Dr. Katrien Lagey

Plastic surgery - reconstructive and aeshetic

Permanent Hair Removal for women and men

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive technique that uses highly concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft and damages the follicle to inhibit future hair growth.

People with white or gray hair may not have enough pigment target to be a candidate for laser hair removal.

Dark hairs contain a lot of melanin which will absorb the laser light and will provide permanent hair removal, or rather: permanent hair reduction.

HR or Hair Removal; classic Hair Removal Laser

This laser may be used for all types of skin.

Hair colour and skin type influence the success of laser hair removal. For example, laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair because the laser beam targets the pigment (melanin) in the hair.

Laser hair removal is used to reduce unwanted hair. Common treatment locations include legs, underarms, upper lip, chin and bikini line. However, it's possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area — except the eyelid or surrounding area.

Because laser hair removal only affects actively growing hair follicles, it typically takes several laser hair removal treatments (6-8) to provide significant hair reduction. Additionally, while laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn't guarantee permanent hair removal. Periodic maintenance treatments may be needed.

Preparation: It is extremely important not to stimulate your pigment. In other words: no sun or solarium during the 3 weeks before the treatment. No self-sun or bronzing lotion either!

Do not wax or use other depilation methods during three weeks before the laser treatment, since the follicle is the target. Shaving is allowed, even up to 2 days before the treatment.

SHR of Super Hair Removal; practically painless Hair Removal

The principle is similar to classic HR. It is the only painless way to remove hair. It may also be used for all types of skin. This method is especially appropriate for sensitive regions or sensitive persons.

Here too, 5-8 treatments will be necessary because hair grows in cycles.

Preparation: It is extremely important not to stimulate your pigment. In other words: no sun or solarium during the 3 weeks before the treatment. No self-sun or bronzing lotion either!

Do not wax or use other depilation methods during three weeks before the laser treatment, since the follicle is the target. Shaving is allowed, even up to 2 days before the treatment.