Laser Hair Removal Procedure

Get ready to look your best each day only with Laser Hair Removal

Release yourself from continual requirement to shave and wax those unwanted facial and body hair in order to look and feel desirable. From Laser hair removal, you are just few steps away permanently minimize your hair growth. So what are you waiting for, just call and ask your doctor to book your Laser hair treatment appointment soon.
Following are the points that will make the Laser hair removal treatment clearer.

  • Laser hair removal is a FDA-cleared medical procedure that uses a laser — an intense, pulsating beam of light — to remove unwanted hair.
  • During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth.

“Be free of unwanted hair”

Laser Hair removal technology targets and destroys hair cells responsible for hair growth without harming surrounding skin. It’s a simple approach to permanent hair reduction that’s fast and easy

  • Treatment: Fast treatment sessions that can only take minutes.
  • No Downtime : Comfortable treatments with little to no downtime
  • Great for reducing hair from larger areas
  • Pain Free: Laser treatment for hair removal does not cause any pain.
  • All Hair Type: Laser hair treatment work on all type of hair.
  • Reliable results - Consistency in every treatment with effective permanent reduction in hair with no side effects.
  • All Times of the Year: Laser hair treatment can be used anytime during the year.

List of Questions and Answers

Laser hair removal is a procedure which removes hair from the body utilizing a long pulse laser. Laser hair removal lasers have been in use since 1997. The treatment is performed by a specially-trained laser specialist or a doctor (depending on the clinic and state regulations) by pointing the laser device at shaved skin. Laser heat disables follicles from producing hair. Hair grows in cycles. Since various hairs will enter their growth cycle at different times, about 6-8 treatments at intervals of 8-12 weeks are necessary to disable most of the follicles in a given area.
Both men and women seek laser hair removal to remove unwanted hair. Hair removal is commonly done on underarm, pubic area, legs, abdomen, lip, chin, back, buttocks, thighs, face, neck, chest, arms, and toes. Laser technology works by targeting dark pigment. Therefore, it works best on pale skin and dark coarse hair. The lighter the skin and the darker and more coarse the hair, the better are the results. The best candidates are patients treating areas with dark coarse dense hair growth.
Lasers designed for permanent hair reduction emit wavelengths of light that are absorbed by the pigment in the hair (melanin). If the surrounding skin is lighter than the color of the hair, the energy of the laser is concentrated in the hair shaft, effectively destroying it without affecting the skin or the follicle. Since lasers target pigment, treatments are most effective on coarse hair because it has a lot of pigment and can absorb a lot of heat. Fine hair cannot absorb much heat. The laser emits a beam that only heats the hair shaft; heat is transmitted from the hair shaft to the surrounding tissue for several milliseconds after the laser pulse. Several lasers possess cooling attachments which cool the surrounding skin to fully absorb any heat transmitted from the destroyed hair shafts.
During laser hair removal, patients report a snapping feeling. For the most part, the ice that comes out while the laser is on will cover the laser sensation. A small number of patients report minor itching, redness or swelling in the treatment area that subsides within a few days.
In one pulse, laser removes all the hair on a patch of skin the size of a nickel or a quarter. Generally, laser hair removal is not much more painful than waxing, though the sensation is different. With each pulse, the feeling resembles a rubber band snapping against the skin for a quick second. Pain is only felt while laser is hitting the skin and doesn’t last. Most people do not require an anesthetic cream, though one can be prescribed to more sensitive patients. EMLA is one popular option. It should be noted not feeling any pain during treatments may be an indication that the laser is set too low to produce permanent results.
Due to the staggered nature of the hair growth cycle, in which some hairs are actively growing while others are dormant, laser hair removal requires multiple treatments to catch each hair as it enters the “active” growth phase. The number of laser hair removal treatments necessary for complete hair removal varies from person to person, and is best determined during consultation. Most patients require 4-6 hair removal treatments, spread out between 4-6 week intervals.
After your treatment you should be ready to go back to work or go on with your day. In terms of hair removal, you will notice some hairs falling out during or directly after the treatment. This trend will continue for about 21 days – just when it is about time for you to reschedule your next appointment. Rare after effects include: redness in the area that was treated. If you were exposed to the sun without sunscreen, you may also notice a skin discoloration.
  • Before your first session, it is important for you to avoid waxing for six weeks. This is also the case with the use of tweezers. The laser needs to be able to identify the hair follicle. During this time period, shaving is acceptable.
  • You MUST stay out of the sun. Any tanning of the skin can result in pigmentation in the areas you laser.
  • If you are prone to nervousness, you should avoid caffeine for 24 hours before your session.
  • On the day before your treatment, you should shave with a clean, new razor. By shaving, the lasers will be able to locate the follicles. Using a clean, new razor ensures there is no lingering bacteria that could cause contact dermatitis after your laser treatment. (Contact dermatitis is a delayed type of allergic reaction of the skin resulting from skin contact with a specific allergen.)
Immediately following your treatment, and for two weeks after your session, you should avoid unprotected sun exposure. If you have to go out into the sun, then you will need to apply sunscreen with Zinc, 20 SPF, or higher. Clients obtaining laser hair removal treatments need to refrain from waxing and/or tweezing as a hair removal option. While receiving laser treatments, please shave to remove remaining hair in between laser sessions.
Some people may experience the following potential temporary side effects:
  • Itching
  • Redness for up to 3 days
  • Swelling around mouth of follicle for up to 3 days
  • Tingling or feeling of numbness
The following rare side effects are indicative of inappropriate laser type and/or settings:
  • Crusting/scab formation
  • Bruising
  • Purpura (purple coloring of the skin)
  • Temporary pigment change (hypo pigmentation or hyper pigmentation)
Yes. This can be achieved with 3-4 treatments instead of the full course of 6-8 treatments. To achieve an even reduction without patchiness, it is imperative to find an experienced laser operator who overlaps properly while covering the area and doesn’t miss spots. It’s also a good idea to wait at least 12 weeks between sessions in order to correctly assess the amount of reduction achieved at any point during the course of treatments.
No. There are two basic types of radiation, (1) Non-ionizing radiation, and (2) Ionizing radiation. Hair removal lasers produce "non-ionizing" radiation which is simply the radiation of light, and is FDA approved for your skin. Ionizing radiation which represents x-rays, ultra-violet and nuclear radiation is a completely different type of radiation, and is not produced by hair removal lasers.
Electrolysis is one of the more popular alternatives to laser hair removal. Electrolysis hair removal applies an electric current to a fine needle inserted into an individual hair follicle root. The electrical current, in effect, burns the root of the hair, inhibiting it from producing any more hair. While electrolysis hair removal does offer permanent results, it is a slow, arduous process that often requires multiple sessions to completely destroy the hair follicles. Additionally, there are currently no standardized guidelines for licensing qualified electrolysis technicians, making it difficult for prospective patients to find a reputable, experienced professional. Unlike electrolysis, which uses an electrical current to destroy each hair root individually, laser hair removal treats many hair follicles at once. Areas can typically be treated with laser hair removal in a fraction of the time needed for electrolysis. Additionally, there are more dangers associated with electrolysis hair removal techniques than there are risks associated with laser hair removal. The major risks associated with electrolysis include electrical shock, infection, and scarring.

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