1. What does it consist of?
Before, removing unwanted hair was only possible with painful or cumbersome methods and all with temporary results. Even electrolysis is a very slow, painful process with risks of scarring and infection.
Comparison of hair removal treatments
|Concept||Electrolysis||To be||Pulsed light|
|Percentage of hair removed||60%||More than 90%||65%|
|Number of sessions required||Multiple (up to 20), which greatly increases your cost||4 to 8 sessions||6 to 20 sessions|
|Elimination speed||Hairs one by one||Groups of hair follicles in the area of application||Groups of hair follicles in the area of application|
|Pain||Very painful: runs on electric current||Little pain (similar to waxing
2. How does it work?
Hair removal with certain laser systems is a permanent, safe and simple method that does not require recovery. The laser damages the melamine or coloration of the hair follicles selectively (does not attack any other cells) and permanently (prevents them from growing back). Therefore, the laser does not remove colorless or gray hair.
At Sensalaser we have an FDA approved laser (Diode laser) for permanent hair removal. After testing various equipment, we selected the diode laser because it is one of the few equipment that offers permanent results and is specially designed for Latin skin, so it produces almost no pigmentation or post-treatment stains.
3. Who can use it?
Anyone, man or woman and at any age,any race or colour . It can be applied to any area of the body: mustache, chin, legs, armpits, bikini area, back, arms, stomach, etc.
4. Laser Hair Removal Process
A diagnostic appointment is made where the patient meets with a specialist doctor who explains the treatment in detail and determines if the patient is a candidate for this process.
An average of 4 to 8 treatments are required for total hair removal. These treatments must be separated from each other at least a month or more, depending on the area of the body, to allow hair growth. The patient should not sunbathe two to three weeks before and after each treatment. You also shouldn’t use any hair removal and bleaching method (wax, tweezers, electric epilators, or creams) two to three weeks before each treatment.
Laser hair removal generally does not require anesthesia. In more sensitive areas, an anesthetic cream can be applied. On the day of treatment, the patient receives the laser light on the area to be treated. Light works on a specific area for a fraction of a second and attacks many hairs at the same time.
The duration of the process depends on the size of the area to be treated and the amount of hair. As an example, mustache and beard waxing takes less than 15 minutes. After treatment, the patient returns to work. Although some patients report pink skin or small swelling, these only last a few hours and are very mild.
5. Side effects
With diode laser no serious side effects are reported, only those similar to waxing: heat, redness and inflammation. These effects disappear one to two days after treatment. In some very sensitive patients, there may be scabs for a few days or transient pigmentation changes.
6. Number of sessions required
The number of sessions required varies for each patient and depends on the hair growth cycle, the area to be treated, the density of the hair and the characteristics of the skin. In turn, hair growth is not predictable (it depends on a set of variables such as age and hormonal status of the patient) and laser hair removal only has an effect on hair in the growth stage.
The number of sessions varies between 4 and 8 on average.