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HAIR REMOVAL


A gentle and effective treatment for permanent hair reduction from virtually any area of the body. Lasers cause heat to build up in the pigment (colour) of the hair, helping to destroy the blood supply and eventually stop hair growth.

TREATMENT SUMMARY

The high-power diode laser of the Medio Star family represents state-of-the-art technology for permanent hair reduction treatments. This device provides a very selective and safe treatment with a very low risk of side effects. It uses a powerful skin cooling element which makes the treatment comfortable even for very sensitive skin.


Procedure time
15-60 mins
Downtime
None
No. of treatments
6-8 treatments
Anaesthetic
None
Recovery
Some redness and sensitivity
Pain level
Low
Results
Some 2-3 weeks after 1st treatment, more noticeable after following treatments
Areas of treatment
Face & body

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How many treatments will I need?

Laser hair removal typically requires six to eight sessions spaced four to six weeks apart in order to reach a hair reduction of up to 90%. Although more could be required depending on your hair growth, and a further maintenance appointment within 12 months. At Tempus we have multiple devices available to help us select the most suitable technology for your skin and hair type.

Can all hair be treated?

Since the laser beam targets the pigments contained in the hair, all pigmented hair will react very well to treatment. Hair from very dark to dark blond can be treated effectively, while white or grey hair will not respond to the treatment.

In general, the darker the hair, the better the absorption and therefore the better the results.

What kind of results should I expect?

The hair alternates between periods of growth (anagen) and no growth (telogen). The transition between the two periods is characterised by an interruption in bulb cell and by a widening of the terminal part of the hair root, which is anchored to the walls of the follicle; this intermediate phase is called catagen.

In humans, the phases of different hair growth are not synchronised, i.e. each hair is in a different phase of growth at any one time.

During a hair removal session, all the hairs are targeted, with no way of knowing in which phase of growth they are. This means that, in a certain area, only a specific percentage of hair reacts to the laser treatment, i.e., only hairs in the anagen phase. Therefore, a series of laser sessions is always necessary.

How many sessions are needed and how long results last will vary and depends upon hair and skin type as well as on genetic predisposition.

What happens during treatment?

First of all, the hair will be shaved in order to avoid the absorption of the light by the hair laying on the skin, ideally, we would recommend you shave the area 24 hours prior to your treatment,

We will clean and apply the gel to the area being treated after the laser practitioner has marked the area. The handpiece of the laser is moved over the parts of the skin to be treated. The laser sends a light impulse, which creates a gentle prickling or warm sensation. The treatment is very comfortable, thanks to the laser device’s skin-cooling system. In some special cases, it is possible to apply an anesthetic cream before treatment.

What happens after the treatment?

Following the treatment, there may be redness of the skin or warmth. Overall, the side effects disappear a few hours after the treatment.

After a few hours, you may notice a darkening of the treated area and/or scab formation, which will vanish again after two to ten days. The hairs dissolve after between five days and two weeks or fall out.

How much time between treatments is there?

The treatments are normally performed with an interval of four to eight weeks when definite hair growth is noticeable.

What complications can occur?

The treatment with MeDioStar is effective and safe on all skin types. As for every other medical treatment, undesired side effects after the treatment cannot be completely excluded. Lightening of the skin or hyper-pigmentation can temporarily occur and, on very few occasions, small scars may form. Slight erythema can develop especially for dark, thick hair. In any case, all these effects are reversible and will disappear within a few weeks. For further information about possible side effects please ask your practitioner.

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