Laser Hair Reduction

Laser Hair Treatments

Do you struggle with folliculitis, hirsutism, hidradenitis suppurativa, ingrown hairs, etc.? Are you tired of frequent shaving, waxing, or ineffective and painful at-home treatments to remove your unwanted hair? Consider laser hair removal – a popular procedure for anyone who wants a more permanent solution. We offer a wide variety of state-of-the-art lasers for hair removal, ensuring that people of all skin tones can take advantage of this effective system.

Laser Hair Reduction Process

Laser hair removal is relatively painless, is safe for sensitive areas, and typically takes less than an hour to perform. Large areas, such as the back and legs, will take longer than smaller areas, but advanced lasers provide faster treatment. Selected lasers will precisely target the hair follicles.

Following a laser hair removal session, staying out of the sun is essential, as treated skin will be sensitive to UV rays. To avoid sun damage to the area, patients should stay indoors as much as possible and protect the skin with strong sunscreen and protective clothing. Laser hair removal is most popular in nonsummer months since you should not be tan when having it done.

How is Works

Unlike shaving and waxing, which remove existing hair, laser energy targets the underlying hair follicles and destroys them to stop regrowth. We utilize the most advanced lasers that destroy hair follicles without damaging surrounding tissue, even if the skin is dark.

Hair grows in cycles, so multiple laser treatments are needed to achieve full results. Each treatment is spaced apart to target the hair follicle at the correct time during the growth cycle. Your dermatology professional will let you know when you should come for treatments. Approximately six to ten treatment sessions are needed for optimal results.

Laser Hair Treatments

Do you struggle with folliculitis, hirsutism, hidradenitis suppurativa, ingrown hairs, etc.? Are you tired of frequent shaving, waxing, or ineffective and painful at-home treatments to remove your unwanted hair? Consider laser hair removal – a popular procedure for anyone who wants a more permanent solution. We offer a wide variety of state-of-the-art lasers for hair removal, ensuring that people of all skin tones can take advantage of this effective system.

Laser Hair Reduction Process

Laser hair removal is relatively painless, is safe for sensitive areas, and typically takes less than an hour to perform. Large areas, such as the back and legs, will take longer than smaller areas, but advanced lasers provide faster treatment. Selected lasers will precisely target the hair follicles.

Following a laser hair removal session, staying out of the sun is essential, as treated skin will be sensitive to UV rays. To avoid sun damage to the area, patients should stay indoors as much as possible and protect the skin with strong sunscreen and protective clothing. Laser hair removal is most popular in nonsummer months since you should not be tan when having it done.

How is Works

Unlike shaving and waxing, which remove existing hair, laser energy targets the underlying hair follicles and destroys them to stop regrowth. We utilize the most advanced lasers that destroy hair follicles without damaging surrounding tissue, even if the skin is dark.

Hair grows in cycles, so multiple laser treatments are needed to achieve full results. Each treatment is spaced apart to target the hair follicle at the correct time during the growth cycle. Your dermatology professional will let you know when you should come for treatments. Approximately six to ten treatment sessions are needed for optimal results.

What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction

  • Precision: lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
  • Speed: Each laser pulse takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs simultaneously.
  • Predictability: most patients have permanent hair loss after 4-6 treatments.

What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction

  • Precision: lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
  • Speed: Each laser pulse takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs simultaneously.
  • Predictability: most patients have permanent hair loss after 4-6 treatments.

Which Areas can I be treated & How Long Does it Take?

Small areas, such as the upper lip, can be treated in minutes. Large areas, such as the legs or back, may take up to an hour.
Lasers can remove dark hair from almost any area of the body, such as:
  • Legs and Arms
  • Bikini Area
  • Underarms
  • Back, Chest, and Abdomen
  • Face and Neck
  • Ears and Toes

The Fitzpatrick Scale

Do you know your skin type? Learn your skin type by matching your skin tone to the Fitzpatrick Scale, a scientific classification of skin ranging from very fair (Type I) to very dark (Type IV). Knowing your skin type is essential to understanding how to protect your skin & find the best cosmetic treatment for you.

The Fitzpatrick Scale

Do you know your skin type? Learn your skin type by matching your skin tone to the Fitzpatrick Scale, a scientific classification of skin ranging from very fair (Type I) to very dark (Type IV). Knowing your skin type is essential to understanding how to protect your skin & find the best cosmetic treatment for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I do after getting light-based hair reduction?

A: To prevent possible side effects, you should avoid direct sunlight from hitting your treated skin and follow your dermatology professional’s after-care instructions.

Q: When will I see the results?

A: Most patients notice results after one treatment, but results vary from patient to patient. You can expect a 10%-25% reduction in hair after the first treatment.

Q: How long will the results last?

A: Most patients remain hair free for months or even years. When some of the hair regrows, it will likely be thinner and less noticeable.

Q: How many treatments will I need?

A: Most patients experience hair loss after 4-6 treatments.

Q:Does it hurt?

A:Many patients say the laser pulses feel like warm pinpricks or a rubber band snapped against the skin. Discuss numbing options with your provider.

Q: How quickly will I recover?

A: There is typically no downtime necessary. Immediately after laser hair removal, your skin might be red and swollen, but you may return to your everyday activities.

Q: What can I expect following the treatment?

A:You may see some redness and swelling after treatment. It often looks like a mild sunburn. Apply a cool compress to reduce your discomfort. The most common side effects are discomfort, swelling, and redness. They are minor and resolve in 1-3 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I do after getting light-based hair reduction?

A: To prevent possible side effects, you should avoid direct sunlight from hitting your treated skin and follow your dermatology professional’s after-care instructions.

Q: When will I see the results?

A: Most patients notice results after one treatment, but results vary from patient to patient. You can expect a 10%-25% reduction in hair after the first treatment.

Q: How long will the results last?

A: Most patients remain hair free for months or even years. When some of the hair regrows, it will likely be thinner and less noticeable.

Q: How many treatments will I need?

A: Most patients experience hair loss after 4-6 treatments.

Q:Does it hurt?

A:Many patients say the laser pulses feel like warm pinpricks or a rubber band snapped against the skin. Discuss numbing options with your provider.

Q: How quickly will I recover?

A: There is typically no downtime necessary. Immediately after laser hair removal, your skin might be red and swollen, but you may return to your everyday activities.

Q: What can I expect following the treatment?

A:You may see some redness and swelling after treatment. It often looks like a mild sunburn. Apply a cool compress to reduce your discomfort. The most common side effects are discomfort, swelling, and redness. They are minor and resolve in 1-3 days.

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