Do you continue to spend countless hours shaving, or have undesired hair in embarrassing places? Now there is a safe, minimally painful alternative to reducing unwanted hair from your body… Laser hair reduction.
How does it work?
The laser beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles, the pigment in these follicles absorb the light and destroys the hair. Why do we say reduction instead of removal? Some people may experience new hair growth during times of hormonal change like pregnancy and menopause or during aging. During the treatment you may feel a snapping sensation like a rubber band. Some people have mild temporary redness and swelling around the hair follicles which may last several hours to days.
There is a possibility of redness, swelling, and loss or increase of pigmentation in the area. These are minimized by a thorough skin assessment and history by our trained technicians.
Why are multiple treatments necessary?
Our hair goes through multiple phases of growth and shedding. The laser can only target hair in the active growth phase which cycles every 4 weeks, the hair that has been targeted and destroyed will then shed over the next few weeks. It is important to stick to your treatment cycle of every 4-6 weeks.
Do I need to prepare?
Yes, you should not tan, use self tanner, wax, or pluck for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. You should not take any photo-sensitizing medication for two weeks prior to treatment. If the area is sun exposed you should also wear a minimum SPF 30 sunscreen. You will also need to shave the area within 24 prior to treatment.