Updated: Oct 12, 2022
Although different methods offer varying benefits and advantages, diode laser hair removal is the proven method for the safest, fastest, and most effective hair removal for patients of any skin tone/hair color combination.
Everything You Need to Know About Diode Laser Treatment
What is Diode Laser?
Diode Laser is a hair removal procedure that gently gets rid of hair and protects the skin at the same time. It’s a breakthrough treatment that offers a permanent solution to those wanting to remove their unwanted hair.
The treatment makes use of a light beam with a narrow focus to target specific areas in the skin including face, underarms, legs, and bikini area. This procedure is an effective treatment for all skin and hair types.
This type of laser treatment provides safer and deeper penetration into the skin.
How Does It Work?
This hair removal procedure follows the selective photothermolysis (SPTL) principle.
It directly targets the melanin, a substance in our body that produces hair or skin pigmentation. The lasers heat it up and destroys the root and blood flow to the hair follicles while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
When you undergo Diode Laser, the melanin in your hair follicles is damaged by laser light. The result? Disruption of hair growth and regeneration. Most hair is permanently removed. Those that regrow become finer and lighter than before.
What Do I Need To Do To Prepare Before The Procedure?
It is recommended that the area you want to be lasered is shaved 24-36 hours prior to your appointment. If it’s your first time, leave a small patch of hair so your aesthetician or laser artist can examine your hair type.
Waxing, tweezing or any procedure that pulls out hair from its roots should also be avoided at least 2 weeks before your treatment schedule. Staying out of direct sunlight is also recommended.
Important notice: Diode Laser cannot be performed on pregnant or breastfeeding women. Bikini lasers cannot be performed on menstruating clients.
How Many Sessions Before You Can See Visible Results?
Hair follicles targeted by Diode Laser are permanently removed. However, just like other beauty procedures, Diode Laser requires a course of treatment customized to your needs and hair type. Factors to consider include one’s skin color and coarseness of hair. Treatment plans also differ for men and women.
At a usual rate, permanent removal of facial and underarm hair can take longer (4-5 sessions) compared to the bikini and leg hair (3-4 sessions). After which, touch-up treatments done once or twice a year may be needed to maintain lasting results.
What To Do for Diode Laser After-Care?
To ensure the results don’t get disrupted during the course of treatment, follow these after-care tips:
Gently cleanse the targeted area with mild soap
Don't use bleaching creams or perfume products for 24 to 48 hours
Avoid hot or steam baths for 2 to 3 days
Do not swim in chlorinated water for 2 to 3 days
Avoid wearing tight clothing or anything that can cause friction on skin for 2 to 3 days
How Much Does Diode Laser Cost?
Diode Laser is available in Miss Derm Makati. Available packages include the following:
The procedure usually lasts for 20 minute per part
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