Although hair serves many functions for our bodies, humans have been expanding great effort to remove unwanted body hair since the dawn of civilization. Shaving, waxing, tweezing, chemicals and electrolysis are all used with varying degrees of success. Unfortunately, these methods are time consuming, may be painful and can cause swelling, rashes, infection and scarring.
Laser assisted hair removal can be done with several types of lasers, also with varying degrees of success. The problem with the majority of other lasers on the market is the risk of blistering and pigmentary changes to your skin from the treatment itself. Laser assisted hair removal, with the Medlite IV, is the first lasting hair removal treatment program with no side effects.
How does the laser remove hair?
The Medlite IV is a Q-Switched, Nd:YAG Laser. It produces a burst of energy in the form of light which passes harmlessly through your skin, targeting only the hair shaft and follicle. This burst of light energy is strong enough to damage the hair, but not harm the skin.
How many treatments will I need?
Every individual hair on your body has three continuous phases of life: a growth phase, a rest phase and a hair loss phase, which repeats itself throughout your life. These phases vary according to body location and individual body variants, such as your hair color, thickness, location and your own natural growth cycles.
Treatments are most effective during the hair's growth phase. Since all of your hairs are in various life phases at different times, it may take several procedures to "catch" and treat each hair during its growth phase.
The purpose of the Medlite IV is to provide you, the customer, with an appropriate treatment satisfaction level, which we can define as "sufficient removal of hair per treatment session, with significant growth delay, to yield a cosmetically satisfactory result". This includes such important treatment considerations as: safety, effectiveness, speed, treatment comfort, recovery time and cost. The Medlite IV provides the most positive treatment when all factors are considered.
What will the treatment feel like?
You will feel a tingling sensation as the laser light touches your skin. Since the light is actually pulsing at a very high speed, you may also feel the pulsing sensation against your skin.
What parts of the body can be treated?
Any skin areas can be treated. The Medlite IV also helps relieve painful and unsightly chronic ingrown hairs, commonly associated with shaving a man's beard or woman's bikini line.
How fast is the procedure?
The Medlite IV works very fast, pulsing light at 10 flashes per second! Your technician will be able to treat most any area within a relatively short period of time.
Will it effect my skin color?
No, the Medlite IV can safely and effectively treat all skin colors with virtually no risk of pigmentary changes.
Will I have any after effects from the treatments?
Dark hair may turn white during the treatment, but will easily slough off in 2 to 3 weeks. If you wish, you may immediately shave off whiten hair in visible areas. Shaving after treatment will not alter the results. Your skin may be slightly reddened for a brief time. Otherwise no treatment effects should be visible.
Does laser hair removal work for everyone?
The Medlite IV works best on dark hair and does not work well on blond hair. It has no effect on white hair.
Find out if you could benefit from Laser Hair Removal. Arrange a private consultation with our laser specialist.