Laser hair removal causes permanent hair reduction and delayed re-growth of the treated hair follicles. Also, re-growing hair is often smaller in caliber and lighter in color than previously.
Hair growth is influenced by your age, ethnicity, weight, metabolism, hormones, medication, etc. Each play a role in your hair’s resilience, thickness and areas of growth. Part of the challenge in eradicating unwanted hair lies in the fact that the follicle has regenerative capabilities and that these recuperative powers are highly variable from individual to individual and from one anatomic site to another.
You may need an average of 6-8 treatments because only hairs in the active growth phase, anagen, can be successfully treated. More than one treatment is required to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter this growth phase. The treatments are 6-8 weeks apart for the body and 4-6 weeks apart for the face.
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What Happens To The Skin After The Treatment?
Within several minutes of the treatment, the treated area may become slightly red (erythema) and bumpy (perifollicular edema) in some cases. This is a good clinical end point that the treatment was effective. This will resolve within 20 minutes to two hours after treatment. No significant discomfort should be felt after the treatment. You are able to reapply your make-up, return to work, and continue with your daily activities.
Hair should appear to grow for several days post treatment as the hair is extruded. Hair should spontaneously fall out between days 4-14.
- Anagen: The phase of the hair cycle during which synthesis of hair takes places. This is the active growing phase in which the hair bulb is intact. The hair grows in both direction, upward and downward. Early anagen is when the bulb is closest to the surface of the skin allowing for the most efficacious treatment. The time span for this phase is measured in months/years.
- Catagen: Brief intermediate phase between anagen and telogen. During this phase, the body absorbs the lower third of the follicle. The time span for this phase is measured in weeks.
- Telogen: This is the resting phase. The hair bulb is no longer present. It is now a bulb of hair, which will fall out of be pushed out by the follicle by a new anagen growing hair. The time span for this phase is measured in weeks/months.
Mechanism of Action
Laser or light energy is selectively absorbed by the melanin in hair follicles and converted to heat, diffusing to and injuring stem cells in the bulb and bulge. Effective hair reduction can only be achieved during the active growth phase and hair reduction is considered permanent when a significant amount of hair does not return for a period of time longer than the complete growth cycle. After a series of treatments, most hair is permanently removed. However, if hair does regrow it will be finer and lighter than before.
Why Choose Biolux Skincare Clinic Laser Hair Removal ?
- We use the unique Sciton laser technology which is #1 in America and Europe. It offers more power and versatility than any other multi-wavelength device, which allows our certified laser professionals to tailor a personalized treatment plan for patients of all hair colors and skin types.
- Relatively painless, especially when compared with electrolysis or waxing.
- Fast, unlike electrolysis.
- Hair reduction is permanent.
- Leaves no scarring when performed by qualified laser professionals.
- The treatment process is as smooth as the results you can achieve.
This treatment may not be performed for anyone who the following contraindications pertain to:
– Pregnancy and nursing
– Accutane (must discontinue use of product 3 months before beginning treatment)
– Epilepsy or those who have a history of seizures
– Diabetes (no treatment below the ankles and no shaving)
– Poorly controlled Diabetes
– Current (active) skin cancer within one year or pre-malignant moles in the treatment area. A medical clearance letter is required.
– Active sores or rash (psoriasis, eczema) in the area to be treated
– Skin disorder such as keloids or abnormal wound healing
– History of melanoma, active or inactive anywhere on the body
– Recent (within 3 months) surgery, laser resurfacing or deep chemical peels in treatment area
– Severe medical disorders such as poorly controlled heart conditions
– Chemo or radiation therapy (letter of clearance from your physician is required)
– Pacemaker, internal defibrillator and any internal electrical devices
– Any internal metal device, i.e. surgical screws, pins, plates, or implants, in the area to be treated (no treatment if any device is superficially in the body area to be treated)
– Aids, HIV positive or use of immunosuppressive drugs (a letter of clearance from your physician is required)
– Multiple sclerosis ( a letter of clearance from your physician is required with conformation that the area to be treat is not numb) – Immune disorders such as: Scleroderma, Lupus, Porphyria, Sarcoidosis, and others
– Under the age of 13
– Treatment over numbness of any body part
– Treatment over moles or lesion of any kind
– Treatment over tattoos, port wine stains, under the eyebrows, or any orifice
– Use of photosensitive medications may cause increased sensitivity to the devices
– Bleeding problems or use of blood thinners
– History of disease stimulated by heat, such as recurrent Herpes Simplex in the treatment area. You may treat this area only following a prophylactic regime.
Tanning over the course of treatments in not recommended and can cause a number of complications. Scheduled treatment may be postponed if patient is tanned. Tanning and sun exposure should be avoided 4 weeks before and 1 week after each treatment. Sunblock with SPF 30 or higher should be used on treated area during the course of laser treatments.В It is the patient’s responsibility to inform the treatment provider if skin is darker that when treatment was first started as well as any medical or prescription changes during the course of treatments. Improper post treatment care may increase the chances of any complications.