HAIR REMOVAL

 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal:

  • Pain Free
  • Quick and Easy Service Time
  • Ethnic Skin Safe
  • Never Shave or Wax Again
  • Smooth, Flawless Skin
  • Gets Rid of Ingrown Hairs
  • Helps To Heal Damaged Follicle

Laser Hair Removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because it offers rapid, effective and safe results. It is perfect for patients who are tired of shaving, waxing or tweezing unwanted hair. Further, it can be done almost anywhere on the body, eliminating the need to ever tweeze or shave again.

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How LASER HAIR REMOVAL Works

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser — an intense, pulsating beam of light — to remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair. Although laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. It typically takes several laser hair removal treatments to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic maintenance treatments might be needed.

Before laser hair removal, schedule a consultation with the aesthetician. The aesthetician will use this visit to:

  • Review your medical history, including medication use
  • Discuss risks, benefits and expectations, including what laser hair removal can and can’t do for you
  • Take photos to be used for before-and-after assessments and long-term reviews

At the consultation, be sure to discuss a treatment plan and related costs. Laser hair removal is typically an out-of-pocket expense.

The doctor will also offer specific tips to prepare for laser hair removal. For example:

  • Stay out of the sun. A tan increases the risk of side effects, such as skin lightening. If you have a tan — either from sun exposure or sunless tanning products — wait until the tan fades completely before undergoing laser hair removal. Some doctors recommend staying out of the sun for up to six weeks before laser hair removal.
  • Avoid plucking, waxing and electrolysis. These hair removal methods can disturb the hair follicle and interfere with laser hair removal. Shaving is OK, however, since it preserves the hair shaft and follicle. In fact, shaving might even be recommended. Some studies suggest that shaving before laser hair removal improves results.


Risks

Laser hair removal doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. Some hair could be resistant to the laser treatment or grow again after treatment — although the new hair growth might be finer and lighter in color. The most common side effects of laser hair removal include:

  • Skin irritation. Temporary discomfort, redness and swelling are possible after laser hair removal. Any signs and symptoms typically disappear within several hours.
  • Pigment changes. Laser hair removal might darken or lighten the affected skin, usually temporarily. Skin lightening primarily affects those who have darker skin.
  • Rarely, laser hair removal can cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture. Laser hair removal isn’t recommended for the eyelid or surrounding area, due to the possibility of severe eye injury.


During the procedure

The doctor will hold a hand-held laser instrument above your skin. Depending on the type of laser, a cooling device on the tip of the instrument.

When the doctor activates the laser, the laser beam will pass through your skin to the tiny sacs (follicles) where hair growth originates. The intense heat from the laser beam damages the hair follicles, which inhibits hair growth. Some discomfort in the skin is possible, and you’ll likely feel a sensation of cold from the cooling device.

Treating a small area, such as the upper lip, might take only a few minutes. Treating a larger area, such as the back, might take several hours. 

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