Laser can help you be free to enjoy smooth and sexy skin all the time. No more uncomfortable in grow-in stage.
Laser can help you be free to enjoy smooth and sexy skin all the time. No more uncomfortable in grow-in stage.
Laser may seem expensive, but in the long run, laser hair removal costs less than continued other hair removal methods.
Eliminate the daily or monthly hair removal routine, no longer having to think about missing your lunch hour to wax.
Laser hair removal is a safe, fast and effective solution for getting rid of unwanted hair. Imagine eliminating the mess of shaving, the discomfort of tweezing and waxing, or the need to use harsh chemicals to get rid of unwanted hair.
Laser hair removal is one of today’s most popular and common cosmetic treatments for both men and women around the world. It is a procedure that involves an intense, pulsating beam of light to eliminate unwanted hair. During the procedure, the intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, preventing future hair growth.
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My experience thus far has been excellent. I have had 2 treatments already. I can see a big diffence in my skin and less growth of hair. I love that the price is very affordable.
Very nice and answered all my questions. I look forward to the procedure and feel very good about it. I would also like to have photographs taken of me "before and after" and to possibly help others make their decisions to go forward with their procedure.
I can't rate my final results, because my treatments are not finished yet. I have at this time received 2 treatments to this date, and the hair loss to date is wonderful.
Because the laser beam seeks out and destroys actively growing hair roots, it is important not to wax / pluck / sugar / use pluckers or have electrolysis for at least 4 weeks before laser treatment. These things temporarily remove the pigmented part of the hair follicle which the laser needs to use as a target when it destroys the hair follicle.
Our diode laser is safe and effective for most types of skin. But the lighter your skin color at the time of treatment, the better the laser beam can get through the skin to the hair roots, where it is needed.
If you avoid tanning and stop using artificial “tanning” creams for few weeks before treatment, you will get the maximum possible benefit from each treatment session. People with very darker skin need extra sessions to reach their desired degree of long-term hair reduction. It is also a good idea to minimize tanning for a few days after laser treatment, to reduce the chance that your tan will be somewhat uneven. Protect yourself by using a sunscreen on all treated areas before, during and after treatments.
Shaving or clipping the area to be treated is not a problem. In fact, we like the areas to be shaved the day before treatment. Excess hair must be removed from the treatment area before treatment, because hair above the surface of the skin will simply absorb and waste laser energy and keep it from getting to the hair roots, where it is needed. Contrary to popular belief, shaving does not make hair grow back thicker, faster, darker or more profusely. So go ahead and shave before treatment, and between treatments.
Because the laser beam only acts on the hair roots, it is ok to bleach hair in the areas to be treated because bleaching will not affect the color of the roots. We do prefer that you stop bleaching before your first visit so that we can see the hair to be treated and give you an accurate evaluation.
It takes 3 to 4 weeks for the next crop of hair roots to become active and develop pigment which is the target for the laser. So, to get the best value from your treatments, you treatments will be scheduled at 3-4 weeks intervals. There is no harm in having treatments more frequently than every 3-4 weeks, or having treatments less than 3 weeks after waxing, plucking, etc. – but this is less efficient, and could increase the total number of treatments needed to get a good result.
There are a few medications which should not be taken while you are getting laser treatment. Anabolic steroids should certainly not be taken unless medically necessary, because these can increase male-pattern hair growth in some cases. Women who take injections of Climacteron (testosterone & estradiol) as part of therapy for menopause and to increase libido often experience unwanted hair growth, which can be treated with laser hair removal.
Medicines which inhibit hair growth (for example, spironolactone, Diane-35 birth control pills, Euflex, Androcur and Vaniqa cream) might slightly reduce the pigment in hair roots and make laser treatment less efficient, but this seldom interferes with the effectiveness of laser treatment. Laser hair removal can certainly be done while you are on those medicines, if you wish. These “anti-androgenic” medicines produce gradual but temporary effects, and will not remove unwanted hair from areas that are independent of androgen regulation.
A minimum of 6 treatments on average are required to weaken the hair follicle and prevent further hair growth. This is, however, average and the minimum amount of treatments needed.
Although results are very minimal after the first session, the hair might become thinner and grow slower. These results, however, are temporary. More permanent results are achieved after several treatment sessions as the hair follicle becomes weaker and eventually the hair stops growing.
Discomfort is normal during laser hair removal. The laser we use is equipped with a cooling device that helps in reducing discomfort and protecting the top layer of the skin. If the discomfort is unbearable, we do have a topical anesthetic that can be applied on the area to be treated to numb it and reduce pain.
Before coming for your laser hair removal appointment be sure to shave the area that needs to be treated. Do not wax, thread or pluck. It is recommended that you shave in between sessions as well.
Different areas of the body have different hair growth cycles; therefore, we recommend treatments every 3-4 weeks to obtain maximum results in laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a pain-free, non-invasive procedure. There is no need for a recovery process, nor is there a need for any missed days of work. After your treatment, you can return to work right away…even that day if you’d like.
Laser hair removal costs money out of your pocket, but by calculating the lifetime cost of shaving, waxing, plucking, threading or whatever your method of getting rid of those hairs, it’s easy to see that you’re making a wise and worthwhile investment.
Short-term side effects may include a slight reddening of the skin or local swelling which typically lasts less than an hour, although it may infrequently last a few days. The light from the laser does not cause skin cancer.
Unlike plucking, waxing and sugaring, laser hair removal does not run the risk of making hair grow back thicker, darker or quicker. After laser treatment hair growth will frequently be delayed, and when hair does grow back, it is often lighter, finer and less dense.
All parts of the body can be treated. In women, the most common areas for treatment are upper lip, chin, bikini line, arms and legs, and underarms. In men, the most common areas for treatment are shoulders and back, and the beard area.
