How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in America. A laser beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. The pigmentation in the follicles attracts the light and absorbs it, destroying the follicle, and leaving the treatment area smooth and hair-free.
Is laser hair removal painful?
Pain from laser hair removal depends on each patients individual pain tolerance, hair type, and area being treated. This procedure does not require any form of medication or anesthesia before or after. However, if necessary, topical anesthetic can be provided upon request. Additionally, icing the area before and after treatment may help with any discomfort.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Side effects from laser hair removal are usually minor and manageable, if they occur. Side effects are avoided as much as possible by customizing each treatment to the area being treated, as well as the patients hair and skin type. Side effects may include burning sensations, increased sensitivity, redness, or swelling. If any of these side effects occur, please contact your doctor immediately.
Laser hair removal procedure:
We strongly recommend that you shave the treatment area at least a day before your laser hair appointment. Your technician will examine the area and begin the treatment after the area is cleansed and shaved. The laser “pulses” over the desired region for a fragment of a second. Each pulse releases light which is attracted to the pigmentation in the hair follicle, without damaging the surrounding skin. The laser energy is transferred to heat, and the heat destroys the potential for hair regrowth.
Who are the best candidates for this treatment?
Our staff customizes each treatment depending on the individual’s skin tone, texture, hair colour, and desired treatment area. Nearly all hair colours and skin tones can be treated successfully.
The hair growing cycle occurs in phases and varies from person to person. Therefore, each person will require a different number of treatments to achieve their hair loss goals.
As with all of our procedures, laser hair removal begins with a free, no obligation consultation so you can decide if this treatment is right for you.