Laser Hair Removal

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What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a convenient, noninvasive method for permanently reducing or removing unwanted facial or body hair. It leaves the skin looking smoother and silkier than waxing, electrolysis or razors and is a gentle technique that can treat larger areas effectively with minimal discomfort and with no downtime.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by sending light at a specific wavelength that targets melanin, the pigment that colors hair, at a depth sufficient to act on the hair bulb. The intended outcome, hair removal, results from thermal injury to the hair bulb produced when the energy in the light is absorbed by the pigment located there.

What does laser hair removal treat?

Laser hair removal reduces or permanently removes darker hair from anywhere on the body.

Recommended Treatment

6-8 sessions

4-6 weeks apart (for the face and neck)

6-8 weeks apart (for the body)

Maintenance treatment is recommended 1-2 times per year

Pre-Treatment:

Avoid direct sun exposure and/or artificial tanning products for at 2-4 weeks prior to treatment. Discontinue photosensitizing topical products (retinol, glycolyic, etc.) 1 week prior to treatment. Skin must be completely clean and shaved prior to treatment (no makeup, moisturizer, etc.). Numbing cream will be applied to treatment area 30 minutes prior to procedure.

Post-Treatment:

  • Minimal to no downtime is expected and you may resume normal skincare routine the next day
  • Apply ice until sunburned sensation has deceased
  • Hair thickness and growth will decline over the next few weeks, until completely gone
  • In-depth post-treatment handout will be given the day of procedure

Who is laser hair removal for?

Laser hair removal is not recommended if you have used Accutane within the past year. Reschedule your appointment if you have had direct sun exposure within the last 2-4 weeks. This treatment is not available for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also not recommended if you have a history of: seizures, vitiligo, scleroderma, collagen disorder, radiation or skin cancer, psoriasis/eczema, keloid formation. Careful use with melasma and darker skin types (not for skin types V+).

Supporting Treatments/Products

Facials and/or chemical peels (to help lighten discoloration from razor burns or ingrown hair)
Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective gel (calms and soothes the skin while reducing redness and irritation)
Hydroquinone (to help lighten discoloration from razor burns or ingrown hair)

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