laser hair removal

The fastest and healthiest way to get rid of unwanted hair is the Laser Epilation method.

Unwanted hair is a major cause of distress for most people, and waxing, glaze, etc. They reappear no later than one month after trying workarounds like

In the laser epilation process, the laser light applied to the skin selectively concentrates on the hair root, creating heat and destroying only the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding tissue. Thus, at the end of successive sessions, the application area is free of hair.

Areas of unwanted hair vary by gender. In women, legs, abdomen, face and arms; In men, the causes of these hairs on the back, chest, nape, face and eyebrows may be different. Whether there is a hormonal problem in the person is investigated with medical tests. If hormonal disorders are detected, medical treatment and epilation are applied together. Sometimes, no problem can be detected and the person may experience excessive hair growth due to structural or genetic reasons. In these cases, only epilation is performed.

The combination of laser technology and medicine comes to the fore in the hair removal process, which is both effective and reliable. Lasers, which have been used in medicine for more than 40 years, are one of the most effective treatment options in various fields, from eye surgery to dental filling. These FDA-approved devices are widely used in many developed countries from the USA to the UK, from the Netherlands to Australia.

Who and What Areas Can Laser Epilation Be Applied to?

Anyone can have Laser Hair Removal except pregnant women. Hair color and skin type are important factors for successful laser epilation. Although it is easier to achieve results in people with light skin and dark hair, it is also possible to get successful results in people with dark skin through experienced practitioners, more care and laser devices with suitable features.

It can be applied to any part of the body, especially the face, arms, legs, armpits, bikini area.

What Should Be Considered Before Laser Hair Removal?

As a result of the evaluation made by the physician in our clinic, it is decided whether laser epilation is suitable or not. After evaluating the general health status, the characteristics of the disease, if any, the drugs used, possible risks and expectations, the applications are started.

In order for laser epilation to be successful, it is ideal that the hairs appear as points. Hair can be selected immediately after razor application, 3-4 weeks after wax application.

In our clinic “Cool Glide Vantage” (Cutera) in Long Pulse Nd:Yag feature and “Mediostar” (Asclepion) epilation devices in Diode feature are used.With the “Long Pulse Nd:Yag – Cutera Cool Glide Vantage” laser system, it is recommended to use suitable sunscreens, regardless of summer or winter, including very dark and tan skin, Epilation can be done safely in the summer months.

How is Laser Epilation Application?

The application is carried out by applying the laser light selected according to the skin type and hair structure, accompanied by a cooling device and transparent gel.

Laser light applied to the skin with millisecond pulses selectively goes to the hair root, condenses there, turns into heat and only destroys the hair root.

What Feels During Laser Hair Removal?

In order to avoid an undesirable situation, first of all, laser protective glasses are worn. The discomfort that may be felt in the form of needle sticking-burning during laser application is relieved with coolers. However, if the pain threshold is low and the discomfort is high, anesthetic cream that can be applied to the skin 45 minutes before the application and a pain reliever tablet to be taken orally will be helpful to minimize the possible discomfort. The smell of burnt feathers to be felt during the application is normal and inevitable.

The duration of the session depends on the size of the area to be treated. The smallest area, the upper lip, takes 4-5 minutes, and the largest area, the legs, takes an average of 60 minutes.

What Can Happen After Laser Hair Removal?

There is no need to take any medication after laser epilation. Redness on the skin, which is expected to disappear after a few hours, and punctate bumps matching the hair follicles are the usual reactions. The most appropriate procedure to overcome the negative effects that may occur is to apply antibacterial-epithelial creams for a few days.

With dermatological creams, moisturizers and sunscreens applied after the session in our clinic, it is aimed to achieve excellent results.

What Should Be Considered After Laser Application?

* Depending on the skin type, the epilated area should not be exposed to direct sunlight for 1-2 weeks. Applying suitable sunscreens every 2-3 hours will protect them from the harmful rays of the sun.

*Physical exercise should be avoided on the day of the application, because sweating may cause a feeling of restlessness in the laser epilation area.

* As long as the treatment does not have to be interrupted for a long time, wax, string, tweezers, etc., which will remove the hair in the application area, between sessions. Any method is not recommended.

What Are the Results of Laser Hair Removal?

In studies, it has been reported that the amount of hair in the areas where laser epilation is applied is reduced by up to 90%. The efficiency and number of sessions can change due to many controllable and uncontrollable reasons such as skin type, hair color, genetic and hormonal factors. While some people achieve the results they want with a very small number of sessions, for others this number may be longer.

What are the Side Effects and Complications Related to Laser Hair Removal?

*Darkening of the skin color (hyperpigmentation): It is a rare condition and is temporary.

* Skin discoloration (hypopigmentation): This can be seen especially in patients with dark skin. It may occur after high use of laser power or after applications on bronze skin. Although it is temporary, it can sometimes last for months.

*Crusting: It is rare and temporary.

*Water-filled blistering and burning: Very rare and temporary.

* Hair structure change: Sometimes new hairs may appear darker in color, but a response begins to appear gradually in subsequent applications. Especially in applications on the face and neck area, it is more appropriate not to process very thin and light colored hairs, which are defined as quince hair.

In our clinic, which is one of the first laser centers established in Turkey and has been serving for more than 14 years, we do not promise to get rid of hairs by specifying the number of sessions, as it is not correct and ethical for patients who undergo laser epilation. Because using the best internationally accepted devices, experience, etc. No justification can be sufficient justification for a firm commitment in this regard.