Laser hair removal at Skin Care Amsterdam Oosterpark

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Skin Care Amsterdam Oosterpark works with the Duetto MT EVO . The Duetto MT EVO uses two types of lasers, the Alexandrite of 755 nanometers and the ND: Yag of 1064 nanometers. All Fitzpatrick skin types (1 to 6) can be safely treated with this laser.

Advantages of hair removal with Duetto MT EVO:

How the Duetto MT EVO works

The Duetto MT EVO uses two types of lasers, the Alexandrite of 755 nanometers and the ND: Yag of 1064 nanometers. With its 3.7kVa power, this laser is one of the most powerful lasers in the world. This makes this laser suitable for all Fitzpatrick skin types (1 to 6).

The Duetto MT EVO also has a cooling system that is incorporated in the treatment head, which immediately cools the skin during treatment to limit heating in the skin and make the treatment more pleasant. Due to the cooling of the epidermis, the risk of burning is minimized.

In order to be able to treat effectively, it is important for this laser that the hairs are visible up to ⅔ mm on the skin. In this way, the response of the hair to the laser can be properly monitored so that the most optimal treatment can be carried out. In addition, Duetto MT laser has different spot sizes to use. Because it is possible to work with different sport sizes, the treatment will be accurate and effective.

During and after treatment:

The hair growth cycle consists of three phases: The growth phase, the transition phase and the resting phase. Each individual hair can be in a different phase. For example, at a certain point in time, a number of hairs can grow while others do not. They are then in a resting phase. A hair in the growth phase responds best to the treatment. At that moment the hair is attached to the hair root. This allows both the hair and the hair root to be heated. Because the hairs are in different phases, multiple laser hair removal treatments are required for each spot. On average, these are 6 to 8 treatments to achieve the maximum result. Normally there are 4-8 weeks between each treatment.

Unfortunately, blonde, gray and reddish hair cannot be treated by a laser, because those hairs have no pigment. These types of hair can be treated by electrical epilation.

With each treatment, an evaluation will be made of whether a result has been achieved. The treatment is adjusted to this again. Under the influence of hormones, the so-called dormant hairs can start to grow on the body. As a result, you may need maintenance treatments after the average number of treatments. Hair on the face / face is more sensitive to hormones than other parts of the body. As a result, maintenance treatments are more common with laser hair removal on the face / face than in other places.

General information laser hair removal Amsterdam

When are u eligible for laser hair removal?

The laser light works on pigment that is present in hairs that are located in the skin. The darker these hairs, the more pigment there is. Dark pigmented hair is ideal for laser hair removal. Lightly pigmented hair is not always suitable for laser hair removal, this is assessed by the skin therapist during the intake. White, red and blonde hair cannot be treated with the laser, they can be treated with electrical epilation .

How does laser hair removal work?

With each flash, the laser gives off heat to hair follicles in the skin. This happens in a fraction of a second. This creates heat in the pigment that is in the hair follicles of hair. This heat destroys the hair follicle and prevents new hair from growing. The surrounding tissue and skin structures remain intact. With this method, the hair can be permanently removed from all parts of the body, both in men and women.

Not all hair will be completely removed after one treatment. This is because all hairs on the body move into different hair phases. Only hair that is in the growth phase can the laser light destroy the pigment in the hair follicle. Brief explanation of the different hair phases:

  1. Growth phase (anagen phase)
    In this phase the hair grows and pigment (melanin) is present around the hair root.
  2. Transition phase (catagen phase)
    At this stage, the hair stops growing and detaches from the blood supply. This phase lasts approximately two weeks.
  3. Rest phase (telogen phase)
    At this stage, the hair rests and a new hair will grow underneath. The resting phase lasts approximately three months. 10 to 15% of all hair is randomly in this phase.
  4. Hair loss (exogenous phase)
    In this phase, the hair will fall out and a new hair will start in the active phase, after which the cycle will start again.

Contraindications

  • Medication that has light hypersensitivity (phototoxicity) as a side effect. An example of this is antibiotics
  • Active cold sore (when it is in the treatment area)
  • Keloid or hypertrophic scars (abnormal increase in scar tissue in the skin)
  • Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy
    Sun / tanning bed tanned skin
  • Inflammations present in the treatment area
  • Non-intact skin (when the skin is open due to a wound in the treatment area)

How many treatments are needed?

Since not all hairs are in the same phase at the same time, multiple treatments are required. The number of treatments differs per person and depends, among other things, on the treatment area. On average, six to twelve treatments are required for the desired result.

After each treatment you will notice that the hairs that come back are thinner and lighter in color. In addition, the number of treatments depends on several factors such as:

  • Hair density (the number of hairs that are together on cm2)
  • The color of the hair
  • The diameter of the hair (how thick the hair is)
  • The location of the hair on the body
  • The hairs are in the right phase (the growth phase).

