Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the US. The laser permanently reduces unwanted hair by utilizing a wavelength of light that targets the dark pigment in hair follicles. Your hair absorbs the laser's energy and the follicles are disabled from growing fully again.
With each treatment, the ability of your follicles to regenerate new hair is disabled more and more. Because hair has several growth cycles and each is different (dependent on location on the body) multiple treatments are needed to catch each active growth cycle. This leads to up to 80% reduced hair growth, and oftentimes, a reduction in the thickness and the texture of any returning hair.
Once it has been decided that you are good laser hair reduction candidate, you will be asked to shave the treatment area before your appointment. This ensures that the laser energy is absorbed deep within the follicle and not at the surface of the skin. Common areas treated include the lip, chin, neck, underarms, bikini area, and legs.
The sensation of the laser is often described as a light rubber band snapping. Certain parts of the body may be more sensitive than others, and your technician will temper the pace of your treatment to accommodate this.
Immediately after your laser hair reduction treatment, you may be red and slightly swollen for up to 48 hours. A topical hydrocortisone cream or Ibuprofen is advised if needed.
As the next two weeks progress and your next growth cycle of hair begins to surface, you'll notice shedding of the treated hairs. For your safety, it is imperative that you use a SPF 30 throughout the course of your treatments. This will protect your skin post laser and prevent any tanning to your skin which can cause complications with your treatment. Please, do not be surprised if you are asked to reschedule a treatment if you have an active tan. Our Certified Laser Technicians are first, and foremost, concerned with giving you the safest treatment possible.
Each time you return for treatment you will notice less regrowth. On average, each laser treatment reduces your active growth by 10-25%. Your technician may increase the intervals of time between your treatments as well, but it is normal to return every 4 to 6 weeks depending on area of the body treated. Once your package has been completed, we recommend annual maintenance treatments to stay hair free for good!
PLEASE NOTE: If you have used Accutane, are on medications that cause sensitivity to sunlight, currently use a retinol, or have been diagnosed with oral or genital herpes, please discuss this with your provider.
All treatments must be completed within 18 months. Packages must be purchased together to receive the discount.