HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
The laser beam passes through the skin and is absorbed in
hair follicle residing underneath the skin’s surface.
laser energy destroys the follicle with the heat that it generates.
Destroyed hairs are then either dissolved within the skin or rejected
by the body within the next several days.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL BE NEEDED?
Laser treatment impairs the growth of hair follicles when they
are in the growth (or anagen) cycle at the time of treatment.
Unfortunately, not all hair follicles are at this stage at the
same time. Therefore, for effective permanent hair removal, most
people require approximately four treatments to achieve the desired
WHO WILL PERFORM THE PROCEDURE?
We have both male and female Board Certified Practitioners who
perform the procedures. If you have a preference, please mention
this when making your appointment.
HOW LONG WILL THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
This varies depending on the area of the body. Treatments on
the back or legs can take up to one hour, while treatments of
the underarms and bikini generally take 10 minutes. The upper
lip and chin can be done in less than 5 minutes.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE-EFFECTS?
After the treatment you may experience a slight reddening of
the skin similar to a sunburn that will resolve within a few hours
to days. In certain instances (especially in patients with darker
complexions) temporary pigment changes may occur, but will disappear
within a month.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
This is a common initial concern for many of our patients. Our
laser uses a special cooling system that lowers the temperature
of the skin at the treatment site before, during, and after laser
exposure. Therefore, the treatment is generally not painful and
is well tolerated. Some patients describe the treatment as a sensation
like the snap of a rubber band and “much less painful than
the waxing I used to subject myself to.” Topical anesthetic
cream is an option for more sensitive areas.
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