hair removal

At MediCorium the latest generation Vectus™ Laser is used for permanent hair removal. This diode laser has a red light beam of 800 nanometres wave length. It also benefits from an integrated cooling system, which protects the epidermis while reducing pain and discomfort during the hair removal process. All the patient notices is a light tingling sensation during the treatment. The award-winning innovative technology of our diode laser beam features an integrated melanin reader (Skintel), which currently allows for the most effective and comfortable laser hair removal for all skin types.

Laser epilation targets the chromophore melanin, which occurs both in the skin and the hair root. As the hair absorbs the energy from the laser beam, heat develops which coagulates the hair follicles such that they die and can no longer produce new hair. The process targets melanin and as such dark hair, which contains more melanin, is removed most effectively with the laser treatment.

Laser epilation is at its most effective during the growth phase of the hair, as melanin levels in the hair root are at their highest during this stage and the hair root and the hair follicle are directly connected. Unfortunately only a maximum of 20 % of hair is typically at this stage at any one time, and a repetition of the treatment is recommended, depending on the part of the body and the concentration of hairs in the treatment area.

The result is a permanently smooth skin and you no longer need to worry about annoying hairs.


Treatment Information

Preparation: A local anaesthetic is usually not required

Side Effects: Some heat development in the skin, tingling or stinging sensation, redness of the skin for a few hours after the treatment

Aftercare: Sun bathing and visits to the tanning studio should be avoided prior to and for six weeks after the laser therapy