Before and after the treatment the hair can be shaved but should not be epilated or plucked. Waxing the hair should also be avoided. With those methods the hair root is removed, which destroys the connection to the stem cells, so that the light impulses cannot reach the contained protein. The sessions take place all 4 weeks at the earliest, because the hair regrows in this period and ultimately reaches its anagen phase.
During a shave the hair is only removed up to the skin surface, therefore the “bridge” to the stem cells is not damaged, so that an effective treatment is still possible. Furthermore, we advise you to shave the relevant area on the day before the treatment, this way the skin can recover up to the agreed date. Hereby skin irritations during the treatment can be avoided.
Tattooed skin unfortunately cannot be treated, since the light impulses could affect the colour, which is stored under the skin. This could affect the health of our patients. Therefore, tattoos are generally avoided.
With Punctual skin pigments (e.g. birthmarks (nevus)) there has also be payed particular caution, because in those the dye melanin occurs in a high concentration. Hereby those pigments would be affected way more intensely than the regular skin. Since we absolutely want to avoid such damage to the skin, we cover those areas with an opaque cloth, that way they will not be treated.