How laser hair removal works
When treating hair, the energy emitted by the high power diode laser is used to prevent the regrowth of the hair. To do this, the light has to penetrate several millimeters into the skin to reach the root of the hair. When it meets the melanin in the hair (brown color), the light is absorbed, i.e. it is converted into heat. The darker, thicker and denser the hair, the more heat is produced. This heat damages the cells responsible for hair regrowth within the hair and in the immediate area around the hair. This ensures a drastic reduction in hair in the treated area.
At the same time, it must be ensured that, despite the heat produced, no blisters or scars develop. That’s why all of Asclepion’s hair removal technologies include a powerful skin-cooling element, which always cools the most superficial layer of the skin immediately before the light pulse. It also makes the treatment more comfortable for the patient.
Cutting edge light-based treatments for permanent hair reduction
The High Power Diode Lasers of the MeDioStar Family, represent state of the art technology for permanent hair reduction treatments. The wavelengths of the MeDioStar devices were chosen in such a way that the absorption of the light is very high in melanin, but low in water (important substance in the skin), therefore providing for a very selective and safe treatment, with very low risk of side effects. At the same time, this makes it possible to treat even dark skin types (up to skin type VI) with very low risk of hypopigmentation.
In addition, a special treatment mode (SmoothPulse) can be used for larger areas, which makes the laser pulse sensation almost unnoticeable, even for sensitive patients. Due to the optimum design of the MeDioStar lasers, side effects of more than slight redness and swelling around dark hair are very rare.