend on the part of the body you're having treated and the number of sessions you require. Keep in mind that this is a one-time cost as opposed to the thousands of dollars and countless hours spent over a lifetime on temporary hair removal methods like shaving and waxing.
Finding a provider for laser hair removal
If you would like to find out more about Synchro REPLA:Y laser hair removal, the MeTime app makes it easy. You can chat with experts, share photos, do a video consultation, and get quotes for your treatment. Download the MeTime app today and say goodbye to unwanted hair forever.