Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal

Based on the principle of thermokinetic selectivity, and particularly indicated for striking melanin concentrations in the skin without weakening the surrounding tissue, laser hair removal is a safe, efficient technique for the permanent removal of superfluous hair.

Recommended in the case of hirsutism and hypertrichosis, laser removal is a treatment that can be performed on anyone wishing to reduce the presence of superfluous hair on their body. However it is absolutely not recommended in the case of: assumption of isotretinoin, photosensitising products, diabetes mellitus or skin phototype VI.

In order to obtain a better understanding of how laser hair removal works, it is important to distinguish three phases in the growth of a hair follicle: (active) anagen phase, (transitional) catagen phase and (static) telogen phase. The first, anagen, phase is the only one during which it is possible to destroy the follicle.
It is important to underline that the resistance of a hair depends also on the area in which it is growing and its colour. An operation that could be particularly successful on the face may not be equally successful on the legs. Dark hairs are easier to eliminate than white or light coloured hair.
Pre-surgery preparation does not require any particular treatments: the skin must only be shaved and not exposed to too much sun. Discomfort experienced during the operation varies, but is always moderate, as is also true for any disorders occurring after treatment such as: slight swelling and/or burning sensation that disappear after a couple of hours.

To obtain the desired result from the treatment, it is normally necessary to undergo from 6 to 8 sessions although reaction times vary, naturally, from person to person and the area treated.
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