• Proven safety record
• Suitable for all skin types
• Suitable for dense, coarse hair or thin, sparse hair
• Treatment sessions are very fast, even for large areas such as the legs or back Effective laser hair removal whilst being gentle on the skin…
Light is emitted by the device, This is then converted into heat energy, damaging the hair follicle.
With standard laser hair removal treatments, you can feel what is described as the ‘hot fl ick’ of an elastic band during treatment. However, with the virtually pain-free Initia treatment, you will feel little to no sensation at all. The built-in IceTip technology when in MOTION mode, the built-in IceTip technology allows for even more comfort for clients, especially when treating an area with lots of dense and dark hair. This technology can reach temperatures of -8°C for extra comfortable treatments.
The number of sessions required varies from client to client and is dependent on many factors. As a guideline a course of treatments for every area treated.
Results can be seen after just a few treatments. However, a minimum of 6 and up to 9 treatments are recommended to deliver excellent results.
Initia diode laser technology is suitable for all skin types. We recommend a consultation with your clinician to ascertain if the treatment will be successful for you. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.
Yes, we can practically treat all areas of the body with the exception of the eyebrows, due to their close proximity to the eyes, and the bottom. We are also unable to treat areas covered in tattoos. How long is the treatment session? It’s a fast treatment. The duration depends on the size of the area to be treated. This ranges from five minutes for the upper lip and up to 35 minutes for a full leg.
There are very few contraindications however, during an advanced consultation, we will run through your medical history. The most common barriers to treatment are photosensitising medication, pregnancy and breast-feeding. Are there any pre-treatment recommendations? Before treatment you should also refrain from sun bathing and use of self-tanners. We recommend no sun exposure for 4-6 weeks. We advise you to arrive at your appointment with the treatment area clean and shaved, without makeup, product or deodorant.
1.We always recommend avoiding activities which generate excess heat for at least 24 hours after the treatment. This means no exercise, hot baths, showers or saunas as these things can trap heat and bacteria in the hair follicles and could lead to irritation. We also advise wearing loose, light clothing following your hair removal treatment.
2. We always recommend you wear a broad-spectrum SPF 50, such as Lynton LIGHT PROTECT, to protect your skin from UV damage and sun exposure in between your treatments. The Initia diode utilises high-power technology for laser hair removal Are all laser hair removal devices the same? No, the international scientific community values the Initia diode laser for the best hair removal results in very few sessions and with less risk of side effects to the skin. Also there are different types of lasers with different powers, so choosing one or the other is important if you want to obtain satisfactory results. For a laser to be effective it should have high power. If less energy is applied in the treatment the hair follice will only be weakened, not eliminated. With the Initia, we have two modes: STANDARD mode and MOTION mode. It is MOTION mode which activates the IceTip technology for virtually pain-free treatments, protecting the skin in the treatment area.
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