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Laser Epilation

 
     
 

Laser epilation is the fastest and most healthy way of getting rid of unwanted hair. The wave length of the laser light employed in this method can be absorbed by the melanin pigment. Thanks to this process performed with a cooling system-equipped technique, the laser heat is transformed into a thermal form that directly eliminates the hair follicles without disturbing the skin.

 
     
 
   
 
     
 

Considerations in deciding on an epilation center

 
 

The fact that Alexandrite laser treatment represents the human health-friendly, reliable and effective laser epilation system has scientifically been substantiated by FDA.
Attention: Choosing the best device is a very major issue. However, even if the best device for laser epilation is used, the method of using this device and the protocols of the facility where the treatment is performed will set the outcomes that you will get out of the treatment. We recommend you to take no risk and base your preference on an exhaustive prior research.
As the most significant criteria in choosing a laser epilation center, we recommend you to choose those that are exclusively specialized in this field.
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What is the digital spectrophotometer device and what’s its function in laser epilation treatment?
Key purpose in laser epilation treatment is to deliver the laser light into the hair follicle at the right dose, destroy the follicle so that it cannot develop any hair anymore and secure no future hair growth. If laser light cannot be set at the right dose, hair follicles are not damaged adequately; however overdosing may cause irritation and burn spots on the skin. Right dosing for laser epilation treatment is such a challenging process that even laser epilation specialists cannot perfectly set it with naked eye. Combined assessment of melanin in the skin, hemoglobin in the blood and light refraction characteristics of skin should be made by means of a digital spectrophotometer device and selection of the right dose is the safest method. Before each laser epilation session, variations on the skin occurring in the course of time should be monitored with a digital spectrophotometer device and the dose of the laser to be used in the treatment should be adjusted accordingly. It would be better for you to inquire whether the company you have selected for your laser epilation treatment is equipped with a digital spectrophotometer device or not.

 
What distinctive features and superiorities do different Laser Epilation Devices have
 

Alexandrite laser: A typical Turkish person generally has a mildly dark skin color and a dark hair structure, therefore alexandrite laser is of the most appropriate form for laser epilation. Alexandrite laser reaches down to the deepest hair follicle, yields permanent results and does not give out any burn trouble in the meanwhile. As the device delivers pulses from a distance of 3 cm, no hygienic problem arises.

NdYag lazer: NdYag laser which some treatment centers claim is administrable to bronze skins even during summer does not impact the deep follicles due to its limited superficial effect, greatly increases the number of treatment sessions and reduces the success of permanent epilation. As NdYag laser gives out more feeling of pain, the probability of the patient to give up the treatment is high. Another risk associated with using NdYag is the probability of permanent and serious burn spots left on the skin.

Light-based systems: (IPL, Blue Light, Photo-epilation etc.) These are not genuine laser epilation methods but merely concentrated light systems. As these methods are lack of the effect to reach down to and destroy the deepest follicles, this method is rather accepted as a waxing system and show temporary effects. As the device contacts with the skin during the treatment, some hygienic problems may arise. You cannot get rid of your body hairs with these methods.

Diode laser: Diode lasers can only yield successful outcomes for thin and weak hairs, but fail on face hairs. This method is not recommended for body hairs that are thick and do have deeper follicles. You can prefer this system only for thin and light-colored hairs on your face. As the device contacts with the skin during the treatment, some hygienic problems may arise.

Radio Frequency (RF): These are the radio-frequency pulses, not the laser. Even though this method is claimed to eliminate light-colored, white and yellow hairs, unbiased studies have revealed that this system only provides temporary humidity reduction in hair follicles and that the hair reinstates in the course of time. Some devices employ these Radio Frequency RF) pulses as an ancillary mechanism to IPL or Diode laser epilation systems.

(Reference: Pers. Comm. Nov. 2006, Larry Kunze, M.E., President of Rocky Mountain Laser College, Inc, state certified medical laser professor) An overall assessment of all laser types suggests that the Apogee Elite Alexandrite Laser epilation device is the most appropriate one for this purpose.

 
 

Requirements in laser epilation treatment

 
 

The treatment should be applied after the maturation period for hair growth ends. A total of 4-6 sessions scheduled bimonthly will be necessary for body parts, and 6-12 sessions scheduled monthly for thinner hairs in the face area. The number of these sessions may vary by hair structure of individuals. Hair follicles destroyed by the Alexandrite laser epilation system can not develop further hairs in subsequent years. The laser epilation treatment should be performed ethically and in view of medical facts. Sessions performed at quicker intervals for commercial purposes should be avoided, insubstantial promises should not be pledged and the patients should not be cheated with pseudo-claims. The epilation should be performed at effective dosage, and commercial approaches based on increasing the number of sessions through underdosing should be avoided. CYNOSURE Apogee 5500 Elite laser epilation system offers sophisticated setting mechanisms to select most effective and reliable dosage and air cooling system to provide pain-free and body-friendly epilation.

 
  May laser epilation cause any health-related harm?  
 

No, because laser is a non-iodized energy form, indicating that cell mutation is not harmed. All laser types employed in Laser Epilation treatment target only the hair follicles.

 
 

How may laser epilation sessions are necessary?

 
  Laser light shows effect on the hair follicles at the anagenesis phase. Not all the follicles become active at the same time. Therefore, once passive follicles become active, they will require treatment. A permanent solution is only possible after a couple of laser epilation sessions. As the thickness and density of hairs varies by body, it is not possible to suggest a definite number of sessions. It varies by person and physical region. As an average, usually 4-6 sessions suffice. In laser epilation treatment, dosage is determined by the skin type. Accordingly, the shortest session cycle that is effective on hair follicles and gives no damage to the skin is targeted. As every person has different body structure, hormonal levels and skin types, duration of the treatment to yield the targeted result varies by person. The sessions are repeated at occasions when the follicles are mostly likely at the anagenesis phase.  
 
 

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