Our hair removal laser (Diode and YAG) is an American FDA approved “medical laser hair removal device”. These devices are very effective and powerful, but it cannot be used unless it is at a medical institution.
On the other hand, what seems to be called a laser at many esthetic salons, it is often “light therapy equipment”, the output is also weak, and it is more than doubled times (medical laser If it is 5 times, I hear that it is often necessary to have more than 10 times on esthetic equipment).
Also, basically hair removal is a medical practice, so if you interpret it by law, laser hair removal outside of medical facility is considered unlawful in Japan.
If you already have a suntan, hair removal is not recommended basically. This is because pigments in the treated area may result in pigment loss or hyper-pigmented. Especially, in the case of the lower limb (knee), it may come out like a zebra pattern.
There are risks also in the case of the face, but in the event that it is absolutely necessary, after considering the risk sufficiently. YAG laser might be slightly safer for those people.
You may get some suntan after hair removal treatment if the skin surface is in normal condition. After the laser hair treatment, please check that there is no redness or swelling. However, sunburn needs to be recovered before the next treatment.
At our clinic, we will offer you very reasonable price of laser hair removal. And, for the first time patient, we offer 50% off of two designated body areas (listed on the website).
Sometimes, it is possible to recalculate if the density or area of hair drastically decreases after the fourth time, please consult the staff. Also, if you are going to do extensive treatment at more than three locations at once, there is a special discount system separately (from the third treatment), so please consult us.
Our laser equipment is approved for hair removal of all skin types in the US FDA.
The laser beam emits energy by identifying the black or brown hair.
The closer the skin color and hair color is to the skin, the more likely it is burns.
To prevent this, we change the wavelength of the laser (100 ms) or drop the output, but it is still easy to cause burns, so a cautious treatment plan is needed.
At our facility, there are 2 types of laser hair removal machines. One of them is called YAG laser and that is created for dark skin people, therefore, you can have safe and effective hair removal most of the time.
The only situation that we don’t recommend the treatment is if you have hyper-pigmentation due to sun exposure.
The effects of laser hair removal vary greatly among individuals and cannot be said unconditionally, but in general, dramatic hair loss effects can be expected with 3-4 treatments.
This means that there are 3 phases;
1. Hair growing now on the surface
2. There is also hair under the skin
3. There is still hair that is still asleep.
Therefore, three or more treatments are needed at intervals of 4-6 weeks to treat hair of all cycles. After that, from the thinner hair or the less hair-growing state will appear. There are individual differences, even if it is after several times of treatments, sometimes, hair reduction may not be completely achieved but having some thin, baby hair left.
Exception to this – people with endocrine disorder such as PCOS or genetically determined strong hair growth patterns. People with PCOS will get hair reduction eventually though.
Laser therapy should be avoided during pregnancy according to the American FDA guidelines, as a general consideration.
This is due to the fact while the effect of the laser on the maternal body during pregnancy has not been sufficiently investigated, there may be changes in physiological phenomena such as increased sensitivity of pain, emotionally unstable, etc.
In our medical laser system, we can expect sufficient treatment effect after shaving hair.
However, the hair removal systems at a salon, as many of the instruments of the esthetic salons are weak in output such as “light-based hair removal equipment”, and often require some hair left on the surface of the skin before the treatment.
Medical laser system that we have – YAG and Diode, is very specific treatment to the hair follicles even if the hair does not exist on the skin surface, and less pain.
However, if you remove the existing hair with wax, you cannot get treated until the hair comes back to some extent.
Our clinic is equipped with 2 kinds of hair removal laser machines, both are FDA-approved. One is called Diode laser – very popular machine in the US for all types of hair can be treated. The other type is called YAG laser – and this will attack the bulge region of the hair follicle which is the center of hair growth, and very effective for dark skin or men’s facial hair.
Although our medical laser hair removal equipment has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FDA uses the expression “Permanent Hair Reduction” for permission, which means that the effect of laser treatment is different depending on the skin quality and the color of the hair.
For example, in the case of Caucasian with dark black hair or Japanese, when enough effect is obtained by 4-6 or more treatments, it is often that you can expect such effects as being almost permanent.
However, with thin hair such as brown hair, there is a possibility that further epilation is difficult from the hair-growing state or it will come back thinner in the future. In that sense, the expression “permanent hair reduction” is used.