Millions of women, and a growing number of men, favor silky
skin free of "unsightly" or "excessive" body hair for
cosmetic reasons. Skin laser treatment offers a
non-surgical, often permanent solution for hair removal.
laser is performed by a principle called Selective
Photothermolysis. The laser is pulsed (turned on) for a
millisecond, producing a beam of light on to the skin. The
light energy passes harmlessly through the skin, but is
absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and hair shaft.
By taking in this laser energy, the hair follicles are
disabled, ruining their ability to grow. Hair does not
actively grow at the same time, and has three stages during
the growth cycle. The hair follicles in the first stage of
growth are the darkest and absorb the most energy. A
patented Chill Tip cooling hand piece protects the outer
layer of skin, and has a mild anesthetic property allowing
areas to be treated as painlessly as possible.
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Laser-assisted Hair Removal
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Does the laser treatment hurt?
clients say that the treatment is a little uncomfortable,
similar to a rubber band being snapped on the skin. Since
some areas of the body are more sensitive, you may want to
use a topical anesthetic. Applying this anesthetic before
treatment will lessen any pain.
How long is the treatment?
Treatment time may differ based on the area. The upper lip
takes only a few minutes while the back or legs can take up
to an hour. Results differ based on skin tone, hair
follicles and growth stage. Multiple treatments may be
needed to attain desired results. Post-treatment effects
also differ depending on individual circumstances and stage
How many treatments does it take?
laser is effected by disabling hair in the active growth
stage (anagen) at the time of treatment. Since not all
hairs are in this stage during treatment, additional
treatments will be required to disable all the hair
follicles in the treated area. Treatments are most often
given at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks, or when new hair growth
is noticed. Our clinicians can discuss your goals to
develop a program based on your specific circumstance.
What happens to the skin after treatment?
about 30 minutes of treatment, the area may become pink or
red. Clients describe it as mild sunburn, and this reaction
usually subsides within a day or so. Because the laser does
not damage the skin, no bandages are necessary. If
necessary, the doctor may prescribe a topical cream to apply
to the treated areas.
What should I do after I am treated?
Following treatment, you can return to your normal
activities, and treated areas should be handled with care.
Avoid using Retin-A, alphahydroxy acids, glycolic acids and
astringents. You may clean the area using mild soap and
water. You should also avoid tanning and use a sunscreen on
any treated areas exposed to the sun.
What should I expect?
hairs will begin to surface after about 3 to 10 days from
treatment. Most of these hairs were treated and are
“falling out.” It is not re-growth. The hair follicles
need to purge the hairs that remain under the skin. Please
refrain from waxing, plucking, or bleaching between
treatments (shaving is okay). You may want to use a loofah
or glove to help remove the hair as it falls out.
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