The use of laser for the permanent removal of unwanted hair from all parts of the body.
Permanent Hair Removal is indicated for the permanent removal of unwanted hair from anypart of the body.
Permanent Hair Removal is carried out using a diode laser (Light Sheer – Lumenis) that is currently the most modern and efficientinstrument of its type. The laser, which has a spot of about 1cmx1cm, is applied to the skin of the area being treated.
The procedure consists in using laser light to hit the hair (pilifer bulbs), which is destroyed through a reaction of selective photothermolysis. Laser energy applied to the hair has two effects:
- the permanent destruction of the pilifer bulbs which, at the time of the treatment session, are in the anagen phase (active phase)).
- A slowing down of the growth speed (for 6-8 weeks) of the pilifer bulbs which, at the time of the treatment session, are instead in the catagen and telogen phases (resting phase).
Then, after every treatment session, for several weeks there will be no hair in the treated area. In order to achieve permanent hair removal it is therefore necessary to target all the bulbs while they are in the anagen phase. In order to do this several treatment sessions, with 4-8 weekinterval periods, must be carried out until all the hair has disappeared. The length of the treatment session depends on the size of the area being treated, while the number of sessions depends mainly on the color contrast between the skin and hair: the greater the contrast the fewer the number of sessions.
Permanent Hair Removal is carried out as an outpatient, it is painless and does not require any anesthetic.
There may be redness in the treated area for about 2-3 days.