permanent hair removal
Diode laser technology in the field of aesthetic medicine sets new standards for laser hair removal. Light Sheer depilation using a diode laser is an innovative method to remove unwanted hair, ensuring safe and quick removal of unwanted hair from all areas of the body. This treatment is recommended for both women and men. No special preparation for the procedure is required, and after the procedure no convalescence is required.
The laser epilation treatment is performed in the areas of the face, on the hands, legs, in the area of the bikini, underarms, back, abdomen and neck.
The mechanism of the diode laser
The principle of the diode laser operation is based on the phenomenon of selective photothermalysis. Light, whose wavelength is 808 nm is emitted by a laser, and then it is converted into thermal energy, which is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) contained in the hair cell. The laser energy damages the structure of the hair follicle responsible for the growth of the hair. There is a process of permanent damage to the hair follicle and the production of new hair is blocked. The temperature in the hair follicle is raised to 60-65 oC. Laser operation and energy emitted by it are not harmful to health, and the waves reach only 2 mm deep into the skin.
Scientific research has shown that epilation with a diode laser belongs to effective and safe treatments. The effectiveness of the treatment depends on correctly selected device parameters. The treatment proceeds comfortably, due to the fast pace of laser work.
An additional advantage of the device is that the laser is equipped with a cooling head up to approx. -50 oC, finished with a thick layer of sapphire glass, which by cooling minimizes heat sensation during the treatment and protects the skin from burns. The feeling of discomfort during the treatment is individual and depends on the body part and the patient himself.
Efficacy and safety of the procedure
Thanks to the unique technology of the cooling head you can apply parameters with higher energy which results in higher effectiveness of the device and no risk of skin burns. The results after the finished series of treatments are long-lasting.
The effectiveness and the final effect of the treatment depends on:
- skin tone and type (skin type),
- the content of dye (melanin) in the bristles,
- the thickness of the hair,
- hair growth phase,
- genetic predisposition,
- treatment area
In order for the procedure to yield the best results, it is necessary to follow the recommendations that will enable a faster destruction process of the hair bulbs and prevent the occurrence of side effects.
- Face (mustache, beard, cheeks, sideburns, ears, between eyebrows)
- Arms, forearms
- White line
- Lower extremities (thighs, knees, calves, toes)
Frequency of treatments
Due to the fact that the hair grows unevenly in various phases, and laser hair epilates undergo anagen phase, hair removal requires several treatments. After the first treatment, about 30% of the hair is usually removed. The final number of treatments is determined by the individual characteristics of the patient. It is recommended to perform a minimum of 4 treatments, but the most effective effects will bring a series of 4-6-8 treatments.
The first three treatments are recommended to be performed at intervals of once every 3-5 weeks. Another 4-8 treatments should be carried out on average every 6-10 weeks. For the back and legs, 4-6 weeks.
In order to maintain long-lasting effects, it is recommended to perform a reminding procedure once a year.
Preparation for the procedure
- The skin in the treated area should be cleaned and unlubricated. It should not be desiccated, and irritated. If the skin is too dry a few days before the procedure (3-5), emollients (moisturizing-oiling-soothing cream) should be used.
- The body should not be dehydrated before the procedure, remember to consume a lot of water the day before the planned procedure.
- Several days before the procedure, the skin should be shaved in the area of the planned treatment, so that they are several millimeters in length.
- During 4 weeks in the area of the face and 6 weeks in the vicinity of other places, the hair should not be torn out using tweezers, wax, sugar paste or a mechanical epilator before the procedure. You can use the shaver or trim it.
- It is not allowed to use ointments and creams with vit. A, retinoids (eg Isotrexin, Differin, Zorac, Retin A and others), should be discontinued 4 weeks before the planned procedure.
- After an oral therapy with retinoids (Roaccutane, Izotec, Curacne) a six-month break is recommended between the end of the treatment and the first treatment.
