$ 25.00 USD

Laser Hair Removal

Self-confidence, aesthetics, and easy grooming are all reasons why someone would want to permanently remove unwanted hair!

Self-confidence, aesthetics, and easy grooming are all reasons why someone would want to permanently remove unwanted hair!

Hair growth is a complex process that starts deep in the hair follicle. Hair is dependent on blood to feed it as it makes its way to the skin’s surface. The sebaceous (oil) glands also play a role by keeping the hair lubricated and healthy.

Shaving simply gets rid of hair at the surface, which is why it grows back so quickly. Tweezing removes the hair as well as its root, which helps slow down regrowth. But even with tweezing, the hair will likely grow back in a couple of weeks.

If you’re looking for longer-term hair removal solutions, it may be time to consider other hair removal techniques, such as laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal is a medical treatment that uses a safe laser to effectively remove unwanted hair.

We use the Icon®  MaxR  and MaxY devices for laser hair removal because this state-of-the-art laser offers advanced cooling for increased patient comfort options for customized treatments, ensuring treatments are effective and timely.

Common treatment areas include face, neck, arms, underarms, back, chest, bikini line, and legs. However, it's possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area, except the eyelid or surrounding area. Skin with tattoos should not be treated for laser hair removal either.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Unlike shaving or waxing, laser hair removal uses intense heat to damage individual hair follicles. By damaging the hair follicles in this way, all future growth is inhibited. Any additional hair growth that comes in will be finer, lighter and far less noticeable. Laser hair removal makes shaving and waxing obsolete in approximately 5-7 sessions.

Hair color and skin type influence the success of laser hair removal. The basic principle is that the pigment of the hair, but not the pigment of the skin, should absorb the light. The laser should damage only the hair follicle while avoiding damage to the skin. Therefore, a contrast between hair and skin color — dark hair and light skin — results in the best outcomes.

A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts 2 - 24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and redness may accompany this, but usually resolves in 2 - 3 days.

Apply cooling to the treatment area for 10 - 15 minutes every hour for the next 4 hours, as needed. An over-the- counter anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen such as Advil®) or an analgesic (acetaminophen such as Tylenol®) may be taken to reduce discomfort. Use such medicine according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

Until redness has resolved, it is recommended to AVOID THE FOLLOWING:

  • Applying cosmetics to treated areas
  • Swimming, especially in pools with chemicals
  •  Hot tubs, jacuzzis and saunas
  • Activities that cause excessive perspiration, or any activity that may raise core body temperature
  • Sun exposure or running to treated areas. Apply a SPF 45 or greater sunscreen to prevent skin color changes
  • Aggressive scrubbing and use of exfoliants on the treated area

Bathe or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature-sensitive

Appearance of hair growth or stubble will continue for 7 - 30 says post treatment. This is not new hair growth, but treated hairs being expelled from the skin.

Hairs that were in the resting phase (telogen) at the time of treatment may enter the active growing phase (anagen) in 1 - 6 months, depending on the body area. Follow-up treatment may be needed.

If any darkened lesions occur, do no pick or pull at darkened lesions as scaring may occur.


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