Excess and unwanted hair and hair is an annoying, embarrassing and valuable problem for many people all over the world, as in Turkey. So much so that this situation affects people’s social and professional life negatively and reduces their quality of life. It causes people to lose faith in themselves. Of course, laser hair removal has great value in regaining this belief.
The source of the problem
Although the reasons for the formation of unwanted hair and fluff vary from individual to individual, it is generally
– Wax, tweezers etc. formulas,
– Puberty and menopause,
– Genetics, hormone imbalance,
– Changes in postpartum hormones,
– Birth control pills,
– Issues in the hair glands,
– Causes of adrenaline secretion can be counted.
Don’t worry! You Are Not Helpless…
Absolutely do not worry, getting rid of this burdensome situation is very easy with laser epilation…
Moreover, wax, epilator etc. It is not painful like classical hair removal methods. Most importantly, laser hair removal is a life-long permanent treatment procedure.
Let’s Open… What is Laser Hair Removal?
First of all, laser epilation is the most effective method you can try to get rid of unwanted hair and hair. The aim of laser beams is melanin pigment. Laser beams reaching the melanin create a heat here and destroy the hair follicles. As a result, the desired epilation takes place in the area.
Is Laser Epilation Applied to Everyone?
Although laser epilation is a method that has been used with confidence for many years, in some cases, it is necessary to avoid treatment as a precaution. These situations are;
– People at a young age who have not completed their hair structure development
– In hepatitis-B patients
– In pregnant women
– People with skin and skin diseases
Is Laser Epilation Applied to Every Area?
Areas where laser epilation is not applied and are considered objectionable
– Scars and open wounds,
– Areas with eczema and fungal disease,
– Meat me
– Hair bases,
– Nose and ears,
– Around the eyes and eyelashes,
– On the tattoo (there may be deterioration in the tattoo, as the laser will target the pigment in the tattoo)
TYPES OF LASER EPILATION
Laser epilation does not show the same effect in every body and even in different parts of the person. In this case, there is a need for devices that can shoot at different wavelengths. The most widely used types of laser hair removal;
– Alexandrite Laser
– Nd:Yag Laser
– Diode Laser
• Alexandrite Laser
The purpose of Alexandrite (755 nm) laser beams is hairs and provides epilation by weighing melanin pigment without damaging the surrounding tissues.
• Diode Laser
They are laser systems with a wavelength of diode (810nm). As in the one-to-one Alexandrite laser, the purpose is melanin pigment.
• Nd:Yag Laser
Nd:YAG (1064nm) laser beams, on the other hand, weigh on the hemoglobin and affect the capillaries that feed the hair follicles and provide epilation.
• IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
Contrary to what is thought, IPL is not a type of laser, but an effective hair removal technique with a wavelength in the middle of 400nm to 1200nm, which means “intense pulsed light”.
All right, but Which Laser?
But Which Laser? The real question here should be “which laser is more suitable for me” or “which laser is more effective in which region” instead of “which laser”. Because in laser hair removal
– skin color,
– hair color
– the thickness of the bristles,
– Depth of the bristles,
– The success of the process cannot be achieved without considering the criteria such as skin sensitivity.
Which Laser Is More Effective On Which Skin Color?
In general terms, the most successful results are obtained with Alexandrite Laser in people with light skin color and dark hair color. However, for darker people, Nd: Yag or Diode Laser is used. What is meant by skin color here is genetically the skin color of the person. Laser shots made on the skin color obtained by tanning in the sun are ineffective or have little effect.
As a rule, it should be known that the laser beams used are completely sensitive to the pigment (color molecule). It is impossible for the device to detect hair, lint or any other random device. Shots on tanned skin are therefore very risky. Since laser beams cannot distinguish between hair and skin, permanent stains may occur on the skin.
Which Laser Is More Effective On Which Hair Color?
Although the Alexandrite laser is the most ideal formula for dark hair and hair, almost all other lasers are effective on dark hairs and hairs. However, preferring the Alexandrite laser or logically preferring lasers with low wavelength makes the treatment more painless. Diode and Nd:Yag Laser and even IPL can be used instead of Alexandrite for lighter colored hairs and hairs (such as red, yellow).
Which Laser Is More Effective On Which Hair / Hair Thickness?
