Frequently asked questions and their answers

How does the PRIME LASE HR laser work?

Long-term hair removal is achieved in a short time by selective hair removal in the anagen phase of growth . This means that with one procedure we can destroy only about 25% of the hair. Therefore, a series of 6-10 procedures is needed to achieve complete hair reduction . The laser beam is attracted by the pigment in the hair (melanin), after which it is transformed from a lamp into heat. The hair conducts heat to the bulb, which is sprayed under the influence of strong heat.

What should I do before and after the laser hair removal procedure?

At least 21 days (preferably even 28 days) before starting the procedures, avoid using tweezers, waxing, electrolysis, home epilator or other types of hair removal methods that remove hair from the root. It is permissible, and even recommended, to use a razor before the procedure .

To avoid possible side effects, all patients should protect their skin from the sun.

After laser hair removal:

• Avoid direct sunlight. It damages the treated skin.
• Do not go to the solarium.
• Do not use tanning lotions.
• Follow your dermatologist's skin care instructions.

Slight redness may appear at the site after the procedure. If you feel discomfort, you may need to apply a cool compress. It will help reduce the discomfort.

Is there a recovery period after the procedure?

No. Laser hair removal usually has no recovery period. Immediately after the procedure, the treated skin will be red. However, most people return to their daily activities.

When will I see the results after laser hair removal?

You will probably see the results immediately after the procedure. Results vary from patient to patient. Hair color and thickness, treated area and skin color affect the results. You can expect 10% to 25% hair loss after the first procedure . To permanently remove hair, most patients need 6 to 10 laser procedures . After the procedures, most patients do not see hair on the treated skin for several months or even years. If the hair grows back, the tendency is for it to be significantly smaller, finer and lighter.

Is PRIME LASE HR hair removal permanent?

PRIME LASE HR gradually eliminates active follicles (hair in the anagen phase of growth) through successive sessions. In certain cases, there are some factors that could activate hair growth from follicles that have been inactive until now. Hormonal changes, for example, may be part of these factors. There is no option for permanent hair removal due to the fact that the skin recovers and new follicles appear over time.

How many procedures are needed?

Laser removal of unwanted hair requires several sessions, as we can only remove hair that is in the anagen phase of growth. The number of sessions depends on the area being treated, the thickness and color of the hair, the type of skin and the specific needs of each patient. Most often 6-10 procedures are needed for full effect . For some people, of course, fewer sessions are needed, for others - more. Therefore, make a preliminary consultation with our specialist, who will acquaint you in detail with the procedure.

At what intervals are laser hair removal procedures performed?

The intervals during which laser hair removal procedures are performed are between 30 and 90 days, depending on the area of the human body. This is because the active (anagen) phase of hair growth has different durations for different areas:

• 30 -40 days for the areas of the face, neck and neck;
• 45 - 60 days for torso areas, including arms, common bikini for women and briefs for men;
• 60 - 90 days for the foot areas.

Is laser hair removal painful?

The procedure is painless for most patients, although some clients feel discomfort, heat or tingling. Other patients feel more cold from the cooling tip of the device. Each pulse lasts less than a second, causing a slight tingling sensation. The modern cooling system used during laser procedures cools your skin to minimize discomfort.

Is laser hair removal on tattoos possible?

No. Unfortunately, we cannot do laser hair removal on a tattooed area because it is possible not only to damage the tattoo, but also to burn the skin.

Which areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

Complete laser hair removal of the human body covers all hairy areas of the body except the upper part of the head.

How long does the procedure last?

The duration of the procedure depends on the size of the treated area. The upper lip can take up to 5 minutes, 15 minutes for the armpits, and for the legs between half and 1 hour.

Why can't laser hair removal cause infertility in women?

Because the laser beam of the PrimeLase HR device has a wavelength of 810nm and cannot penetrate deep into the tissues. The penetration of light is limited to the skin and cannot affect any of the internal organs.

Why can't laser hair removal cause skin cancer?

The answer is in physics. Radio waves, microwaves, infrared lamps, and hair removal lasers use non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation. Energy is not enough to cause DNA damage associated with the development of cancer. All forms of radiation supply energy that heats the target - the amount of heat depends on the intensity and duration of the pulse. Lasers for hair removal use visible and invisible (infrared) light, which is absorbed by the chromophore melanin - the hair pigment. The energy is transformed into heat, which thermally destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding tissues.

Is the procedure safe?

The procedure is completely safe. Lasers have been used in medicine for more than 50 years. During this time there is no case of irreversible side effects after laser hair removal.

Are there any side effects?

The risks are minimal and most of them are reversible. The most common reactions include redness, residual erythema and perifollicular edema, which usually go away within a day or two.