The frequency of the treatment again depends on the treatment area. Usually this is between four to eight weeks. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee 100% hair removal. The hairs that have disappeared due to the treatments are definitely gone.

Important to know when to start laser depilation

Before you start treatment, it is important to carefully observe the following points:

  • You should absolutely not be tanned by the sun or tanning bed. It is recommended not to expose the skin to UV radiation for 6 weeks before / after each treatment. Before the treatment, it is very important to rub your skin daily and repeatedly with a sunscreen of at least factor 30 for 6 weeks. If you are (again) outside for more than 2 hours after applying the skin, reapply SPF 30. This way, the skin remains protected against UV radiation at all times.
  • For an effective treatment it is necessary that the hairs before the treatment are in the skin. This means that you should not epilate or wax the hair. However, the hair may be shaved or cut. We do not recommend the use of depilatory cream because it can damage the skin.
  • It is important that the hairs are visible during the intake interview, so that the skin therapist can properly map out the hair and, in the event of a test flash, can properly check the reaction of the hair.
  • Always inform the treating skin therapist about a change in your medication use or a pregnancy before each treatment.
  • Make sure that you do not apply day creams or camouflage creams or deodorants to the treatment area on the day of treatment. These agents can block laser beams, making the treatment less effective.

After the laser treatment

After the laser treatment, the skin may be red and still feel a bit warm or irritated. In addition, moisture bumps may be visible. This is a normal reaction of the skin after a laser treatment and it will disappear by itself. For relief, you can cool the skin with a cold washcloth or a cold pack (not from the freezer).

We recommend that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing after the treatment and do not go to the sauna or a steam bath for the first two days. The hairs may fall out after about two weeks. Do not try to pull on the hair.

It is important to avoid the sun for at least four weeks after the treatment to avoid pigmentation of the skin. If you do go outside, you must protect the skin well against the sun with the help of a sunscreen with a factor of at least 30.

Unwanted hair growth and excessive hair

What is unwanted hair and excess hair?

Unwanted hair growth refers to all hairs on the body that are perceived as disturbing. In addition, there may also be excessive hair on the body. Excess hair means that there is more hair growth than usual.

There are two types of excessive hair growth:

  • Hypertrichosis
    This is an increase in hair growth in areas of the body where hair growth is already present, but the hairs are longer and darker. This phenomenon can occur in both men and women from puberty.
  • Hirsutism
    This is hair growth according to the male hair pattern in women.

The number of hair follicles a body has is fixed from birth. How many hair follicles this are depends on the origin. During life, different phases take place, causing hormone fluctuations. Examples are: puberty, pregnancy and menopause. During hormone fluctuations, hair follicles are activated and hairs start to grow from these hair follicles.

When you have undergone laser hair removal, the hair follicles that are active at that time have been treated. However, you may see new hair in the treated area later after a hormone fluctuation has occurred. These are not the hairs that were active during the treatment process, but hairs that arose because the inactive hair follicles in the treated area have become active and new hairs grow.

All locations of Huidtherapeut NL work according to the same method.

Costs and fees for laser hair removal Amsterdam

If you have additional insurance, facial laser hair removal may be reimbursed by your health insurer. For this you can consult your policy or contact your health insurer.

The locations of Huidtherapeut.nl have contracts with all health insurers in the Netherlands.

After your treatment you can pay for the treatment by pin or cash. We cannot declare the treatment for you. You will receive an invoice from us for the treatment that you can submit for declaration to your health insurer. You will therefore receive your money back from the insurance for the treatment.

Prior to the treatment there is always an intake interview with one of our skin therapists. This intake interview is always free of charge and without obligation.

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Making an appointment

You can always get one schedule a free and no-obligation intake with one of our skin therapists.
The skin therapists of Huidtherapeut NL are all registered in the quality register paramedics (KP). For more information or to make an appointment, you can always contact us without obligation

Accessibility

Skin Care Amsterdam Oosterpark is located in Amsterdam East, about a 5-minute walk from the OLVG location east.

Car

We do not recommend coming to the practice by car due to limited parking options in front of and close to the practice. There are a few parking spaces in the street of the practice. If these are occupied, the best option is to park the car in the parking garage of the OLVG location East.
Pay attention! Paid parking is available at all parking spaces.

Public transport

Skin Care Amsterdam Oosterpark is easily accessible by public transport with metro 51, 53 and 54. Get off at the Weesperplein stop, from this stop it is approximately a 4-minute walk to the practice. Take the metro exit HvA. Walk straight on over the Weesperbrug and cross over at the two traffic lights, keep left. You will find us at number 6, next to the café De Boterham which is located on the corner.

Bike

Of course it is possible to come by bike within Amsterdam. From the city center it is about 10 minutes by bike to the practice. Consult Google Maps for the best cycling route. There are many bicycle racks for the practice.

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Huidzorg Amsterdam Oosterpark

Andreas Bonnstraat 6, 1091 AX Amsterdam

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