Unwanted hair growth is a common problem that can be a hassle to manage with traditional methods such as shaving, waxing, or plucking. Laser hair reduction offers a permanent solution to unwanted hair with no side effects.
The diode laser’s light penetrates the skin to target the dark pigment in the hair follicles without damaging surrounding tissue. The Nd: YAG laser treats darker phototypes, including Indian skin.
Laser hair removal can be a painless and reliable option for people who want to get rid of unwanted hair. This method is much safer than waxing or shaving, and it can provide long-term results. However, it is important to choose a trained and licensed technician who uses superior machinery to avoid serious complications.
The diode and IPL laser treatments are effective for removing hair on all skin tones, and they can produce permanent results after six to eight sessions. The treatment works by sending targeted light beams to the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the melanin in the follicles, and it destroys them. This leaves the area with reduced hair growth, but touch-up treatments may be needed if new hairs develop.
Unlike shaving, waxing or electrolysis, laser hair reduction offers long-lasting results. Even if hair does grow back, it is usually finer in texture and lighter in color and therefore less of a cosmetic problem than before treatment.
The CoolGlide diode laser emits a beam of light that targets and destroys active hair follicles. The skin cooling system maximizes the effectiveness of this process by preventing unwanted energy absorption and dispersion of the laser’s energy. During the treatment session, you will feel a slight sensation that resembles a mild sunburn. Before the procedure it is important to not pluck, shave, wax, use sugar or have electrolysis on the area. This is because these methods remove the pigmented part of the hair follicle which is necessary for successful laser treatment.
Laser hair reduction is a very safe procedure that reduces or eliminates the need for shaving, waxing and plucking. The light energy emitted by the laser passes through the skin and targets pigment (the color of your hair) in the hair follicle, thus damaging or eliminating it.
However, the laser beam cannot destroy all of your unwanted hair follicles because it only targets those in the active growth phase. This is why multiple treatment sessions are required to achieve your desired results.
To maximize the effectiveness of your treatments, please avoid plucking or waxing and avoid sugaring or using EpiLady-type pluckers for SIX WEEKS before your appointment. These practices remove the pigment that the laser is targeting and will reduce the effectiveness of your treatments.
Laser and light-based hair removal methods are safe when performed by a licensed professional. They are based on selective photothermolysis, which delivers optical energy (laser or wide spectrum IPL/HPL) that is only absorbed by the dark melanin pigment in hair. This energy is converted into heat and destroys the hair follicles without affecting the surrounding skin. Hair follicles that are destroyed cannot regrow new hair, resulting in permanent, virtually pain-free, and long-lasting results.
However, laser treatment is not suitable for everyone. Pregnant women, patients with certain medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or skin diseases, and people who are taking photosensitizing drugs or using tanning beds are contraindicated for laser treatments. These patients are better served with electrolysis, a more time-consuming and costly procedure.
Laser hair removal is a safe treatment option when performed by a qualified provider. When used correctly, it can achieve permanent hair reduction results.
The laser device emits a focused beam of light that penetrates the skin, destroying the hair follicle and limiting future hair growth. The cooling system on the hand-piece reduces discomfort, and some people experience minimal to no pain during the treatment.
The laser is effective for treating dark body hair, and it’s an ideal solution for those who are tired of shaving, plucking or waxing. However, laser treatments cannot remove grey or blonde hair. For this reason, electrologists have lobbied to change the term from “permanent removal” to “permanent reduction”. Currently, only hair in the active growth phase is affected by the laser.