What is Laser Hair Removal?
The laser emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where it is absorbed by the hair. The laser energy is then transformed into heat which disables the follicle. Today, individuals with white or dark/tan skin can utilize lasers to remove their unwanted hair with positive results.
How long will the procedure take?
The length of the procedure depends on the area being treated. An average session lasts about 15 minutes for most people. An entire back can be done in 1 to 1 1/2 hours; underarms can be done in 1-2 minutes and an upper lip in less than 10 seconds. These are just a few examples.
How many treatments will I need?
Every individual will need at least 3-6 laser treatments, but some might need up to 8 in order to maximize results. Skin tone, hair coloring and coarseness of hair are all contributing factors to how many treatments will be required to achieve maximum results.
Is it safe?
Yes, the procedure is completely safe. After the procedure, patients may experience slight pink or red skin in the treated area. The color will most likely fade within a few minutes to a few hours, and in rare cases, a few days. The lasers used for laser hair removal are passive, they leave no residuals.
What does it feel like?
The feel of the laser on the skin has been described in many different ways. Some say it feels like a pinch on the skin and others say it feels cool or it feels like a mild rubber band snap. For those who feel discomfort, a topical numbing cream is available. There is no downtime involved with Laser Hair Removal treatments.