The principle of laser treatment
The light pulses emitted by the neodymium-YAG laser hit the skin surface, are absorbed by the dark pigment melanin in the hair and transmitted to the respective hair root. The high-energy light of the laser converts into thermal energy and permanently destroys hair follicles and hair cells. The thermal reaction remains limited to the hair root. The surrounding tissue and blood vessels do not respond to this wavelength, they are in no way impaired.
Course of treatment
During treatment, the laser head is slowly guided over the skin area to be treated. Most people feel a slight tingling. After treatment, the skin may be slightly red for a short time. Most of the symptoms resolve after 2 – 3 days at the latest.
Can I go to the sun before treatment?
The laser also reacts to melanin embedded in the skin in heavily tanned skin. Existing tan should have subsided before the start of treatment, as otherwise undesired skin reactions may occur. If possible, do not expose the affected area of the body to the sun three to four weeks before the planned treatment date, or protect it with sunscreen SPF 50.
To ensure successful treatment, do not bleach or epilate hair before laser therapy. Also, the removal of hair by plucking, wax or depilatory cream is to be avoided. To prepare for the treatment, please shave the part of the body to be treated the day before. If hair removal is planned on the face, make-up must be removed.