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  • Laser hair removal works best when there is color in the hair. People with light hair may see only moderate improvement and may need a greater number of treatment sessions. Dark hair responds best and white hair does not respond at all.

    Treatment results may vary among patients. The premium lasers we use were developed by Cutera. Our laser hair removal has been cleared by the FDA for Permanent Hair Reduction. The FDA defines permanent hair reduction as the long term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing after a treatment regime.

    Laser hair removal treatment permanently removes hair in follicles during the growth (Anagen) phase. At any time, about 85% of our hair is in the growth stage and will be removed by Laser. During this stage, the hair is most receptive to Laser because it is rich in protein, keratinized cells and melanin. The amount of time the hair follicle stays in the Anagen phase is determined by our genetic make-up.

    A hair’s Anagen phase may last for several years, with Anagen hairs representing about 85% of our hair. At the conclusion of the Anagen phase, the follicle enters the Catagen or transition phase and then the Telogen or resting phase when the hair begins to shed while the follicle is stimulated to begin a new cycle. Hair is not susceptible to Laser Hair Removal treatments during the Transition and resting phases.

    The duration of these phases of hair growth varies from person to person and is affected by our basic genetic (DNA) make-up, age, health and gender. Different hair color and follicle shape also affects the timings of these phases. As hair follicles move back to the growth phase they become susceptible to laser treatment and can then be removed permanently, hence the need for follow up visits to treat the follicles that were not in the growth (Anagen) phase during earlier visits. Maintenance visits are also required to remove hair from new follicles that start to grow hair. This is why we recommend one or two Maintenance visits every other year. Laser Hair Removal treatment is more effective with thick dark hair than it is with thin light hair.

    An upper lip and chin can be done in 5 to 10 minutes. Underarms or bikini lines usually take 15 to 20 minutes. Legs and backs can take 30-45 minutes.

    The laser treatment may feel like a mild sting for a fraction of a second. It has a built-in cooling tip that not only helps to protect the skin but also helps to minimize the discomfort.

    This is very important to understand. Hair goes through 3 stages of development. Typically in the Anagen Stage, the hair will respond more effectively to treatment. At any given time, only one third of human hair is in the Anagen Stage. For this reason, it is necessary to treat an area at least 6 times with the treatments spaced approximately 6 weeks apart in order to see the best and longest lasting results. Darker hair will respond better, but both dark and light hair need at least 6 treatments for a maximum response and the best long-term results.

    Lasers work by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat and is absorbed by the cells being targeted, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. It is important to understand that hair in the active growth phase is most affected by treatments as the hair contains optimum levels of melanin, which is directly targeted by the laser.

    During the laser hair removal treatment you and your aesthetician will both wear safety goggles to protect your eyes during the procedure. The aesthetician will use a small hand piece that touches your skin to deliver the laser pulse. You will feel a cool sensation on your skin before each laser pulse as this protects the skin. Our laser machine has a dynamic cooling device. This cools the skin on contact, making the laser hair removal treatment more comfortable. Clients have compared the feeling to an elastic band snapping against the skin but patients’ individual pain threshold can vary.

    Unlike waxing, there is no need for long hair. Hair is to be short for your laser treatment, about 2 to 3 days hair growth, 3mm maximum length. Shave or trim the hair before your treatment. Shorter hair ensures the treatment is more comfortable for you and allows the laser energy to travel down to the follicle faster. Avoid sun exposure or solarium on the area for 2 to 3 weeks before your treatment. You can use Spray Tan 24 hours after the laser hair removal treatment. At the Laser Aesthetic Center, our experienced qualified aestheticians will advise you based on your skin type and the nature of the treatments that you are receiving.

    1. Avoid bathing or washing with very hot water. Use tepid water. You may feel like you have a mild to moderate sunburn. Minor crusting or minor peeling of the surface layers of the skin is not unusual. An OBAGI post laser moisturizer is highly recommended to help with redness and inflammation of the skin.
    2. Keep the Area clean, wash gently.
    3. Avoid direct sun exposure after your treatment, If you do go in the sun, protect the treated area with the OBAGI sunscreen of SPF 30 or Higher.
    4. Do not shave the treated area for at least 4 days after treatment. Do NOT WAX, PLUCK or use DEPILATORIES for the hair that grows back. After laser treatment, hair may continue to grow out as if it were never even treated. Typically this will occur for about 2 weeks and then these hairs will simply begin to fall out.
    5. Avoid any irritating medications or chemicals, particularly on the face. Examples of these are Retin-A, Benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid or astringents.

    There is often no immediate change. Your skin may get slightly pink for a few minutes but it will go away quickly. The hair that has been destroyed will not start to fall out for 2-3 weeks. Many times it will get darker and thicker just before it falls out. Don’t worry if you do not see an obvious change immediately after your first treatment.

    Before and after

    Our technologies are advanced enough to treat the skin tones from the darkest to the lightest. The only people who cannot undergo laser hair removal are people with super fine blond hair, grey hair, white hair and/or red hair. This is because the laser is attracted to the melanin in the hair follicle which dark hairs are filled with.