Excessive hair almost all of us struggle with the problem of excessive hair. This topic concerns both the representatives of the fair sex, who care about smooth and well-groomed skin, but sometimes also men. There is a really wide range of hair removal methods available on the market. Which one to choose?

The effect and types of lasers for epilation

Laser hair removal actually means permanent hair removal. The laser is a visible light beam from the electromagnetic spectrum. It specifically affects the melanin inside the hair and therefore does not pose a risk to the skin. When the laser is fired, the hair and the hair follicle are completely destroyed. By simultaneously destroying the matrix structure (the part responsible for growth), the hair is removed forever.

Various types of lasers

are available on the market and differ mainly in parameters such as pulse duration, radiation length and head surface. The basic criterion for classification of lasers is wavelength. This means that the longer the wavelength of laser light, the deeper the device penetrates the skin tissue. For example, one of the most modern lasers Alma Soprano ICE, is suitable for any hair type and skin phototype. This is possible thanks to interchangeable heads, alexandrite and diode, which differ in wavelength.


Excessive hair

Laser and IPL

Many women who are beginning to take an interest in laser hair removal and are considering using such a method of hair removal encounter a certain inaccuracy. There are cosmetic surgeries that allegedly perform laser hair removal, but in fact it turns out that the treatment offered has little to do with laser. We are talking here about IPL. IPL is an intense, pulsating light which, unlike a coherent beam of monochromatic laser light, does not remove the hair forever, but only “puts it to sleep”. As a result, the hair is removed for some time, but grows back later.


However, the laser removes hair permanently. Unfortunately, there are many cases of women who are convinced that they have done the right laser hair removal. Are dissatisfied with the effects, because after some time the hair has grown back. During the conversation with a disappointed client, it often turns out that the treatment was performed with IPL light, which is not a laser. It is worth to be aware of this and to get acquainted with the treatment method offered by a given beauty parlor, which will most effectively remove excessive hair.

How many laser hair removal treatments should be performed?

The hair growth process is divided into different phases. Therefore, one visit is not enough. Why? Well, at the time of the treatment, a large part of the hair in the skin is in a resting or transition phase, so unfortunately, they are not treated with laser. The hair is removed only in the growth phase, which lasts about 6 to 12 weeks. Therefore, in order to get rid of all the hair and for full, satisfactory effect, it is necessary to perform a series of treatments at intervals of several weeks.

Frequency of treatments

This time interval is different due to the epilated area of the body parts. For example, the hair on the face or underarms grows much faster than that on the rest of the body, even on the legs. For this reason, the interval between treatments is about 4 – 6 weeks. The legs, on the other hand, are usually waxed at an interval of 6 – 8 weeks. This is why it is so important to keep an eye on the appointed epilation intervals, which cannot be missed. Otherwise, you may have to perform an additional number of treatments.

Contraindications to the laser hair removal procedure

The contraindications for laser hair removal should be mentioned:

tanned skin;
hypersensitivity to light,
viral, bacterial, fungal infections occurring at the laser site,
taking photosensitizing drugs,
Cancer diseases,
chronic skin diseases such as vitiligo or psoriasis
tendencies to develop discoloration or scarring.

What does the treatment look like and how to prepare yourself?

The day before the treatment, the body should be shaved. One month before the appointment, waxing must not be performed as the hair must be present with the bulb at the right growth stage. Also for this time, the supplementation of herbs and vitamins that have a light-sensitive effect should be given up. Similarly, creams or ointments with photosensitizing substances should be left aside at least one week before the treatment. Photosensitizing substances include St. John’s wort, marigold or field horsetail.

Laser Therapy

Laser hair removal can be performed only by authorized and trained persons. The visit begins with an interview with the client. If there are no contraindications to perform the procedure. The specialist selects the laser power appropriate for the type of hair. The size of the head used and the duration depend on the surface of the hair removed. It should also be mentioned that laser hair removal is a safe treatment, performed by qualified personnel. Modern lasers are constructed using the best technologies. This provides the greatest sense of security. It is important to choose a professional office that will provide the highest level of service and permanently remove excessive hair. In this aspect, our salon in Warsaw is definitely worth recommending.

We offer a treatment performed with the previously mentioned laser Alma Soprano ICE, with an Alexandrite and diode head. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the offer, if in doubt, we can help. Make an appointment to visit our beauty salon in Warsaw, Wola.