Permanent hair removal
How does laser hair removal with a diode laser work?
The laser light penetrates up to 8mm into the skin without damaging it and is absorbed at a depth of 2-4mm by pigments of the hair root and in the so-called hair follicle. The light pulse of the laser only lasts fractions of a second - so short that all surrounding structures are spared, but so long that the hair follicles can be destroyed.
Which hairs can be removed and for whom is the treatment suitable?
Laser hair removal is suitable for both women and men for the permanent removal of unwanted body hair. Especially dark hair with a lot of pigment responds very well to the laser treatment. In principle, the method can be used on the whole body, i.e. on the lips, cheeks, chin, back, bikini line, legs, chest, stomach, etc.
How many treatments are necessary?
The hair removal laser primarily destroys hair that is in the early growth phase (anagen). Because all hair is in different growth phases, consistent hair removal therapy requires multiple treatments. It also depends on the treated body region. Our dermatologists will be happy to advise you specifically on the region to be treated.
How long does laser hair removal take?
With each laser pulse, an area of up to 9 millimeters in diameter, which can contain up to 25 hairs, is treated. The treatment time depends on the size of the area to be treated. The lip region, chin and armpits only take a few minutes to treat, arms and legs correspondingly longer.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
The laser light has a pounding, occasionally tingling and stinging effect on the skin in a few places. Pain in the actual sense is not described, since the laser at the application tip is permanently cooled to -2° C, so that the laser treatment is very well tolerated. If desired, an anesthetic ointment can also be applied before the treatment.
Are there any side effects?
If the laser is used correctly after an obligatory test treatment, no side effects are observed apart from a slight reddening - a normal reaction with all laser applications. In very rare exceptional cases, slight blistering and extremely rarely reversible under- and over-pigmentation are described. All of these changes are mostly temporary and can be corrected with appropriate measures.
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