What is Laser Hair Removal?
The laser effect is intense, fast, painless. Unlike conventional laser systems, laser hair removal is not done by firing one by one, but is called ‘iron’ because it is used to circulate the energy required to destroy all hairs in the application area on the surface of the skin.
How does it work?
Laser epilation Acts on the principle of selective photo thermolysis. Laser beams of certain wavelengths are absorbed by the hair follicles and transfer their optical energy to generate heat energy. This heat energy, which is formed only in the target structure, destroys the hair follicles without damaging the surrounding tissue. It creates irreversible damage to the hair follicles with an instant (millisecond) increase of 70 ° C.
What is the superiority of BBL hair removal over other laser systems?
Broad Band Light is a term formed from the first letters of the words. Concentrated broadband means light energy. In BBL, all of the rays are composed of photon particles that travel at different phases simultaneously at adjustable wavelengths of 640-1400 nm. BBL can do more than the total effect of several different lasers in a single application. Therefore, it can affect different hair types simultaneously in a controlled manner. There is no risk of skipping hairs as the shots are not done individually during epilation.
What types of lasers are used for hair removal?
Ruby Laser (695): Pigment is very good, strong but superficial. cannot go down the roots of the Deep hair.
Alexandrite Laser (755): It is effective but cannot see fine hair.
Diode Laser (810): Very painful, medium-thickness hairs, even though thin hair is ineffective.
ND Yag Laser (1064): The best laser to see fine hair. However, because it goes too deep, unnecessary pain occurs.
What is the advantage of BBL hair removal over IPL systems?
The specified light band in the IPL is supplied at one time with the specified power. Therefore, in IPL systems, when the dose is high, the risk of burning is very high and does not affect when it is low. It also strengthens the hairs that do not affect by stimulating them.
In BBL, the energy required to eliminate hairs in the target area is automatically determined. The BBL delivers the target energy in a controlled manner, not in one go, but in short milliseconds. High energy can be safely delivered without causing any damage to the tissue.
What are the advantages?
BBL provides permanent hair removal. It can be effective even for thin and light hairs. Completely painless. It is a reliable method and can be used in all skin types. There is no risk of wounds and burns. It is not carcinogenic. It is the fastest hair removal laser in the world. It can make anti-aging effect with elastin and collagen stimulation in the applied tissue. There is no risk of skin infection and infectious diseases that can be seen in wax applications.
Why isn’t it only one session?
Because not all hair follicles are in the same growth cycle. Hair follicles in the mature phase (anagen) are affected during application, while hair follicles in the telogen and rest (catagen) phase are not affected. For unaffected hairs, it is necessary to re-apply after some time. Session intervals of laser epilation application vary between 4-8 weeks depending on the region.
Is the number of sessions initially clear?
It is not realistic to give the exact number of sessions at the beginning of epilation. The number of sessions may vary from person to person and even from different regions of the same person due to the color, thickness, region of the hairs, phase differences during application. That’s why it the number of sessions cannot be estimated.
Is there a definite warranty?
No. It is not true or realistic to provide a 100% guarantee for such medical applications. A person’s genetic or hormonal structure, hair color and structure affect the results.
Will there be burns or stains afterwards?
Depending on the device used after the treatment, there may be redness lasting 5-10 minutes, sometimes 1-2 hours. This is temporary. BBL hair removal is unlikely to burn unlike other laser hair removal. However, if you have sunbathed directly before the epilation or entered the solarium, temporary skin spots may be seen.
What is control session?
The control session is a short and free laser epilation, as the laser shot may be omitted in large area applications (such as back, chest, leg). This application is made only 15-20 days after the application and if necessary. Your treatment will not deteriorate if you do not think you do not need it or if your doctor does not require it. After a 15-20 days period, a control session will cause regression and resting hairs to be affected. Therefore, it is not performed after 15-20 days as it causes the effect of subsequent laser sessions to decrease and disrupt the treatment process.
Is it a safe application?
The first laser was invented in 1958. The first laser used in practice was produced in 1960. Since 1983, it has been used in various medical fields such as dentistry, ophthalmology and plastic surgery for nearly 25 years. Laser systems for epilation have been used for 15-20 years. Thanks to the advancing technology, laser hair removal and other aesthetic applications are being performed more and more today. BBL does not emit radioactive radiation, it is not carcinogenic. In a study conducted in 1983, it was shown that the laser had no ionic effect and had no adverse effect on living growing connective tissue cells. BBL is used in many countries around the world and has FDA approval.
What should be considered before?
A few weeks before the BBL epilation application, methods such as waxing, tweezers that damage the hair follicle should be terminated. The hairs should not be yellowed before treatment starts. drugs using cortisone-derived or beta-carotene-containing drugs (such as vitamin A), and additives should be discontinued as it may reduce the expected effect of the laser epilation. Procedures such as skin peeling should be left at least 2 weeks in advance. In patients with polycystic ovary problems, after the hormonal condition is not regulated, epilation involves cosmetic purposes, it is not a real solution.
What should be considered afterwards?
30 SPF sun protection cream should be applied to BBL hair removal area. Do not sunbathe and enter the solarium for at least 1 week. If this is not observed, the possibility of staining in the laser-treated areas will increase. The first 2-3 days of skin irritation peelers, such as peeling operations should not be strictly applied, tight and hard clothes should not be worn.
Who can have it applied?
BBL hair removal can be applied to anyone with dark hairs from the age of 12 years.
Who cannot have it apply?
