Laser hair removal has long been used to remove unwanted hair and promote smooth skin, and is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the U.S. If you’re tired of waxing, shaving, and tweezing, you may want to consider laser hair removal, especially if you have stubborn hair that is very thick or dark, or grows back quickly after being removed.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by applying highly concentrated light to hair follicles, destroying the hair. Even though different types of laser hair removal work according to the same principles, not all methods of laser hair removal are the same. Depending on the strength of the laser and the type of device used for treatment, some forms of laser hair removal are more effective than others.
The gold standard in laser hair removal today is an advanced laser treatment known as Diolaze, which offers hair removal that is virtually instant and painless.
What Is Diolaze?
Diolaze is a laser treatment that uses a diode laser beam to direct high-energy light through the skin and toward melanin (a dark skin pigment) located at the roots of hair follicles. The light emitted from the laser heats up melanin to destroy the follicles and prevent future hair growth, or to significantly inhibit hair growth. After some time has passed, new hair follicles may form and grow to replace those that have died with laser hair removal; therefore, future Diolaze treatments may be needed to destroy new hair follicles.
Diolaze vs. Other Laser Hair Removal Treatments
Three key advantages make Diolaze superior to other forms of laser hair removal available today:
- Diolaze is fast. Because of its ability to treat large areas, it can remove hair quickly. One leg can be treated in as little as 10 minutes.
- Diolaze is nearly painless. Patients who undergo Diolaze treatments report little to no pain due to its Triple Cooling System. Even though Diolaze burns the hair follicles, its cooling mechanism prevents patients from feeling any pain or burning sensation.
- Diolaze is powerful. Diolaze can burn and eliminate hair follicles to achieve permanent hair reduction.
This combination of speed, effectiveness, and comfort makes Diolaze the best form of laser hair removal available today.
Where Can Diolaze be Used?
Diolaze laser hair removal technology can be used on most parts of the body where unwanted hair appears. It can safely remove both facial hair and body hair. The most common areas for treatment include the legs, arms, chest, back, bikini area, stomach, shoulders, neck, chin, and sideburns.
Who is a Good Candidate for Diolaze Laser Hair Removal?
Diolaze laser hair removal works best on patients who have light to medium-dark skin with darker hair. The laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle, so treatment is less effective on gray or blonde hair.
People with darker skin may benefit from laser hair removal, but the treatment may not be quite as effective. Individuals who have abnormal hormone levels that trigger excessive hair growth may especially benefit from laser hair removal.
How to Prepare for Diolaze Laser Hair Removal
For at least six weeks prior to undergoing laser hair removal treatment, avoid waxing and plucking. These forms of hair removal remove the hair at the root, which is needed for laser hair removal to work properly. Shaving prior to treatment is okay.
Also, avoid sun exposure for at least six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure can make laser hair removal less effective and can increase the risk of complications following treatment.
How Many Diolaze Treatments Will You Need?
Because hair follicles are at different stages of growth, it can take three to six treatments to achieve desired results. Laser hair removal works best on hair follicles that are more mature. With each treatment, you should see a noticeable reduction in hair growth.
Individual results will vary depending on factors such as age, skin, and hair quality. Although Diolaze permanently destroys the hair follicle to prevent hair regrowth, new hair follicles can grow in their place. However, with occasional follow-up and maintenance treatments, the area treated should remain virtually hair-free.
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Parfaire Medical Aesthetics offers complimentary consultations to help you decide if Diolaze laser hair removal is right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.