What is DiolazeXL Laser Hair Removal?
The DiolazeXL quickly eliminates unwanted body hair gently and safely by using diode-scanning technology. With one of the largest treatment spot sizes on the market and triple cooling technology, this treatment is effective and virtually painless.
How does it work?
Diolaze XL has a built-in cooling surface while a diode beam passes through the skin towards hair follicles. The penetrating energy hears up the root of the hair, preventing future growth.
Does it Hurt?
DiolazeXL has one of the largest built-in skin cooling surfaces in the industry. This increases the level of the comfort that patients experience. Patients often describe their sessions as “virtually painless.”
How many treatments will I need?
Treatments work best when hair follicles are in their mature stage. At any given time, your hair is in various stages of growth, so most patients experience noticeable results after 4-6 sessions. Your hair color, hair type, body area, and skin tone can also play a factor in the number of sessions you may require.
What are the risks?
The risks of DiolazeXL are very minimal. It is a lunchtime procedure with no recovery time. As with every procedure, our staff walks each patient through a detailed consent form that explains all the possible risks.
How do I prepare for this treatment(s)?
- Avoid any tanning. Suntan, fake tan and sunbeds are equally dangerous if you allow your skin to tan before your laser treatment or apply a fake tan. If your skin is tanned, the laser can burn the surface. If all traces of your fake tan are not removed this also can put you at risk.
- Avoid waxing or plucking before laser hair removal. These options make it difficult for the laser to identify the hair follicles and it will not be able to reduce the hair. Do not wax/tweeze in between appointments either.
- Do not bleach your hair. The darker the hair follicles, it is easier for the laser to see them.
- Shave 24 hours before your laser appointment.
- Gently exfoliate your bikini area 3-4 days before your session. Don’t leave it until the day before or after you shaved. Otherwise, it might irritate your skin.
- Wear loose clothes for your treatment. Make sure your underwear is not too tight (Cotton is best).
- Avoid caffeine and sugars as it can increase your sensitivity.
- If you have a low pain threshold, you can take a mild pain reliever before your session (not Ibuprofen)
- Try to schedule the treatment the week before or the week after your menstrual cycle.
Laser hair removal aftercare Do’s and Don’ts
- Do apply a cool compress to the area. Wet a clean, soft washcloth with cool water and place it on the treated area for several minutes at a time. You can also use an ice pack wrapped in a paper towel. This method helps to reduce temporary swelling and pain after your laser hair removal treatment.
- Do protect your skin from the sun. You should avoid the sun for 1 month before the procedure to 1 month afterward. After this time, apply sunscreen to the area of treatment every day.
- Space recurring treatments no sooner than 4 to 6 (or 8-10) weeks apart. It may take multiple treatments spread out over time to achieve your desired results.
- Don’t use tanning lotions. While seemingly harmless, these products can be irritating to skin that’s just undergone laser therapy. You may experience rashes, burns, and bumps.
- Don’t apply lotions with fragrances or perfumes to the treatment area for 24 post treatment.. These may cause skin redness or discoloration, and irritation.
- Don’t apply deodorant to the underarms if laser hair treatment was targeted in this area for 24 post treatment. These products may also cause skin irritation.
- Avoid waxing or plucking before laser hair removal. As these options change the hair growth cycle, the laser will not be able to catch the hair follicles on the right stage and it will not be able to reduce the hair. Do no wax/tweeze in between appointments as well.
- Avoid body scrubs for at least a few days, as it can irritate your skin.
Can I tan during my treatments?
The best time for undergoing laser hair removal is when the skin is at its natural color. Thus, you should make sure to avoid tanning beds for at least four weeks before your appointment to avoid hypopigmentation or burns.
Is there any downtime?
Is maintenance required?
For most areas of the body, we recommend getting one maintenance treatment every year to maintain smooth, hair-free skin. For hormonal facial hair growth, more consistent maintenance may be required.