BBL hair removal is not applied to those under 12 years of age, those who have had cancer or pre-cancerous lesions on their skin, those who have collagen tissue in the skin (such as psoriasis), those who cause skin color change, and those who have acne in the last 6 months. Or people used Roaccutane in the last 6 months due to acne.
BBL hair removal cannot be performed in herpes, psoriasis and skin infections. Epilation cannot be applied to very bronze skin; it is necessary to wait for the color to lighten. If the hairs are light colored, that is, the pigment is low, it may not affect the treatment because it will not see the laser light. White-gray, crimson and yellow hairs usually do not work.
Can you do BBL hair removal on tanned skin?
This is all about the technical characteristics of BBL. With the devices that do not have these features, hair removal can be done on bronzed skin. Side effects of the applications will be more.
What are the effects?
Immediately after BBL epilation, depending on the type of device, the sensitivity of the person, the structure of the hair, the color of the skin, there may be a redness lasting from 10 minutes to 1-2 hours at the application site. This situation is completely temporary. Sometimes dark skin, thick and dark hairy areas, hypersensitive people, a slight crusting, long-lasting redness, acne may occur. Such situations can often be improved without doing anything, and sometimes it may be necessary to use pomade.
Is there any pain?
Nowadays, no epilation method is completely painless, but there are great changes in the pain felt due to the devices used. With its technology and advanced cooling system, BBL guarantees painless and painless epilation and comfort.
Does my regular attendance to BBL epilation sessions disrupt treatment?
BBL epilation sessions are administered as soon as 4 weeks and longest every 8 weeks. If you interrupt treatment, this does not mean that previous sessions are wasted. If you want to continue the treatment completely without hair, you need to have your sessions regularly.
Is there a reduction in each session according to the rate of hair reduction during the sessions?
No. BBL is not applied to the hair individually. Dilution of hair does not affect the price. However, when certain zones are finished and removed from the session, the zone price is deducted.
In Hormonal problem-dependent, what way should be followed?
In such cases, your treatment is continued by the endocrinologist and / or gynecologist, while laser epilation continues for your existing hair. However, if your hormonal problem reoccurs or is not completely eliminated, the hair removal will not prevent hair growth again.
What are the risks?
The risk of burns seen in different types of laser epilation is very low in people with sensitive skin, in poorly cooled devices, in patients with very dark skin, in patients with thin and light hair that needs to increase the laser dose.
Is it expensive?
No. It does not apply throughout your life, such as methods that have no lasting effect on the network. The total cost is much cheaper compared to other methods.
In which situations is Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal preferred?
FDA approved Nd: YAG lasers deliver laser light at 1064 nm wavelength to the lower layers of the skin. It can be used safely even in dark skin people. There is FDA approval for the treatment of varices up to 4 mm. Nd: YAG lasers, another feature of ‘Hair Rotation’, ‘folliculitis’ cases show improvement from the first session. It is used in epilation easily in the summer for Bronze skins. With the Nd: YAG lasers’ skin renewal feature during the application increases the patient’s satisfaction. It is stated in the literature that Nd: YAG lasers are the most successful in epilation of the face and back, which are called the most problematic areas. Sometimes armpit hairs can be deep, and hairs take longer to decrease. In such resistant cases, it can be switched to deeper Nd: YAG laser epilation. It is the right choice for thinner hairs that have been reduced, thinned by other types of lasers and are now beginning to resist epilation. Alexandrite (740nm) and DIOD (810 nm) lasers remain short in fine hair as wavelengths, the hair follicle still does not die when the power is increased for effect, and the skin burns because the shot does not go down to a sufficient depth. With the use of Alexandrite and DIOD, the percentage Nd: YAG laser is safe to use, especially since the percentage of successful results cannot be achieved and these lasers trigger new hair growth.
What are the features of Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal Device?
According to other device types, laser devices are the wavelengths that go deeper. Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal can be applied even to dark skinned people with peace of mind. Depth of wavelength; it allows the beam to land completely at the root of the hair. And this can trigger pain feeling during the procedure. As is known, most of the epilation devices; vascular and capillary treatment is also performed. They are the most successful hair removal devices especially in the field of Nd: YAG lasers. The most beautiful part; is applied to each skin and every hair type. The epidermis layer is not damaged when sending radiation to the skin. The device can be used in summer with no worries.
How often is Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal done?
Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal is done in 6-8 weeks intervals. 2-3 weeks after each treatment there is a control session, and the remaining hairs are removed in the control session.
How many sessions is Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal effective?
The number of Nd: YAG laser hair removal sessions vary according to age, structure, skin color, body area, hair color and thickness. In an average of 4-6 sessions a 60-90% hair reduction is expected.
Which parts of the body require a few sessions with Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal?
Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal can be effective immediately on the lower legs, groin and under the armpit.
Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal in which parts of the body need multiple sessions?
Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal requires more sessions in the upper legs, arms, trunk, chest, upper lip.
Is Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal the most effective laser for thin hair?
Probably yes. This device, which differs from other devices in terms of its ability to adapt and act on the open skin found in all lasers used to date; is the most effective device that addresses the entire skin group called the 4th degree, 5th degree, 6th degree skin type with dark skin. Since Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal transmits radiation to the root itself, not the color pigment at the root of the hair, it can provide a permanent solution even in the finest hair structures.
What are the side effects and reactions of the Nd: YAG Laser Hair Removal Device?
There is no permanent side that can maintain its seriousness. While the session is in progress, reddening and blistering will occur on the hair follicles exposed to Nd: YAG lasers. This may be due to the sensitivity of your skin, as well as a sign that the laser has a positive effect on your hair follicles. In the meantime, a slight burning sensation or pain is common in proportion to your pain capacity. This feeling varies from person to person.