Laser hair removal is a convenient, non-invasive method for permanently reducing, or removing unwanted facial and body hair. It leaves the skin looking smoother and silkier than other methods such as waxing, electrolysis, and the use of razors. It’s also a gentle technique that can treat large areas effectively with minimal discomfort, and with no downtime. Today, laser hair removal is one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed in the United States.
The laser used during the treatment emits a beam of light that targets the melanin in the hair growth center (called the pulp papilla region). The papilla is a large structure at the base of the hair follicle. It nourishes hair by supplying nutrients and oxygen to the bottom layer of the epidermis cell. The bulge of a hair follicle is essential in the regeneration of hair, as it provides the hair follicle with new cells. For hair to stop growing back, those areas need to be severely damaged. A series of 6-10 treatments is recommended every 4-8 weeks to achieve optimal results.
Following your appointment, you might experience what looks and feels like a sunburn. You can apply aloe and cold compresses to ease any discomfort. You should also avoid exposure to the sun for four weeks after treatment, and you can resume wearing makeup the very next day, if desired. Customized post treatment instructions will be discussed during your consultation and after treatment has been performed.