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Everything you need to know

About DEPIC Laser

At Depic, we utilize the best and most innovative methods—the Alexandrite & Nd: YAG laser hair removal workstation powered by Lumenis Splendor X technology.

We combine this with personalized and efficient treatment for any skin and hair type. Thanks to the methods developed by our experts, we can improve even the most complex cases, like hirsutism, residual hair, etc.

Our treatment’s success does not come from any miraculous formula; it is all thanks to our experienced staff. We only work with highly qualified specialists and focus on taking care of you with the utmost professionalism.

Before starting any laser hair removal treatment, we first need to know your skin type, your amount and type of hair, and your hormonal situation. That is why we provide a free first consultation and then prescribe the treatment that best suits your needs and expectations.

We offer professionalism and personalized treatment. Our equipment is top notch and we have perfected our treatments with the aim of improving results.

Since each person is different, the treatment has to be personalized and exclusive. In this first session, we get to know each other and we explain our laser hair removal treatment system to you. We also use the opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have. We offer you the first session absolutely free. It includes a laser suitability test.

Before your treatment

Traditional hair removal systems have their pros and cons. For example, razor or depilatory creams are quick and cheap, but also ineffective. They could irritate or hurt the skin, and have to be used very often. Others, such as wax or electric depilation, last a little longer, but are harsher on the skin and may hurt. They also put a strain on your wallet.
It is important to keep in mind that none of them remove hair permanently.

Laser hair removal is safe, direct, and precise, with long-lasting and permanent results. In addition, the laser stimulates collagen production, leaving you with softer and smoother skin.

Let’s take a look at the differences between Pulsed Light (IPL) and Laser Hair Removal. The type of technology has a lot to do with the effectiveness of the treatment, so it is very important to know how each one works. Let’s compare and contrast the two types of technology: pulsed light (IPL) and laser.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) should not be confused with laser hair removal: it is cheaper and more versatile, but less accurate. It often fails to achieve a minimum level of effectiveness and safety, and in many instances, it doesn’t completely eliminate the hair, merely weakening it, which leads to regrowth after a few months.

Laser hair removal technology is much more effective than IPL, improving results radically, as it directly attacks the root of the hair safely and quickly. It is the most reliable modern treatment for permanent hair removal.

It is recommended for men and women of any age. Younger people could see more modest results because their hair has a strong hormonal component.

The most receptive characteristic for laser hair removal is light skin with dark hair. However, thanks to the most modern technology, at Depic, we can remove hair from darker skin and lighter hair with excellent results.

In any case, if you want to know which treatment is the most suitable for your skin and hair, we recommend going to the nearest Depic location and getting a free consultation with our experts.

Our body hair is always in various stages of growth, and for it to be removed successfully, it must be in the initial stage. This is why multiple sessions are required to complete the hair removal treatment.

In practice, there is no such thing as 100% definitive hair removal since hair growth depends on many factors that are unique to each person, including hormonal factors. But laser hair removal is currently the only technique that offers the longest-lasting and most visible results. It is able to eliminate hair by up to 95%!

After completing the treatment, it is normal for there to be some remaining fine and weak hair. In such cases, we recommend an annual touch-up laser session.

For women, it’s typically normal to undergo 6 to 10 sessions for body hair removal. When it comes to facial hair, which can be influenced by hormonal factors, the number of sessions tends to be higher. Men, on the other hand, often require more sessions due to the stimulating effects of testosterone, resulting in increased hair growth.

With laser hair removal treatments, the root of the hair is destroyed through light.

You will feel a slight prickling sensation. This depends on the degree of sensitivity of each person and the area of the body being worked on. Some people hardly notice any discomfort, while others can find it a little more uncomfortable.

Don’t worry; the treatment is easy to tolerate. We use cutting-edge technologies, and our machines are continuously fine-tuned to minimize discomfort for each patient, which is why we carefully select them. We also offer a complimentary suitability test, ensuring your confidence in our treatments.

Before coming to a Depic laser hair removal session, we want you to know the basic tips to ensure the best results.

