Laser hair removal has become a popular and efficient way to get rid of unwanted body hair. But how does it actually work?
The light energy emitted by the laser is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair shaft and follicle and is there transformed into heat energy. The laser shot rises the temperature in the follicle and destroys it irreversibly. The destroyed material is then absorbed by the body in a natural process. The hair will fall out naturally after two to three weeks after the treatment.
The Triple Diode Laser
The machine we use for our treatments is a triple Diode Laser. Diode lasers typically work with a gold standard of 808nm which is suitable for most hair and skin types but works best on light skin with darker hair. Our machine combines is with a 755nm wavelength, which is suitable for blonde and fine hair and 1064nm for dark and very tanned skin.
The treatment itself can be perceived as uncomfortable but should not be painful. Our clients describe it like the sensation of flicking an elastic band against the skin. Our special handle piece has an ICE function which cools it to a temperature between 0°C and 4°C. This prevents the skin from being burned during the laser treatment and gives you a cool to comfortably warm sensation.
The laser is directed towards pigment. We therefore ask you not to sunbathe for 2 weeks before or during your treatment. The same applies to self tan lotions and spray tan. To maximise the outcome we recommend not to wax or epilate the treated area. You can trim or shave before and during the treatment. For best results you should shave about 24 hours before the treatment and make sure the hair is skin length for your laser session.
Long lasting results and why you need several sessions
Hair is categorized in different stages of growth and shedding. The laser however can only destroy the actively growing hair, which is why you need several sessions, making the result more effective with each treatment. With this type of laser you need between 4 and 8 treatments for the desired result depending on how much hair you have and which body part is being treated. The growth rate also differs depending on the part of the body. For best results we recommend repeating the treatments every 30 days to ensure hitting a growth period each time and maximising the outcome. Please note that new hair follicles can be produced by the body. This is why we recommend a follow up session every few years to optimise the end result. Pregnancy and menopause can also influence the formation of new hairs in unwanted areas like the face and neck.
Book a free consult with us to get more information on which course of treatment is most suitable for you.
Between the eyebrows
|Upper lip||€ 55|
|Upper lip and chin||€ 85|
|Entire face||€ 125|
|Armpits & Brazilian||€ 185|
|Armpits & bikini line||€ 155|
|Upper arms||€ 105|
|Whole arms||€ 185|
upper or lower back
(slip edge to groin)
(string line to groin)
|Belly line (women) around the belly button||€ 55|
|Under legs (incl. knee)||€ 145|
|Whole legs||€ 185|
|Between the eyebrows||
|Chest and belly||€ 210|
|Shoulders and back||€ 215|