depilation and LASER info
|Information about LASER and Intensed Pulsed Light for Patients and Health Professionals||
The Initial Appointment
Before any treatment with LASER and INTENSE PULSED LIGHT, the patient should have an appointment with the doctor.
In this initial appointment, the doctor will evaluate the area to be treated and suggest the best technique of LASER or INTENSE PULSED LIGHT to be used. The doctor will also estimate the length for each treatment as well as the number of necessary sessions and if maintenance sessions will be necessary. He will also make recommendations for the patient for the days that precede the application of LASERs (like to avoid sunbathing, for example) in order to avoid any complication during the treatment. In Naturale Clinic the evaluation and orientation are performed by specialized doctors and for LASER treatments it is free of charge (exclusively for depilation purposes).
It is ideal that the doctor is experienced in the LASER area. In Brazil, there is the Brazilian Society of Laser in Medicine and Surgery, that gathers doctors that are specialized in treatments and researches with LASER and INTENSE PULSED LIGHT in several areas of the Medicine. Naturale Clinic's doctors are members of the Brazilian Society of Laser in Medicine and Surgery and they are experienced in several performance areas.
The application of the LASER should be made by a doctor or by a trained nurse. However, a specialized doctor in the Clinic is always necessary.
As a general recommendation, the patient must avoid sunbathing during the 30 days that precede the application of LASERs or INTENSE PULSED LIGHT. If the treatment is facial and the patient is exposed to the sun, the use of sunscreen is recommended.
Length of the Treatment
The treatment can take from some minutes up to 1 hour or more. This time always depends on the area to be treated. The number of sessions required depends on several factors related to specific types of hair and skin. That means that the skin type, the color of the hair and the skin, the thickness of the hair, the size of the area to be treated and the amount of the hair in each growth phase will determine the number of sessions.
Number of Sessions
The doctor won't be able to determine in advance an exact number of sessions, but with his experience and after evaluating the patient, he can give a very approximate estimative of the results and the expected number of sessions.
The typical schedule is the following:
phase 1 - Attack
3 sessions each 3 or 4 weeks
phase 2 - Consolidation
3 sessions with intervals of one or two month between them
phase 3 - Maintenance
2 or 3 sessions each 4 or 6 months
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