The primary benefits of laser hair removal include:
Shaving, waxing and depilatory creams remove the hair but leave the hair follicles intact, so the hair regrows within one to four weeks in most cases. The laser hair removal offers you a long-term reduction in both the amount of hair, and also in many cases a reduction in thickness and color of hair shafts which do grow back.
Hair removal methods like tweezing, waxing or sugaring which cause irritation may actually stimulate hair growth. This happens because one way the body defends itself against having hair yanked out is to produce thicker, stronger hairs which are harder to pull out next time.
The laser hair removal offers long lasting results, and even if hair does eventually grow back it is usually finer in texture and lighter in color than the original hair, and much less of a cosmetic problem.
Laser allows treatment of people with most skin colors, and treatment of even light brown hair. Because hair which is naturally pale blond, light red or white does not have enough pigment in the roots, it cannot be reliably treated with any type of laser. Fewer treatments are needed when the hair is dark and the skin is light colored – so to get maximum effect from each session avoid tanning.
Because lasers target the pigment in hair roots, lasers work best on black or brown hair. Light brown or auburn hair may require more treatment sessions. White hair does not respond to treatment – so get your hair removed before you get old and your hair turns white!
Small moles and freckles do not require special precautions. Large, dark moles and freckles which are to be treated will require a reduction in the intensity of the laser light, the same way that the intensity would be reduced when treating a dark-skinned or tanned person. We do not treat hair in tattooed areas, but this is seldom a problem because quite often there is not much hair growth in tattoos.
Lasting hair removal has never been this easy! Other than your regular skin care routine, there is no standard “prep” for this procedure. Please do not wear makeup on the areas to be treated, because some kinds of makeup can absorb and waste laser energy, or even heat up to the point where your skin would be irritated. Makeup will need to be removed before treatment, and may be reapplied after two hours. Do not apply vaseline, lip balm or other heavy petroleum based products on the area to be treated. There are no restrictions on what you may eat or drink prior to your appointment.
After all of your last minute questions have been answered, the areas you wish to have treated will be cleansed. Everyone in the treatment room must wear protective goggles when the laser is turned on.
The length of the procedure itself can range from a few minutes for the upper lip to an hour or more (for example, full legs, a man’s chest and back).
If you decide before coming in that you would like to have additional areas treated, please call ahead so that we can schedule enough time to accommodate your needs.
The laser emits only light. You may feel a tingling or snapping sensation like a rubber band. There is no bleeding and no open wound is created. Some people find the first laser treatment more uncomfortable than subsequent treatments. This is because there are more hair roots which are destroyed during the first treatment; and perhaps also because some people are more apprehensive during the first treatment, because they are not sure of what to expect.
While some areas of the body like the upper lip and pubic hair area are more sensitive than others, many patients report little or no discomfort. If you are scheduled to have topical anesthetic applied, ample time will be allowed. People who have had waxing, sugaring or electrolysis usually report that diode laser causes less discomfort, and sometimes there is almost no discomfort.
The cooling system protects the skin and makes the treatment more comfortable for you. We use a topical anesthetic gel in very sensitive areas or by those who think they have a very low pain threshold. A decision to use topical is determined at your initial consultation visit. Some women find that they are more sensitive during their menstrual cycles; however, this would not preclude treatment.
Generalized redness and edema are quite common after treatment. These symptoms usually subside within an hour or so. Some patients report redness lasting for up to 48 hours which is still within acceptable norms. In most cases, redness has faded greatly by the time you get home. It would not be uncommon for the skin to be slightly drier that evening. There are no limitations to your activities; however, we ask that you do not take a hot shower or bath for the first day. We will ask you not to workout or engage in any physical activity that may cause sweating for the first 24 hours. Our experience has shown that better results are achieved with less irritation when you do not reheat the skin with hot water or exercise.
Lasers destroy hair roots which are active at the time of treatment, but do not remove hair shafts instantly. Hair shafts in the treated hair follicles will fall out, or be “shed” mostly in the first week after treatment, with all of the treated hairs falling out within 2-3 weeks.
It is normal that some hairs in the treated area may not fall out within 2-3 weeks. These will be treated in the next session.
These hairs which are being shed will come out on their own. It is best not to shave the treated area. If the skin is irritated, use only soft wash clothes and mild soap and moisturizing creams.
Since the laser does not burn or cut the skin in any way, no bandages are necessary. You can return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities. Please do not tan the skin or use tanning creams 3-4 days after treatment. Tanning between treatments can increase the risk of hyperpigmentation and uneven skin coloration. It is ok to resume shaving or clipping hair in the treated area after few days. Do not tweeze, wax or sugar the hair between treatments. In the bikini area, it is best not to shave at all between treatments to avoid ingrown hair problems.
Shaving really is the best temporary way to remove unwanted hair before and between laser treatments. Shaving leaves the hair shaft in the hair follicle, so the hair shaft can be a target for laser energy, heat up and kill the hair follicle.
No. Hair removal lasers produce “non-ionizing” radiation which is simply the radiation of light, and is FDA approved for your skin. Ionizing radiation which represents x-rays, ultra-violet and nuclear radiation is a completely different type of radiation, and is not produced by hair removal lasers.
No. Laser hair removal does not cause cancer because it uses non-ionizing radiation to perform procedures. The United States Department of Labor defines non-ionizing radiation as “a series of energy waves composed of oscillating electric and magnetic fields traveling at the speed of light.” This type of radiation produces intense heat but does not cause cell mutation. In fact, non-ionizing radiation surrounds us every day. Sources of this type of radiation include ultraviolet light, visible light, power lines, cellular phones, microwave and many household appliances. The lasers used for hair removal produce much the same type of heat as an ordinary light bulb.