Both men and woman struggle with unwanted or unruly hair as part of the grooming process. While shaving and waxing can give you the look you desire, it is a time-consuming endeavor repeated every few days or weeks. Hair management becomes an endless, often frustrating loop with being beach ready at a moments notice often challenging. Ingrown hairs and skin irritation further complicate matters. Enhanced laser hair removal with Diolaze XL offers a solution to all of these problems.
What Is Diolaze XL?
Diolaze XL is an innovative new hair removal procedure utilizing photothermolysis to target unwanted hair safely and gently. An energy beam targets melanin in the hair follicle. The melanin absorbs and conducts the energy into the hair follicle thus inhibiting hair growth. With one of the largest treatment spot sizes and a sapphire crystal cooling system, treatments are fast, effective, and comfortable. The cooling system chills the skin before, during, and after the energy is delivered providing constant skin protection and decreasing discomfort, redness, and post treatment irritation. This provides for a much better experience and treatment outcome compared to laser hair removal procedures in the past.
What to Expect
A treatment plan consists of usually 4 to 6 sessions spaced 6-8 weeks apart depending upon the treatment area, hair density, color, and thickness. Hair has three stages of growth. Only hair in the active growth or anagen phase will be affected by the laser energy. This is why multiple sessions are necessary. Hair in different parts of the body also grow at different rates, so the body part treated will influence treatment intervals. Spacing treatments greater than 10 weeks apart is usually not recommended as it lessens effectiveness. A good rule of thumb is to schedule your next treatment as soon as you notice hair growth returning. Some melanin is also required to attract the laser energy, so red, white, or grey hair cannot be effectively treated.
You will need to avoid waxing, plucking, or bleaching hair for a few weeks before your Diolaze XL appointment. Shaving the desired treatment area 48 hours prior to the procedure is recommended as about 1/8 of an inch of hair growth allows for assessing the perfect treatment parameters. Longer than 1/8 of an inch of hair is not recommended.
The treatment area should be clean and free from deodorant, lotions, or irritation. A numbing cream may be applied to smaller, more sensitive areas such as underarms, face, and the bikini region for 60 minutes prior to therapy for even more comfort. A cooling gel is applied during the treatment as well to allow for gentle gliding of the laser hand piece over the skin. The treatment is incredibly quick allowing for large areas such as the back and legs to be done in a very short period of time.
Skin may appear temporarily pink with mild swelling around the hair follicle, but this dissipates quickly. Over the next couple of weeks the affected hair will naturally come out, and the remaining hair will appear thinner, softer, and more sparse. As hair in the treated area lessens over time, sessions may be more spaced out.
Results are often noticed after just 1 or 2 treatments, but it is important to stay on the recommended treatment schedule and complete all sessions to maximize results. Eventually one touchup treatment a year is recommended to maintain results.
There is no reason to waste precious time in an endless cycle of constant waxing and shaving when smooth skin is just a few, quick treatments away at AURAE MD Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!