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The Epilium center , which offers à la carte care under medical supervision, now uses the NdYag laser , specially designed to treat dark skin. I have extracted the most informative elements from the press release which tell us more about the reasons why black and mixed skin cannot use any type of laser.
What makes the NdYag laser an innovation?
The fact that the amount of melanin in the epidermis is significantly higher in patients with a dark skin type than in patients with light skin, leads to a higher risk of epidermal damage in patients of color. Because dark skin concentrates much more melanin in all layers of the epidermis, conventional lasers do not distinguish between melanin contained in the hair and that in the skin, which can cause burns. Today, thanks to the NdYag laser, the hair is destroyed without raising the skin temperature. It is used on black and mixed skin without any risk of burns. An excellent result is obtained on the subcutaneous hairs and microcysts which disappear in a few sessions.
How does the Ndyag laser work?
It performs two functions. It acts in a curative way because it removes ingrown hairs by crossing the skin and, it has a preventive action since it eliminates the hair while suppressing the appearance of other ingrown hairs which are more frequent in patients with dark or dark skin . The zones where the hairs are incarnated (in general) are in the woman the shirt and the legs, and in the man, the beard and the neck. Indeed, the African hair being frizzy and curled, it continuously traumatizes the skin and causes irritation with local infections (folliculitis). This hinders the exit of the hair, maintains the lesions and makes them more inflammatory. Shaving in general increases the number of folliculitis.
How are the sessions at the Epilium center ?
Before any laser hair removal treatment, each patient is seen by a doctor attached full-time to the Epilium Center . It is during this first free consultation, lasting 30 minutes, that the advisability of laser hair removal is decided. If the doctor gives the green light, it is he who will choose the device adapted to the phototype of each patient because, the Epilium centers have integrated different types of lasers, all stamped Cynosure, but whose diversity (Alexandrite, NdYag or MPXtm ) makes it possible to treat, with maximum comfort and efficiency, all phototypes, from the lightest skin to the most matte (I to VI).
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WHERE TO FIND EPILIUM CENTERS ?
The two centers are in Paris, on the Champs Elysées and in Châtelet. To find out more about prices, addresses, contacts and centers, visit the Epilium website.