Laser hair removal is currently the most effective method to achieve permanent removal of unwanted hair in various areas on the body as well as on the face.
What is the difference between epilation and hair removal? What is permanent hair removal?
Often people confuse terms like epilation and hair removal. However, in reality, it is very simple. Depilation can be called any method of removing hair above the surface of the skin, so for example shaving or using a depilatory cream; however, it is always only temporary. By epilation we mean the removal of the entire hair with its root (bulb, hair follicle). During laser hair removal, permanent removal occurs when the entire root is burned and cannot be restored.
What is the principle of laser hair removal?
The basic principle of laser hair removal is so-called selective photothermolysis. Translated, this means that most of the light energy that the epilation laser produces in the form of a laser beam is absorbed in dark, colour-sensitive tissues. Epilation lasers are designed to act on melanin, the dye that is found in the highest concentration in hairs and their bulbs (hair follicles) and is responsible for their coloration. The resulting energy causes the hair follicle to heat up rapidly and then burn. The burnt hair follicle cannot regenerate, the hair falls out after a few days and does not grow again. There is no damage to the skin after laser hair removal.
Which locations can be permanently hair-free?
At Dermarevolt, we will rid you of hair in all areas where it is unwanted:
- eyebrows, ears, sideburns, upper lip, chin, neck, nape of the neck
- shoulders, armpits (axillae), forearms, whole hands,
- chest, nipples, back, abdomen, linea alba, sacrum
- bikini line and bikini set, ass,
- thighs, calves, shins, whole legs, knees, shins and toes
Is special preparation required before laser hair removal?
The following procedures should be followed for smooth and effective laser hair removal:
- The ideal hair length for laser hair removal is 2-3 mm. Therefore, the skin should be shaved with a razor blade a few days before the treatment. The specific time depends on how fast your hair is growing in the area.
- Do not use depilatory cream for at least 1 week before the treatment.
- For at least 4 weeks prior to treatment, you must avoid plucking, waxing, or any other form of hair removal in the area to be treated. During this time, you can remove the hair peacefully by shaving.
- The skin must not be tanned before laser hair removal. There should be an interval of at least 4-6 weeks since the last tanning session or visit to a tanning bed.
- Do not use self-tanning products for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment.
- Do not use antiperspirants, deodorants, body lotions, or any other creams or oils on the day of treatment, depending on the area to be treated.