What is diode laser hair removal?
Diode laser is certainly very effective for laser hair removal operate at wavelengths of 810 nanometres (nm). The diode laser hair removal involves minimal discomfort.
It is suitable for most skin type except very very dark skin. Suitable for dark hair, not suitable for blond and white hair.
A skin type VI (black skin) you should only ever be treated with an Nd:YAG laser.
Diode laser hair removal
Is Diode Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Diode laser hair removal can be permanent following a course of treatment customised to your needs and hair type. Since not all hair is in a growth phase at the same time, it may be necessary to revisit certain treatment areas to permanently remove hair.
Once hair has been completely removed from areas of the body, it will only grow back under very rare circumstances such as a significant hormonal change.
How Many Treatments Are Needed for Laser Hair Removal?
The number of laser hair treatments you should schedule depends on the area that needs to be treated. In most cases, very significant results can be seen in 3-5 treatments. It may be necessary to have 7-10 treatments at different times for complete and permanent removal.
Does Laser Hair Removal Stimulate Regrowth of Hair?
Hair follicles targeted by the diode laser are permanently gone, preventing future growth associated with that follicle. No form of treatment or stimulation in the future will bring back a follicle that has been appropriately and completely treated.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal uses laser light to remove hair follicles by targeting the melanin in the follicle. Melanin is the pigment that provides hair with its colour. The presence of melanin allows the laser to be precisely targeted, heating and damaging the hair follicle.
Individual hairs must be targeted one at a time. Not all hairs are actively growing at the same time, so clients should be treated throughout the whole hair growth cycle to ensure that all hairs have been removed.
Is it painful?
If you feel uncomfortable with the strength of the laser at any given time, it can be adjusted immediately. However, we also use cryotherapy during the treatment to reduce discomfort.
After care / post treatment
No sun exposure is the first step to protect your skin. It is necessary to avoid direct sun or sun-bathing during the course of your treatment.
Any other hair removal methods such as waxing or plucking the hairs must be avoided as it may destroy the skin and hair follicles.
Hot water shower may burn the skin; it is advised to take cool showers after the treatment.
Topical soothing cream is recommended to apply on the skin and keep it hydrate.
Pre appointment / pre care
Before starting off with the laser hair removal treatment one must limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for 4 weeks before starting the treatment.
Avoid sun exposure 6 weeks prior to the treatment as it makes laser hair removal treatment less effective.
No use of makeup/lotion/deodorant on the day of appointment.