Permanent Hair Removal with Alexandrite, Diode or Yag Laser

Our Strength: We have all 3 lasers available in the market: Alexandrite, Diode, and Yag.


Permanent Hair Removal with Alexandrite, Diode, or Yag Laser

  • Alexandrite, the most effective, but only for fair skin tones.
  • Diode, the fastest and most comfortable for all skin types.
  • Yag, the safest laser for dark or black skin tones.
  • Treatment performed by nurses under medical supervision.
  • Best results achievable in the market.

Understanding the science of lasers used in hair removal

The hair removal market is not very recent.  Several lasers and pulsed lights have been available for over a decade. Why is hair destroyed by these technologies? Simply because it absorbs their light, which then transforms into heat. It is this heat that destroys the bulb responsible for hair growth. The absorption in the hair depends on the type of laser used.

However, venturing into the laser hair removal market is not always easy. Often, when shopping for laser treatment, people ask about the price without asking other questions about the technique and the laser used. This can result in ineffective treatment or risks of burns if the choice of laser is not suitable for your skin type.

Here is a summary of the lasers available for hair removal:

1. Alexandrite Laser: The Alexandrite laser emits a wavelength of 755 nanometers (Gold Standard for hair removal), making it particularly effective in targeting melanin pigments in hair follicles. It is considered one of the most effective lasers for hair removal and is generally well tolerated by patients. Its major advantage lies in its effectiveness for people with light skin type and dark hair. However, it may not be suitable for dark skin type due to the risk of burns.

Advantages of Alexandrite:

  • The best solution for light skin type.
  • The most effective laser.
  • Effective on fine hairs.

Disadvantages of Alexandrite:

  • Cannot be used on dark or black skin type.
  • A 4-week waiting period is necessary before treatment if the skin is tanned.
  • Greater risk of burn if the laser is not properly configured.

2. Diode Laser: The Diode laser typically emits a wavelength of 800 to 810 nanometers. It offers moderate penetration into the skin and is often used for quick treatments. It is considered suitable for all skin types, although its performance may vary depending on the color of the hair and the person’s skin type. It can be used at the beginning of treatment for its speed, but often, treatments need to be completed with an Alexandrite laser for light skin type when the hairs become thin or pale. It can be used on Black skin type, but often results plateau at 50% or less, as increasing energy increases the risk of burns, hence the need to finish the treatment with a YAG laser. However, it may be more effective for brown skin type that is not suitable for the Alexandrite laser and requires many more treatments with the YAG laser, which is not very absorbed by melanin.

Advantages of Diode:

  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Fastest treatments available. Can be used at the beginning of treatment for speed.
  • Effective for light skin and dark hair with more sessions than Alexandrite.
  • More effective for brown skin with fewer sessions than the YAG laser.
  • Easy to use and configure.

Disadvantages of Diode:

  • Reduced effectiveness at the end of treatment when hairs are thin or pale.
  • Limited effectiveness on black skin.

3. YAG Laser: The YAG laser emits a wavelength of 1064 nanometers, making it more penetrating into the skin. It is the laser least absorbed by melanin. This makes it a safer option for darker skin type, as it minimizes the risk of burns. However, the YAG laser requires more sessions to achieve optimal results and may be less effective on fine hairs. It is the only laser that is safe and effective for dark or black skin type.

Advantages of YAG:

  • Suitable for very dark or black skin.
  • Safest laser.

Disadvantages of YAG:

  • Requires many more sessions for optimal results.
  • Less effective on fine hairs.
  • May be more painful.

6. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): IPL is not a definitive solution. In fact, it only weakens the hair and requires several treatments that will never end. We have 2 IPL devices in our clinic, but we do not use them for hair removal.

7. Combined Diode Lasers: These lasers combine wavelengths in each pulse, either 755 nm with 810 nm or 810 nm with 1064 nm. In other words, each pulse generates a combination of the two wavelengths. This approach aims to increase the effectiveness of the diode laser, but the results will remain inferior to those obtained with a single true wavelength.

8. Painless Diode Lasers: These lasers involve passing multiple times over the same area with low intensity for a certain time. Although this method is less painful, it only miniaturizes the hair without completely destroying it. This requires more sessions, and in most cases, treatments are not permanent. Although our diode laser integrates this option, we rarely use it because it is less effective. The best option remains to use a single pulse per region with an appropriate intensity.

Our commitment is evident through our investment in all lasers available on the market. We took this initiative to ensure that we can offer the latest technological advancements and the most effective methods in laser hair removal and safety. We understand that each individual is unique, which is why we offer a variety of lasers, each tailored to different skin and hair types.

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Laser Alexandrite, Diode, or YAG Permanent Hair Removal

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Often Called a Laser, Intense Pulsed Light Is Not One. Here's Why:

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) consists of white light containing all spectra of colors. During the treatment, a filter must be used to eliminate unnecessary spectra. For example, if the device sends 15 joules of energy using a filter, it is likely that only 5 joules will reach the hair. Given this low ratio, multiple sessions may be necessary depending on the treated area. Although IPL can reduce hair growth, it is less effective than laser, especially for darker and thicker hair.

The laser contains only the spectrum (one color) that is absorbed by the hair. No filter is necessary. All delivered energy goes directly to the hair. The laser is generally considered more effective, especially for dark hair, as it can focus its energy more specifically on the hair follicle.

Laser Session in Details

  • Skin cleansing.
  • Shaving touch-up if necessary.
  • Application of a clear gel on the skin to allow contact.
  • Pulses of laser light emitted in the areas to be treated according to parameters adapted to your skin tone and according to the type of hair to be treated for a safe and effective result.

During treatment, there may be a smell of burnt hair and inflammatory redness around the hair bulbs may appear. This is perfectly normal.

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Why Choose Infinium Clinic?

Our Consultations

Here at Infinium, each consultation consists of a complete skin analysis done with in-depth detail. With the help of our 3 step program, a unique treatment plan is designed especially for you! We are proud to offer you the best technologies and treatments available in today’s market.

We aim to provide you with the best treatment options that respect your budget. We promise to offer the best options made specifically for you.

Our Technologies

Our team of professionals is aware that it is impossible to treat all skin conditions with just one technology. This is why we have acquired over 40 technologies to ensure that you experience the best services and results.


All of our machines are approved and regulated by Health Canada and supported by studies. Our team uses the safest techniques during the injections of neuromodulators and fillers.

Our Modern Clinic

Within the beauty industry, the best results depend not only on the experts but also on the machines that are used. Today, technologies and techniques evolve extremely fast. To improve our services and results, we use the most advanced and modern machines in today’s market.

We respect your privacy. Through the use of our software system we make sure that your personal information is kept safe. After every treatment, we are always here to answer any questions that you may have, both inside and outside of office hours.

Our Team of Experts

We believe that you deserve to be taken care of. You will be both greeted and treated exclusively by our professional team of doctors and nurses that are specialized in medical aesthetics.

Our Therapeutic Protocols

Here at Infinium, we believe that getting good results shouldn’t be dependent on just one treatment. Based on the problems identified during your facial analysis, we will offer you a combination of multiple treatments that best suit your needs to provide you with the best possible results. It is possible to combine technologies with injections, pharmaceutical skincare and oral medication.

Our Services

We at Infinium are proud to offer you the experience of a lifetime. We pride ourselves in providing some of the best services in the region.

Your Satisfaction

Here at infinium, your satisfaction is our top priority. We ensure you that we will take our time to listen to your questions and follow up with you. We strive to provide excellent service every step of the way.

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