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LASER HAIR REMOVAL STOCKHOLM
Laser Hair Removal - Everything You Want To Know
There are many questions about laser hair removal and here we try to answer them all! Can not find what you are looking for? Feel free to contact us for further questions!
We at A Beauty Light work with GENUINE lasers for hair removal and are located in Stockholm, Södermalm. We have both a crystal-based Alexandrite laser, DEKA Motus AX with Moveotechnique, as well as a Triple Diode laser equipped with all three wavelengths Alexandrite 755nm Diode 808 nm and Yag 1064 nm in the same handset. They give you the best results and are also equipped with super cooling for a basically painless treatment. We have very favorable prices, feel free to compare!
-Have you tried laser before and not been satisfied? Then you may have tried IPL and not REAL LASER! For some, even a diode laser is not enough to get rid of the hair. If you have persistent hair growth or hormonal problems, choose Alexandrite lasers. If you have done many treatments and did not get a good result, you should change the type of laser or choose a new therapist. Either the clinic doesn’t have a good laser, or they don’t have a laser type that suits you, or they don’t know how to use their machines, or they aren’t thorough and don’t spend the time needed to get a good result. CHANGE CLINIC!
IPL is a light treatment with diffused light that is sent to the skin via a lamp equipped with a filter. It is an old-fashioned treatment that can most be likened to a waxing that gives a longer effect. IPL very rarely gives a permanent result. There is also a high risk of burns and it hurts to be treated. It is often attracted with anesthetic ointments, which only increases the risk of injury. “IPL laser” does not exist, IPL is a lamp and not a laser.
LASERs are available in several designs. Hair removal is done with a red laser. Alexandrite lasers, diode lasers and Yaglasers. An Alexandrite laser is both stronger and more effective per session than other lasers. An Alexandrite laser is crystal-based and can never lose strength over the years. Diode lasers are electronics based and need to replace the laser unit periodically. The very latest diode lasers are equipped with all 3 wavelengths 755, 808 and 1064nm in one and the same handheld device, which provides excellent conditions for all skin types and hair growth.
A laser has a concentrated light that penetrates the skin with precision and effectively kills the hair follicle with minimal risk of damage. Built-in cooling systems protect the skin and reduce discomfort. A laser treatment can be felt but should not hurt. Book a free consultation and we’ll tell you how we can help you, and you’ll also get to do a test treatment so you know both how the laser works and how it feels.
TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF ALEXANDRITE LASERS
A standard Alexandrite laser blows cold air against the skin for cooling and fires shot after shot from a distance, trying to avoid overlapping. Most people shoot round shots (there are a few that shoot squares) and then you miss a bit of the area you are treating. When using air cooling, it usually feels quite substantial to treat intimately.
A regular Alexandrite is suitable for skin types 1-3. An Alexandrite with extra Yag is suitable for skin types 1-6.
An Alexandrite laser with Moveo technology works directly against the skin, and in this way you lose none of the laser light when you work. With Moveo, you put serum or gel on the area and then work back and forth over the area for a while. The cooling is very strong and the treatment does not hurt at all. Most often, this type of laser is considered to be the most effective laser technology for hair removal. An Alexandrite laser with Moveo technology is suitable for all skin types 1-6
SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES OF DIODE LASERS
All diode lasers shoot nanometer 808. Then there are diode lasers that also shoot nanometer 755 & 1064 so-called double lasers or triple lasers. Some older diode lasers only shoot shot by shot, but the new, more modern diode lasers also have a sweeping technology. Diode lasers often differ in both strength and cooling effect. A diode laser loses strength with use, so it is important that the clinic replaces its laser unit in time.
With a diode laser, gel is applied to the area to be treated.
Many clinics advertise that they have “the biggest prism” and it can be good when you treat a back, for example, because then it goes very quickly, but when you want to treat slightly trickier areas such as the face, elbows, knees, fingers, toes and intimate Brazilian/Hollywood, a large prism is directly unsuitable and completely impossible to access with. The vast majority of modern diode lasers are suitable for all skin types 1-6.
No, not with us. Our treatments are done with lasers with super cooling and are basically completely painless!
There are other genuine lasers on the market that unfortunately can still hurt quite a bit. Ask to feel how it feels before booking a treatment with someone else. All serious clinics offer you a free consultation.
