You may quickly and simply get rid of practically any exterior defect thanks to cutting-edge cosmetic treatments. So, using a shaving machine to remove body hair nowadays is like to using a chainsaw to perform a manicure. Laser hair removal effectively eliminates unwanted side effects including peeling, black spots, ingrown hairs, and skin irritation while properly addressing the issue of excess hair.
We turned to Alyona Kaigorodova, the leader of the Moscow studios Soft laser, Delight Laser, and Epilaserman, to discover more about this treatment.
The most recent lasers using Iplaser technology are used in this salon. They make the treatment as pleasant as possible, and the devices work with practically any type of skin.
An expert cosmetologist gave advice on how to be ready for laser hair removal and how to avoid being duped by dishonest clinics.
1 How does removing hair with a laser work?
There must be specific components in the body that would draw the laser light energy, absorb it, and trigger a physical and chemical response in order for it to influence the hair. Melanin is the primary absorbent material required for laser hair removal. He is the one who gives the skin and hair their color.
Melanin contains three fractions: neuromelanin, which is found in the brain’s structures, pheomelanin, which produces light colors, and eumelanin, which produces dark shades. The final shade of hair color will depend on which proportion predominates in the final mixture. Light-absorbing properties are only seen in eumelanin. It is impossible to remove light hair, whether it is light fluff, blonde, or gray, since the residual fractions reflect light. Such individuals should not squander their time or money on Laser hair removal. Typically, depilation or electroepilation are the other methods of hair removal that are advised.
The primary response that takes place in the subcutaneous tissues when light energy is absorbed by hair rods carrying melanin is thermal. The follicle is destroyed when the hair is heated to a high temperature. Therefore, from a scientific standpoint, photo- and laser hair removal is accurately referred to as photothermolysis. The process of light hair removal is also known as thermolysis (thermo-temperature, lysis-destruction) (light-thermo-destruction). The hair is heated to 70–80 degrees Celsius during photothermolysis. Hair growth does not continue for a very long period since the hair follicle’s cells all die, including the hair papilla cells.
Unfortunately, since the follicles’ structure may be repaired, it is hard to get rid of hair permanently.
The growing stage, the intermediate stage, and the resting stage are the several stages of hair life that you need to be aware of. Laser hair removal only works on hair that is actively growing because mature hairs are too melanin-rich to remove. After around two weeks, the loss starts to happen in portions since the epilation zone comprises between 20 and 90 percent of the development phase. The time between treatments is limited to 30–31 days since it takes 21–28 days to get from the sleep phase to the development phase.
However, it often happens that the change takes longer than a month because of personal factors. If the transition has occurred and you can work, then you should pay attention to the hairs that start to grow a month following the treatment.
The follicle frequently attempts to restore the missing bulbs and initiates their maturity after 3–5 sessions. This response is normal and is known as “paradoxical growth.” But subsequent procedures cause this to fade away quickly. The most important thing is to maintain your composure, avoid panicking, and just carry on.
What technology offers the most value for money?
Numerous lasers made by various manufacturers are available today. However, they may all be broken down into a few different varieties, including alexandrite, diode, neodymium, Elos, AFT, and IPLASER.
Also checkout this amazing Hair transplant section. With the IPLASER system, we exclusively employ lasers since they are reliable, efficient, and painless. Since it’s crucial to evaluate the danger and potential of laser hair removal specifically for each customer, our masters are licensed doctors.
3 Which body areas are suitable for laser hair removal and which are not?
You may remove hair with a laser from any area of the body, including female labia, the nose, and the ears. The eyes are an exception. We do not epilate the hair behind the brows, but we can epilate between and over since the skin surrounding the eyes is very thin, reducing the chance of any harm and effects.
How many operations will I need to get rid of all my hair completely?
This is a specific query. Many con artists on the market claim to be able to achieve this in 6, 5, or even 4 sessions, but this is only a ruse to draw in clients. Yes, there are very few instances in which girls’ hair disappears after just four sessions, but the likelihood of this happening is just approximately 0.5 percent. 6–10 sessions are more reasonable numbers. This is typical. This indicates that there are occasionally 12. In order for our clients to be mentally prepared, we really warn them about this.
