Laser hair removal (Diolaze XL)
Bare and beautiful!
Remove unwanted hair with Diolaze XL laser
Laser hair removal is one of the more permanent methods of getting rid of unwanted hair. Unlike traditional methods (waxing, shaving, bleaching or using depilatory creams) it tackles the root directly. Diolaze XL laser is the laser of choice at Invigorate Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa in Centennial, Colorado because it treats hair more effectively than older methods. It can be used safely on most areas of the body. Most patients notice a significant reduction in hair growth after a few sessions and eventually smooth and hair-free skin.
The Diolaze XL laser is the first on the market to combine two wavelengths (810 nm and 755 nm) that target the melanin pigment in the hair. The energy is converted to heat which damages hair follicles and inhibits or delays hair growth. Laser energy only destroys the hair follicles that are connected to the roots and since hair grows in different stages removal will require several treatments.
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What to expect:
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What does Diolaze XL treat and who can have it?
Most popular treatment areas:
Diolaze XL can be safely used on most areas of the body that have unwanted hair.
Most commonly treated areas include: bikini, legs, arms, underarms, chest, back, shoulders, stomach, neck, chin and sideburns.
Are you a good candidate?
- In order for the laser to kill the hair follicle, it has to be able to see the melanin pigment of the hair. That is why lasers treat darker hair best. Unfortunately light blond(e) and grey hair will not allow the laser to find the follicle
- Pregnant and nursing women are not good candidates for Diolaze XL laser
- Tattooed areas and areas with semi-permanent makeup should not be considered. Therefore areas such as eyebrows and lips must be worked around with care
Laser hair removal might darken or lighten the affected skin. These changes might be temporary or permanent. Skin lightening primarily affects those who don’t avoid sun exposure before or after treatment and those who have darker skin.
Yes, you can shave in between each session of laser hair removal. During your course of treatment you can shave any hairs that may regrow. After your first laser hair removal session you will notice that you do not need to shave as much as before. After 2-3 sessions you may only need to shave once in a 4 to 6-week period.
Before your appointment
- Area must be shaved 24 hours prior to your appointment
- The closer the shave the better. If it is your first time, leave a small patch of hair so that your specialist can exam it. It will be shaved before beginning the treatment
- Use no makeup/lotion/deodorant on the treatment area
- Stay out of direct sunlight for at least 3 days prior to your appointment and 3 days after
- Do not use self-tanner or spray tan products for at least 2 weeks before your treatment
- Avoid drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your treatment
- Avoid waxing/threading/tweezing in the area for at least 4 weeks
- Redness and bumps are normal
Immediately after your treatment, redness and bumps at the treatment area are common. They may last up to 2 hours or longer. It is normal for the treated area to feel like a sunburn for a few hours. You should use a cold compress if the sensitivity continues. If there is any crusting, apply an antibiotic cream. Darker pigmented skin may have more discomfort than lighter skin and may persist longer
- Cleanse the treated area gently
Wash gently with a mild soap. Skin should be patted dry and not rubbed during the first 48 hours
- No makeup and lotion/moisturizer/deodorant for the first 24 hours
Keep the treated area clean and dry, if further redness or irritation persists, skip your makeup and moisturizer, and deodorant (for underarms) until the irritation has subsided
- Dead hairs will begin to shed 5-30 days after your treatment
Stubble is dead hair being shed from the hair follicle and will appear within 5-30 days from the treatment date. It is normal and will fall out quickly
- Exfoliate to speed up hair shedding
Anywhere from 5-30 days after the treatment, shedding of the hair may occur and this may appear as new hair growth. It is not new hair growth, but the dead hair pushing its way out of the follicle. You can help the hair come out by washing with a washcloth and shaving
- Avoid the sun
This will reduce the chance of dark or light spots. Use sunscreen (SPF 25 or higher) at all times throughout the treatment period and for 1-2 months following
- Do not pick/scratch/wax/thread/tweeze the area
Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. Do not use any other hair removal methods or products, other than shaving on the treated area during the course of your laser treatments