-Have you tried laser before and it really HURT? Then you have 99% tried IPL and not REAL LASER!
*Refrain from sunbathing
-You should refrain from sunbathing:
With Diodlaser 1 week before and after treatment.
With Alexandrite lasers 3-4 weeks before and after treatment.
Tanned skin reduces the effect of the treatment and increases the risk of pigment changes (however, pigment changes after treatment are very rare and are only seen in less than 1% of patients). Also, do not use tanning products without sun.
*Shave before the visit
-Please refrain from shaving for a week before the visit and let the area rest to avoid irritated skin. The hair should then be shaved 24-48 hours before the treatment as a very short growth gives the best effect.
*Do not wax, pluck or bleach your hair
-Do not grow, pluck or bleach your hair four weeks before your treatment. The laser only works on hair follicles that contain hair. It does not help to dye the hair to get a better result, it is the color towards and at the hair root that affects the result.
*Come freshly showered & without creams
-Come freshly showered and use NO creams, deodorants etc on the body.
It is required that the hair root is heated up to 72 degrees for it to die and then not be able to let a new hair grow up. You usually count on 6-12 treatments to achieve optimal effect. The reason for this is that the laser only accesses the active hair follicles that are in the plant phase. Resting hair follicles lack hairs with pigment and are therefore not heated by the laser pulses. Hair removal can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours depending on which body areas are being treated.
It should pass 4-12 weeks between the treatments because you have to wait until the dormant hair follicles become active again, it differs depending on where on the body the hair is removed. Some patients may find that after a few treatments they suddenly have more hair. The explanation is that the remaining dormant hair follicles are “activated” by the laser faster than they would have done without treatment. This is only positive – then we will more easily get rid of these “newly activated” hair follicles at the next treatment! Skin areas without hair or with only “scabs” should not be treated as you can instead trigger hair growth.
After a visit with Diodlaser, you will hardly notice that you have had a laser treatment. You may experience some skin redness. After Alexandrite, some may become a little red and a little swollen. A cooling Aloe Vera cream can then feel nice. Avoid scratching/tearing the skin if it is irritated. Avoid heat such as hot showers, saunas or strenuous exercise if you feel that the skin is slightly irritated.
To minimize the risk of pigment changes on the skin after laser treatment, it is important to protect treated body parts from the sun. This applies above all to the first weeks after treatment. Immediately after a treatment, you can otherwise live as usual.
In some exceptional cases, occasional water blisters are seen which disappear spontaneously within 48 hours. For more information on possible side effects, read the section on risks further down the page.
It is an expression of how much hair you choose to remove intimately.
Bikini is when you remove along the bikini line so that no hair is visible when using a panty without a string.
Brazilian is when you remove almost everything both on the front and between the buttocks.
Hollywood is called when you remove just about all hair intimately.
Manzilian is a Brazilian term for men.
We remove Brazilian / Hollywood hair on both women and men. It can be difficult to find clinics that perform laser on men intimately. With us, however, everyone is welcome!
Manzillian = intimate front where you choose if you want to save a small part and between the buttocks.
Hollywood = then you remove everything intimate in the front and between the buttocks.
Short/Medium/Long boxer = we remove everything you want in this area.
The laser significantly reduces hair growth, but you will not be 100% hair-free. Most people experience that the hair disappears and that only soft hair and possibly individual hairs remain. It differs from person to person.
The conditions are different. Light skin, dark hairs are optimal on paper but there are more factors that affect. Hormones can bring dormant hair follicles to life. Some may need to “maintain” with treatments over the years to “kill” newly awakened hair follicles. A dead hair follicle is and remains dead. However, dormant hair follicles can come to life.
Hair removal must take some time. Since we can not speed up the different growth phases, we have to adapt to the resting time of the hairs (Katagen). Only hair in the active plant phase (Anagen) can be removed. Hair removal can take anywhere between 5-18 months depending on the area being treated. Armpits and bikinis / intimate are usually easiest and fastest. The face usually requires more treatments as the hairs are a little thinner. It is also common for the face to require maintenance treatments as we have a lot of hair follicles there that can come to life. Legs and back usually take the longest time as the rest period is very long in these areas.
