Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal (LHR) is a non-invasive laser treatment designed to remove unwanted hair from all parts of the body. The laser device works by emitting pulses of light energy that penetrate the skin and destroy hair follicles while the device’s handpiece cools the surrounding skin. Because the laser needs to fill the hair follicle to work effectively, it is important not to wax, tweeze, pluck, thread, or have electrolysis for 4-6 weeks prior to the procedure. You will be required to wear protective eye gear during the treatment. You might feel a slight burning, stinging, or pinching sensation during the procedure. It generally takes 10-21 days after the procedure for the treated hair to fall out. Treatment of dark, coarse hair generally achieves the best results while removal of light, fine hair generally requires additional treatments which may or may not be successful. LHR results may also vary depending on individual skin type, hormonal levels, and hereditary influences. Therefore, some clients may experience partial results and some may notice no improvement at all. Future hormonal changes may cause additional hair growth. LHR treatment generally involves a series of treatments. Ideal (light skin/dark hair) candidates can usually achieve 65-90% reduction with a series of 6 treatments. Thicker skinned areas such as men’s backs, faces, or neck, as well as those with darker skin types, usually require more than 6 sessions and achieve only partial reduction or hair thinning.
Generally, you are not a good candidate for LHR if you are pregnant, nursing, or plan to become pregnant while undergoing treatment. Individuals who have used Accutane within the past 6 months or who used any medications requiring limited exposure to sunlight are not good candidates. Individuals with recently tanned skin are advised to delay undergoing treatment. The laser is not effective on blonde, gray, or red hair. Please read the "Laser contraindications and cautions" tab for a complete list of precautions.
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