Lasers used for hair removal are absorbed by Melanin. Melanin is what gives our hair and skin its colour. The lasers works on a concept based on Photothermolysis. This is taking light and converting it into heat, and this heat damages the hair follicle. After a series of laser appointments the follicle actually becomes sterile – meaning no hair.
We are able to treat all ages, sexes and even darker skin tones. Our Candela Alexandrite lasers are equipped with a Dynamic Cooling Device which freezes the skin on contact allowing the laser to pass through the skin without causing any damage to the surrounding tissue. This makes it almost painless.
The ideal candidate for laser hair removal is an individual with light skin and thick dark hair. These individuals will receive the best results. If an individual has dark skin and dark hair, they can still be treated, but may need more treatments.
A series of treatments are performed every 5-6 weeks. Hairs grow in cycles and it is only during the growth phase that the hair follicle is susceptible to being treated. You may find that one treatment has very impressive results, but several treatments are usually necessary for the best results.
Once starting laser, pulling the hair from the follicle contradicts the treatment, therefore waxing, plucking and emjoy are not allowed. However one may shave, cut, use depilatory creams or clippers as often as needed.
After a treatment you can return to work or your daily activities immediately, as there may only be mild redness which subsides within two hours at the most.
The lasers we use are genuine Lasers, and not an IPL or Intense Pulsed Light machine. Since lasers deliver light at one specific wavelength, that which is most specific for hair, the energy that can be used is much more effective in destroying the hair follicle. IPL machines deliver a wide range of wavelengths and are more likely to damage skin at higher energy levels. You will be more effectively treated per session with a laser and will therefore need fewer sessions than with other laser equivalents. Be sure the treatment you choose is with a laser and not IPL. Most clinics cannot use a true laser, and try to claim that IPL is an equal substitute.