Laser Hair Reduction: Less Maintenance, More Confidence!
Are you ready to reduce the time you spend on your hair removal routine?
If you have areas of unwanted hair that require time-consuming and stress-inducing maintenance, laser hair reduction can help take that chore off your daily to-do list.
How does laser hair reduction work?
Laser hair reduction uses heat and light energy to destroy hair follicles below the skin’s surface. The energy targets the melanin pigment in the hairs, heating the darker particles and damaging the follicle, which inhibits new hair growth.
What can laser hair reduction do for me?
Laser hair reduction not only saves time in your daily routine, but it also saves you the stress of continually hoping that you do not have stubble or hair growth that has gone unnoticed by you, only to be noticed by everyone else. The treatment thins existing hair and slows hair growth for easier maintenance and less noticeable hair. It is a long-term solution for men or women who want to remove unwanted body hair and slow undesirable hair growth.
Which areas on the body are treatable with laser hair reduction?
Laser hair reduction is a popular choice for legs, back, and arms. It is also effective for smaller areas such as facial hair and the bikini area. During your initial consultation, our team will discuss your goals and determine if laser hair reduction is the best choice for your hair removal needs.
What should I expect during my laser hair reduction treatment?
Before treatment, prepare the skin by protecting it from sun exposure and avoiding spray tans or self-tanning products for at least a week. Do not wax the treatment area for two to three weeks leading up to your appointment.
The first step of laser hair reduction is protecting the patient’s eyes from potential damage from the intense light. Next, depending on what part of the body is treated, a cooling gel or topical anesthetic may be applied. Most patients report that the treatment can cause discomfort, like a stinging sensation or being snapped with a rubber band, but that the overall treatment is not painful. If a patient is experiencing pain, letting us know can allow us to determine if their discomfort level requires further action.
A laser hair reduction session can range from 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the
After your laser hair reduction treatment, you should be able to return to normal activities immediately. For a day or two, the treatment area may be sensitive to temperature and touch or may feel warm and look flushed, as though you have a sunburn. Avoid sun exposure, harsh cleansers, and exfoliants that can irritate the skin while it is healing.
We will talk to you about caring for your skin after treatment, in order to make your recovery and results optimal.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
On the day of your laser hair reduction treatment, most of the hairs in the active stage of growth will be killed. You will receive 80% reduction of the hair follicles with every treatment. Follicles do not grow every hair in sync, so several treatments will likely be needed to treat every hair during its active growing period. Most patients achieve their desired results within three to six treatments, and then need touch-ups after that. After each session, patients will see fewer hairs, slower growth and smoother skin.
Who is the right candidate for laser hair reduction?
Laser hair reduction is an excellent option for men and women who want a long-term solution for unwanted hair. The diode laser is very effective for light and darker skin tones. Laser hair reduction works best for those with dark hair because the follicles attract more energy and are therefore easier to destroy. Fast treatments make the diode laser ideal for covering larger treatment areas such as the back and chest.
Clients with pale skin and dark hair usually see the best results. Clients with darker skin tones should discuss their options during their consultation to see if laser hair reduction is the right hair removal option for them.