LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Are you tired of waxing, shaving, and tweezing unwanted hair? Laser hair removal is a permanent hair reduction treatment; it’s a popular way for people of all genders to remove unwanted hair from any area.
Without damaging the surrounding skin, controlled flashes of intense pulses of light penetrate the area of skin being treated and is absorbed into the hair follicles. The heat generated in the process targets, damages and destroys the hair and its potential for regrowth. The results are permanent hair reduction, so you no longer have to worry about shaving or waxing, or plucking.
WHAT TO EXPECT
◎ Discontinue the use of Accutane (or isotretinoin products) for 6 MONTHS prior to the procedure.
◎ Avoid all forms of epilation, waxing or tweezing 3 WEEKS prior to treatment.
◎ Avoid sun exposure, UV exposure and tanning creams 2 WEEKS prior to treatment. If you have had sun exposure, let your laser technician know as this increases the risk for burns and injury to the skin.
◎ Avoid taking NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Midol, etc., 7 DAYS prior to the procedure.
◎ Avoid all AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta hydroxy acid) products, hydroquinone, retinol, aspirin, and products with active ingredients 7 DAYS prior to treatment.
◎ Do not perform any activity that will elevate body temperature 2 HOURS prior to treatment.
◎ Shave the treatment area prior to your appointment.
◎ Clean the treatment area immediately prior to your appointment.
◎ For patients prone to viral outbreaks, take recommended medications prior to treatment.
Contraindications: Pregnant or breastfeeding, history of keloid scarring, use photosensitizing medications, have seizure disorders, are being treated for an active virus, or have open lesions.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Without damaging the surrounding skin, controlled flashes of intense pulses of light penetrate the area of skin being treated and is absorbed into the hair follicles. The heat generated in the process targets, damages and destroys the hair and its potential for regrowth.
Best results are often achieved with clients who have fair skin and dark hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high concentration of melanin. Fair hair, however, contains less melanin and is harder to treat. We recommend a consultation with your clinician to ascertain if the treatment will be successful for you.
Patients achieve spectacular results after 6-8 sessions. From our extensive experience in hair removal, we would expect an 85% reduction in hair. If hair grows back in areas which we have treated, we would encourage you to contact us.
Most of our clients report that the treatment is comfortable and pain-free. On sensitive areas of the body sensation varies but could cause light discomfort often described as “an ick of an elastic band”. Typically no anaesthesia is required, and most clients describe the discomfort as light to moderate and tolerable.
The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be swollen and bumpy but this usually subsides within a few hours. Unwanted reactions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.
Once the hair follicle is damaged, it cannot grow new hair. However, there are invariably a few hair follicles that manage to partially escape the laser during each treatment. Some of these follicles may be only stunned and will need to be retreated.
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