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LightSheer Vs. GentleLASE - What's the Difference?
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GentleLase and Lightsheer- Both excellent hair removal options
The GentleLase and Lighsheer are both very effective, and popular, hair removal lasers. The GentleLase (755nm long-pulsed Alexandrite laser) is a very effective laser for hair removal in lighter skin types. It has excellent pick up by melanin (skin and hair pigment), making it great for hair removal in lighter skin types, but not a good option for colored skin. The Lightsheer (810nm long-pulsed Diode laser) is not absorbed by melanin as well as the Alexandrite. ...
Lightsheer v GentleLase
These are laser brand names. Each of these lasers represents a completely different laser subtype. The Lightsheer is a diode laser and the GentleLASE is an alexandrite laser. I have used these extensively and these two lasers function at very different wavelengths. Therefore one of these lasers will penetrate deeper in the skin, treat melanin, the pigmented part of your hair follicle, differently and get different results. In addition, depending on your skin type certain lasers are safer...
Lightsheer vs. GentleLase
If you are a light skin type (Caucasian), either of these lasers are appropriate for you. The GentleLase is an Alexandrite laser and the Lightsheer is a Diode laser. Although they are slightly different types of light (755nm for Alex and 810 for Diode) they are both very effective for light skinned laser hair removal. The GentleLase may be marginally more painful because it is air cooled rather than contact cooled (Lightsheer). Ultimately, the total cost and result may boil down to which...