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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.


Laser Epilation Methods


Laser’s function in epilation
Applied to the skin in pulses at millisecond intervals, the laser light is absorbed by the melanin pigment in the hair, passes through the skin without harming the neighboring tissues and selectively concentrates on the hair follicle, creates a thermal energy there and destroys the follicle. After a couple of successive treatments, the treated site is fully cleared of hair. Starting from the very beginning session, you start to get rid of your hair.

What are the superiorities of Alexandrite Laser over other epilation methods?
Experiences along with widespread use of this laser have proven that this laser form is incomparably more powerful than other methods. Its permanent effect, little or no pain caused, availability to apply in huge bodily areas in short periods and need to no special care are other superiorities of the method. 
The Alexandrite laser light applied in laser epilation treatment is absorbed by the melanin pigment, which provides dark color of the hair, and destroys the hair follicle. Meanwhile, the air-cooling system incorporated in the laser system protects the skin and avoids any feel of pain. Epiderm employs FDA-approved, state-of-the-art CYNOSURE Apogee 5500 Elite Laser Epilation system. FDA has scientifically substantiated that it is a human health-friendly, reliable and effectual laser epilation system (Alexandrite laser).
What is the digital spectrophotometer device and what’s its function in the 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. Dosage should be set adequately, however overdosing may cause irritation and burn spots on the skin. Such sensitive setting 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 right dosage should be selected accordingly. Variations occurring on the skin in the course of time are monitored and treatment dosage is constantly adjusted accordingly.

Can epilation treatment be administered on tanned or suntanned skin?
Yes, with the NdYag laser form, it is possible to administer laser epilation treatment even on tanned and dark-colored skin. However, some treatment centers find it inappropriate for 3 separate reasons:
1- NdYag laser cannot reach down to the deepest hair follicle, so its effect is limited, leading to customer’s dissatisfaction.
2- Contrary to the Alexandrite laser, NdYag laser treatment carries the risk of serious and permanent burn spots on the skin.
3- When compared to Alexandrite laser, NdYag laser treatments give much more pain to the patient, so most of the patients interrupt the treatment even administered with right dosage.

Laser epilation should never be construed as an urgent medical intervention. It would be better to receive this treatment when your skin color becomes lighter after 2 months.

What is laser?
Laser stands for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”. Lasers generate an intensive light flowing in a single direction and containing energy. Laser light may be colored or invisibly colorless. Visibility is a matter of wavelength. The wavelength and the power of laser set its medical fields of application. Today, laser lights of different form and wavelength are employed in epilation treatment in medicine and for much more different purposes.

What is the checkup session in laser epilation?
For large bodily parts (arm-leg-back-chest-genital), we offer a free checkup session after 15-20 days following the treatment for few hairs that might be skipped during the treatment. This application is a sort of finishing and is scheduled by appointment. Sometimes no post-treatment checkup is deemed necessary; in such cases the epilation treatment is not adversely impacted. After a particular time, the checkup session is interrupted to keep up the routine treatment cycle. Any checkup session not performed on time impacts the development phase of the hair, so wastes potential outcome to be yielded by the next session and impairs the treatment process.

Is laser safe?
One of the most considerable technologic inventions of medicine, laser is showing a rapid evolution over the last 30-40 years and safely employed in myriad of fields ranging from ophthalmology to dentistry. One of these new areas of application is the laser epilation. Right dosage for the right patient secures a safe use. Laser’s use for epilation purposes does not give out any carcinogen or any chemical or radiation effect.

Who may receive laser epilation?
Perfect results are obtained in persons with light skin and dark hairs. However, with necessary dosage and period adjustments depending on the color of the skin and hair, the same results can be achieved. Nevertheless, no laser epilation treatment is applied to persons with colorless hair and black skin. This treatment may be administered to every person of 12 years age or older with dark hairs.

What bodily parts may be treated with laser epilation? What is the frequency of sessions?
Hairs on the whole body except for the area between the eyes and eyebrows may be treated by laser epilation provided the eyes are protected by special protective glasses. The frequency of sessions is 4-6 weeks for facial area and 8-10 weeks for other parts of the body.

How long does a session last?
The duration varies by the features of the devices employed, however our devices capable of acting very quickly offer a treatment duration of 3-4 minutes for face, 1-2 minutes for moustache and 30 minutes for other major parts such as legs or men’s back.    

Any feel of pain during the treatment?
Any probable feel of pain varies by person, but generally most of the patients do not feel any pain. However, for sensitive people, it is also possible to apply pain-killing creams 1-2 hours prior to the treatment. The current cooling system incorporated in our device suffices for many of the patients.

Given the hair growth is due to a hormonal problem, what will be the additional interventions?
Rarely (2-3%), hair trouble in some persons may be due to hormonal reasons. In these cases, for the sake of a permanent result, laser epilation should strictly be applied concurrently with a medical treatment.

Does laser epilation treatment leave any trace?
After the laser epilation treatment, occurrence of erythema after the laser epilation is natural but it should normally fade out in a couple of hours following the treatment. However, for skins that are excessively sensitive or have received overdosed laser, a slight erythema-like redness may appear after the epilation and this situation is cured with a 1-2-day treatment without leaving any trace. Furthermore, when the patient sunbathes or uses solarium after the laser epilation treatment or carries a hereditary pigmentation problem, some light or dark hues may occur on the skin. Generally, these cases are temporary and fade out in the course of time without leaving any trace behind. 



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