Body Hair Removal
How can you best remove hair you have growing where you don't want it? Whether it is hair on the face, armpits, legs, bikini line, or other body parts, many women and men are intent upon having the hair on their scalp be the only visible hair on their bodies. Dermlaze skin laser centre brings a new approach to laser hair removal.
Our diode laser hair removal treatment is very effective for lighter skin types and, because of the relatively low absorption of this light by melanin; it is the best choice when treating dark skin types too. Additionally, it has the ability to safely treat sun-tanned skin making this the treatment of choice for active lifestyle individuals.
During consultation, our physician will discuss the treatment with you and decide if you need a topical anaesthetic cream. Treatment time will depend upon the area to be treated. A system for cooling your skin will be used to remove heat as it leaves the follicles and should ensure a comfortable treatment. However, since the sensation varies from individual to individual, a topical anaesthesia can be provided. Otherwise, inform our physician if you are very sensitive.
What should I expect after treatment?
Some redness and slight swelling may be present in the area that has been treated; however, this should subside within a few hours. If any prolonged redness or swelling occurs consult the physician. Keep the treated area clean, use at least SPF 15 sunscreen when outdoors, and follow the physician’s instructions.
How many treatments will I need?
You may need to be treated from 3-5 times at intervals of 3-8 weeks. There are three (3) phases of hair growth – anagen, catagen, and telogen. Only hairs in the active growth phase; anagen, can be successfully treated.
Will I have bruises or scars after the procedure?
The after effects of bruising or swelling of the Laserlipolysis treatment is significantly reduced compared to other more invasive procedures. Due to the therapeutic effects of the laser, it coagulates the blood vessels immediately, which reduces trauma beneath the skin. The point of entry for the laser treatment is so small that it does not require any stitches; only surgical glue and plaster is required.
Is there risk of complications?
Temporary pigmentation changes are possible but seldom occur. Always discuss your concerns with the physician prior to your treatment.
Can in-grown hair be treated?
The infrared energy delivered by this laser treatement can be used to remove all types of body hair. Sometimes "shaving bumps" can cover a follicle, but the penetrating light of the laser can still be safely used.