Frequent asked questions
You will be treated by a dermatologist demonstrating knowledge in laser manipulation. He/she will provide you with basic explanations about treatment procedure and session planning.
At the end of the interview, the practitioner will inform you about the estimated cost of the treatment when the treatment is not covered by the French Health System.
The Dermatological Centre lasers are so called ‘class 4 lasers’, that is lasers used under the exclusive responsibility of the practitioner. This is the reason why you will be asked to sign an ‘informed consent’ formular.
Number of Sessions Required
The number of sessions varies from an indication to the other. For instance, hyper-distribution of face hair requires between 5 and 10 treatments, hyper-distribution of body hair requires between 3 and 6 treatments, face erythrosis requires between 1 and 3 treatments, child angioma requires between 2 and 10 treatments.
Laser and Definitive Hair Removal
‘Definitive’ and ‘Complete’ are two words that should not be confused. Successive Alexandrite or Yag Laser hair removal sessions will lead to definitive but not complete hair removal; meaning that the hair follicles destroyed during the sessions are definitively destroyed and will never grow back. However, not all follicles will be destroyed by laser, in particular thin hair, whiter hair and deeply implanted hair.
There also exists, notably in the face, a neoformation of terminal hair grown from the removal of a thin layer of hair. This explains the need for follow up treatment.
Why Using Different Lasers ?
Each laser aims at a specific target. Sometimes and when the equipment allows it, the practitioner will use different sources of light at the same time in order to optimise the result.
Is Pregnancy a Contra-Indication to Laser Treatment ?
Light beams emitted by our lasers are not ionising. Therefore, they are not dangerous for pregnancy. Nevertheless, for sagety reasons and with the patient’s agreement, we prefer to stop laser treatments during pregnancy.
Why is Laser Treatment Considered a Medical Act ?
Our centre uses ‘class 4 type lasers’ meaning that the lasers are used under the exclusive responsability of the practitioner with the help of specifically trained nurses placed under their responsibility as well.
As far as hair removal laser is concerned, public health regulation indicates that any hair removal technique apart from epilation forceps and wax hair removal, meaning any electric type hair removal, -laser hair removal included-, constitute exclusive medical acts.
Is Laser Carcinogenic ?
Non ionising coherent light emissions such as those emitted by our lasers are not known to be causing cancer after treatment.
Such lasers have been used for the last 50 years in the medical sector: dermatology, ophtalmology, otorhinolaryngology, gastroenterology, urology, surgery.
Will I be Treated Correctly if the Practitioner does not Treat me Directly ?
The laserist dermatologist is being assisted by one or more graduated nurses who have all passed the Safety Laser Degree at the Lille University Hospital Centre.
Besides, our medical staff has been specifically trained and proven highly competent. They work under the dermatologists’ exclusive reponsability. All of them benefit from a public liability insurance. This insurance may only be granted in a medical structure.
The practitioners’ competences
The practitioners working at the Centre are either laser dermatologists or laser angeologists whose competence is justified by their medicine PHD, specific laser training degrees, teaching activities and participation in worldwide medical congresses.
When the treatment is not being covered by the French National Health System, prices may be consulted in this website. All-included costs are estimated according to the type of treatment. The patient is being informed during the information consultation taking place prior the first treatment. High technology equipments are costly. This weighs on the treatment price.