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Laser Hair Reduction

How does the infinity system work?

The infinity DIODE Laser hair removal system produces a beam of laser light from the application head, which is placed upon the skin. The hair structure acts as a conductor and effectively turns the laser energy into heat, raising the temperature to 70 degrees centigrade or more. The heating kills the growth cells making them incapable of producing further hair growth.

What colour hair can be treated?

Other than white, grey or red hair, all hair colours can be permanently reduced through treatments.

Does it hurt?

No anaesthesia is required and most patients describe the pain as acceptable, mainly defined as a prickle that lasts a fraction of a second.

Do I need to shave prior to treatment?

The hair should ideally be removed 1-2 days before treatment, but only by shaving or clipping. All other forms of epilation must be avoided for at least four weeks prior to treatment. Additionally, all bleaching treatments should be discontinued in the weeks leading up to the treatment.

Why do hairs grow after treatment?

The laser targets, damages and denatures the root of the hair. The hair remains in the skin. The first few weeks following treatment, the hairs will fall out as the hair cycle renews itself. During this period, it will seem that the hairs are continuing to grow.

What are the side effects?

No special precautions are needed prior to treatment, but a pair of protective glasses need to be worn throughout treatment. There are some common, mild and usually short-lived side effects of the infinity treatment. You might find that you have all, some or none of them. They may include a redness of the skin in the area that has been treated, some slight swelling and carbonisation of the hair. However, these are not always seen, and many clients have fantastic results both with and without these post treatment side effects.

How many treatments are necessary?

All the hairs on your body grow according to a hair growth cycle. The laser affects hair in 1 of 3 stages of the cycle. The number of hairs in the phase varies from 20% to 70% dependant on the area of treatment. The location of the hair also affects the speed of the growth cycle. These can vary between 6 to 24 weeks. For most clients, a treatment programme of a minimum of six treatments are sufficient to permanently reduce an area of hair growth. After the first treatment, a significant reduction in hair density could be seen, as the new hairs tend to grow back finer.

How do I prepare for treatment?

Clients should avoid all UV exposure for two weeks prior to treatment. A sun block cream with an SPF Factor of at least 30 or above must be used on the treatment area for at least four weeks after treatment. If your treatment cycles are six weeks apart, then the SPF must be worn until four weeks after your final treatment.

Is it permanent?

Most authorities would agree that using current laser technologies it is possible to permanently remove hair up to 85-90%, as repeated treatments will affect remaining Anagen stage hairs each time a treatment is delivered. Further studies have found destroyed and denatured hair follicles and cells in post treatment observations.