On thick hairs, all lasers respond quickly in almost the same way. The problem is in the fine hairs. In fine hairs, IPL is the most effective formula. Although it is a slightly painful application in cases where laser and IPL are ineffective, the definitive solution is needle epilation. However, needle epilation is not applied in our clinics.
Which Laser Is More Effective At Which Hair / Hair Depth?
As the depth of the hair and bristles increases, devices with higher wavelengths are more effective. As the hair / hair depth increases, Alexandrite (755nm), Diode (810nm), Nd:Yag (1064nm) Laser should be preferred respectively. However, the deeper you go, the greater the pain felt. Here, the laser to be preferred by looking at the hair and hair structure should first be the Alexandrite Laser.
Which Laser Is More Effective On Which Skin Type?
Considering different from all other criteria, skin sensitivity should be given more importance. Devices with lower wavelengths should be used in areas of the body that we consider sensitive (face, arms, shoulders). The most ideal procedure in this bet should be IPL, especially for the face. Shots with high wavelength devices will be more painful and cause more skin irritation. Moreover, although it is seen at a small rate, it can awaken fine hairs in the shot area and cause the hairs to come out in a darker color. Here again, although it is painful, needle epilation can be used.
As a result…
All laser and IPL systems do not have an advantage over each other and have different advantages and disadvantages. Alexandrite Laser, Diode Laser, Nd:Yag Laser and IPL technologies are used successfully in our clinics.
Treatment Process in Laser Hair Removal
Before starting the treatment, our specialists listen to the patient’s clinical history and diagnose the patient in the light of information such as what was done before, how the patient reacted to what kind of processes. Answers to the question of whether the cause of hair growth is hormonal or genetic are sought. By examining the skin and hair structure, the treatment is determined. Then it is put into practice. This process is completed in a very short time. If other conditions are also suitable, treatment can be started on the same day.
Laser Hair Removal for Women
Women’s fear of aesthetic appearance and problems of excessive hair growth have been pushing women to seek analysis for a long time in Turkey and in the world, tweezers, waxes, depilatory creams, epilation tools, laser epilation, which emerged with the blending of medicine and electronic technology in line with these demands, is a chapter in itself. became like that.
The most common application areas in women:
– Laser hair removal in the middle of the eyebrow
– Laser hair removal on eyebrows
– Favorite laser hair removal
– Upper lip laser epilation
– Chin laser hair removal
– Neck laser hair removal
– Facial laser hair removal
– Underarm laser hair removal
– Arm laser hair removal
– Leg laser hair removal
– Chest laser hair removal
– Nipple tip/mid laser hair removal
– Laser epilation of the bikini area
– Genital area laser epilation
Laser Hair Removal for Men
Although she sees less demand than women, it has been observed that men value their appearance more in recent times, and their efforts to prevent excessive hair growth have increased.
– Laser hair removal on the beard
– Laser hair removal in the middle of the eyebrow
– Ear laser hair removal
– Nape laser epilation
– Neck laser hair removal
– Shoulders laser hair removal
– Chest laser hair removal
– Back laser hair removal
– Arm laser hair removal
– Leg laser hair removal
are the most frequently applied areas.
In particular, it should be noted that due to the hair structure, laser epilation applications are more successful in men than in women.
Number of Laser Hair Removal Sessions
First of all, we should know that there is no realistic equivalent to getting rid of hair and fluff in a single session with laser epilation. Because the hair and hair in our body go through the growth (anagen), rest (telogen) and shedding (catagen) phases. If a laser is applied while a hair is in the growth phase, it may be possible for it to disappear permanently in that session. If it is not in the growth phase, shedding cannot be achieved. For this reason, the number of laser epilation sessions is increasing, and periods of 1 – 2 months are foreseen in the middle of the sessions.
Session Duration and Session Intervals
Laser epilation session deadlines vary according to the location of the hairs and the genetic characteristics of the person. The duration of the laser epilation session can vary between 15 minutes and 45 minutes. While it may be necessary to have 4-8 sessions of epilation at intervals of 1 to 3 months for body areas, 6-12 sessions of 1 session per month are sufficient for facial epilation. Sessions in facial epilation may take longer than body parts. Hairs that have reached a length of 0.5 cm on the skin are suitable for epilation time without waiting for further growth.
