HOW IS THE SURGERY DONE? WHAT ABOUT THE POST-OPERATIVE PERIOD AND ANAESTHESIA?
Laser hair removal is a method used to remove virtually all body hair.
Epilation is a method of laser hair removal that uses laser wavelengths that are absorbed by melanin (skin pigment), which is also found in hair.
When the laser beam comes into contact with melanin, the energy is instantly absorbed, causing the hair to heat up. The resulting heat permanently destroys the hair follicle.
During the procedure, a burning sensation is felt for individual hairs, but this largely depends on the patient’s sensitivity (pain threshold).
The treatment has a stronger effect if the patient shaves a few days before the therapy. The energy of the laser beams is absorbed at the skin level and does not penetrate any deeper, so it cannot damage the internal organs.
Laser epilation is possible only on completely healthy skin, without any dermatological conditions.
Treatment is not suitable if the patient is taking medication that causes photosensitisation, or if the patient is pregnant, has diabetes, is prone to excessive scarring, or if sun protection is not possible.
Winter is the best time to go, as there is less exposure to the sun then.