How does the laser work?
The laser emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where it is absorbed by the melanin of the hair. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the hair follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The skin is further protected during treatment by the cooling of the upper layers, which also provides patients with increased comfort. This helps to protect the skin, while effectively treating the unwanted hair.
Is it permanent?
The FDA has approved our state-of-the-art laser for permanent hair reduction.
Does it hurt?
The degree of discomfort varies depending on each person’s pain threshold. Most patients describe treatment as mildly uncomfortable, but not painful. Our laser has a patented cooling device to safely and comfortably perform the treatment.
What to expect?
The patient and the practitioner wear safety eyewear for protection during the procedure. The average procedure can take as little as 10 minutes or up to an hour, depending on the area treated. The treated area may become pink or red. This may last from twenty minutes to a few hours or rarely several days and is relieved with the application of ice or cooling gels.
Do I qualify for laser treatment?
There are many factors which determine whether a patient can be treated. These vary from hair and skin color to one’s medical history. Please contact us for a free consultation, where we will customize a treatment plan just for you.
Lasers are fast, safe, effective and widely used as a compliment to electrolysis. Our clinic combines both these treatment methods to provide our patients with the quickest, most comfortable permanent hair removal possible.