Professional hair removal
We use state-of-the-art diode lasers for hair removal, ensuring the utmost safety for every skin type. Repeated laser pulses directed at the hair channel the energy down into the hair follicles and in doing so prevent hair growth. Multiple treatments are required to achieve the desired results. The laser can achieve great results with hairs in their early stages of growth. As not all hairs are always in the same growth phase, a multi-step treatment is required for thorough hair reduction.
How does hair removal work with a laser?
The laser sends concentrated light at a specific wavelength onto the skin. Depending on your skin type, this involves wavelengths of 805 nm and 1060 nm. The light is absorbed by the hair colourant melanin, which in turn heats the cellular structure within and around the root of the hair. This then seals the hair root.
What should I do before the treatment?
Please avoid heavy exposure to the sun and trips to the tanning studio for around four weeks before and after the treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
Small areas of skin can be treated within a few minutes. For larger areas, the treatment can last around 20 to 30 minutes.
How many sessions are necessary?
That depends on the intensity of the hair growth, the hair colour, the hair thickness and the area of the body. As only hair roots in their growth phase can be treated, and not all hairs are in the same growth phase at the same time, multiple treatments are commonly required. The hairs will then fall out over the course of several days after the treatment. Between four and six sessions are usually required.
Is the treatment painful?
During the treatment, you will perceive the light pulses of the laser as a gentle warmth or light pinching. At Skin & Aesthetic, we use the modern diode laser LightSheer Quattro, which provides additional comfort during the treatment thanks to its integrated cooling feature.
Are there any side effects?
Slight redness or localised swelling can appear in the areas being treated, though these usually disappear again within the space of a few hours.