Additionally, the wizard need to notify you when it specifies the precise number of sessions you want. No expert can predict precisely how many sessions you will require for a full hair removal in real life. The color, thickness, and density of the hair are what make it distinctive. Yes, we can take them into account when we assess the case’s complexity. However, no one can foresee their conduct because of things like hormones and inheritance. Furthermore, there is no assurance that the readings won’t alter after six months, even if you pass a ton of pricey exams. Hair growth is also.
5 How should I care for my skin in between treatments?
Avoiding these mistakes before laser hair removal:
Wax, sugar, or use an electric epilator to remove hair from the chosen region no more than 30 days before the appointment. We simply have no effect since, during depilation, the hair and follicle are both eliminated;
7 days before to the treatment, tan;
three days before the session, utilize peels and scrubs.
Following laser hair removal, you should:
For seven to ten days, stay out of the sun and tanning booths. If you’re thinking of taking a seaside vacation, you should use sunscreen (at least SPF50) and reapply it to all exposed body parts every 3 to 4 hours. Laser Hair Removal Side Effects and Risks Try to shield the treated areas from direct sunlight if at all feasible;
excluding shaving as the only alternate hair removal and depilatory treatment during the time between surgeries;
From 10 to 21 days, we are watching for hair loss. They are not torn out by us. You may simply use a washcloth or scrape to assist in them falling off.
No special maintenance or cosmetics are required.
Laser hair removal carries risks, just like any cosmetic surgery. As follows:
acute allergic skin responses, especially a photodermatosis reaction to light;
aggravation of chronic illnesses (such as vasculitis, vasolitis, lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, bullous dermatoses, psoriasis, lichen planus, ichthyosis, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis);
hypertension and coronary artery disease;
the acute stage of herpes
risky varicose veins (anticoagulant use needs to be halted after a month);
any neoplasms, including benign and malignant;
infections that are acute;
lactation during pregnancy and lactation;
Moles, nevi, pigmented birthmarks, and papillomas are easily avoided by receding by 2-4 mm from them;
if you just received a botulinum toxin injection.
Epilation in the injection sites is only possible two months after receiving botox, dysport, xeomin, relatox, different dermafillers, and hyaluronic acid-based biorevitalizants. This occurs as a result of the fact that all forms of energy hasten the breakdown of the medications taken. However, you can remove hair as usual in other regions.
6 How painful is laser hair removal?
according to the laser. Mayo clinic For instance, burn incidents are typical on alexandrite. The most you will experience with our laser is a minimal warming or tingling sensation. In one instance, the client expressed fury over how mild the operation was and expressed concern that it would have no impact.
Unfortunately, many girls who have visited other clinics come to us with burns and scars still visible. However, it’s crucial to realize that no technology enables you to completely remove the client’s feelings.
7 Is there a chance of developing skin cancer, folliculitis, or ingrown hairs?
Ingrown hairs are not a possibility. Additionally, the laser also gets rid of them. If the hair is not too deep, the light will eventually reach it, it will die, and the skin will gradually push the dead hair to the surface. These ingrown hairs may disappear over a period of 1 to 8 months, depending on the degree of negligence in the situation.
Folliculitis may be caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, or parasites, however the laser cannot be the cause of the condition. However, laser hair removal is not advised while the illness is present in order to avoid making things worse. A dermatologist should be consulted in this situation. In our studio there is such an expert, the first consultation is free of charge.
One of the most prevalent worries is cancer. Rostest has formally validated that the laser does not cause cancer and that its light is safe. UV light is produced by skin cancer, and the laser works with infrared rays. Spending a lot of time in the sun or at a tanning bed is more dangerous for you than laser hair removal. Additionally, it only occurs once a month. Additionally, because laser hair removal only penetrates the lowest layers of the epidermis, it has no effect on the interior organs.
8 How should I get ready for the initial procedure?
You must shave the chosen region before to the treatment. Because most lasers require hair to grow up to 3-5 mm in length, this advice is rarely offered. We don’t need to do this, which is undoubtedly more convenient in daily life.
