The 1064 nm Nd:YAG FRAC3® method is optimized to deliver high intensity laser pulses in extremely short times of less than 2 ms, sufficiently short to destroy most hair types while avoiding unnecessary damage to the epidermis. Due to the relatively low absorption in melanin, Nd:YAG laser treatments can be used safely and effectively even with darker skin types.
Fotona’s Nd:YAG laser energy is absorbed selectively by the hair bulb and hair matrix, thus destroying the hair follicle. The FRAC3® pulse produces a three-dimensional fractional pattern within the epidermis and dermis, with energy being absorbed predominantly at the sites of small skin imperfections before heat is transferred to the surrounding non-target structures. Laser parameters can be adjusted quickly and easily according to your patient's skin type, hair thickness, hair color as well as depth of hair follicles. Nd:YAG FRAC3® pulses should be administered with a slight overlap covering the entire treatment surface. Apply cooling to maximize comfort during the treatment. Special post-treatment care is not required. Follicles treated in the anagen phase should fall out in approximately 2-3 weeks. Observe if new growth is present and repeat the treatment if needed. The treatment schedule will depend on each individual’s hair growth cycle.