Laser Hair Removal is the fastest and healthiest way to get rid of unwanted hair. The wavelength of the laser light used in laser epilation has the property of being absorbed by the melanin pigment. With laser epilation performed with the laser technique with a cooling system, the heat of the laser turns into heat that directly destroys the hair follicle without damaging the skin.
All laser types used in Laser Hair Removal target only hair follicles (hair stem cells).
Laser light affects the hair follicles in the anagen (active) stage. All roots are not active simultaneously. Since the thickness and density of the hairs are different in each body, it is not possible to give an exact number of sessions, it varies from person to person and from region to region. For body areas, an average of 4-6 sessions with 1.5-month intervals will be required, and for finer hairs on the face area, an average of 6-12 sessions with an interval of one month will be required. The number of these sessions may differ from person to person according to the hair structure.
It is not possible for hair follicles damaged by the laser epilation system to produce hair in later years.
Laser epilation should be applied according to medical facts and ethically; You should not be misled by promises of unrealizable results and so-called guarantees.
What are the differences and advantages of Laser Epilation Devices?
There is no device that is ideal for every person and hair structure. The devices are preferred according to the person and hair structure, taking into account their technical features.
Alexandrite laser: The Alexandrite laser produces light with a wavelength of 755 nm. It provides permanent results by reaching the deep hair root in the area where it is applied, and while providing this success, it does not cause permanent burns when used appropriately. Since the device shoots 3-4 cm from the skin, there is no problem in terms of hygiene. Therefore, it is ideal for body area applications. However, as it may cause thickening of fine hair, it will not be suitable for some patients' facial areas.
NdYag laser: This laser type is known as the deep laser type due to its technical features. It is a hair removal laser with a wavelength of 1064nm. For this reason, it has little adhesion to the dye substance called melanin in the structure of the hair. Due to the adhesion of Nd:yag lasers to melanin, its effect on melanin is negligible. Less retention by melanin reduces the epilation efficiency of nd:yag lasers. However, thanks to this feature, nd:yag lasers can be used for epilation purposes even on very dark skins and even black people. However, since it affects the vascular structure that feeds the hair, it can provide an effective epilation. It is hygienically suitable for non-contact application. With air cooling, the pain is very less.
Light-based systems: (IPL, Blue Light, Photoepilation etc.) These are not real laser hair removal, they are just concentrated light systems. Since these methods do not have the power to reach the deep roots and destroy the hair follicle, they are considered as a modern waxing method and show temporary effect. Since the device comes into contact with the skin during application, there may be a problem in terms of hygiene. You cannot get rid of body hair permanently with these methods.
Diode laser: Diode lasers, which produce energy with a wavelength of 810 nm, have been widely used in the world for a long time.
Diode lasers also provide effective and successful epilation in the face area, which is one of the special areas and where other lasers cannot achieve enough success. The facial area is a region where other lasers are weak, especially due to the hormone-sensitive hair structure. An increase in hairs, which is a possible complication of Alexandrite lasers in the facial area, with the opposite effect is not seen in these laser applications.
Diode lasers can be used on both light and dark skin types due to their long wavelengths. Diode lasers are mainly effective on thick hair. But they can also be effective on some fine hairs. Good results can be obtained on deeply located hairs such as back, arms and shoulders.
Radio Frequency (RF): They are radio frequency waves, not lasers. Although it is claimed that it will destroy light-colored, white, yellow hairs, it has been determined that it only provides a temporary moisture reduction in the hair follicles, and that the hair becomes old again in time.
Some devices can increase efficiency by using IPL or Diode laser epilation systems in addition to this RF (Radio Frequency).