Laser hair removal is by no means a one-and-done-type treatment to dispel errant hairs from your skin. The number of sessions depends on the area of the body being treated. Notably, upper parts like the face and underarms require around 8 to 10 sessions to achieve desired results compared to 6 to 8 sessions for the bikini line and legs. After which, 2 or more touch-up treatments every year maybe needed. Other factors to be considered are skin color, coarseness of hair and gender.
Laser hair removal may seem ambiguously torturous, but the science behind the procedure is actually quite simple. SkinStation’s breakthrough technology called Super Hair Removal (SHR) uses low energy and rapid pulsing diode laser to avoid the pain associated with conventional lasers. Single pulsed lasers use high energy to be effective, and would require the use of numbing creams to ease the pain. To achieve permanent hair reduction, several sessions are needed.
Laser hair removal has become more popular because of its speed, safety and effectiveness, although results will depend upon the choice of laser technology used. These lasers are characterized by their wavelength, measured in nanometers (nm): Alexandrite (755 nm) is used only on pale skin and has the highest pain score. Diode laser (810 nm) is the gold standard for pale (type I) to medium (type III) skin, but has now been made safer on dark skin with the new technology: ND:YAG (1064 nm) which is advisable for olive (type IV) and dark skin (type V). SkinStation’s Diode Laser is the best option for the typical Filipino skin, which has light brown (type III) to fair (type II) skin tone.
Once you have decided to have your laser hair removal, you should not pluck or wax at least one month prior to the treatment. Aside from self-tanning products, you should also avoid unnecessary sun exposure on areas to be treated, one month before and after treatment. Do not apply Retinol or Retinoic acid-containing creams/lotions, peeling agents or diamond peel one week before your procedure.
Unnecessary hair is shaved before the cold gel is applied to the area. The laser is then applied to the skin in-motion, selectively heating the melanin in the hair follicle, while keeping the rest of the skin unharmed. This then leads to a more precise and effective targeting follicle. After several in-motions, the gel is wiped off―one session done!
Laser hair removal is by no means a one-and-done-type treatment to dispel errant hairs from your skin. The number of sessions depends on the area of the body being treated. Notably, the face requires around 8 to 10 sessions to achieve desired results compared to 5 to 6 sessions for the legs. After which, 1 to 2 touch-up treatments every year maybe needed. Other factors to be considered are skin color, coarseness of hair and gender.
It is now possible to avoid painful laser procedure and gain effectiveness through SkinStation’s Super Hair Removal (SHR) technology. Epidermal cooling is also used to reduce pain and prevent skin damage. Cool gel is applied on area to be treated, and the chilled tip mechanism of the laser ensures the surface of skin stays cool and comfortable throughout the treatment.
Some Diode Lasers are painful, some are messy, and most of them are time consuming and are associated with high cost but zero longevity. The most advanced hair reduction solution is just around the corner―SkinStation’s PAINLESS Diode Laser Hair Removal.