LASER HAIR REMOVAL

WHAT DOES IT HELP?

Laser Hair Removal is the most well-known and common laser treatment.  It reduces and removes light brown to black pigmented hair. Laser Hair Removal also helps reduce ingrown hairs and razor bumps caused by waxing and shaving.

WHAT DOES THIS TREATMENT DO?

Laser Hair Removal permanently reduces and removes hair from the follicle.

It is important to know that Laser Hair Removal only works for patients with light brown to jet black hair.  White to blonde and even red hair cannot be treated due to the lack of pigment in the hair follicles.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Laser Hair Removal utilizes heat from specific wavelengths to destroy the hair follicles directly. The laser has two different wavelengths for hair removal - a 755nm and a 1064nm. The 1064nm can be used for all skin tones/types but is especially beneficial for patients of darker skin tones, Fitzpatrick IV-VI, because it targets the hair follicle more directly than the dark pigment of their skin. The 755nm can be used on patients of a Fitzpatrick 1-6. Patients should be sure not to pluck or wax the hair at least four weeks prior to treatment because the laser is targeted towards the follicle, if there is no follicle then the laser won’t have anything to destroy which will result in unsatisfactory results.  Patients are also asked to closely shave the treatment areas prior to their appointment because the laser is designed to destroy the follicle, if there is too much outer growth the laser will use its energy to burn the grown hair rather than destroying the follicle.  

Once the technician has chosen the specific settings to treat a patient's hair they will begin the treatment. During the treatment a machine will be cooling the skin at the same time as the technician is treating the area to make the treatment more comfortable. Patients should feel minimal to no discomfort during a treatment. Following your appointment, it is advised not to shave at least a day or so after treatment due to the pores being open from the treatment. We will see a patient back every 4-8 weeks for their next treatment depending on the area. It is important to be on a strict schedule so that the hairs in each cycle of growth can be lasered.  Every person getting treated for hair removal will need 6-8 sessions for satisfactory results.

What To Expect With Laser Hair Removal

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Assessment:

Laser Hair Removal clearance by LHRP 

(laser hair removal professional)

Skin evaluation for laser settings

Laser and Options of your choice:

The Quanta Ultrawave II utilizes two wavelengths to treat the hair of all skin types.  The 1064nm and 755nm are used to treat light brown to jet black hair.  The 1064nm is safest for darker skin types but can be used on everyone, while the 755nm can only be used on skin types I-IV on the Fitzpatrick scale.  We also use the Zimmer Cryo 6 to help patients keep their skin cool and numb the area while being treated.

Supplies:

Alcohol Prep Pad (70% Isopropyl Alcohol)

Optional - RX Strength Topical BLT anesthetic applied 20-30 minutes before treatment and is $25 per Application

Laser Hair Removal:

Laser Treatments performed by Lydia Marsh LHRP and Laser Tattoo Removal Certified Technician and or Erika Hansen Laser Hair Removal Technician.

Timeline for results

6-8 sessions on average are needed for the best results and is the average number of times a person will be treated for laser hair removal.  An 85%+ clearance rate is expected for most all patients with results varying based on continued treatments.  


General Treatment Intervals:

Face & Neck 4-5 Weeks Apart

Majority of Body 6-8 Weeks Apart

Back 10 Weeks Apart


For women, additional sessions may be needed in the future due to hormonal changes from having children, steroids use, going through menopause and or other changes.


For men, additional sessions may be needed in the future due to hormonal changes from hormonal therapy and or steroids use.  

Pain Level

None to Moderate

Laser Hair Removal treatments should typically feel more "uncomfortable" than actually painful.  Everyone does have varying pain thresholds but on average it is an easy treatment to receive. 


Optional - RX Strength Topical BLT anesthetic applied 20-30 minutes before treatment and is $25 per Application

Length of Appointment

Depending on the area being treated, appointments can range from 10 to 60 minutes. If working on a larger area up to 60 minutes. 

Average Recovery Time

With Laser Hair Removal there is no technical down time after the treatments.  Patients may experience slight redness and puffiness depending on skin sensitivity post treatment but should be ready to return to daily activities immediately following the appointment.

Contraindications

This treatments is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or lactating, those who keloid scar from any kind of trauma, those with wound healing issues, diabetes II patients with pumps, those who have eczema or psoriasis in the treatment area, some immune system disorders, photosensitivity, Accutane (1 year or less from last dose), infection at the treatment sight, recent sunburn in the treatment area, shingles in the treatment area, various skin cancers, and unreasonable expectations about the process itself. 

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6-8 SESSIONS IS RECOMMENDED FOR EACH AREA TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL RESULTS | PRICES LISTED ARE FOR SINGLE SESSIONS

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