Hair Removal

Hair Removal

Many patients turn to us for treatment of unwanted or bothersome hair growth.
We have long experience in treating unwanted hair growth and use the market’s leading laser device. The diode laser is more efficient, faster and safer than previous generations laser and light treatments.

Our treatments are performed by specially trained laser and skin therapists with broad experience in the field.

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Laser hair removal almost always gives better effect than IPL systems. The reason for this is that the laser has more energy, the right pulse length and deeper wavelength optimized for effective permanent hair reduction.

Hair removal – background on hair and hair follicles

The hair follicles can be active (growing) or dormant, which means that hair grows in different long cycles. The length of the plant cycle and the degree of activity vary between different body parts. On the head, the plant cycle is up to 7 years and 90% of the hair follicles are active. This can be compared to the hair on the arms and legs where the active plant cycle is a few months and where about 50% of the hair follicles are active. Several factors affect hair growth; succession, hormones, health conditions, age etc.

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Treatment time
35 min

Time at the clinic
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Sunbathing should be avoided at least 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after treatment, as brown skin reduces the effect of hair removal and increases the risk of pigment changes. However, pigment changes after hair removal are seen in only about 1% of patients, provided adequate evaluation and preparation prior to hair removal treatment.

The hair should be shaved or cut the same day before hair removal treatment.
Do not wax, pluck or bleach the hair, 4 weeks before and after treatment as the laser only works on hair follicles containing hair. After waxing, the hair must be allowed to grow for at least 1 month before applying treatment again.

The laser light passes through the skin and warms pigments in the hair. The heat spreads from the hair down to the hair roots which are heated up to about 70 ° C and thereby permanently destroyed (permanent hair reduction).

The temperature in the hair roots is determined by the dose of laser light. In order to achieve an optimal result with the hair removal with the least possible risk of side effects, it is important to adjust the dose to the skin and hair color.

Compared to other hair removal methods, the risk of skin damage is small. The diode laser’s built-in cooling system cools the skin during treatment. However, the temperature in the hair roots is not affected by the cooling. This results in a selective hair removal.

Like other laser or IPL systems, the diode laser only works on hair follicles that are in the growth phase.

In most cases, 5-7 treatments are needed to achieve optimal effect with hair removal, but this may vary between patients. Some may need more treatments. The reason for this is that when hair removal is only access to the active hair follicles. Dormant hair follicles lack pigment and are therefore not heated by the laser pulses during hair removal.
Hair removal takes anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours depending on the body areas being treated.

Compared to other hair removal methods, the diode laser treatment is experienced as significantly less painful. Most patients experience the laser pulses as hot sticks that are usually well tolerated. The built-in cooling system also helps to relieve the pain during the treatments.

It should take 4-8 weeks between treatments as you have to wait until the dormant hair follicles become active again. Some patients may find that after some hair removal treatments, they suddenly appear to have more hair.

The explanation is that the remaining dormant hair follicles are “activated” by the laser faster than they would have done without treatment. This just means that these “newly activated” hair follicles can be removed more easily at subsequent treatment.

After laser hair removal, you usually get some skin redness. In some cases, occasional bubbles of water appear that disappear spontaneously within a few days. It is important not to tear the blisters as they can then become infected and cause scarring.

To minimize the risk of pigment changes on the skin after laser hair removal, it is important to protect treated body parts from sun exposure. This is especially true for the first 4 weeks after hair removal.

Scientific studies with follow-up times of up to 2 years after completed hair removal have shown permanent results. This is a sufficiently long observation time even for skin areas with a long growth cycle (eg the legs). However, this does not apply to hormonally conditioned increased hair growth.

The darker and coarser hairs and lighter skin you have, the better results you get.

It is more difficult to treat dark-skinned because the dark skin absorbs much of the laser energy, which increases the risk of skin burns. However, by adjusting the pulse time of the diode laser, dark-skinned can also obtain good effect from the treatment.

People with completely light or gray hair do not achieve permanent hair reduction. In these, the hair growth returns after a few months. However, 2-3 treatments per year can keep even lighter hair away.

Important to note: If you are taking special prescription medications, this should be informed to the clinic before booking.

Contact us for free consultation and advice on hair removal at our specially trained laser and skin therapists.

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