How does laser hair removal work?
The laser beam targets the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle of the growing hair and the heat moves all the way to the hair bulb (root) and destroys it. The hair follicle is connected to the bulb only in the growth stage of the hair. The hairs do not grow all at the same time. Therefore, it is necessary to repeat the procedure, so that all the hairs are destroyed during their growing phase. The best results are often achieved with dark hairs. The effect on gray and white hairs is limited since laser cannot remove hairs that do not contain pigment.
What body areas is it suitable for?
Any part of the skin can be treated by this laser procedure. Most often, it is the face, armpits, groin, legs, and bikini. It is not only women who undergo laser hair removal, but also men who want to get rid of hair on the back or chest.
The course of the procedure
The laser hair removal procedure in Esthé starts with a non-binding consultation with a doctor who will inform you of the course of the procedure, the possibilities of the method and its potential risks. The duration of the procedure is individual. It depends on the treated area and the intensity of hair. To get an idea, the hair removal of upper lip requires 5 minutes, hair removal of each forearm takes about 60 minutes and hair removal of bikini about 50 minutes.
What care should be devoted to the treated area after the procedure?
Immediately after the treatment, it is necessary to protect the treated area for a few days against mechanical irritation and to treat it as recommended by the doctor. If you thoroughly observe sun protection instructions, some body parts can be epilated even in summer. To increase comfort of the hair removal procedure, a special cream can be used which desensitises the skin in the given area.
How long does the effect of laser hair removal last?
In contrast to earlier methods, the GentleLase laser hair removal delivers long-term to permanent hair removal in the treated skin areas. Therefore, the GentleLase laser was also approved by FDA (Federal office for drug control in the USA) as a laser for permanent hair removal.