Laser hair removal can be performed safely on all skin types and tones. To ensure that the result is optimal, though, certain determining factors should be met.
In IQ - Intensive Quality - Dermatology Clinics unwanted hair removal is performed by medical personnel and the results are permanent, ensuring excellent treatment effectiveness.
In IQ (Intensive Quality) Dermatology Clinics, hair removal is considered a medical procedure and, thus, treatment sessions are always conducted under dermatological supervision. Before laser application, the patient’s medical history is completed, so that to determine whether there are any moles (nevi), folliculitis, vascular or skin lesions, as well as the possible presence of sexually transmitted diseases.
If any type of skin disorder or condition is diagnosed, then a thorough dermatological examination is conducted and, if deemed necessary, the appropriate medical treatment is administered. Similarly, an examination of hair life cycle is performed, and if deemed necessary the appropriate medical treatment is suggested to the patient, as is the case when unwanted hair are the result of hormonal disturbances (e.g. polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid dysfunctions, etc). If hypertrichosis is observed in hormone-dependent areas then hormonal examination is prescribed.
Among the great number of available Laser devices, it has been demonstrated that, for hair removal, the most safe and effective ones are Alexandrite and Nd:YAG Lasers. The use of the Alexandrite Laser is indicated for lighter skin types while Nd:YAG Laser is indicated for darker skin types.
In IQ (Intensive Quality) Dermatology Clinics both these laser devices are available, while in some cases they are both used in combination, offering an individualised treatment regimen so that to offer a complete result.
Before the application of treatment, physical examination is performed to identify the specific characteristics of the hair of each individual: skin type, phototype, skin tone, hair density and hair diameter. This allows the correct setting of Laser parameters (wavelength, pulse duration, energy density, size of light beam, etc.) so that to achieve the best possible result quickly, painlessly and in absolute safety, but also in order to avoid unnecessary repeat sessions.
The appropriate use of Lasers is determinant for the success of the result, as it is always necessary to customise the treatment according to the needs of each individual. In IQ (Intensive Quality) Dermatology Clinics laser application is performed by medical personnel (doctors and/or nurses) specially trained in the use of modern dermatologic 4th generation Laser devices suitable for hair removal.
Expertise and long experience allow us to tailor treatment in each case through the evaluation of certain key parameters: the area being treated, the type of hair and the effect of hormones on each area, the age of the individual, possible medication received or any inherited condition that may be affecting hair growth, as well as any other possibly influencing factors.
In IQ (Intensive Quality) Dermatology Clinics those interested in hair removal are thoroughly informed so that to have realistic expectations, as the level of unwanted hair removal differs among individuals and among different areas of the body.