  1. The area to be treated must be shaved 24 hours prior to your appointment. The closer the shave, the better. If it is your first time, leave a small patch of hair so that your laser hair removal specialist can examine it. For bikini services, don’t shave where you want to keep any hair.
  2. You shouldn’t use makeup, lotions, or deodorant on the treatment area on the day of your appointment.
  3. Your skin must not be tanned, either naturally or artificially. Stay out of direct sunlight for at least 3 days prior to your appointment and 3 days after.
  4. Do not use self-tanner or spray tan products for at least 2 weeks before your treatment.
  5. Avoid drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your treatment.
  6. Avoid waxing/threading/tweezing in the area for at least 4 weeks before you start your treatment. Shaving is acceptable.

Every recommendation will be given to you before starting your treatment. If you have any questions, reach out to our staff.

During your treatment

The time between sessions depends on factors such as your skin type, hair characteristics in the treatment area, and your hair growth rate. Typically, a recommended interval between sessions for body areas is about 5 to 6 weeks, whereas for facial areas, it’s shorter, typically between 3 and 4 weeks.

The time between sessions increases as the treatment progresses because the number of hairs decreases, and the remaining hairs weaken. Our experts may suggest varying the time between sessions.

Over the course of your treatment, we advise you to minimize sun exposure , avoid UVA tanning bed sessions, and refrain from using self-tanners in the treatment areas as a general precaution. If sun exposure is unavoidable, always protect the treated area with high SPF sunscreen (at least SPF 50).

Exposing your skin to the sun can cause it to be more responsive to laser light, potentially leading to skin issues. Hence, it’s crucial to keep the treatment area shielded from the sun and UVA rays before your sessions.
Pay special attention to this, especially on the days leading up to your treatment, if you plan to wear short-sleeved shirts, tops, skirts, or shorts.

Inform our staff promptly if you’ve had recent sun or UVA exposure, so we can make necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. Treating sun-exposed skin increases the risk of burns and skin blemishes, which can also affect the quality of your results.

You should shave the treatment area 24 hours before your session. If it’s your first session, please leave a small patch of hair so that we can assess it during your laser hair removal appointment. This helps us evaluate the treatment to best fit your specific needs and skin.

Absolutely, you can shave between sessions. We advise using a method that is gentle on the skin and hair follicles, and razor hair removal is an excellent choice for these situations.

During the session, we target the hair bulb or root, and most of the treated hair is pulverized at the same time. However, there may still be a small amount of “dead” hair that takes a few days to detach from the follicle.

Of course! You can lead a regular life while undergoing this treatment. The main thing to keep in mind is to avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight right away. However, on the day of the laser hair removal treatment, we recommended avoiding activities that cause a lot of sweating and body heat, such as using a sauna, jacuzzi, or intense workouts in hot environments; These activities can clog your pores. We also recommended against swimming in pools because chlorine and other chemical agents can potentially irritate the skin.

You are welcome to take a shower (preferably with lukewarm water) and participate in activities that don’t involve excessive sweating.

Special cases

Absolutely, laser hair removal is highly recommended for individuals dealing with folliculitis, as it is the only hair removal method that effectively addresses the issue.

It depends on the type of medication you are taking. As a general rule, the only contraindicated medication is Isotretinoin. During your free assessment, our staff will provide specific guidance tailored to your individual case.

Minors typically have higher hormone levels and are still in the process of physical development, which can result in the generation of new hair follicles. As a result, it’s important to understand that results may not be immediate, and additional monitoring is required to track the progress of the treatment.

Your health and the health of your baby are our top priorities. To ensure your safety, we do not recommend this treatment for pregnant women. While the laser itself does not harm the fetus (as it only affects the outer layers of the skin), exposure to intense light of any kind during pregnancy can pose potential risks.

Furthermore, pregnancy often leads to significant hormonal changes, which can result in increased hair growth. Doctors generally advise against not only laser hair removal but also other hair removal methods during pregnancy, as they may trigger allergic reactions.

If you are breastfeeding and interested in starting laser hair removal, you can proceed with the treatment on any area of the body except for the chest, areola, or armpits.