Diode Laser Hair Removal London

Permanent Solution to Your Unwanted Hair: Diode Laser Technology

A diode laser is the latest breakthrough technology in laser hair removal systems. It uses a light beam with a narrow focus to target specific areas in the skin. Diode lasers offer the deepest penetration levels giving the most effective results post treatment.

How does the procedure work? 

  • Laser hair removal works on the principle called ‘selective photothermolysis’.
  • This means that dermatologists match specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to that of the treatment tissue to obtain the maximal effect.
  • Melanin is the colour pigment present in skin and hair that absorbs this radiation, acting as the target matter.
  • The melanin in the hair follicles absorbs the intense heat of the laser.
  • This damages the hair follicle, hence inhibiting future hair growth.

Speed and Efficacy

  • Diode laser hair removal is so popular because of its speed and efficacy.
  • A single session rarely takes as long as an hour anymore. In fact, it an office-hour procedure, which means that is quick & ensures a speedy recovery.
  • This procedure has been proven to achieve ‘permanent hair reduction’ in 90% of the cases.
  • It ensures a stable reduction, in hair regrowth after a treatment regime.

Pre-Procedure:

  • Your therapist will discuss with you your medical history, the risks and benefits of treatment, and your expectations from  it beforehand.
  • Don’t shave, wax or use other hair removal methods like plucking or electrolysis anytime before a laser hair removal treatment session.
  • Stay away from the sun, tanning beds, spray tans, tanning lotion, and chlorine water from at least a month before the treatment.
  • You can’t receive the treatment if you are facing a sunburn or even a sun tan, in order to avoid side effects like hyperpigmentation.
  • Don’t use scrubs, glycolic acid and retinol creams for 2 days before treatment, and chemical peels since 2 weeks prior.
  • Start using face mists and additional moisturisers if you find your skin getting more dry.
  • On the day of the procedure, your therapist will explain the procedure to you step-by-step and address all your concerns.
  • Thereafter, he will take your consent for the procedure and only then will it begin.

The Procedure:

    • Test patch: Pigment problems, discoloration, and scarring can occur in some skin types with cosmetic laser treatments; that’s why it’s important to conduct a small test patch first to make sure that your skin is accepting of the treatment.
    • Eye protection: Your therapist will always provide you with eye protection to avoid the effects of radiation around the eyes.
  • Settings: The settings of the diode laser are adjusted to both your skin and hair colour, so that the wavelength of the light emitted from the laser beam matches that of the pigment in you hair. 

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Post-Procedure:

  • Some swelling or blistering is common. Therefore, you can use an ice pack to help relieve it. It usually subsides within 2-3 days.
  • Use a sunscreen (SPF 30) religiously post-treatment to prevent hyperpigmentation.
  • Do not wax or pluck your hair even after the treatment, because pulling out hair follicles after laser hair removal hinders the process. However, you can shave the area if you want.
  • Avoid perfumes and deodorants for 24-48 hours after treatment.
  • The heat from the laser stays in your skin for a day, so don’t go to gym or saunas in order to avoid creating a warm environment for the bacteria to breed in and give you spots.
  • Opt for lukewarm showers instead of hot showers in the first week after treatment.
  • Don’t use scrubs, glycolic acid and retinol creams even after treatment for 2 days, and chemical peels for 2 weeks.
  • Lastly, your doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medication to relieve pain and swelling, and antibiotics to prevent infection.