Ruby®

The conditions treated most often with our Spectrum 2000 Q-Switched Ruby laser are:

Age spots Port wine stains Tattoos
Café au lait spots Skin discolorations Moles & Warts
Pigmented lesions Unwanted Hair Freckles
Mongolian spots Birthmarks  
   

How Does The Palomar E2000™ System Remove Hair?

Red light emitted by the Palomar E2000 System is absorbed by the dark pigment found in hair follicles. The laser is “pulsed” or turned on, for only a fraction of a second – just long enough to disable the follicle. While the laser energy is delivered, the unique contact-cooling handpiece helps protect the skin through conductive cooling.

Does It Hurt?

While you may feel a slight tingling sensation, most people tolerate the procedure very well. Because some areas of the body are more sensitive than other, you may choose to have a topical anesthetic applied to increase comfort during the procedure.

How many treatments will I need?

Multiple treatments are generally required. The actual number depends on the color of your hair and skin, as well as factors such as hormone levels and hair follicle size. Your hair removal center will develop a treatment program that best fulfills your individual needs.

What should I expect after treatment?

After effects vary from patient to patient. Typically, within several minutes, the treated are may become slightly red and puffy. This reaction subsides quickly, usually within a day. Since the Palomar E2000 System does not cut the skin in any way, you can return to normal activity immediately.

How has unwanted hair usually been removed?

Shaving

Shaving is a simple procedure… but it’s also messy and time consuming. (And who needs nicks and cuts?) Shaving is temporary solution, one that requires a constant commitment.

Tweezing

Ouch! This quick-fix is not only painful… it’s highly impractical for large areas! And, if you’ve ever tweezed, you know that the hair you pluck will only grow back again.

Depilatories

Another temporary solution. This messy procedure requires a significant time commitment and must be repeated about once a week. Caution: if depilatories are left on too long, they can cause severe skin irritation or even chemical burns.

Waxing

Waxing can cover large skin areas and may last for a month or more. Yet this procedure is painful and can cause allergic reaction as well as prolonged inflammation of the hair follicle.

Electrolysis

This procedure involves sticking a needle into each hair follicle and applying an electric current. In expert hands, electrolysis can successfully eliminate hair. But because you can treat only one hair follicle at a time it’s tedious and time-consuming.

The Speed Of the Palomar E2000T SYSTEM VS. ELECTROLYSIS AND WAXING

Back    15 minutes         10 + hours   30 minutes
Legs 45 minutes 12 + hours  1 hour
Bikini Line  6 minutes        4 + hours     15 minutes
Underarms       6 minutes       2 + hours 15 minutes
Chin      4 minutes 45 + minutes   10 minutes
Upper Lip  2 minutes   30 + minutes  15 minutes

Treatment times shown represent the approximate time to treat an average specific total body area one time.

For long lasting results, multiple treatment session are usually needed.

The Palomar E2000T advantage:

SAFETY, SPEED, AND PERMANENT HAIR REDUTION

SAFETY

The Palomar E2000 system resulted from years of research at Wellman Laboratories of photomedicine, part of the Massachusetts General Hospital – one of the world’s leading medical research institutions. After careful scientific study of hair follicle anatomy, researchers precisely matched laser output to the size, depth and location of hair follicles within the skin.

Palomar’s unique sub-zero contact-cooling handpiece is designed to conduct heat away from the skin before, during and after each laser pulse. This cooling process protects the skin and minimizes discomfort. Palomar’s TwinPulse T mode provides maximum laser absorption, while giving the skin extra time to cool between pulses.

SPEED

Treatments using the Palomar E2000 System are faster than those provided by any other technique, including earlier laser procedures. The large 3/4 (20-mm) square spot size means that even large body areas (like back and legs) can be covered quickly. The table to the right shows the speed of the Palomar E2000 System. Compared with electrolysis, which can take 15 seconds or more per hair, laser hair removal is the fast alternative! It is even faster than waxing and much more effective

PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION

Permanent hair reduction is defined as a long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs that grow back after a treatment regime. Such hair reduction after at least one complete growth cycle (4-12 months, depending on anatomical location) is considered permanent hair reduction. Clinical trials performed at Massachusetts General Hospital have shown that most people treated with appropriate energies achieve 10-50% permanent hair reduction following each treatment.

BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

Shoulder, Three months after second treatment using the 20 x 20-mm SheerSpeed Adapter
Ruby, Three months after second treatment using the 20 x 20-mm SheerSpeed Adapter
Ruby, Arm 3 months after second treatment using 20 x 20-mm SheerSpeed Adapter
Ruby, Arm 3 months after second treatment using 20 x 20-mm SheerSpeed Adapter

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