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ND Yag Laser
Led light Lasers
IPL + RF
The system produces a high intensity flash of filtered light from the applicator head, which has been in contact with the skin. The hair rapidly absorbs this filtered light and transfers it to the surrounding cells that in turn are converted into heat raising them to a temperature of 50-70 degree centigrade or more. The heat departures the cells making them incapable of producing further hair growth.
The system produces a high intensity flash of filtered light from the applicator head, which has been contact with the skin. The hair rapidly absorbs this filtered light and transfers it to the surrounding cells that in turn are converted into heat raising them to a temperature of 50-70 degree centigrade or more. The heating departures the cells making them incapable of producing further hair growth.
The glass applicator is placed in contact with skin surface and light is pulsed through it onto the skin. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated.
The treatment is suitable for most skin color and hair types. Dark hair is most easily treated due to the high concentration of melanin that gives maximum absorption and conversion of light energy into heat.
Very fair hair has less melanin so the result will not be as good as dark hair whereas white hair has no melanin and cannot be efficiently treated.
As the light energy is absorbed by the pigment melanin, the discomfort depends upon the concentration of melanin in the epidermis and the hairs combined. No anesthesia is required and most clients describe the pain as moderate and acceptable.
Ideally, hairs should be 1 to 2mm long when the client comes in for the treatment so it is possible to mark out the treatment area. Long hairs take up the energy and prevent all of it reaching to the hair root. Therefore hair is shaved or trimmed just before for maximum transmission of the energy. If the hair is normally shaved and can be seen when shaven then clients can shave right up to the day of treatment. However, plucking and bleaching should not be done. By avoiding any other form of epilating and waxing 4 weeks before the treatment it ensures as many follicles as possible contain hair thus can be destroyed by the light.
Unlike other light depilation treatments, hairs are not vaporised by the system. The heat kills the roots but the hair will remain in the skin and often become attached to the epidermis. They will fall out after 1-3 weeks as the epidermis renews itself. During this period it will seem that the hairs are growing a little faster as the epidermis pushes them out.
Various indicators such as colour of hair becoming charcoal black and expanding in size or a Red Ring around each follicle is often seen a few minutes after the treatment. This is a good indicator that sufficient heating of the follicle has taken place. However, this is not often seen and we have seen many clients with successful treatments results without the post treatment signs.
The visible light is completely safe so no special precautions are needed apart from glasses for the brightness that is generated from the flash lamp. The skin of some clients is quite red immediately after treatment and very rarely some burning and stinging sensation can follow if there is excessive sun exposure. However, most clients experience no side effects at all and the skin reaction described above usually disappears within a few hours or days. Unlike electrolysis, the Laser Hair Removal treatment is non-invasive.
Only hair in the growth stage can be treated in any given Laser Hair Removal Technology or Electrolysis. The number of hairs in the phase varies from 20% to 70% depending on the body site. The lengths of the growth cycles also vary from 6-24 weeks depending on the body site. It is important to know the first treatment is believed to synchronise the anagen (growth) phase of the non-anagen hairs. This many cause what seems to be regrowth but actually just sleeping hairs starting to grow at the same time (new growth). This in turn makes following treatments more effective.
Clients should avoid tanning 1 month ahead of the treatment and immediately after treatment because skin is particularly sensitive to UV light and strong sunlight should be avoided for 4- 5 days.
The facial treatment usually takes 20-30 minutes whereas both legs can take approx 2 hours.
Is it a permanent hair reduction? Reduction varies according to the phase of hair growth and site of the body. Histology studies have found destroyed and denatured hair follicles in post treatment.