Laser hair removal is a permanent solution to unwanted hair. It works by targeting the pigment in the hair shaft with laser energy of a specific wavelength. The laser energy travels down the hair shaft and into the follicle where it generates heat, damaging the hair growth mechanisms. Over time and with repeated treatments, this causes hair growth to slow down and eventually stop. Our team performs laser hair removal in a variety of areas including:
- Bikini area
Traditional laser hair removal technologies work best on patients with fair skin and dark hair, but there are a variety of newer technologies that can be used on patients of many different skin types and tones. During a consultation, our team can help you explore your best options. You’ll receive a full estimate of how many sessions you can expect for best results, as well as the length of time required for each session. You’ll be given instructions on removing hair before your first session to ensure your treatment is successful and low-risk.
It’s important to shave your hair the night before your treatment session. This ensures a successful procedure and prevents damage to the skin. To begin, your treatment area will be cleansed and made ready for treatment. We can supply a topical numbing cream if you’re concerned about discomfort. You’ll also be given protective eye shields to prevent damage to your vision. Once you’re ready, the handpiece will be applied to your treatment area. The length of your treatment can depend on the size of the area – small areas like the upper lip can be completed in just a few minutes while large areas like the chest or legs will require a longer treatment session. Once the area is fully treated, your skin will be soothed and made ready for the rest of your day.
You can return to your normal activities after treatment but should avoid exercising or going outside without sunscreen. Your treated skin will be very photosensitive so wear SPF 30+ daily. When you clean the area, make sure to use a gentle, unscented cleanser and avoid scrubbing or rubbing. For the first 24 hours, avoid putting makeup, deodorant, or moisturizers on the area if you experience irritation. Finally, don’t remove the hair by plucking, waxing, shaving, or epilating since it can negatively impact your results.
It’s normal to have some redness and bumps in the treatment area. You can treat these symptoms by using a protected ice back for 15 minutes at a time. The treated hair will begin to shed within one week and will continue for up to a month. This will continue as you undergo additional treatments. With a full package of treatments, hair growth will eventually slow and stop. You may need maintenance treatments, but laser hair removal typically produces long-term results.
Can laser hair removal be done on all skin types?
Laser hair removal can be used on skin types 1-5 on the Fitzpatrick scale.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal may be permanent for some but typically most clients will need to do touch-ups a couple of times a year, once the removal has reached the desired goal for each client. This will vary from person to person.
When will I see results?
Some clients report changes after just two treatments. These changes could be in the texture of the hair or seem to grow slower and may be patchy in certain areas.
Is there anything I should do after laser hair removal?
Keeping the area clean and out of the sun is imperative for 24-48 hours post-treatment.
Should I shave before laser hair removal?
Shaving should be done the day before laser services to ensure that the follicle receives the energy as opposed to hair shafts.
Is laser hair removal painful?
Some clients may experience a prickling sensation or heat in more sensitive areas. Due to new technology, the handpiece has a cooling tip that minimizes discomfort.
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