LASER HAIR REMOVAL
It’s no secret that unwanted hair affects both men and women. Common solutions have typically included shaving, tweezing, or waxing, but these options aren’t always effective or long-lasting and can cause irritating skin burns, bumps, or nicks. If you suffer from unwanted hair, you should consider laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal can be used almost anywhere on the body, including the face, upper lip, chin, neck, chest, arms, underarms, abdomen, back, back, bikini area and legs!
HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
Laser hair removal treatment targets hair follicles with an intense pulsating beam of light, selectively targeting melanin, a dark pigment found in the hair. In doing so, the laser finds its way into the hair follicle, heating it up until it is destroyed. The concentrated laser energy is effective yet leaves surrounding skin unaffected.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Most patients can return to their daily routine immediately after the procedure. You may experience swelling, stinging or tingling (like with a sunburn), some redness around the hair follicles and tenderness, but these symptoms are generally mild and should subside within a week. It is recommend that you avoid the sun for the first 7 days after treatment. You may apply cold compresses to relieve discomfort after your treatment.
IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PAINFUL?
You can expect a sensation like the snapping of a rubber band against your skin, but overall, this procedure is well-tolerated. We offer cooling techniques (i.e., cryo-cooling) as well as numbing ointments to keep you comfortable.
BEFORE MY TREATMENT
Avoid waxing, plucking, tweezing, and threading for 4 weeks prior to treatment.
No sun tanning, self-tanner or spray tanning 4 weeks prior to treatment.
The treatment area must be clean-shaven.
Remove all makeup and/or lotions.
DURING MY TREATMENT
Topical numbing ointment is optional. If you wish to utilize topical numbing please inform us when you schedule your appointment and we will apply it for 30 minutes prior to treatment.
Cryo-cooling will be utilized during treatment for your comfort.
AFTER MY TREATMENT
It is normal to feel a sensation of heat for a few minutes after treatment.
It is normal to have mild to moderate redness for 4-6 hours after treatment. You can use over the counter hydrocortisone cream twice daily to the treated area to alleviate these symptoms.
You may develop darkening/superficial crusting of brown spots for a few days after treatment.
Do not rub, pick, or wipe the treatment area.
You can wear deodorant immediately after treatment.
You can wear makeup immediately after treatment.
Apply sunscreen daily.