Permanent diode laser hair removal

How does it work?

The laser

Laser hair removal is a risk-free method that aims to stop hair from regrowing gradually and permanently.

Our device's laser beam passes through the different layers of skin to reach the hair root. It destroys the melanin (chromophore)—the pigment present in the hair. When the laser touches the hair, it turns to heat and burns the melanin in the hair bulb. This destroys the hair matrix.

The energy from our laser barely affects the surrounding tissue. In fact, when the head of the device is in contact with the skin, its temperature is -9°C. In addition, our Milesman laser spreads the energy evenly across the area, eliminating the "hot spots" and "pinching" produced by older technologies. This makes you much less sensitive to the treatment and gives a more even result.

Who and what is it for?

This treatment is suitable for anyone who wants to permanently remove body hair.

It is particularly well suited to people with phototype I to VI skin and dark hairs. If you have dark skin, you are advised to do a skin test before starting the treatment.

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The hair cycle:

The hair cycle plays a vital role in the treatment’s effectiveness. The laser is most effective during the hair’s growth (anagen) phase because that is when the root has the highest concentration of melanin. This melanin is key to a successful treatment as it absorbs the energy from the laser, which is instantly converted into heat and kills the hair.

Hairs all follow the same life cycle but independently from each other. You cannot tell in advance what phase of the life cycle a hair is in. It is also important to note that the hairs on different parts of the body have different life cycle durations: the hairs on the upper lip have a 5-month lifespan while the hairs on the legs have about an 18-to-24-month lifespan. Age and gender also affect the hair cycle duration. It’s all a question of hormones.

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The anagen phase:

This is the hair's growth period, when the concentration of melanin is highest and hair removal is most effective. The melanin is particularly concentrated because this is the point at which the colour of the hair is determined. It's the hair's growth period, when the concentration of melanin is highest and hair removal is most effective. The melanin is particularly concentrated because this is the point at which the colour of the hair is determined.
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The catagen phase:

This is the hair's rest period, when the cells stop dividing and growth stops. This phase is quite short and lasts about three weeks. The hair is also cut off from its nutrient source to stop it from growing. This is when the melanin is less concentrated in the root, which explains why the laser does very little during this phase.
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The telogen phase:

This is the final phase of the hair's life cycle, as it gives way to new hair growth. The laser does not work at all during this 3-4 month period as there is no melanin. The new hair in its anagen phase gradually pushes out the hair in its telogen phase until it falls out completely.
Pre-session instructions:

Do not take any medication or substance (essential oils) without the approval of our laser technician the week before your session.

Stop waxing and/or tweezing or bleaching hair at least one month before the session and stop using tan activators (self-tanning products or food supplements).

Shave the area to be treated the day before.

Don’t apply any cosmetic products from the night before your treatment.

Avoid exposure to the sun or artificial UV light for two weeks before your treatment.

What happens during the session?

You must wear safety glasses during the session. It may feel slightly painful depending on the area being treated and how sensitive you are. The laser head uses a cooling system to reach a temperature of -9°C, making the session feel more comfortable and reducing any pain.

Prices

The price of permanent laser hair removal varies depending on the area treated.
The number of sessions you need for perfect results varies between 6 and 12, depending on the area treated and the person. We have therefore created a price per session and a price for unlimited sessions for one year.

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Contraindications
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Photosensitising medications and other substances

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Pregnancy or breastfeeding

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Current skin condition (dermatitis, eczema, burns, etc.)

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White, red or very blonde hair

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Phototypes VI to VIII

What to expect after the treatment

There will be some redness, heat and inconspicuous swelling at the base of the hairs in the treated area(s). It will last between 15 minutes and 2 hours.

You may be advised to use a soothing cream for 24 to 48 hours.

Avoid exposure to the sun or artificial UV light for two weeks after your treatment.

Hairs in the anagen (growth) phase may be shed in the two weeks following the session.

Frequently asked questions

Does it hurt?

Laser hair removal is not painful thanks to the cooling system built directly into the head of the device. However, sensitivity to the treatment will vary depending on the area treated and the individual. It is possible to control the amount of energy delivered and adapt the treatment during the session for added comfort.

Are the results permanent?

Yes, the results are permanent if you follow the process through to the end.

How long until I see results?

As a general rule, you will notice that you have less hair by about the 3rd or 4th session.

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