Laser Hair Removal

 

The advantages of laser hair removal:

• It is definitive and permanent.
• Less expensive than electrolysis.
• Less painful than electrolysis.
• Very fast. The laser treats surfaces enclosing many hairs in a split second.
• Only a few treatments are required (usually 5 to 6).
• It is a very safe. No needles, thus limiting skin infections.
• The safe, inoffensive nature of the technique has been scientifically demonstrated.

 

Laser treatment efficiency:

Medical studies have demonstrated that about 30 % of unwanted hair is eliminated after a first treatment and more than 80 % after 4 to 6 sessions. However some rare clients will experience poorer results than expected for various reasons, such as:

• The interference of medication having some effect on the normal growth of new hair.
• Hormones or endocrinal diseases (perhaps as yet undiagnosed) may stimulate the growth of new hair.
• Individual variations in the hair cycle.
Once the germinal cells have been disabled by a laser beam, the hair that has vanished after a laser treatment will not reappear.

Laser technology is the most efficient hair removal technique on the market.

 

Am I a good candidate ?

Laser hair removal treatments are for women and men of all races. Darker hairs are eliminated more successfully than are blond hairs. Results obtained on grey, white or red hairs are usually not permanent.

 

Relevant contraindications:

• Medication: Clients using certain types of medication, namely Accutane, Retinoic acid or photosensitizing medication, must inform our laser technician at the time of their evaluation.
• Inflamed skin.
• Tattoos can be modified by the laser beams.

 

The laser effect

The laser beam is absorbed by the pigment of the melanin at the base of the hair follicle only during the anagen (active growing) phase. That is why the laser does not destroy all hair in one treatment. The usual recommendation is that sessions be extended over a six (6) week period (the telogen phase lasts longer).

 

For a laser beam to disable a hair, it must:

• Reach the bulb of the hair.
• Be absorbed by the pigment to heat the cells in the bulb and destroy them.
• Be administered during the anagen phase of the hair’s life cycle.

 

The life of a hair goes through three different phases:

• Anagen : the active growing phase.
• Catagen : the regressive phase.
• Telogen : the resting (dormant) phase.