Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular methods for getting rid of unwanted hair. The effectiveness of the laser is based on the phenomenon of selective photothermolysis, which basically means that the light of the laser is converted into heat which in turn is absorbed by the melanin, which is the pigment of the hair. The best result will be seen on a patient with dark, coarse hair but we can also successfully remove thin hair. Currently laser hair removal is the only method for the long-term destruction of hair follicles. Due to its non-invasive nature it can be performed upon any part of the body. The most popular areas are: legs, bikini, underarms and face, but also abdomen or back are becoming increasingly popular among men.
The result of the treatment is conditioned by whether it will be carried out when the hair is in the right phase its cycle; therefore it usually needs to be repeated 4 to 8 times in intervals ranging from 4 to 12 weeks.
There are very a few contraindications to undergo the procedure of laser hair removal. One of the most important is to not have a suntan. Also a few weeks before the procedure, one should stop removing the hair using techniques which pull out the root of the hair, such as plucking or waxing. The patient cannot take any phototoxic drugs like tetracyclines and retinoids, including isotretinoin or use creams containing retinol or alpha hydroxy acids.
Before performing the treatment for the first time, the practitioner will do the patch test on the selected area of the skin. This allows us to check the reaction and level of irritation. A few minutes later the treatment can be completed. After a session of laser hair removal soothing gel will be applied to minimise any discomfort. For a short while after the treatment, the patient should avoid hot baths or showers as well as saunas or cosmetics that can exfoliate the epidermis.
Prices for laser hair removal treatments differ mainly depending on the area of the body, starting from upper lip; which is €10 per session. Additionally you may book a free consultation for laser haiÏr removal which includes a patch test by calling the clinic or booking online.