Diode laser hair removal tips

1. What is diode laser hair removal?

Diode laser hair removal is a procedure that uses laser light to destroy hair follicles. The laser light is absorbed by the melanin, or pigment, in the hair follicles. The energy of the light converts into heat, which destroys the hair follicles and prevents new hair from growing.

2. What types of hair and skin tones can be treated with diode laser hair removal?

Diode laser hair removal, operating on 3 wavelengths, is an advanced technology capable of effectively treating various hair types and skin tones. The versatility in wavelengths and the use of sophisticated technology are the two key factors determining the range of treatable hair and skin types

3. How long does a laser hair removal treatment take?

The duration of the treatment depends on the area being treated. Smaller areas like the bikini line or face can be treated in just a few minutes. Larger areas such as the legs or back may take up to an hour.

4. How many treatments are needed to achieve the desired results?

To achieve the desired results, multiple treatments are typically required. The number of treatments depends on the type and thickness of the hair. Generally, 4-6 treatments are needed to remove 80-90% of the hair. The number of sessions can be influenced by factors such as the treated area, hair and skin type, as well as natural hormonal states and certain medical conditions.

Laser hair removal is not recommended in the following cases:

  • During pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • In cases of active skin diseases
  • If the skin is sunburned or otherwise injured
  • If the skin is sensitive to sunlight
  • If there are metal implants in the skin

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6. Why choose 3 wavelength diode laser hair removal?

Opting for 3 wavelength diode laser hair removal offers several advantages over traditional laser hair removal, including:

  • More effective: The three wavelengths allow the machine to treat different hair types and skin tones more effectively. This means that 3 wavelength laser hair removal may be suitable for cases where traditional laser hair removal wouldn’t suffice.
  • Faster: The three wavelengths enable the machine to treat larger areas more quickly.
  • Less painful: The three wavelengths help make the treatment less painful.

7. What age is recommended for diode laser hair removal?

Hair growth, like many aspects of our bodies, is heavily influenced by hormonal changes. Therefore, individuals who undergo laser hair removal treatments at around 16-17 years of age may experience reduced effectiveness since their bodies are still hormonally active. If hormonal issues contribute to excessive hair growth, treatments may need to be performed more frequently.

8. Can you remove hair before diode laser hair removal?

It’s essential not to perform any “harsher” hair removal methods before laser hair removal. However, the area should be shaved approximately 1 day before the treatment day to ensure that the hair is about 1mm long on the actual treatment day.

9. Can the area be waxed between treatments?

During the treatment, only shaving is permitted; no plucking or waxing is allowed. If the client has waxed between sessions, we won’t be able to proceed with the treatment.

10. Can treatment be a solution for ingrown hair and folliculitis?

Ingrown hair and folliculitis are common and uncomfortable problems. Laser hair removal is the best procedure to eliminate these issues.

Diode laser hair removal and IPL differences

  • IPL: IPL uses intense pulsed light for hair removal. This technique utilizes a broad-spectrum light source that operates at different wavelengths.
  • Diode laser hair removal: Diode laser employs a specific type of laser light that operates at a single wavelength.
  • 3 wavelength diode laser hair removal: This is an extended version of traditional diode laser, operating at three different wavelengths to target various types of hair and skin more effectively.
  • All three techniques are applied to numerous body parts, but diode laser hair removal generally performs better on the face, legs, and bikini line areas.
  • Diode laser hair removal generally provides more effective and long-lasting results compared to IPL. Diode laser hair removal targets the hair follicles more precisely and leads to results more quickly. Additionally,
  • 3-wavelength diode laser hair removal may be even more effective in treating various hair and skin types.

Diode laser hair removal is generally safer and more effective for individuals with darker skin tones, while the efficacy of IPL may decrease on sensitive skin.

All three methods can have short-term side effects such as redness or swelling, but IPL can cause more side effects, such as burns or skin discoloration.

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