What is Diolaze XL™?
Diolaze is the fastest option for laser hair removal. This is because it features a combination of high peak power, optimal pulsing, and the largest spot size. Plus, Diolaze XL™ provides the power to target and remove even the most finicky hair.
What is different about the Diolaze XL™?
In addition to its extensive power, the Diolaze laser has other benefits for our patients:
- Features a built-in 3-way skin cooling system, making it more comfortable than other hair removal lasers
- Requires fewer sessions
- Can treat most skin types
- Large spot size makes for much faster treatments
How does the laser get rid of the hair?
Some people incorrectly assume that the laser energy somehow cuts the hair, but if that were true the hair would still return. The key to getting rid of the hair permanently is to destroy or seriously damage the ability to grow the hair in the treatment area. This involves two keys — laser energy and the hair follicle. For permanent hair removal, the hair follicle’s bulb, bulge, and papilla must be destroyed.
The vehicle is laser energy. We calibrate the laser to the wavelength where the melanin in the hair will absorb the laser energy. Melanin is responsible for that color. When the laser energy is delivered onto the target area, the melanin absorbs the energy. It converts to heat and travels down the hair shaft into the follicle. When it reaches the follicle the heat damages the follicle so that it cannot produce hair.
Timing is important
That’s why the timing of laser hair removal is important. People wonder why you can’t zap the hair once and have it gone forever, but the timing has to be right. Only actively growing hair responds well to laser treatments because the hair is actively anchored in the follicle in that phase. But in addition to the anagen (active growth) phase, there are telogen (no growth), and cathagen (hair ejection) phases. The human body has around five million hair follicles; men have a few hundred thousand more than women. All of those hairs are in different phases at different times. Plus, different areas of the body have more hairs in anagen phases than others, because hair growth is more important in those areas.
Now you can see why it takes multiple laser hair removal sessions to get the maximum hair reduction. Still, the Diolaze laser requires fewer sessions. We are finding that patients need between 4-6 sessions to achieve the kind of hair removal/reduction they seek. This is anywhere from two to four less sessions than most laser hair removal options at other practices.
Put our Diolaze XL™ laser to work on your unwanted hair. Call us at (858) 677-9352 to make your appointment.