Hair removal methods in comparison
Waxing, sugaring and epilation in comparison with permanent hair removal
Smooth skin without shaving or waxing just a dream?
It’s not only a dream to avoid shaving and waxing and to have smooth skin at the same time. The hair removal with light makes it possible. But not all light is the same. The technolgies vary from unbundled light to the hair removal with laser and bundled light. But this is not the only difference. Here you get a first overview of the technologies for permanent hair removal* with light and laser.
Which light or laser hair removal technology is the right one?
Many wonder, what is the right choice for permanent hair removal* and the selection possibilities are huge. IPL, SHR or laseR? The right choice depends on the hair and skin type. With it our trained staff is able to make the right choice for the suitable treatment procedure. To get an overview of the numerous technologies we have some details in the following.
The individual technologies in Heidelberg
PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL WITH XENOgel® Technology
XENOgel Technology is a special procedure developed by us for permanent hair removal. It combines the advantages of the most modern photepilation technology with a skin-friendly crystal gel.
The light is guided through the melanin of the hair down to the depths of the hair root. The light pulse is converted into heat there, causing the root to stop producing hair. The treated hair falls out after three to twenty days. This hair removal is permanent.
The applied crystal gel enhances this effect while simultaneously cooling the surrounding skin and protecting it from burns.
Using the XENOgel method, unwanted body hair can be permanently removed. The treatment is completely painless and can be performed in any body region. Even the most sensitive areas, such as the intimate area, can be treated easily.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE XENOGEL TECHNOLOGY
Conventional methods of laser hair removal often reach their limits with red or very light hair. Many doctors do not have the necessary equipment. However, with the XENOgel Technology, we can successfully remove even red and very light hair that contains little melanin.
Before every treatment the skin area should be shaved with a wet or dry shaver the day before treatment. Epilation, Waxing or Sugaring should be stopped three to four weeks before the first application, so that the hair can regrow, because the light pulse can not be passed on to the hair root otherwise.
PROFESSIONAL HAIR REMOVAL WITH THE DIODE LASER
The Diode Laser 808 is another photoepilation device we offer for permanent hair removal, which belongs to the category of laser epilation. It is therefore a laser which is preset to the wavelength of 808 nm.
ADVANTAGES OF HAIR LASERS
Through the bundled light, every single hair is specifically treated. When the hair is actively connected to the hair root, the light moves along the melanin contained in the hair to the hair follicle. The root is heated to about 65 ° – 72 ° Celsius.
Due to the specific wavelength, the unfolding of the light energy takes place only in the skin areas that house the hair follicles. The remaining areas of the skin are not affected.
Before a treatment, it makes sense to shave the desired area in advance. As a result, the skin can calm down in advance and the treatment will be even more effective and skin-friendly.
PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL WITH SHR
The acronym SHR stands for “Super Hair Removal” and refers to a new technology of permanent hair removal. It is also based on unbundled light and is therefore not a classic laser depilation. The special feature of the SHR technology is the applicator equipped with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. It uses pure water to filter the high infrared areas of the light.
ADVANTAGES OF HAIR REMOVAL WITH LIGHT & SHR
SHR hair removal requires less energy than comparable depilatory techniques. The energy is only passed on to 50% by the dye melanin, the remaining 50% of the energy act on the stem cells. These are responsible for the nutrition of the hair root. The protein in the stem cells denatures. In consequence they can no longer provide the hair roots with nutrients.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE SHR ENTHAARUNG
Unfortunately, tattooed areas can not be treated. The colors used in a tattoo could react to the treatment and thus could lead to a color change. Because of this, all tattoos are covered in a treatment and left out.
The hair must not be epilated or plucked out 4 weeks before the start of treatment. Otherwise there is no connection to the hair root. However, it is recommended to shave the day before treatment.
PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL WITH IPL
Less hair on the body thanks to pure light? No problem with the IPL technology. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, a special form of permanent depilation without the classic laser. The light strikes the skin and is passed through the hair to the root of the hair.
ADVANTAGES OF THE IPL INDEPENDENCE
The IPL technology can treat quite large areas and several light spectra can be used. This will save you time and money. Furthermore, the device can be tailored to the specific needs of each customer, so that perfect results can be achieved.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE IPL INDEPENDENC
The problem is the treatment of very light hair, because they lack the necessary melanin. The IPL method is best for people with dark hair and fair skin.
You should also pay attention to the same tips as with the XENOgel® Technology removal. Before starting treatment, remove the hair in the appropriate area with a wet or dry shaver. Waxing, Sugaring or epilation should be stopped three to four weeks before the first IPL treatment so that the hair can regrow. Before and after the treatment you should abstain from intensive sunbathing.
PERMANENT EPILATION WITH THE ALEXANDRITE LASER
Individual hairs can also be permanently removed with the Alexandrite laser. The specific wavelength is 755 nanometers.
ADVANTAGES OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL
The alexandrite laser is versatile. For example, it can be used not only for permanent hair removal but also for tattoo removal and the treatment of pigmentation disorders.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE ALEXANDRITE LASER
The duration of treatment varies greatly. This depends on the body regions to be treated. In addition, a permanent depilation of very bright and reddish hair colors is possible.
If you have previously removed your hair with the help of Waxing, you should no longer do waxing at least 4 weeks in the appropriate places.
HAIR REMOVAL WITH THE ND:YAG-LASER
Permanent hair removal with laser light is also possible with the modern YAG laser. This type of laser is a yttrium aluminum garnet laser. The wavelength emitted during the treatment is 1064 nm. The melanin in the hair reacts very well to this wavelength.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE ND: YAG LASER TO REMOVE HAIR LONG-TERM
The YAG laser is Q-switched and thus particularly gentle to the skin. Due to the specific wavelength, it is particularly suitable for the permanent removal of hair on darker skin types.
Similar to all other technologies, shaving of the skin areas to be treated is recommended. This calms the skin already before performing the treatment for permanent hair removal.