LASER HAIR REMOVAL
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
It is the latest advancement in permanent hair reduction that is virtually painless!
Using patented technology, the Hair Removal Laser permanently destroys hair follicles by using low fluence, repetitive, short laser pulses to target and damage hair roots. This method effectively removes hair and prevents its re-growth simultaneously.
At the same time, the laser tip provides contact cooling to the skin surface, preventing superficial burns and reducing discomfort.
What is the difference between Hair Removal Laser and IPL?
IPL uses a single intense pulse of energy that targets melanin, allowing it to be effective on dark and coarse hair. However, this reduces its efficacy on finer hair and may result in adverse effects such as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and burns when performed on people with darker skin tones.
Hair Removal Laser, on the other hand, uses gentler pulses of laser energy fired at a high repetition rate to gradually heat the skin just enough to destroy the hair roots without causing pain and damage to the skin. Using a two-pronged approach, energy is targeted at melanin found in the hair shaft, and the cells responsible for hair production in the hair root. This method increases hair removal efficacy and safety.
The biggest advantage of Hair Removal Laser is that there is little to no pain! Contact cooling coupled with the gradual application of gentle laser energy to the skin results in less trauma and reduced pain sensation during the treatment.
Hair Removal Laser is suitable for everyone and all skin types. Those with sensitive skin or individuals with dark skin types can now enjoy painless, permanent laser hair removal.
Dr Edwin recommends that patients shave prior to the laser session for optimal results. An additional charge will be applied if shaving is required. The targeted area will receive 3 passes of the laser.
During the laser treatment, patients may experience some warmth over sensitive areas such as the upper lip, underarms and bikini line. The Hair Removal Laser is virtually painless and the treatment is made very comfortable by the advanced cooling laser tip!
Individual results vary according to one’s skin type and hair coarseness. For most people, Dr Edwin finds that improvement is seen within 7 days of the first session.
Best results are seen after 6 to 8 sessions. Patients should continue shaving after the treatment and avoid waxing / threading / or plucking of hair.
How many sessions are required?
At least 6 to 8 sessions are recommended. Done monthly, 90-95% of hair removal can be expected.
How can I prepare before the Hair Removal Laser?
The treated area should be shaved 2 to 3 days prior to treatment. Hair should not be plucked or waxed 3 weeks before treatment as this removes the hair shaft from the hair follicles, reducing the efficacy of Hair Removal Laser.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Hair Removal Laser is virtually painless. At most, you may feel a warm sensation. The procedure is quick and will be over in 5 to 10 minutes for underarms and 15 to 20 minutes for larger areas!