Permanent hair removal
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Get rid of unwanted hair growth
Body hair is completely natural and in most cases not something that gives rise to major problems or nuisances. For some, however, unwanted and stubborn hair can be very bothersome, and in these cases, one can consider permanent hair removal with laser. Likewise, various skin conditions such as beard plague, ingrown hairs and skin irritation will typically decrease with laser treatment.
Hair goes through 3 different phases: the growth phase, the resting phase and the rejection phase. The laser will have an effect on the hair that is in the growth phase, which is why you should expect to have between 8-10 treatments with 6-8 weeks in between.
With permanent hair removal, you will never be able to expect to be 100% hair free, but the vast majority experience a sharp reduction in hair of around 70-90%.
Consultation before your treatment
Before your first treatment, it is a requirement that you have a free consultation with our nurse. Here you will receive a preliminary examination, as well as be informed and guided further about the treatment and about any side effects. After the consultation, you may be treated the same day.
How the treatment is carried out
At Inviocare, we use new, efficient and safe technology for permanent hair removal.
The laser works by the hair shaft absorbing the light from the laser, which is converted into heat. The heat is conducted through the hair and down into the hair follicle, where this will be permanently destroyed and reduce hair growth.
The day before your treatment, shave the area to be treated.
Do not pluck, wax or bleach the hair for 4 weeks before a laser treatment, as this will impair the effect of the treatment. In the periods between treatments, only scrapers may also be used.
It is crucial that you have not been exposed to the sun or solarium for the last 4 weeks before the treatment, as it increases the risk of side effects such as combustion. For the same reason, do not use self-tanner for 2 weeks before permanent hair removal.
Before starting the treatment, put on goggles so that the laser light does not damage your eyes.
The treatment itself is associated with mild to moderate pain, which can vary depending on the area being treated. The shot of the laser will feel like a hot, short-lived shock to the skin, which, however, diminishes rapidly again. The laser’s built-in cooling system helps to minimize discomfort during treatment.
After the treatment
After the treatment, the skin may be red and the hair follicles may be swollen. This will usually subside within a few hours and it is certainly not dangerous but just the body’s natural way of reacting to the heat and treatment. The affected hair follicles will slowly repel the hair shaft within 10-14 days, just as some of them will spontaneously fall off within a few days and you will start to see the result.
Avoid unnecessary skin irritation for 24 hours after treatment and avoid sunlight at the treatment site for 2 weeks after, as this may result in uneven pigmentation of the skin.