What is Laser Hair Removal?
There are times when we are sick of the extra hair on our face or anywhere. Shaving them can be hectic to do every day, and holds the risks of cut, waxing, or bleaching has the potential of adversely affecting your skin health and tone.
So, what should we do? Well, the laser hair removal done at Lutetia clinics is precisely what you want. There is no need for bleaching, waxing, or shaving when you can get rid of hair completely with Laser Hair Removal.
A few laser sessions can help you to relieve yourself and your body from unwanted hair.
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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Understanding how lasers remove hair can help patients understand why the strength of the laser and the expertise of the practitioner are important when choosing a clinic to remove unwanted hair. Dark objects absorb light and light objects reflect light. So it’s the dark objects that heat up when targeted by a laser beam. When it comes to hair, it’s the melanin, the substance that gives hair its color, that heats up under the laser. You want the hair to heat up a lot faster than the skin, so the hair is destroyed but the skin is unaffected. That’s why you might hear that dark hair on light skin is the easiest for the laser to remove. If the hair doesn’t get hot enough, the warmth from the laser can stimulate the hair to grow even more. Which, let’s face it, is the exact opposite of what you wanted. Weak lasers can make hair grow even more. If the practitioner doesn’t get the laser on the right setting, based on your hair and skin type, you might not get the result you want. The laser we use is an advanced Alexandrite and Nd:YAG Laser machine that can treat both dark and light hair, heating the melanin enough to destroy the follicle.
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Unwanted hair growth can affect any part of the body. Removal requires the removal of the actual hair follicle, this ensures that the hair permanently never grows back. The search for a solution that achieves permanent hair removal can be frustrating. Side effects from some methods that promise to get rid of unwanted hair can be varied. Unlike other medical centres, at Maison Lutétia we use one of the most dynamic hair reduction and cutting removal methods in our hair removal treatment. A medical center that offers a wide range of services, our laser hair removal treatments can treat facial hair or full body. Pain free, a number of sessions maybe required to ensure permanent laser hair removal, rest assured the process is pain free and administered by our experts in skin care.
The area of laser hair removal has seen some significant technological improvements over the years. A lot of scientific research into laser hair removal was carried out between 1990 - 2000, and a lot of research is conducted on an ongoing basis since then.
Hair removal is defined as the deliberate removal of hair from the face or body. Methods to achieve this process can vary but with the advent of laser technology, it is now easier than ever to achieve permanent hair removal by permanently disrupting the growth of hair follicles at the root. Not all lasers are the same, measured by the laser wavelength in nanometres or nm. One nanometre or nm is equal to one billionth of a metre.
Examples of lasers used in hair removal include:
- Intense Light Pulse (IPL) which works at 590nm to 1200nm.
- Alexandrite laser which operates at 755nm.
- Ruby laser which operates at 694nm.
- Neodymium-doped:yttrium aluminum garnet laser (Nd:YAG) which operates at 1064nm.
All of the lasers try to achieve the same goal, target melanin to disrupt and damage in the stem cells in the bulge and dermal pailla of hair follicles with precision. The lasers use photothermal destruction, photomechanical damage and photochemical processes to do this.
A common enquiry we recieve is about possible factors that disqualify someone from undergoing laser hair removal. These issues affect a very small cross section of people however other factors can impair the effectiveness of lasers to achieve permanent hair removal.
If you have been tanning recently or are extremely tanned, it is advisable to delay laser sessions to after the tan has faded. Some lasers may be less effective with hair that lacks melanin and may require multiple sessions. Ladies with any endocrine abnormalities may experience impaired effectiveness of laser hair removal and people with autoimmune connective diseases may experience discomfort due to high photosensitivity.
Laser hair removal is one of our most popular treatments, our methods and techniques evolve with the cutting edge research and technology that is developing all the time. Comparitive and peer-reviewed studies have shown that laser and light based systems for hair removal are generally safe and efficacious.