Laser Hair Removal is a procedure that uses a beam of light to target pigment in the hair and remove it from the face and body. Any person with light skin and dark hair is a prime candidate for Laser Hair Removal; however, it is also effective in reducing lighter hair if the hair has some pigment in it. Our laser is safe for all skin types with proven and effective results. The provider will typically perform a patch test to see how the individual responds to the laser as to ensure optimal results in long term reduction of the hair.
The benefits of Laser Hair Removal is that larger areas can be treated in a shorter amount of time and that is it less painful than waxing and electrolysis. During your treatment you will be given a cooling device called a Zimmer that cools the area throughout treatment to make it more comfortable. The Gentle Max laser works by targeting the pigment in the hair and heating the hair follicle to a temperature that disables that hair from growing. Once each hair is treated and falls out (typically within 2 weeks after treatment), a new cycle of hair growth beings. You will need to continue coming back for treatments until all the hair growth cycles have been treated.
The number of treatments needed depends on the area of your body you wish to have treated, the density of your hair and your hair growth cycles. Many factors affect the hair growth cycle such as diet, ethnicity, age, medication, hormones, weight and metabolism. Typically, great results are achieved in six to ten treatments. Some patients require maintenance treatments once or twice a year after the initial series is complete.
After each treatment you will notice that the hair grows back very slowly and there is less hair. Usually the hair grows back finer and ultimately it may be a permanent result. Results are much smoother, hair free skin without stubble or razor bumps.
No, you may resume your normal activities following a Laser Hair Removal session. Products may be recommended for soothing the skin and sunscreen is always recommended following laser procedures.
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