RU LV

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular treatment procedures in modern aesthetic dermatology. Long-standing experience and clinical tests prove the high efficiency of this remedy: various hair removing lasers have been used all over the world for as long as nearly 20 years.

According to recent research data, the hypothesis stating that hair absorbs the ray only during the growth stage, has not been proved. It becomes evident that at the early anagen (growth) phase hair contains the biggest amount of the pigment; therefore, repeat procedures must be performed in order to “catch” as many hairs at this stage as possible. On average, 3 – 6 procedures are performed. Frequently, the desired result is achieved as soon as after 3 procedures. Hair falls out after the 1st procedure, their amount decreases for a long time, and those hair that still grow become thinner, less visible and causes less severe skin problems. However, a course of procedures should be performed in order to ensure long-lasting results. Procedures are performed every 6 – 8 weeks.

WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW BEFORE PERFORMING THE PROCEDURE?

  • Avoid active sunshine 1 week before the procedure, or use sun-screen creams with SPF values higher than 30; do not use any self-tanning creams.
  • Do not perform plucking or waxing 1 month before the procedure. All other hair removal methods when the hair root is preserved, e.g. shaving and cutting, are permissible.
  • Do not apply any irritating compounds such as glycolic acid or retinoids to the skin 1 week before the procedure.
  • The procedure has the greatest effect in the case of light skin and darker hair. In the case of darker skin, skin-bleaching products can be prescribed 4 – 6 weeks before the procedure.
  • In the case of perioral viral herpes, antiviral therapy will be prescribed if the procedure is to be performed on the facial area.
  • The procedure will not be performed if you are pregnant. Nursing mothers are allowed to undergo the procedure.
  • Before procedure, it is necessary to shave hairs on the body, in the epilation zone. You do not need to shave the hairs on face.