We fulfil your dreams of smooth skin

We fulfil your dreams of smooth skin

Bernadeta Korczak (nurse)

What is epilation?

Epilation is the only method that allows you to get rid of unwanted hair from any part of the body safely and permanently. Traditional methods of hair removal (shaving, electrolysis, wax, depilator, etc.) only give short-lived and less than satisfactory results, and also carry the risk of ingrown hair, discoloration, allergic reactions, and even the possibility of scarring and infection. Depilation with the SHR-PRO 650-950 nm head does not carry these risks as it is a non-invasive and painless technique, which does not affect the delicate structure of the skin, and acts selectively on the hair.

What equipment is used during the procedure at the Healthy Skin Centre?

At the Healthy Skin Centre, epliation is performed using IPL (intense pulsed light source) heads with a specially selected range of wavelengths - SHR-PRO 650-950 nm. When using this head, it is possible to remove both dark and light hair, and the precise control of energy used allows to customize treatment for each skin phototype, which makes it safe.

How many treatments should be performed and how often?

Treatments should be repeated due to the different stages of hair growth. Some of them are at the growth stage and only those hairs are sensitive to epilation. The remaining hairs are in transitional and resting stages, which typically last from 3 to 9 weeks. During these periods, hair is not susceptible to epilation. As a result, treatment must be repeated at least 4-6 times, and up to 8 times at intervals of 4-6 weeks, in order to remove all the hair. The pulse energy released by the heads is selectively absorbed by the melanin, or the hair pigment. As a result of this process, the hair follicle is overheated and destroyed. The first treatment removes approx. 30% of the hair. The number of treatments depends on many factors. The most important are: the colour and thickness of hair, skin phototype, the area of the body undergoing epilation, health condition, as well as medication and supplements taken.

What results can be expected?

Epilation can result in long-term hair reduction. Permanent reduction applies to approx. 80- 90% of the hair. The rest of the hair can grow back during the lifetime, but in small amounts, and they are usually delicate and lighter.

What are the contraindications to undergoing epilation?

Contraindications to the procedure include:

  • pregnancy,
  • sun tan– procedure can be performed 4–5 weeks after tanning and 2 weeks after using a self-tanner,
  • use of photosensitizing drugssuch as: the tetracycline group of antibiotics, antidepressants, diuretics, vit. A, anti-inflammatory drugs, sulphonamides - these drugs should be discontinued 2 weeks prior to the procedure
  • use of retinoids (Izotek, Axtret, Aknenormin) –procedure can be performed 6 months after completion of therapy,
  • use of diet supplements or medicines containing St. John's wort and calendula,
  • use of creams containing retinol, fruit acids, vitamin C, isotretinoin- creams should be discontinued at least 4 weeks prior to the procedure,
  • peeling treatments– should be stopped at least a week before the procedure,
  • waxing or tweezing–these methods should not be used for 1 month prior to the procedure,
  • hair removal using depilatory creams– should not be used for 2 weeks prior to the procedure,
  • prone to discolouration, keloids
  • vitiligo,
  • psoriasis,
  • inflammatory changesin the skin, which is to be subjected to laser hair removal.

When is it best to undergo the procedure?

Epilation can be performed at any time of the year. Precautions should be taken during the spring and summer seasons, when the skin is exposed to UV radiation. Keep in mind that both before and after surgery you should use creams with high UV filters and stay away from tanning salons. Tanned skin can cause burns during the procedure. Protecting against UV rays will ensure full satisfaction of the procedures performed.

Should skin be prepared for treatment?

Proper preparation of the skin is one of the factors that can guarantee a satisfactory result. Before treatment, the skin should be washed and nothing should be applied to it. The main recommendations include not tanning the skin, and stopping mechanical hair removal procedures (depilators, tweezers, wax) at least one month prior to treatment. Hair should be shaved during this time. The day before the procedure, the area which will undergo treatment should be thoroughly shaved. It is also important that the area undergoing epilation is not affected (injured or inflamed).

How to care for the skin after the procedure?

After the procedure you should completely avoid tanning for at least 3-4 weeks and use sunscreen with high UV protection (50+). In addition, a few days after the procedure you should not use alcohol-based lotions or deodorants. For 2-3 weeks after the procedure you should not use exfoliants, photosensitizing drugs, and preparations containing St. John's wort and calendula. For 3-4 days, you should not use the sauna or swimming pool. Skin subjected to epilation should be treated with mitigating creams. Following the above rules before and after undergoing procedures ensures they are safe and effective.

Who performs the procedure and are qualifications required?

Treatments at the Healthy Skin Centre are performed by qualified nurses. Epilation, like any other treatment, is fraught with the risk of complications, therefore having qualified nurses on hand ensures the effectiveness and safety of the treatment. Each skin lesion must be investigated, and all inflammation cured. During the visit, we conduct a very thorough interview with the patient, perform a light trial, and set appropriate parameters for epilation. The reason for required qualification is to determine the skin type, its condition and the assessment of the morphology of the hair.

Why should you undergo the procedure at the Healthy Skin Centre?

The Healthy Skin Centre offers high quality medical services, modern equipment, unique atmosphere and an individual approach to the patient. Our centre is staffed with qualified, experienced personnel. Each patient is assured that the treatments are performed solely by healthcare professionals. Health and safety are our top priority.

 

Healthy Skin Centre
Racławicka 27
602 300 011

 

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