DIODE LASER FAQ
How does laser hair removal work?
The Xlase Plus laser works by directing the energy from a near infra-red light through the hairs you want removed to the hair follicle beneath your skin’s surface. The heat from the laser damages the follicle without hurting the surrounding skin cells. This damage stops the follicle from growing new hair and causes the existing hair to fall out.
Because each hair on your body grows in a cycle made up of three phases, it’s important that we carry out a series of treatments to treat as many hair follicles in their active (anagen) growth phase as possible. You may notice some hair growth from the follicles that were dormant during your treatment, but this should be a lot sparser than in the past.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Hair follicles have incredible regenerative abilities, so you may experience some regrowth in the future. However, treatment with the Xlase Plus laser is recognized to lead to a permanent reduction in hair growth after each treatment. Most people find they need an occasional top-up treatment to tackle any hairs that do come back.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of sessions you need will depend on your individual case. In most cases, six to eight treatment sessions approximately four to six weeks apart are ideal. If you’re thinking about going hair-free for the summer, late autumn/early winter is the perfect time to schedule a course of treatment.
Does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal with Xlase Plus is surprisingly comfortable and you shouldn’t need any anesthetic for your treatment. The laser features an innovative cooling tip that keeps the surface of your skin cool, while still allowing the laser energy to be transferred to your targeted hair follicles.
Does Xlase Plus work on tanned or dark skin tones?
Yes, Xlase Plus’s Diode laser is for use on all skin types as well as tanned skin.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Laser hair removal has an excellent safety record. That being said, as with any cosmetic treatment – whether surgical or non-surgical – it’s important that you choose a practitioner with suitable training and experience as this will help to minimize the risk of side effects.
What are the potential side effects of laser hair removal?
The most common side effect following laser hair removal treatment is for your skin to look slightly pink and to feel like you have mild sunburn. After we apply special gel for treat are disappears quickly otherwise this reaction usually disappears within 24 to 48 hours.
Is there anything I should do after the treatment?
There’s no downtime with laser hair removal, so you can get back to your usual activities after each appointment. We recommend that you wear a high factor sunscreen minimum SPF 30+ after your treatment to prevent hyperpigmentation.