At Romeo & Juliette we have more lasers for hair removal than anyone in the city — 12. The variety of our lasers allows us to effectively remove hair on people with darker skin tones and with lighter hair colors, conditions that make laser hair removal ineffective for most practitioners with only one or two lasers at their disposal.
One of the lasers that allows us the most versatility of any laser hair removal practice is the Lumenis Splendor X laser.
What’s different about the Splendor X laser?
Most lasers use a single wavelength of energy, and this is matched to the person’s hair color. The Splendor X combines two laser wavelengths into a single platform. With two wavelengths, we can deliver optimal hair removal regardless of the patient’s skin tone and hair color. This gives our Romeo & Juliette hair removal specialists great flexibility for targeting and removing unwanted hair.
What are the benefits of the Splendor X laser?
At Romeo & Juliette, we love the Splendor X laser for a variety of reasons:
- Blend X — The Splendor X synchs two laser wavelengths, Nd:YAG (1064nm) and Alexandrite (755nm) into one delivery option. This enables us to adjust the treatment to the patient’s skin type, hair color, and hair thickness.
- Square shape spot sizes — The Splendor X delivers its laser energy in a square spot shape. This is an improvement over the usual circular spot shapes. This allows our technicians to cover the treatment areas in a uniform pattern, which eliminates overlap and the need for later touch-ups of missed spots.
- Fast treatments — The Splendor X has a large spot size, 27 mm x 27 mm, and a rapid repetition rate. This makes for much faster treatment times.
- Cooling — Splendor X features a dual cooling system designed to deliver contact cooling and cold air exactly over the treated area. This keeps our patients comfortable during their laser hair removal sessions.
Is the Splendor X laser effective for all skin and hair types?
At Romeo & Juliette, we’ve been thrilled with the versatility of the Splendor X system. The two wavelengths of the laser can be synchronized to be fired with varying proportions, and this allows us to tailor our treatments according to the patient’s skin type, hair color, and hair thickness. This allows us to use the Splendor X for darker skin tones and lighter hair colors than could be treated by most lasers.
Typically, when addressing darker skin tones or lighter hair colors, the laser energy needs to be dramatically lowered because the laser has trouble differentiating between the hair color and the skin color. That can lead to skin damage by the laser energy, hence the need to drop the power. The problem is: once you drop the power you don’t damage the skin, but you also don’t damage the hair follicle to the necessary degree.
We can avoid these issues with the Splendor X, thanks to the system’s versatility.
Fall in New York is a great time to start removing your unwanted hair. It will take a series of sessions to achieve the hair removal you seek, so the colder weather is a great time to begin. Call us at Romeo & Juliette, (212) 750-2000 to schedule a consultation.