Laser Hair Removal: What to Know
Is a procedure that uses lasers to remove unwanted hair from various parts of the body which only affects the hair follicle, but keeps your skin intact. The laser emits beams that get absorbed by the melanin in the hair, which then damages the hair follicle through generated heat which then temporarily inhibits hair growth.
Although laser hair removal has been proven effective in slowing hair growth, permanent hair removal is not guaranteed. It typically takes several procedures to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic touch-up treatments may be required to ensure permanent reduction of hair.
NdYAG Is ideal for darker and tanned skin types. Nd: YAG emits high wavelength and has the ability to penetrate deeply
Optimal for patients that have white skin and fair. The Alexandrite laser can be used on light to olive skin tones
Diode Desire is ideal for fair to olive skin tones. It is a popular choice for laser hair removal for men because of its ability
Revlite ® Medlite ® Laser Technology uses the EO Q-switched Laser Technology that finally offers the first solution to the fine hairs
The DUET has a larger treatment surface which cuts the time of doing a back treatment from an hour or more to less than 15 minutes
SPLENDOR X is world’s first hybrid laser hair removal empowered by BLEND X and is a truly unique solid state laser system
How many session do I need?
This varies from patient to patient. It typically takes several procedure. Periodic touch-up treatments may be required to ensure permanent reductio of hair.
What to do BEFORE and AFTER the treatment?
- Before the treatment avoid waxing, tweezing, bleaching, depilatories or electrolysis of treated areas for at least 2 weeks prior to the treatment.
- Do not use Retin A, Accutane, bleaching, exfoliating creams, and facial peels before 10 to 14 days.
- Avoid exposing the area to the sun 2 weeks prior to your session.
After the treatment avoid rubbing or scratching the treated area and having very hot showers or swimming in chlorinated water. Always use sunscreen on the treated areas at all times DURING and After your treatment.
Is it painful?
There is a pinch like pain during the treatment.
When to do the next session?
This varies from patient to patient. Removing hair often requires a series of treatments. They can have laser hair removal once every 4 to 8 weeks.