What is the Linscan diode laser hair removal system?
Linscan diode laser combines innovative linear scanning technology with a powerful sapphire cooling glass and alarge treatment area (25mm by 10mm) resulting in fast and effective treatment.
How does it work?
In linear scanning technology a diode laser beam 0.75 mm by 10 mm is scanned atthe chosen skin area selectively inducing thermal damage to the hair follicles without injuring the surrounding skin. Thesedamaged hair follicles are either unable to produce new hairs, or produce very thin, tiny hairs only that are virtually invisible.
What makes the Linscan laser system special?
Pain: Linscan is equipped with powerful sapphire glass contact cooling that can be cooled down to as low as 0°C. The strong cooling effect provides comfort and minimizes pain. There is generally no need for a numbing cream anesthesia.
Speed: Linscan has a large treatment area and can deliver high fluences in short pulses to treat thin hairs.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatments can 5-60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
The following are estimated times per session:
- Back: 10-15 min
- Face: 2-3 min
- Armpit: 2-3 min
How many treatments will I need?
We recommend a total of 6-8 treatment sessionsat the following intervals:
- Face, armpit and bikini line: 6-8 weeks
- Chest and back: 6-8 weeks
- Arms and legs: 6-8/10 weeks
Who can be treated with the Linscan laser?
Almost all hair colors (except white and gray) can be treated with the Linscan laser device. This treatment is safe for all skin types, including dark skin.
What parts of the body can be treated?
The most popular areas for females are facial hair, underarms and bikini line, and for males we see most requests to treat on chest and back hair and beard shaping. Linscan can remove hair from almost any part on the body where unwanted hair is present including face, back, chest, arm, underarm, bikini area, and legs.
When do the results appear and how long do they last with Linscan laser?
Results appear over several weeks and improve with each treatment. A gradual decrease in the hair thickness, amount of hair present is noticed over time. There is a decrease in stubble and ingrown hairs! The Linscan permanently reduces unwanted hair, but touch ups may be recommended depending on the desired results.
What will I look like immediately after the procedure? Can I go right back to my daily routine?
Mild redness may be experienced which generally resolves within a few hours.
Does it hurt? What does the treatment feel like?
The sapphire glass in the Linscan laser cools down to as low as 0°c. This strong cooling effect minimizes pain on contact, so there is generally no need for numbing creams. Most patients describe a pricking feeling with an increased sensation of heat or cold during the treatment.
Why are multiple treatments needed?
Our hairsgrow in 3 different stages. All hairsare never in the same stage at any time, so when an area is treated with laser only a percentage of hair follicles are affected. Therefore, to effectively reduce unwanted hair, multiple treatments are necessary.
Why do I have to wear the eyewear during laser procedure?
GME provides laser safety eyewear specific to the wavelengths of light that thelaser device emits. The light emitted from a laser or pulsed light device can cause eye injury. Everyone present in the treatment room is required to wear appropriate protective eyewear at all times when the laser is in use.
What are some uncommon indications of Laser Hair Removal?
Dermatological conditions associated with follicular pathology can be treated with LHR. These include chronic inflammatory disorders such as hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) dissecting folliculitis, pseudofolliculitisbarbae (PFB), Acne keloidalisnuchae(AKN), Trichostasisspinulosa(TS), Keratosis pilaris(KP), Axillary hyperhidrosis and Hair-bearing skin flaps and grafts.