How does laser hair removal work?
As the laser enters the skin, the pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the light and the hair, destroying the hair and follicle. Over the next few days, the treated hair will simply fall out. Because the laser precisely targets only the hair, the surrounding skin is generally left unharmed. Adjusting the treatment to your hair’s colour, density and coarseness, our technicians subject the hair follicles at the base of the hairs to the wavelength of the laser.
It can generally be used on all area's of the body as long as the hair is dark. Clients with dark hair and fair skin are the easiest to treat, but we always invite you to receive a free consultation to discuss whether you are a good candidate
What does laser hair removal feel like?
The diolaze handpiece is designed to provide cooling to the skin, before, during and after treatment, maximizing client comfort. In the rare event that a client is extra sensitive, we have the option of applying numbing cream prior to treatment. This will be discussed during your consultation.
Your skin is first covered with a cooling gel which increases the laser's efficacy and reduces discomfort. During the actual treatment, you may feel a prickly sensation similar to a rubber band being snapped against your skin during each pulse. Any discomfort usually subsides very quickly.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of required sessions depends on the colour, thickness and coarseness of the hair. Typically, for long-lasting effects, we recommend 6-10 treatment sessions, spaced 4-8 weeks apart. As treatment proceeds, the intervals become longer.
The majority of our clients reach about 85% hair reduction after 6-8 treatments. Of course, each patient’s experience may be a little different, and some clients achieve desired results even sooner. Annual or semi-annual touch-up treatments are then recommended for sporadic new hair growth due to individual physiological processes.