- Cosmetics containing fruit acids or other exfoliating substances should be discontinued one week in advance. Minimum 2 days before the procedure, do not take wit. C.
- Inform you that you are taking oral and topical medicines that have light sensitizing properties such as antibiotics, antidepressants, Aspirin or Ibuprom. Epilation can be carried out min. 2-4 weeks after they are discontinued. Light sensitive medicines and some herbs, such as calendula, stinging nettle, St. John's wort, should be discontinued 2 weeks before the procedure.
- Do not apply the balms to the skin 24 hours before the procedure and use antiperspirants (Etiaxil).
- Hormonal treatment, eg thyroid, infertility, hirsutism, requires a doctor's statement, no contraindications and the possibility of such a procedure. Persons with pacemakers or other cardiac problems are also required to provide such a statement from their physician.
- Before cosmetic procedures, depilation can be performed 7 days before the procedure or 14 days after the depilation.
- It is best to come in a loose clothing, not irritating freshly shaved skin.
What does the skin look like after the treatment?
The skin after the treatment is slightly red. Redness disappears very quickly. Other side effects after the procedure are absent. It is very important to follow the post-treatment recommendations
Recommendations and skin care after laser hair removal
During 2-3 days, the skin should be treated gently:
- Wash your facial skin with gentle cleansers. You can wash with a non-alcoholic tonic, use thermal water.
- Do not use cosmetics containing aha acids and retinoids (eg Retinol)
- Do not apply deodorants or antiperspirants (in the armpits)
- Apply Panthenol, alantan, solcoseryl, b-panthen, zinalfat, dermopanthen, daily soothing and regenerating preparations several times a day
- Moisturize the skin with creams, for example, Dermalogica
- The skin should not be irritated in any way, gently dry,
- Preparations having an exfoliating effect can be used for 2 weeks. From the procedure
- Avoid hot baths
- You can not sunbathe between laser hair removal treatments and within 2-4 weeks after the procedure. During this time, in areas exposed to direct UV rays, the skin should be protected with uva and uvb creams with spf 50
- Between treatments, you must not use or take drugs or contraindications
- Do not use the pools and saunas until it is irritating
- Do not tear out hair in a minimum period of 6 weeks. On the body in the area, face min. 4 weeks. The use of a shaving razor is permitted
- Epilation with tweezers, wax, sugar paste or epilator (discontinue one month before the planned surgery)
- Fresh tan (solarium, sun, tanning, spray tanning) (stop 4 weeks before surgery)
- Use of cosmetics, vitamin supplements C, herbs with nettle, St. John's wort, marigold, (should be discontinued 2 weeks before surgery)
- Light-sensitizing drugs, antibiotics, steroids
- Isotretinoin use (during the last 6 months)
- Deprim, persenone (should be discontinued at least 7 days before the procedure)
- Use of antispirents such as Etiaxil (discontinue 24 hours before the procedure)
- Mechanical or chemical peels in the treatment area (during the last 4 weeks)
- Skin and herpes infections (can be done 7 days after regression)
- Implants, threads in the surgical area (medical, non-resorbable - contraindication of absolute medical threads, absorbable up to 6 months after surgery, threads)
- Bullous skin diseases and photodermatosis
- Skin diseases: albinism, psoriasis, rose (risk of disease progression)
- Active skin infections
- The tendency to the formation of keloids
- Unusual and undiagnosed pigmentation changes (high risk of permanent discoloration or discoloration)
- Hypersensitivity to light, including the sun
- Known susceptibility to skin discoloration
- Allergic to medicines containing hydroquinone or other bleaching preparations
- Taking medicines to reduce blood clotting
- Gray hair
- Reticularis (marbled skin)
- Epilepsy (relative)
- Unsatisfied diabetes
- Tattoo at the place of the procedure
- Fresh surgical procedures
The treatment may be less effective in patients with untreated hirsutism and in patients who have previously undergone IPL depilation (damaged structure of the hair follicle)