How does laser hair removal work?
Melanin, which gives hair its color, is absorbed by the laser’s energy producing heat. It is this resulting heat that damages the follicle and root structure so that a hair cannot regrow.
What areas can I have treated?
Customers request treatments on areas like bikini line, under arms, face, chest and back. Laser removal can be extremely helpful in an area where many may experience severe irritation from shaving, or ingrown hairs. The only area we must stay away from is eye brows.
How many treatments will I need?
To obtain up to 90% removal, 6-8 treatments will be necessary. People who are fairer skinned and have darker hair will experience more success. Those with darker skin or lighter hair will have limited clearance.
Why will I need multiple sessions to achieve maximum results?
There are 3 phases of hair growth….Anagen(actively growing), Catagen(changing phase), and Telogen(resting/dying). Because only actively growing hair can be destroyed, and only a fraction of hair in a given area is in the Anagen phase, a number of sessions will be required. These should be strategically spaced out at 6-8 weeks, in order to ‘catch’ hair in that growing phase.
Can laser hair removal be done on darker skin?
Some of the newer available technology incorporated in our laser, allows us to treat darker skin. A more conservative approach is still necessary, however, due to the absorption of the laser’s energy by the skin as well as the hair. Because of having to take a more gentle approach, the percentage of permanent hair reduction will be less.
Who can get laser hair removal?
We work on men, women, children, and are thrilled to add the transgender community to that list! Although we have no issues treating pregnant women, we suggest they check with their doctor first.
What can I expect following a treatment?
The skin will likely be a bit pink, but will dissipate quickly for most. Those with sensitive skin may experience irritation for a 1-2 days. During the next 10-14 days, the follicles push the destroyed hair to the skin’s surface, where you will notice it gradually falls out. Clear, smooth skin will follow for the next two or three weeks. You will then begin to see not only some regrowth, but new, untreated hair start to appear. It is soon after this that you will schedule your next appointment.