The laser and light systems destroy the hair follicle. The aim here is to permanently damage the hair follicle, while keeping the surrounding skin intact. Laser energy reaches the hair follicle under the skin. The color cells (pigments) in the hair follicle absorb the laser energy. The laser energy focused on this point burns the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin and tissue. The damaged hair does not grow again.
A certain portion of the burnt hair falls immediately, and some other portions are eliminated from the skin within only 2 to 3 weeks. As different from electric epilation applied to hair strands one by one, this technique burns dozens of hair strands with each of the energy shots.
In this way, large areas such as the back, shoulders, arms, legs and face can be treated in a short time. Laser epilation can be applied to any area of the body, without requiring anesthesia. Even sensitive areas such as the nipples, upper lip area, and bikini line can be easily treated.
ND YAG Laser
- Abstain from using certain methods such as hair removal with classical epilating waxes, liposoluble waxes, and tweezers, for a period of one week before the treatment. Otherwise, you pluck the hair follicle required to be affected and destroyed by laser energy. This reduces the efficacy of laser energy.
- Reduce the sun exposure for a period of one to two weeks before the treatment. Tanned skins reduce the efficacy of laser energy.
- Do not apply cosmetics to the application area. Cosmetics absorb laser energy and reduce its effectiveness. This results in less amount of laser energy delivery into the hair follicles. Cosmetics increase the laser temperature and may cause irritation or burnt on the skin. Cosmetics can be applied after the laser treatment.
- Please get a shave or cut the hair one day before the treatment. Long hair on the skin wastes the laser energy by absorbing it, and reduces the amount of laser energy delivery into the hair follicles. Long hair also leads to an increased risk of burnt and skin irritation.
- If your pain threshold is low, it may be appropriate to take a painkiller 2 hours before the operation. In addition, since some women are more sensitive to pain during menstrual periods, the application may be unpreferable before and during menstrual periods.
- The redness that appears after laser treatment will be diminished when you arrive at your home. Some skins are sensitive and dryness can be felt after the operation. In such a case, a moisturizer can be used.
- Abstain from sunbathing for a period of one to two weeks after the treatment. Sun exposure may cause spot formations. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
- Hair strands in the hair follicles may grow within 1 to 2 weeks after the laser treatment. If you get annoyed of them, you can get a shave.
- During the session intervals, you can use razor blade and depilatory cream but you must abstain from methods such as hair removal with classical epilating waxes, liposoluble waxes, tweezers and thread. Otherwise, such methods reduce the effectiveness of the next laser session.
- Blistering and crusting are rarely encountered after a laser treatment, and they regress within a few days to a week. An antibiotic cream can be applied frequently.