What is True Laser?Body Details' True Laser technology is a term, exclusive to Body Details, that we use to describe how we utilize the combination of four important factors to deliver the best possible results. It means that we are operating the most powerful lasers at optimized custom wavelengths for your skin type in the hands of highly trained certified medical professionals who provide treatment under the strict guidelines of the proven safest and most effective treatment protocol ever produced by Body Details' medical research team. At Body Details we provide you with a written lifetime guarantee that True laser = True Results.
Type of DeviceDid you know there are many light-based devices used in medical offices across the country that are approved by the FDA for permanent hair reduction? The major difference is the energy output or “class” level of the device. The class levels created by the FDA and Code of Federal Regulation range from 1 to 4. Class levels determine how deep beneath the skin the energy penetrates. A higher “class” level signifies a greater energy output and deeper penetration. The two most common light-based devices used to perform what is collectively referred to as “laser hair removal” are:
A. Intense Pulsed LightIntense Pulsed Light or “IPL” as it is more commonly referred to, works well primarily for skin-rejuvenating procedures that require low energy. All IPL devices are Class 2 and use the full spectrum of light rather than one optimized wavelength. The class 2 classification means that the energy produced is enough to effectuate the skin just below the surface but generally does not provide enough energy to affect unwanted hair at the root. Consequently, because IPL devices work utilizing the full spectrum of light, there exists more radiation absorption in the skin and cells surrounding the area being treated; not the case with Class 4 True Lasers. IPL devices are commonly used for laser hair removal mainly due to the low cost of the IPL equipment to the provider. IPL devices do not produce lifelong results and patients who receive IPL treatment for laser hair removal will need to continuously receive treatments every 8 to 12 weeks to maintain the substandard results. IPL devices only stunt hair growth rather than truly kill hair follicles at the root. Quite simply, IPL devices do not provide the energy output required to provide permanent lifelong hair removal results and are not optimized for individual skin types. IPL devices significantly increase the risk of potential adverse reactions. IPL devices are best suited for surface level skin rejuvenating procedures.
B. LaserLaser use a precise wavelength of light that is specifically optimized for the treatment of laser hair removal and a persons individual skin type. The True Lasers used by Body Details are class IV, the most powerful lasers approved by the FDA for laser hair removal. True Lasers are certified to permanently remove hair and provide lifelong results. Class IV lasers can deliver up to 1,500 times more energy than Class III and consequently reduce treatment time. Laser hair removal works by heating the hair in a given treatment area to the point of singeing until it burns down to the root and kills the surrounding follicle all without damaging the surrounding skin or cells. This permanently destroys the root and as a result the hair never grows back! To illustrate an example: picture a black balloon inside of a pink balloon. If you were to pulse an Intense Pulsed Light device at the balloons both would pop. If you pulsed a True Laser device at the correct wavelength at both balloons only the black balloon inside would pop while the outside balloon remain unharmed. True Laser = True Results Click here to see the above example of a True Laser in action In addition to the fact that True Lasers produce permanent results, True laser has additional benefits. Laser actually destroys the root of the hair, so after a completed series of treatments the skin looks and feels softer because there is no longer any hair just beneath the skin's surface. It is actually the remaining portion of a shaven hair that creates the dark shadow and coarse feel of the skin that you may notice even just minutes after you shave. Laser gets rid of all of your unwanted hair forever and returns your skin to the look and feel it had prior to you having any hair growth in the area just like when you were a baby, hence the term “baby soft” skin. Follow the link below to learn more about the benefits and differences of Class IV laser devices:
Imagine how great it would be to have skin that is not only hair free forever, but is also actually softer and smoother! Laser will also naturally:Tighten your skin slightly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and age lines. Reduce or eliminate brown spots or age spots in the treatment area. Eliminate razor bumps and ingrown hairs medically known as pseudofolliculitis. Determining whether your treated by True Laser or an IPL device is not that easy since lasers are sold under brand names rather than type but asking what Class Level the device you are being treated by will help you to simplify this process. There are still additional factors to consider when choosing where to receive laser hair removal. Read on to see how some facilities, even when using the right Laser device, can still cause you to receive drastically different results. See Factor II
WavelengthAll lasers are not created equal. The second classification you need to be aware of in regard to hair removal treatment devices is wavelength. What is a wavelength? To put simply, when light travels it moves up and down in a wavelike pattern. The term wavelength is the distance between the high and the low point of the wave. There are many brands of hair removal lasers out there and each utilizes a different wavelength to remove hair. As a consumer you should know that some work significantly better than others. The reason for this is money. As advancing scientific research in the aesthetic laser field proved one particular wavelength of light to be more effective than others, equipment manufacturers began to patent the unique laser hair removal technology for exclusive company use, (yes apparently you can patent a light frequency). This means that only one company can have the most effective laser in regard to wavelength and all other manufacturers have no choice but to use a wavelength that is inferior. Body Details customizes treatments for our patients using the laser with the wavelength that is best for their particular skin type using either a 755 nanometer wavelength (also called Alexandrite) optimized for Fitzpatrick skin types 1-4 or a 1064 nanometer wavelength optimized for Fitzpatrick skin types 5 and 6. These are the clinically proven most effective wavelengths to permanently remove unwanted hair. Body Details is constantly researching and evaluating the efficacy of new laser equipment and adopts new technologies into its practice once a clear new leader has been tested and proven safe and effective by both the FDA and our medical research team. You can remain confident that at Body Details you will find both True Laser and True Results Now if that was all there was to know when choosing where to get your laser hair removal there would still be many places to choose from. Just select a place that uses a Laser with a 755 nanometer wavelength if you have light skin or a 1064 nanometer wavelength if you have darker skin but the two most important factors are still to follow:
Treatment ProtocolOnce the correct device using the correct wavelength on the correct skin type is being used the next critical factor is treatment protocol.
