The treatment with Med-Art's diode laser provides minimal risk of injury; the machine has a sapphire cooling plate that is in direct contact with the skin. It also has various programs that you can choose according to your skin tone and skin type.
Bothersome hair growth treatment with Diode Laser was approved by U.S. health authorities (FDA) in December 1997. During treatment the hormone production in the follicle is affected.
Because hair growth is controlled by hormonal production, the number of treatment sessions depends on the individual. Only follicles in the growth phase (anagen phase) is affected during treatment.Unwanted hair can grow in different places - on the upper lip, chin, cheek, groin or elsewhere. Laser penetrates precisely and destroys the hair follicle without causing scars but so that hair does not grow back. The diode laser therapy causes only a tingling sensation, no painful sensation of heat.
The treatment is only effective on hair growth phase (the anagen phase), since these still attached to the hair follicles. This is the only phase of growth where the hair follicles have growing cells. By destroying these new hair follicles cannot reproduce. Most of the hairs are in the standby phase, which is why there is a need of more than one treatment.
Blond hair, white/grey hair it is not possible to treat with lasers (or with IPL) because laserlight for hair removal can only be absorbed during the dark pigment in the hairs to reach the hair roots.