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Les lasers Epiderma

Toutes les cliniques Epiderma utilisent la toute dernière génération de laser épilatoire : le Lightsheer de marque Lumenis.

Seules les cliniques parmi les plus modernes dans le monde ont pu en faire l'acquisition jusqu'ici.

Notre direction médicale, après avoir procédé à l'étude et l'analyse des multiples systèmes en usage, nous a recommandé le Lightsheer. Il s'agit de l'appareil le plus efficace et le plus performant, hautement sécuritaire et dont l'action est démontrée dans les plus importantes études médicales. Parmi ses caractéristiques principales, notons :

* Il s'agit d'un laser diode utilisé par la majorité des
   dermatologues et plasticiens.
* Il est approuvé par Santé Canada et par la
   FDA (États-Unis).
* Il est le seul à produire une onde de 800 nm, réputée être la    plus sécuritaire.
* Il est muni d'une pièce refroidissante brevetée qui protège    l'épiderme lors des traitements.
* Il a été utilisé pour effectuer des millions de traitements dans    le monde.

Ces nouveaux appareils incorporent les plus récentes améliorations en matière de laser épilatoire. Il s'agit, sans l'ombre d'un doute, des appareils les plus performants à l'heure actuelle.

Epiderma est le plus important réseau d'épilation par laser au pays, avec des cliniques établies dans les grandes villes du Québec et de l'Ontario et plus de 100 partenaires et centres de traitements répartis dans toutes les régions. ou 1 877 EPIDERMA (374-3376)

Laser Hair Removal

Hair Removal

Hair Removal, Laser Hair Removal

Hair removal is the process of removing, temporarily or permanently, unwanted body hair from either visible body parts, such as face, legs or arms, or from less exposed body parts, such as pubis, back, chest or otherwise.


Hair removal is rarely done for medical reasons. This is most commonly done for beauty, comfort or hygiene.

Removal of underarm, leg and torso hair is common among athletes. In addition to comfort and performance, hair removal can avoid retention of odors at the oxidation of sweat.

Hair removal for males is a fairly recent phenomenon, although facial hair removal has been around for centuries. Men are no longer content with shaving nowadays, totally or in part, so they often resort to permanent methods of hair removal, either through a salon or at home.

Facial hair removal is not confined to the beard for men. Nose and ear hair, as well as eyebrows are also often targeted. Among women, fine hairs may also appear on the chin, cheeks and upper lip. Hormonal changes, such as menopause, may cause the growth of fine hair in these areas.

Waxing of the legs, torso, arms and back are mainly performed for aesthetic reasons, for both men and women. But many athletes do the same for comfort or performance.

Hair removal on the pubis area is also a matter of aesthetics and comfort. It is practiced in many different ways, for both men and women, and to varying degrees, from bikini line to full removal.

Methods and treatments

It should be noted that waxing and shaving hair will boost its growth, especially when shaving starts at an early age, when hormones have not finished making changes caused by puberty.

Temporary Methods

The razor is the most popular accessory if removing hair at home. Fast and efficient, it is perfect for the beard, underarms and legs. The blades must be changed frequently to keep the effect of shaving longer. It is recommended to use a razor with shaving cream, the choice of which depends on the type of skin.

Tweezers are often used to refine a shave or to remove a few superfluous hairs, such as the separation of eyebrows or random hairs on the body.

The electrical razor makes for a more efficient and durable shave than a disposable razor. It is a bit of the same principle as a pair of tweezers. It pulls the hair up at its root. Although slower than the traditional razor, it is very effective and the effect lasts for a few weeks.

Waxing plucks the hairs at their roots and is thus a fairly durable. There are several methods, but the most effective is hot wax strips, because the heat can dilate the pores and facilitate the operation, thereby reducing the pain. Wax is more effective on longer hairs. There are also other ways to wax, like cold wax or Eastern, but they are less efficient and more painful. It is not recommended to wax if you are prone to varicose veins.

Depilatory creams use a derivative of sulfur to dissolve the hair on the surface so that the hairs can be removed without pain. This method requires frequent use, since the root of the hair is not removed.

Permanent Methods

Electrolysis passes an electric current through each hair follicle to remove the hair at its root.

The basic principle of laser hair removal is selective thermolysis. The laser burns through the areas where black hairs can be found without burning the rest of the skin. Lighter hairs contain more melanin, which makes the laser less effective. That's why people with gray, red or blond hair are not good candidates for laser hair removal. Likewise, the skin contains a lot melanin, so the laser is able to make the difference between skin and hair. A light skin and dark hair is the best combination for laser hair removal.

A light pulse is emitted the laser that can handle large surfaces quickly. The area to must be shaved before a laser treatment can be given. It is preferable to shave the day of or the previous day. The dark hairs absorb heat from the laser, which propagates up the root of the hair and burns the hair follicle. Darker skin (for example, due to a tanning) can cause irritations because the darker skin absorbs the heat as well. Laser hair removal usually requires regular sessions every 3 to 6 weeks for at least one year. It may be useful to pluck dark hairs approximately 3 weeks before the next session to avoid the regeneration of hair follicles.