Vectus Laser by Cynosure is an FDA-cleared method of utilizing laser energy so as to remove and eradicate unappealing hair growth from various areas of the body and face. Incorporating hi-tech features, this machine is claimed to deliver rapid and long-lasting results, in contrast to common, provisional solutions such as waxing or shaving.
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How Does Vectus Laser Work?
Vectus Laser incorporates a melanin reader, which aids in determining the amount of melanin and thus allowing for the effective damage of the hair follicle and ultimately optimized hair removal, customized to each individual’s skin type. Then, the laser (diod laser beam, with a 800 nm. wavelength) takes over, to distribute controlled heat on the treated area, emitting pulses directly onto the bulb of the hair, thus ruining it and delaying its further growing.
The procedure itself usually lasts no longer than 5-10 minutes for small areas, whereas 30-35 minutes are typically required for larger areas. That is achieved through the large spot size and wide beam profile, which make it possible for treating wide hairy areas in just a few minutes without having to repeat the passes over the treated area.
The average number of sessions required for a satisfactory result is 6-8, with the first 4 preferably being performed at 4-8 weeks intervals (still, hair tends to grow at a different pace depending on the body area – for example, hair on the face springs up faster compared to hair on the chest and back). Waxing, tweezing, plucking and epilating should be avoided at least a month prior to a Vectus Laser session, while a patient should also stay clear of exposure to the sun a couple of days before the treatment.
Below is an outline of the Vectus Laser advantages:
- Tangible benefits after a limited number of treatments
- Increased effectiveness due to its brief pulse delivery properties
- Well-controlled pulses which purge unwanted hair without burning the skin or causing harm to surrounding tissues
- Integrated cooling mechanism which confines ache and discomfort
- Adjustment of the laser to each individual’s needs
- Relatively pain-free procedure
- Swiftly performed procedure
- Long-standing results
Vectus Laser is contended to be free of side effects. Still, a patient is likely to encounter, usually on a temporary basis, some of the following:
- Scarring (atypical, but still a possibility)
Areas To Be Treated
The advanced technical specs of Vectus Laser make it possible for treating wide areas such as the back, the chest or the legs as well as smaller ones (chin, upper lips, bikini line) with the same level of efficiency.
As expected, the cost for a complete Vectus Laser treatment is contingent on factors like the volume of the treated area, the area itself, the nature of hair and their growth rate, the chosen clinic etc. That being said, a patient can be charged about $900-1,200 for areas like the chest, the back, the legs or the whole face and around $400-600 for the neck, the chin or the arms (partial treatment).
Vectus Laser Reviews
There doesn’t seem to be ample feedback to enable an indubitable assessment of this method. Still, people who have tried it usually publish positive comments on its speed and effectiveness, whereas the procedure itself is commonly described as “soothing” or “pinching” – obviously that depends heavily on one’s specific reception to the effect of the laser beam. On the other hand, there have been cases of burning and marking of the patient’s skin, while a stinging sensation has been harassing other patients after the procedure.
Before and After Photos
On the whole, Vectus Laser can be deemed as a dependable and fast solution to eliminate and impede hair growth. Moreover, its potential to adjust hair removal to the patients’ skin type and special needs can further guarantee a very satisfactory outcome. Nevertheless, Vectus Laser is not a passkey to every door; for example, some very light skin types or hair textures may not be adequately treated by this method, and that’s why proper consultation should take place beforehand to determine