Laser hair removal in 10 questions

1. Who can have laser hair removal?

Laser epilation, over 16 years old, suitable hair structure; Anyone who has a clear difference between hair color and skin color (dark hair) and who is not hypersensitive to light can have it done.

2. Why should the hair be dark in laser epilation?

The target of the laser light is the pigments that give color to the hairs. Thanks to the pigments, it is possible to affect the roots that feed the hair without damaging the surrounding tissues with the laser. The laser light is absorbed by the color substances (pigments) that give the color of the hairs, transmitted to the root, and the hair root is heated and affected. In light colored hairs, light cannot be absorbed due to insufficient pigments and therefore cannot be transmitted to the hair root.

3. On which areas is laser hair removal applied?

It can be applied to every area that can be applied by wearing glasses, for example, from the hair on the cheekbones to the hair on the legs, in cases where the hair structure is suitable for the procedure. Generally, laser epilation can be preferred especially in the bikini area (groin), armpits and legs in women, and in the beard area, neck and nape of men.

4. Is it possible to get rid of hair in one session?

It is not possible for all hairs to absorb the light in the same way and reach the root in one session. Because hair is in a physical cycle just like every cell of our body. Although the sessions vary according to the location of the hairs and the genetic characteristics of the person, they last between 3 and 8 sessions with 1-2 month intervals on average.

5. How long should elapse between two sessions?

The hairs in our body go through the growth, resting and shedding phases. If a laser is applied while a hair is in the growth phase, it may be possible for it to disappear permanently in that session. For this reason, periods of one to two months are foreseen between sessions. If a laser is applied to a hair that is not in the growth phase, the hair is fumed and cannot complete its task of delivering the light to the hair root.
Hairs that have reached a length of 0.5 cm on the skin can be processed without waiting for further growth. Session intervals vary according to the time zone. For example, the armpit can be applied with an interval of 1-1.5 months and the legs with an interval of 2-2.5 months.

6. How long does the application take?

The duration varies according to the area to be epilated. For example, it can take 10-15 minutes in areas such as the face, groin, armpits, and 1 hour in the legs.

7. Do laser beams have any harm on human health?

The target of laser beams, which do not cause any harm to health, is hair. Therefore, it does not harm the surrounding tissues. The worst possible side effect is non-permanent stains. These spots heal on their own after a short time.

8. Is pain felt during the application?

Only when the light touches the body can there be much less pain than when plucking a single hair with tweezers. In the meantime, at least 10-15 hair follicles can be reached at the same time in the area where the light touches.

9. What should one pay attention to in laser epilation, which is applied in many places today, and how should one choose?

During laser epilation, it is aimed to heat the hair root and destroy it in this way. It is very important to protect the skin during this heating process. In order to carry out this process without damaging the upper layer of the skin, pre-applied cooling caps or gases are used. All of the latest laser epilation devices have cooler heads.

10. What should be considered after epilation?

During the entire application, the hairs should not be removed by methods such as tweezers, string or wax. Because these methods reduce the sensitivity of the hair to the laser by thinning the hair follicles. In addition, laser epilation should not be performed within 48-72 hours after sunbathing and solarium applications, and one should not be exposed to solarium or sun rays for a few weeks after the procedure.