Go for light sheer or candela gentle max pro? (photos)
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Light Sheer Diode vs Candela Gentle Max Pro
The Lightsheer diode is the original laser almost all diodes are based on. However, there are differences in the fluence (power) and cooling of each type of diode. The newer Lightsheer (termed the Duet) has two sizes a large and a small. The large handpiece tends to be underpowered for Middle Eastern patients while the small handpiece tends to lack the proper cooling. In my practice, I like diodes lasers with enough fluence and large spot size and proper cooling (we use a diolaze) for Middle Eastern patients since they tend be more efficient and effective. Nd:YAG, the candela gentle max pro, is a good option using Nd:YAG component but it may require more sessions since it is a less efficient laser than newer diodes.
There are a variety of lasers which can be used for Middle Eastern Skin. It is important to chose a laser clinic with physicians and staff who work with ethnic skin as the margin of safety is much lower than with lighter skin types with thinner hair.
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