The Mediostar XT® Laser Hair Reduction is the newest laser technology to safely and effectively reduce unwanted hair in all skin types and is the number one laser procedure in America.
The Cooling Contact Device reduces pain and maximizes patient protection by delivering a constant cooling onto the top layers of the skin. Contact Cooling reduces the need for cooling gels and expensive anesthesia for most patients. Best of all, it helps decrease treatment time and allows for quick recovery.
The light emitted by the Mediostar is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) located in hair follicles, melanin pigments give hair its color, and hair shaft. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment in the hair follicle- disabling several hair follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair’s regrowth – but not long enough to damage the surrounding skin. The Mediostar’s special contact –cooling hand piece further protects the epidermis (upper layer of skin). This patented method of epidermal preservation allows delivery of more laser energy deeper into the hair follicle.
The Mediostar removes unwanted body hair and is able to treat a broader range of skin types than most other hair-removal lasers. It is delicate enough for a woman’s fine, sensitive skin and robust enough for a man’s beard, back or arms. Traditional techniques such as shaving, plucking and waxing, provide only temporary relief and may actually stimulate hair growth.
For the treatment the patient is asked to wear eye protection, and the area that is receiving the treatment needs to be shaved. A small hand piece is placed against the skin and a burst of coolant is applied as the laser is activated, which is repeated over the area.
The number of sessions will vary for each individual. During the initial visit, the laser light disables those follicles in the “active” phase of the growth cycle. Follicles in the “dormant” phase will not be affected. Since follicles cycle through “active” and “dormant” phases, additional sessions may be desired once the “dormant’ follicles become “active”. For this reason we recommend a series of (6) treatments.