Warnings Before Laser Hair Removal
Of course, when you come to our clinics, these warnings will be conveyed to you by our specialists, but in the light of this information, you can at least adjust your treatment start time. Before laser epilation;
– Applications that will remove hair and hair from their roots (waxing, epilation device, tweezers, thread, etc.) should be avoided. These methods reduce the sensitivity of the hair to the laser by thinning the hair follicles. If these applications have been made, treatment should be started after 3 weeks of treatment.
– Sunbathing, especially solarium, should be avoided before the application. Treatment should be started after 2-3 days.
– The bristles should be shortened with the help of scissors or razor blades. There is no harm in using depilatory creams, but hairs and hairs should be expected to come to the surface of the skin. A small amount of heat is released during epilation, and because the hairs and hairs are too long, unnecessary heat and power are released.
– Applications that will turn the color of the hairs yellow should also be avoided.
– The drug named “Roaccutane” must not have been used in the last six months.
Warnings After Laser Hair Removal
After laser epilation, slight burning and redness may occur on the skin. The burning sensation on the skin will go away in a few hours. Just like in the form of redness, it will return to its normal state during the day. After Laser Epilation;
– You should not be exposed to sunlight and solarium for a few weeks, and if it is not possible to avoid sunlight, high factor sunscreen creams should be used.
– While taking a shower, care should be taken that the water is not too hot, and the warmest temperature that the body can withstand should be chosen.
Hairs that do not fall out after laser epilation can be re-waxed, hair removal device, tweezers, thread, depilatory cream, etc. should not be taken by procedures. It can be shortened at most with scissors and razor blades.
– Scrub, peeling, etc. in areas where laser epilation has been made. Applications that will irritate the skin should be avoided.
– The next session date to be given by the experts must be respected.
Ice Laser Hair Removal
Frequently asked Questions
Does laser hair removal hurt the body? Does it cause cancer?
The beam used in laser epilation emits non-ionized rays, just like the ultraviolet rays or power limits that surround us in daily life, mobile phones and many electrical residential works. No clinical studies have now been found regarding issues such as the damages of laser epilation or the cause of cancer.
Is laser hair removal a painful / painful treatment?
During laser epilation, a pain is felt, such as the needle tip stinging, while laser shots are being made. There is a slight burning on the skin rather than pain. During the treatment, the burning sensation is eliminated by giving cold air to the skin. Irritation and burning sensation on the skin after the treatment is relieved with the help of anesthetic creams. During the day, the effects will gradually decrease and enter their normal course.
Are there any side effects of laser hair removal?
Laser epilation does not have any side effects other than irritation and burning on the skin for a discontinuous period.
Does laser epilation applied to bikini and genital areas damage the ovaries? Does it cause infertility?
The rays used in laser epilation, however, can reach the hair follicles, which are approximately 1 mm below the skin surface, and cannot reach deeper and internal organs. The laser device delivers the beam to the skin for a short period of time so that only the hair follicles will be affected and other structures surrounding the hair will not be damaged. The beams used in laser epilation are different from the X-rays used in radiological imaging paths and are non-ionized. Therefore, it is not possible for laser epilation to cause infertility and there is no scientific data that it causes infertility.
Is laser hair removal done in summer?
Although the ideal is winter and spring months, laser epilation can be done in summer as well. After starting the treatment, it is not wrong to give the treatment medium when the summer months are entered. Only sun rays should be avoided as much as possible and high factor sunscreen creams should be used.
Is laser epilation done after solarium?
We do not recommend laser epilation after solarium. Since laser beams cannot find a contrast medium, they may cause hyperpigmentation and spots on the skin.
Is laser hair removal done for men?
Laser epilation can be applied to everyone, regardless of male or female.
Is laser epilation done for ingrown hairs?
In fact, it would be more real if we say that laser hair removal is the most ideal solution for ingrown hairs. Since laser epilation is painless and easy to apply, there is no need for surgical methods. Immediate results are obtained from the treatment. After the treatment, a smooth appearance is obtained on the skin.
Are consultations and tests for laser hair removal costly?
No, you can consult our experts by making an appointment at any time, and get their opinion and average price information. You can reach us by e-mail, telephone or by coming to our clinics in person, and you can get information on the issues that come to your mind.
Is laser hair removal a permanent procedure? Is there any chance of hair regrowth afterward?
Laser hair removal is a permanent formula. However, the deterioration of hormonal stability in the body can cause new hair growth.