Laser hair removal is not a quick fix to get nice legs for spring. It takes a bit of planning but many of me think it’s worth it, but I want to emphasize that the results can vary from person to person. It is mostly about how many treatments you need to be satisfied. Some need only 2-4 treatments while others may need 10-12 treatments. However, the vast majority are very satisfied and the feeling is usually; -Why did I not do this a long time ago?
Of course! It is possible to book a FREE consultation. You get to do a test treatment so that you know both how the laser works and how it feels. Feel free to call or text and you will get answers to your questions and get to know exactly your conditions. All reputable clinics offer free consultation.
Welcome to book a free consultation with us at A Beauty Light for laser hair removal in Stockholm.
No. There are several reasons why some people should not be treated with lasers.
White hairs do not disappear with laser. Even gray and red-blonde hair does not work with lasers. Very thin, fine hairs can also be difficult to remove, but Alexandrite usually works well here as well. The hair must contain more pigment than your skin to be removed. To remove unpigmented strands (white/light grey/red-blonde) diametri is required, i.e. a needle is used which burns each individual hair follicle separately. On the other hand, hair growth can usually be held back by laser treatment, but this requires continuous treatments.
If you have very dark skin or are very sunburnt, laser is not optimal even if it is possible. A rule of thumb is that there should be a clear color difference between the hairs you want to remove and the surrounding skin. With the new modern lasers such as our lasers, however, you usually get a good result even on dark skin.
Even with certain medications that, for example, make you sensitive to light and for certain diseases, treatment should not be carried out. Tertracycline, another antibiotic, cortisone and Roaccutane, are some examples. We go through this in a health declaration before your treatment.
No. It is not possible to remove hair in places where you have a tattoo as the laser works against color and thus will damage both the skin and the tattoo.
No. Pregnant women must wait until after pregnancy.
We apply an age limit of 18 years. With the parent’s approval, however, treatment can also be done on minors.
No. We do not laser on:
– Mucous membranes ex. inside the nose
– On the head (neck and face go well)
– 2cm from the eyes (between and over eyebrows goes well)
Yes, it works well if you use a tampon or menstrual cup!
No, this type of laser is not dangerous for the intimate parts and does not affect the function of the testicles.
If you visit a serious clinic with education and knowledge, the risks of laser hair removal are minimal. However, you should be aware that radiation from lasers can cause damage and complications if performed incorrectly.
During treatment, both the patient and the therapist must wear goggles adapted for the purpose. Treatment closer than 2 cm from the eyes may only be performed under the responsibility of a licensed physician.
NEVER use anesthetic ointment or similar. You must be able to feel if the therapist is using too much strength.
Burns can cause both infections and scarring. The darker your skin, the greater the risk of burns. The risk of injury can also increase if you use certain medicines or tan-without-sun products at the same time.
Hyper- and hypnopigmentation
Laser can cause disorders in the pigmentation, which means that the treated skin becomes darker or lighter than the surrounding skin. This is mostly avoided by following the recommendations not to expose the skin to sun both before and after laser treatment. It is also important not to laser if you are taking medicines that make you sensitive to light. And of course that the practitioner does not burn you during the treatment.
Today, there are very few requirements and rules for cosmetic laser treatments. The market is not regulated and no permits are required. Therefore, it is extra important that you as a customer are careful and check that the therapist has the required knowledge. All reputable clinics offer a free consultation. Then you get the opportunity to both ask questions, test how the laser feels and at the same time get an idea of whether you feel safe with the clinic and the therapist.
Welcome to book a free consultation with us at A Beauty Light for laser hair removal in Stockholm.
Here are some of the requirements and rules that exist today:
-Practor must comply with the Radiation Protection Act.
This means, among other things, that you must take the measures and observe the precautionary measures needed to prevent or counteract damage.
-Treatment closer than 2 cm from the eyes may only be performed under the responsibility of a licensed physician.
-The person who conducts business with a laser must be well acquainted with how the equipment is used and know the risks that the business may entail.
-When people are irradiated with a laser in connection with treatment in cosmetic activities, MTE may be exceeded for the person being treated.
-The laser must be approved and marked according to Swedish standard SS-EN 60825-1 or equivalent safety.
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