Laser Hair Removal
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
A laser delivers high-energy light that targets pigment inside the hair follicle and destroys the follicle, which stops the hair from growing.
The type of laser your medical aesthetician will use depends upon your skin type and hair color. While a single laser hair removal treatment can reduce the thickness and density of hair, 5 to 7 treatments are typically needed to significantly reduce hair. After we have successfully reduced your unwanted hair, you might want to return once or twice yearly to target hair that has grown from newly active follicles.
Preparation for and recovering Laser Hair Removal
For at least 2 weeks before your treatment, we ask that you not bleach or pluck the hair you want removed. If you shave, be sure to leave stubble in the area you would like treated. Avoid tanning and sunburning before your treatment. If you have genital herpes or cold sores, please take your medications before treatment.
After treatment, you should apply a cold compress to help reduce redness and inflammation. To give your hair follicles time to heal properly, you should avoid makeup, moisturizers and creams, perfumes and shaving for 2 to 3 days. For best results, you should not tweeze, pluck, wax, or have electrolysis on the laser-treated area. You can return to shaving after several days and once your follicles have healed.*
Once you have healed, be sure to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 whenever you are outside to avoid pigmentation issues. You also can gently exfoliate the treated areas with a loofah sponge or washcloth to help turn over new skin cells and reveal your beautiful, smooth, hair-free skin!*
*Disclaimer: With laser hair removal treatments, there is no guarantee of specific results and the results may vary.
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