This is no bullsh***. This is the real deal.
I think since it’s the only one “serious” device that can be used by patients at home I will buy spatouch for self treatment. I am willing to spend 5000 -7000 thousand to be hair free for couple of month , to finally rid myself off of this horror.
These are the facts!
. Light and Heat Energy (LHE™) Technology – A Novel Approach to Photothermal Hair Removal,Alex Levenberg, MD, Beit Ha’rofeem – Plastic Surgery Clinic, April 2003
This whitepaper focuses on SpaTouch, its technological basis and clinical results. It begins with a description of the theory of selective photothermolysis, and how it is implemented in LHE™ technology. It then summarizes three (3) controlled clinical studies, including the study done for the FDA submission. The studies show delay in hair growth after one LHE treatment and long term hair reduction of about 50%, 6-9 months following the last treatment.
Conclusion: SpaTouch is clinically equivalent to laser and IPL hair removal systems, in long term hair reduction and in the absence of any adverse side effects. And has the additional advantages of small size and higher safety.
- Light and Heat Energy (LHE™) Technology Review of a Novel Approach to Hair Removal,Krespi YP, MD, St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital, NY, USA & Levenberg A, MD, June 2003
Although similar to the one above this whitepaper, however, provides more detailed information about LHE™ technology and how it is applied in hair removal. It explains the issues December 2003 Page 2 of wavelength range, chromophore absorption coefficient, thermal relaxation time, spot size (penetration depth) and hair growth cycle. It presents microscope-enlarged pictures of bleached and singed follicles taken immediately following an LHE pulse. It concludes with the description of the three clinical studies mentioned above. Conclusion:
clinical studies prove delay in hair growth of at least 12 weeks, and long term hair reduction – all in a smaller, more cost effective and safer (no cooling needed) device than the existing alternatives.
Trelles M.A. et al., Hair removal evaluated with a filterless flashlamp-based system: a preliminary study in 10 patients,J Cosmetic & Laser Ther 2003; 5: 15–24 This study is one of the first ones done with SpaTouch™ to assess system efficacy and the length of hair removal effect. 10 patients went through 5 monthly LHE treatments (with the first generation LUA). Biopsy specimens were taken for a histological evaluation.
Histology revealed the destruction of most of the hair shaft, with re-growth of finer and lighter hair approximately 4 weeks after the final treatment. Rate of retardation of hair growth was around 80%. All patients were either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with results. System works well on fair and white hair and vellous (unlike lasers)An improvement of skin conditions in the treated area contributed to satisfaction. December 2003 Page 4
Goldberg DJ et al., Hair removal with a combined light/heat based photo-epilation system,J Cutan Laser Ther. 2001 Mar;3(1):3-7 This is the first study done with SpaTouch™ to assess hair removal efficacy and safety. 21 anatomic sites received 1 to 3 treatments, and hair regrowth was evaluated 4 months after the last treatment.
Average hair reduction at 4 months following the last treatment was 27%. Over 60% of patients were either “mildly pleased” or “very pleased” with results. No adverse side effects were observed at the time of follow up. Conclusion:
“The SpaTouch light/heat based photoepilation system represents the newest efficient and safe method in hair removal.”