Laserplast
Diode laser treatments
True beauty lies in the beholder’s eyes

The diode laser (800nm) is considered the gold standard in laser-assisted epilation. Inferior wavelengths are able to be absorbed better by the melanin in the hair follicle matrix, but penetrate less into the skin. Superior wavelengths penetrate the skin better, but are much less absorbed into the melanin in the follicle matrix. The 800nm wavelength is the one which best reconciles both aspects; penetration into the tissues and absorption by the melanin. Laser-assisted epilation with this wavelength requires either a cooling system in the laser head, or suction of the skin inside the laser handpiece in order to avoid impacting the superficial melanin..

TYPE OF TREATMENT
Laser treatment
INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED
Yes
TECHNOLOGY USED
Light Sheer diode laser (also with new HS High Speed handpiece)
LENGTH OF EACH TREATMENT
30 minutes at maximum
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
6 – 8 (on average)
TIME BETWEEN TREATMENTS
30 – 40 days
TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC
None
SIDE-EFFECTS (ALSO TEMPORARY)
Redness of the treated area (interfollicular erythema) for several hours, swelling around each hair (follicular edema) for 24 hours at most. Very rarely there may be temporary hypopigmentation of the skin and formation of small scabs
PRECAUTIONS BEFORE TREATMENT
Avoid sun exposure and UV lamp exposure for 30 days before treatment, no antibiotics or tranquilisers
PRECAUTIONS AFTER TREATMENT
The same as those before treatment