Alexandrite Laser

Duration:
10 – 40 min
Anesthesia:
Integrated cooling system
Number of treatments needed:
Up to 8 sessions
Suitable for:
People with medium to dark hair
Time off work:
None
Results:
Immediately visible, lasts for several years (permanent in some cases)

How does laser hair removal work?

The team at Vistaline Winterthur has been very successful with permanent hair removal using an alexandrite laser, which is currently the gold standard for laser hair removal. The way these lasers operate is based on their wavelength, which allows the laser beam to destroy the hair stem cells through a process called selective photo-thermolysis. During the treatment, the skin is cooled. The application of the alexandrite laser system is particularly skin-friendly and pain-free.

How many treatments are needed?

Laser treatments for the permanent reduction of hair growth are usually done in a series. It is only after repeated application that a lasting result can be achieved. Depending on the area of the body and the individual circumstances, approximately 3 to 10 treatments are required at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks in order to achieve a permanent hair removal of approx. 80%. In some cases, an annual refresher treatment may be required. Laser hair removal is not suitable for blonde or white hair.

 

What should you know before treatment?

Before beginning a series of laser hair removal treatments, we will inform you in detail about possible risks during an initial consultation.

Before the first session, we recommend that you do not epilate or pluck your hair for 2-3 weeks, and then shave the skin carefully right before the session. Before and after the treatment, direct sun exposure (also solarium or self-tanning) should be avoided. If you are pregnant, your abdomen should not be lasered.