What is Laser Hair Removal?
We use the LightSheer diode laser that is designed to remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort and more reliably than other methods of hair removal including electrolysis. Laser energy impedes the hair follicle causing reduced or eliminated hair growth. The LightSheer diode laser treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously and uses a special contact-cooling handpiece that protects and cools the upper layer of skin before, during, and after each laser pulse.
When to use Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is indicated for men and women who want to get rid of excess hair. It is a safe & effective treatment for all skin types and targets darker, coarser hair in places on the face, abdomen, breasts, legs, underarms and bikini areas in women or on the shoulders, chest and back in men.
What can I expect?
The length of a laser treatment depends on the size of the area being treated and may last anywhere from a few minutes on an upper lip to an hour or more on the back or legs. The laser treatment itself may cause some discomfort; however, most patients tolerate the procedure well. Some areas are more sensitive than others. The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment will vary from patient to patient. Side effects usually include redness & swelling around the hair follicle, which are a desired clinical result and indicate that the follicle has responded to treatment. Most people return to normal activity right away.
How often are treatments needed?
It is important to know that the hairs in an active growth phase (referred to as anagen) are most affected by the laser. As all hairs are not in this phase at the same time, more than one treatment will be necessary to achieve the best result. 4 to 5 treatments at intervals of 4 to 12 weeks are recommended depending on the body area being treated.
For additional information or to schedule a consultation, please call 770.497.0699