1. HOW DOES THE 808NM DIODE LASER REMOVE HAIR?
The laser emits a beam of light that passes through the skin, to the hair follicle. The energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, and then transformed into heat to destroy the follicle.
2. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IPL AND 808NM DIODE LASER?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is not a laser. While IPLs can be effective for some cosmetic procedures, experience supports the more powerful, yet safer use of the laser for hair removal.
3. IS THE newest 808 diode laser PROCESURE EFFECTIVE?
The effectiveness of the treatment depends on the colour, thickness and depth of the hair, thus red, blond and grey hair reacts less than black hair. The outcome of the treatment also depends on the hormone level. To reach a high effectiveness it is important to set up a treatment plan with your doctor depending on your skin type and hair consistency.
4. ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Short-term side effects may include a slight reddening of the skin or local swelling which typically lasts less than an hour or two, although infrequently last a few days. Most clients resume normal activity after their treatments. Occasionally, a slight rash may occur that may last from a few hours to a couple of days. In very rare instances, some blistering and discoloration of the skin may occur which are usually only temporary.
5. WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
The ideal candidate has dark hair and light skin. Dark hairs absorb more of the laser light and lighter skin allows more transmission of the laser light into the follicle. We do safely treat darker skin tones and tanned skin; however, the treatments are most effective when you are your natural skin tone. Non-pigmented hair does not respond to the laser treatments, and electrolysis would be the best permanent alternative.
6. CAN YOU DO LASER HAIR REMOVAL ANYWHERE ON THE BODY?
We can do laser hair removal just about anywhere on the body. The most common areas for women are the upper lip, chin, underarms, bikini line legs and arms. Men desire hair removal on the back, shoulders, chest and abdomen. We can treat any area with the exception of the areas around the eyes.
7. DOES IT HURT?
The cooling tip has a mild aesthetic property, which allows tender areas to be treated in a relatively painless fashion.
8. HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
We recommend six treatments. In fact, it is not uncommon for a person to need seven or more. There are a variety of factors that can influence the total number of treatments any individual may require to achieve the desired results.
9. Do I SHAVED OFF THE HAIR BEFORE TREATMENT?
No, in fact we ask that you do shave the area you want treated. We’re actually targeting the anatomical structures below the skin. Surface hair interferes with this process.
10. HOW LONG I CAN SEE THE RESULT?
You will see some results immediately. It takes a week or two for all of the hair in the treated area to fall out. After that, you will experience several weeks of no growth in the treated area. So you’re receiving immediate gratification while you are moving toward your long-term goal.