Innovation in the service of smooth skin
At AVRA, we have chosen the innovative PlatinumGMT Diode Laser, one of the most advanced technology for permanent hair removal in the world, that works based on the selective photothermolysis principle. The treatment parameters are adjusted to selectively eliminate hair follicles without affecting the adjacent tissues.
Diode laser works by using light to produce an increase in the hair’s temperature. The light, which is absorbed by the hair’s melanin and to a minimum extent by the skin, heats the hair to 70 / 80° C, carbonizing and coagulating its root. The thermal relaxation time allows the skin to constantly reduce any excess temperature, thus avoiding any skin damage. The blood that flows through the dermis allows the skin to be cooled while hair is being destroied.
The intensity used in the treatment will depend on the skin type and on the color and thickness of the hair, parameters that the trained aesthetician performing the treatment is assesing.
Smooth skin, effortlessly
PlatinumGMT Diode Laser eliminates the unwated hair, while also improving the appearence of the skin by targeting as well the folliculitis that appeares through the removal of the hair using other depilation methods. The results are visible from the first session, regardless of the skin and hair type. While we recommend that sessions are performed starting with the cold season, for faster results as the skin is lighter in colour, we can safely use PlatinumGMT Diode Laser in summer as well, with the condition that the skin is only lightly tanned and limiting sun exposure before and after the treatments.
Following up of the first treatment, you should return every 6-8 weeks for facial hair and 8-10 weeks for body hair so the AVRA specialist can evaluate the area and determine if another hair removal session can be conducted. This time can vary depending on each patient’s unique hair growth cycle, as well as on the previous session’s results.
The hair may change in appearance, for example from thick to thin and this will be considered when setting the treatment parameters for subsequent sessions. After the second treatment session, the time between sessions can be prolonged to allow the hair to grow in the area to be treated. This will depend on the area of the body and on the patient’s individual characteristics (man/woman, hormonal problems, etc.)
What is Laser Hair Removal?
The PLATINUM GMT DIODE LASER is one of the most advanced lasers in the world used for permanent hair removal. It utilizes a source that emits light, which targets dark pigments, such as melanin. It works by heating the hair follicles, destroying them and leading to the steady reduction of unwanted hair. The advanced technology permanently reduces body hair (both for men and women) and helps to improve the appearance of the skin, not only by eliminating the hair itself, but also any folliculitis that can be caused through its removal. It is ideal for thick as well as dark hair, ingrown hairs, and skin tone types IV and V.
Is it dangerous? Are there any side effects?
Every treatment follows a specific protocol and special goggles are used. At AVRA Aesthetic Institute, the laser hair removal therapy is conducted by a trained operator in a properly configured environment.
Applied by trained therapist, the Laser, which is a light source, is the best method of hair removal. Incorrect use of the machine may result in a burning of the skin, ranging from mild to extensive, depending on the exposure – this is the reason why it is recommended to be very selective at which facilities the treatment will be done.
Which areas can be treated?
The laser hair removal can be applied to all areas of the body where there is unwanted hair growth, as it acts only at the skin level and doesn’t affect the lymph nodes, breast, ovaries or other organs.
How long is a session and how often should a session take place?
The duration of the application depends on the area which is treated and does not exceed two hours, when applied to the whole body. The sessions should be performed as soon as hair regrows, but no sooner than 45 days. This period gradually increases to reach a maintenance therapy process, no more than 1-2 times per year.
Can it be used all year round?
Platinum GMT™ diode laser used in the permanent hair removal treatments at AVRA provides excellent results even from the first session, for all skin and hair types, from the lightest hair color up to the darkest and thicker hair type. It can be used all year round, also during summer, on light tanned skin. However, we recommend that sessions start during colder months, so that the sun exposure is less and the skin color is not dark. In this way, higher power can be used and you will see faster results, with fewer sessions.
Are the results permanent?
The results of laser hair removal are permanent. However, we need to consider the fact that, especially for young people, hair growth is a dynamic process, which means that during our lifetime, new hair may appear, apart from the ones already destroyed by the laser. Furthermore, there are people suffering from endocrinological problems associated with hormonal disorders, which may determine new hair growth. Thus, in such situations, it is recommended to combine hormonal treatment with hair removal sessions. This is why laser hair removal is permanent for the existing hair follicles, but it doesn’t prevent the appearance of new hair, caused by different factors, such as pregnancy, endocrinological problems, specific medication etc.
Instructions Before and After application
Do not use any other method of hair removal, which may affect the hair follicle (tweezers, wax, etc.) for at least 20 days before the session. The hair in the treatment area should be shorter than 1 mm, with the exception of facial hair.
Sun protection and special creams are recommended before and after the sessions.
Before each treatment, inform the specialist about any illnesses you may suffer from, along with any medication you are currently taking.