The 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 relativelly low absorbtion in melanin, Nd:YAG laser treatments can be used safely and effectively even with darker skin types.
Fotona’s 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. 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.
Compared to the standard laser hair removal treatment concept, Fotona’s short FRAC3® pulse, exhibits the lowest hair damage thresholds, making this treatment more comfortable to the patient.