Laser hair removal applications

Laser epilation is the process of permanently removing unwanted hair on your body using a laser, which is a light energy. Laser hair removal is used for long-term removal of unwanted facial and body hair. The aim is not to damage the surrounding skin while causing permanent damage to the hair root. Color cells (pigment) in the hair root absorb the laser energy. The laser energy concentrated here burns the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin and tissue.

Although laser light is visible or invisible, it does not show radiation properties. The use of protective glasses during laser treatment is necessary and sufficient to protect against the harmful effects of the laser beam.

During laser treatment, some of the burned hairs fall out immediately, and some are removed from the skin within 2-3 weeks. During treatment, a large number of hairs are burned with each shot. Thus, large areas such as the back, shoulders, arms, legs and face can be treated in a short time. It can also be applied to sensitive areas such as the nipple, upper lip and bikini area.

There are several types of laser devices produced for use in laser hair removal. Lasers such as Alexandrite laser, Nd YAG laser, Diode laser and intense light systems such as IPL are the devices used in epilation.

Systems called IPL are actually intense light sources, not lasers. Since it is not specific to the wavelength in a certain range, it has limited use.

Alexandrite laser is the laser wavelength used in those with medium and light skin color. They have less effect on the facial area and those with dark skin tones and fine hair.

Diode Laser is suitable for those with skin type 2 and 4 and is used for people with dark skin and tanned skin.

Nd-yag Laser is the wavelength that can be used in bronze and dark skin color. It is possible to reach the desired energies without creating burns and stains on the skin. It is safe to use for fine hair and face.

All body areas can be treated with laser. In women, the upper lip, chin, bikini area, arm, leg and armpit areas are mostly treated. In men, it is applied to the back, shoulder, chest and beard area.

Laser light energy is effective in the anagen phase of the hairs. Only 20% of the hair on our body is in the anagen phase. Since the laser only destroys the hairs in the anagen phase in each application session, it is not possible to permanently destroy the hairs in a single laser session. In each epilation session, 15%-20% of the hairs are permanently destroyed.

Laser hair removal is mostly permanent. In many patients, there is a 70-90% reduction in the amount of hair, and the colors and thickness of the remaining hairs decrease. After 4-6 sessions, there is a 70-90% reduction in hair. The feathers become thinner and lighter in color. This reduction will continue for years.

In the case of any disease that concerns the hormonal balance of the body after laser epilation application in the person’s life process, the hair may increase again depending on the deteriorated hormonal balance.

The duration of laser epilation is approximately 4-8 sessions for the armpits, legs and genital area, and 6-12 sessions for the face, arms and back areas, depending on the application area and the characteristics of the hairs.

Waxing, tweezers and epilator should not have been applied to the hairs in the laser epilation application area for the last 20 days. Because the hair root that the laser will affect and destroy will be removed, which reduces the effect of the laser. A razor can be applied to the application area 3 days before the session, it is sufficient for the hairs to be 1 mm long on the skin surface during the session. The hair in the application area should not be treated to reduce the color of the hair, such as yellowing. Before the treatment, sunbathing, solarium and tanning creams should not be applied. Bronze skin reduces the effectiveness of the laser and the risk of stain formation increases. In cases where drugs that increase sensitivity to light (retinoic acid, tetracycline, etc.) are used, no application is made. Medication information should be given to the physician.

Redness is expected after laser epilation. Normally, it should go away completely within a few hours of application. However, a mild redness-like picture can be seen in sensitive people or on the skin given an overdose. This situation improves with 1-2 days of treatment without a trace. After laser epilation, light or dark skin discolorations can be seen in special cases such as sunbathing or sunbathing, hereditary pigmentation problem. Generally, these cases are temporary and disappear over time without leaving a trace. Sun protection must be applied after laser application.

Laser epilation systems are systems that work effectively on color. The closer your skin color is to white, the higher the energy you can apply, which indicates that the effectiveness will be higher. The closer the color of your hairs in the areas you have applied to the black, the higher the success of your application results.

One of the most important points in laser epilation applications is to determine your skin type correctly and to determine and apply the appropriate energy level for the person. In order to determine this and not to face the risk of permanent damage to your skin after the application, you should prefer the applications performed under the control of specialist doctors.

The ultimate goal in laser hair removal applications; It is to ensure that you get rid of your unwanted hair to a large extent without causing any permanent damage to your skin.