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How does hair grow?
Hairgrowth is affected by heritage, age, vitamins, and hormones. Hair grow in cycles. The hairfollics can be active or sleeping. Hair on the head has a growthcycle up to 7 years and about 90% is in a active phase, while the rest is resting. Hair on arms and legs has an active growthcycle on 2-3 months and only 50-70% of the hair is active. So how much hair one person has depends on many factors: How many of the hairfollics is active, How close they grow and how long the actual cycle is.

How does hairremoval work with the ruby-laser
The rubylaser is an instrument which emitts very strong pulses of red light. The light comes from a probe which is held a couple of centimeters from the skin. The red light absorbes in the skin and especially in the hairfollic which contains dark pigment. The heat then leads to the hairfollics walls and the burn it so it will stop function. The method also works on ingrowing hair.

Can everybody be treated?
No. Excluded are people with black or dark skin Or people with blond or white hair. The perfect patient has dark hairs and white skin.

How long does the treatment take?
A bikiniline 10-20 minuter per side. Legs and other larger areas is best to be judged individually. Grower hairs has to be treated more intensively and takes longer time.

What to think about before treatment?
No sunbathing before. Suntanned skin will make the treatment ineffective. The hair should be shaved or cut 2-3 days before treatment. The treatment cant be done if waxing has occured. Then the hair should be grown out again, maybe a month.

How many treatments - is one time enough?
No. The normal patients has 3-6 treatments. Sometimes more. Why so many? The reason for this is that the hair on all the body has the sleeping reserv of inactive haircycle and this method only works visible hair. The sleeping hairfollics does not contain pigment and will not be heated up by the laserpulses. Very often people have more sleeping hairfollics than active.

How long between the treatments?
Between 4-10 weeks. This is depending on how fast the sleeping hairfollics are going to be active. Its better to wait longer time to lure more of them out.

In the face treatments can be more frequent. In some cases (after 3-5 treatments) it can look like its suddenly more hair than ever in the face. Why? This is not so alarming. In som cases it happens so that the sleeping hairfollics "comes out, activates" quicker than without treatment This does not mean that the treatment is failing, on the contrary, this means that the end is near.

Which result can one expect?
If a hair is hit by the rubylight and gets heated up and burn the hairfollic. And if the damage is enough the hairfollic is disabled and then transported out of the body. If the damage is less, it can result in a thinner hair coming out, or it can be without pigment, which will make it not so visible. There are occasionally people that the method does not work perfectly on. Its therefore impossible to guarantee perfect result But most people with dark hair and light skin will get very good results.

Its also important to emphasize that the result will be different depending on which part of the body is treated. Also the patients age and hormon status are factors to consider. For example male beard growth is more diffucult to treat than other parts on the body.

Does it hurt?
Some. But a lot less than diathermi. How much depends on many factors; where on the body you treat, how much pigment in skin and hair. Most patients feels the laserpulse tickle a little, but its no problem.

What happens after treatment?
Normally short after there will be a blush in the skin, and short after the skin might be warm. Sometimes there might be a small swelling and in rare occasions there might be small blisters. Of course don't scratch the blister, due to the risk of scars. Sometimes there could be temporary pigment changes, especially if the skin is tanned. There might be a itching feeling in the skin a couple of days after..

Is the laserlight dangeraous?
The pulses of the rubylaser is very strong. Therefore uses both patient and therapeut protection glasses, which will filter the red light.




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