If the customer wishes to get rid of hair on their hands or above their lips that they haven’t touched before getting epilated, the master can do it himself using an electric trimmer.
The most crucial thing, though, is to tune in to a good attitude rather than reading horror stories.
9 Does the laser really permanently eliminate hair?
Regular procedures are required. We can only influence the hair that is actively growing because the hair on our body is in various growth phases. Since we do not “light up” the hairs during their active development phase, a full course of laser hair removal can last up to six months until all the hairs awaken.
10 Are there any limits for females who have albinism, vitiligo, or other skin conditions?
There are limitations, indeed. Light hair cannot be removed with laser hair removal, as was already indicated. Red hair is another challenging scenario (Scandinavian skin phototype). They are taken, but only with a 50/50 chance. In several instances, even when the hair turned just black, the laser failed to remove it.
Identifying the type of skin characteristics is crucial. It is quite easy to decide whether laser hair removal is dangerous at the home level: consider whether heating the skin in the problematic region will be damaging. If you do not observe any benefits from this, you should probably avoid getting your hair removed.
In general, we avoid the handle with pigmentation. It is always best to speak with a dermatologist who specializes in this field.
11 When selecting a salon, what should you look out for?
I want to start by being aware of the many forms of fraud used in this field.
The laser is first. Nowadays, a lot of salons purchase inefficient, low-cost Chinese diodniki. Such establishments frequently charge absurdly cheap fees for operations, like 200 rubles for the top lip. You should exercise caution if this is the standard pricing and not part of a promotion.
Second, a component of the lasers (either the bulb individually or the handle collectively) has to be replaced. For instance, with our laser, the handle needs to be replaced every 600–700 000 flashes since as the lamp power decreases, the procedure’s outcome also does. However, a lot of dishonest salons ignore this and light “empty” lamps. The result is identical to that of a light bulb at home.
Particularly problematic salons use a regular laser for the first 1-2 sessions so the client can see the results, and then, after 3–4 sessions, they may create a “empty” handle. Because there was an effect at first, the individual is persuaded that it is in its characteristics and not in the equipment’s shortcomings.
Third, dishonest establishments perform operations despite clear indications that a customer is not a candidate for laser hair removal. A girl once came up to us and asked if we could remove the hair from her hands. She spent 1.5 years visiting a pricey clinic, but she saw no improvement. She had white hair that was transparent, which was immediately apparent. She expressed disbelief when we explained that such hair, in theory, does not require any laser treatment and said that with the money she had left in the clinic, she might already have purchased a car.
or another instance. A extremely dark-skinned man entered with black hair covering his back, chest, and abdomen. The master inquired as to their previous behavior after observing that they were already beginning to grow stubble. The customer said that he had already visited a laser. The master speculated that since the hair had grown rather thickly, there had likely just been one session at most. However, the man acknowledged having already completed 15 treatments on Alexandrite in a pricey facility. They probably reduced the power to its maximum level in order to prevent burning the skin (Alexandrite can only remove hair from the skin up to the fourth phototype), but this did not prevent the hair from being burned. The man therefore began our course from scratch. About 99 percent of the hair that was in the active stage had vanished after the first session, making the result obvious right away.
What you won’t hear at any salon is this:
- Permanent hair removal using lasers is not possible. just for a year, with unusual exceptions up to five years. Subject to encouraging measures, you can say that indefinitely. Some hairs will eventually still awaken.
- There will still be unpleasant feelings after laser hair removal since discomfort is not totally eliminated. Only the intensity varies: from tingling like in electrophoresis to burns.
- Your hair may get darker as a result of some laser treatments. Such a result has lately been experienced by our professionals. They were girls who started growing black hair instead of a gun on their thighs after going to different hairdressers. My coworkers in the store informed me that, regrettably, occasionally this occurs after Alexandrite.
- Test the laser on a tiny patch of skin before epilating the entire body. For instance, we provide a free test drive during which you may perform the treatment on one armpit, wait two to three weeks to evaluate the results, and if you like them, come to us for a more serious surgery. and more. Some customers advise you to look for a laser that is appropriate for you. So test out several ones. We hope that you will consider the Soft laser salon to be your “own” space.