Laser hair reduction procedures stop hair growth at the base of the follicle by emitting a beam of light that passes harmlessly through the skin. The light’s energy is absorbed by color pigment in the hair follicle and converted into heat, disabling the follicle and destroying its ability to regrow.
Using a patented “Chill Tip” cooling hand piece and a mild anesthetic property, the outer layers of skin are highly protected against pain and discomfort. The hair growth cycle occurs in three stages.
Laser hair removal will be most effective during the anagen (active) stage, when the follicle is darkest and absorbs the most energy. Considering the variances in hair growth cycles throughout the body, several treatments may be necessary to disable the remaining follicles.
Treatments are usually given at intervals of four to six weeks, depending on age, metabolism and other factors influencing hair growth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the laser treatment hurt?
There is mild discomfort which can be minimized by numbing medication and the application of chilled air.
How many procedures are needed to reach desired results?
Depending on the area of the body and the magnitude of hair follicles, anywhere from three to six treatments may be needed. It is important to have these treatments at varied intervals to capture the follicles at different stages of growth.
After the procedure, does the skin have to be treated in a special way?
We recommend avoiding the sun before and after your treatment and applying the provided soothing lotions.
Is the treatment permanent?
Treatments provide up to 80% permanent hair reduction. Is there a recovery period needed? There is no recovery period.