Laser Hair Removal
Imagine never having to shave, tweeze, or wax again.
Hello Laser…Goodbye Razor!!!
HOW IT WORKS
The laser beam penetrates the skin to heat the active growth center of the hair follicle, causing permanent destruction. Only those hair follicles in the active growth stage (anagen) are affected. Since 30-70% of hair follicles are in the anagen stage (depending on body area), multiple treatments spaced several weeks apart are necessary.
With our Diode laser you can expect an 85-95% reduction after 4-6 treatments.
WHO CAN BENEFIT
The laser beam targets the melanin pigment in the hair follicle and therefore is not effective on blond, white or gray hairs? The ideal candidate has fair skin and dark hair.
Darker skin types have more melanin in the superficial layer of the skin, meaning the laser energy is more likely to be absorbed causing heating of the skin. The MeDioStar addresses this problem with its unique double-pulsing technology and integrated skin pre-cooling. We can treat all skin types as long as the hair is darker than the skin, although we recommend a patch test on a small area to assess response in individuals with very dark skin.
WHAT TO EXPECT
At your initial consultation we will take a photograph for the records. The laser pulses feel like a warm snap against the skin which is usually well tolerated and most people find that subsequent treatments are easier to tolerate. For more sensitive areas we can use an anesthetic cream to ensure your comfort.
Immediately after treatment the skin will be a little red, but this will resolve after 1-2 hours. A few days to a week later some of the damaged hairs will come to the surface and are then shed. Following this you will notice that hair growth is reduced and that some hairs have changed from course to fine. When a new cycle of growth is apparent it is time to return for further treatment.
PREPARATION FOR TREATMENT
Sun exposure or tanning must be avoided for 2 weeks prior to treatment to minimize the risk of side-effects.
Best results are achieved if the hairs in the area of concern have not been plucked or waxed for 4-6 weeks prior, but bleaching or shaving can be continued until the day of laser hair removal.
The most important factor in preventing side effects is to avoid sun exposure or tanning for 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after treatment.
CONTRAINDICATONS ( WHO CAN NOT BE TREATED)
Recent tanning or sun exposure
Recent use of medicines that sensitize the skin such as Tetracycline or Accutane
Active skin infection
Active herpes cold sores. If you suffer from recurrent herpes cold sores, then a prophylactic dose of an antiviral agent can be prescribed to help prevent an outbreak.