What is treatment protocol?Put simply, treatment protocols are the instructions on how to perform a medical procedure. In laser hair removal, these instructions specify technical settings on such things as spot size, fluence and pulse duration, as well as many other things that are other factors that will determine the effectiveness of the procedure. It is important to understand that unlike most other medical procedures, there is no one universally accepted treatment protocol for laser hair removal. All treatment protocols that are currently used for laser hair removal come from one of two sources: either they are the recommended protocols from the manufacturer of the equipment themselves or it is created through a research and development division of the actual company providing the treatment.
Treatment protocols produced by laser manufacturersBecause of legal and technical limitations and/or restrictions that laser manufacturers must abide by, the treatment protocols produced by laser companies are generally not made with the idea of being the most effective in mind. As discussed earlier IPL and other class II devices, regardless of protocols, do not have the technical ability to produce anything more than hair reduction. They simply don't produce enough energy to permanently remove hair. The laser's utilized by Body Details are Class IV lasers that do produce enough energy for permanent hair removal but it is the protocol, the proper application of this energy that ensures results. Manufacturer treatment protocols are generally designed to provide the manufacturer protection from lawsuits and are created with settings that are rarely optimal for providing effective treatment results. At best, manufacturer recommendations are an initial guide or outline for the design of a truly safe and effective permanent result producing protocol.
Treatment protocols produced through provider researchThe second way treatment protocol is created is by the provider themselves. The provider spends a significant amount of money and time to create there own legally protected protocol for exclusive use. Body Details chose this method because it guarantees the best possible results for you the patient as the protocols can be tested and proven by the Body Details panel of specially trained medical professionals who are chosen under our very strict guidelines of professionalism and expertise. This method of creating treatment protocol is rarely used because it requires a great expense on the part of the provider due to the necessity to: hire a team of doctors and medical experts, conduct in-house research and development, spend months and sometimes years to create and test a treatment protocol, and to repeat the process as new medical studies and research is published to industry professionals. Body Details was created to advance cosmetic medicine in the areas of laser hair and laser tattoo removal and having such a research team is already an integral part of our business model. Because of this we have created a treatment protocol that is clinically proven to be the most effective and we will continue to conduct research that will continuously improve our treatment protocol as we search for more effective ways to permanently remove unwanted hair. You can rest assured that Body Details prides itself in offering the most advanced medical protocols formulated from the most current research and findings available in the laser hair removal industry. Our protocols are ever evolving and are continuously being reevaluated to ensure that you receive the best possible permanent laser hair removal results via the Body Details copyrighted True Laser Protocol.
Skill of Treatment ProviderEach and every Body Details team member takes pride in providing the best customer service possible but we don’t stop there. Both the laser manufacturers themselves and the Body Details team of medical specialists have proficiently trained all of our True Laser experts in the services we provide. Each True Laser Specialist is subject to ongoing True Laser Protocol testing to ensure that not only have they achieved proficiency in regard to the knowledge that is expected of them but also to ensure that it is constantly maintained. Expertise is way of life here and each and every team member is expected by company leadership and their peers to continually evolve as True Laser Experts. Each and every employee of Body Details receives treatment so that they can understand the treatment experience from your, the patient’s, perspective. We want you to feel comfortable knowing that our team of laser experts can answer any questions you may have and speak from both researched and personal experience. Body Details' training center ensures that each of our True Laser Specialists is proficient in the skills required to provide you with the safest and most effective treatment possible. Our Medical professional evaluations of our team members put you, the patient, first and create a level of expertise that is unsurpassed in our industry. Body Details’ ever constant review of our treatment practices and medical protocols guarantee that we continue to be at the forefront of effective treatment in the fields of both laser hair and laser tattoo removal. Our providers work with each of our clients to maximize comfort and cater to their individual treatment needs. We recognize that each individual patient is different and that the effectiveness of your treatment will be greatly dependent on your individual body chemistry and hormones. Our protocol takes this factor into account and our True Laser Specialists are taught to communicate with you and to adjust settings when necessary based on the results you are achieving after each treatment. We encourage an open dialogue between our True Laser Specialists and our clients to not only increase the effectiveness of your treatments but also the enjoyment of your time spent with us. We ask you to please voice any concerns with our treatment providers and be sure to ask any questions you have whenever you have them. We want you to leave our facilities both satisfied and knowledgeable about the services we provide.