Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Permanent Laser Hair Removal:

Tired of unwanted and ingrown hairs on the face and body? Having to shave an area or use depilatory cream over and over again gets frustrating, and options like plucking, waxing and electrolysis are painful and take forever. Not to mention the cost associated with these methods can add up over your lifetime. Many of these are also short-term solutions. If you are 39 stop wasting time and money on these old fashioned ways of removing hair, its 39th time to try laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is a gentle yet powerful method of removing hair. The FDA approved is so effective that at 39 able to disable hundreds of hair follicles simultaneously. Not only is it more effective than the older methods, its results also last longer. Many lasers are not considered safe for use on patients with darker skin tones. The laser hair removal at Skinacea, however, is completely safe for these patients. Those with darker skin tones will benefit from the Diode laser. For those patients with lighter skin tone, the Alexandrite laser is preferred. The areas being targeted by the GentleMax Pro® are then treated using laser pulses. These pulses of energy specifically affect the hair follicles, leaving the other cells in the area healthy and safe. The application of laser energy creates a tingling sensation. The number of treatments needed will vary depending on the patient’s goals, typically anywhere from 6-9 sessions maybe needed for optimal results.

Pretreatment instructions :

– Protect the area to be treated from sun tan at least 2 weeks prior
to the procedure
– Shaving is allowed in between treatments, but should be stopped 2
days prior
– No waxing at least 4 weeks prior
– No tweezing at least 4 weeks prior
– No threading at least 4 weeks prior

Hair Removal Treatment:

Unlike other treatments, the medical laser hair removal process is easy! It requires no creams or gels, no pre-treatment waxing, and no needles. In fact, laser hair removal is a medical breakthrough. During the hair removal treatment the laser beam penetrates your skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle which is just under the skins surface. The laser energy destroys the follicle with the heat that it generates. Because the laser beam is large in diameter, it affects a large number of hairs simultaneously. Laser hair removal treatments are comfortable, treating hair follicles in a fraction of the time of other methods, using only the power of laser light. Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with the laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This discomfort is minimized by our laser hair removal cooling mechanism. For some patients, a topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment.

Post procedure care:

Typically the shedding of the treated hair takes about two to three weeks. These hair strands should be allowed to fall out themselves and should not be manipulated by the patient. Hair removal lasers are effective treatment for “ingrown hairs” or “shaving bumps” medically known as pseudo folliculitis barbae. You may shave in between laser hair removal treatments; however it is advised to refrain from plucking, waxing or bleaching the growth, as this will not allow for effective laser treatment.

Treatment comfort:

It is our aim to ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible. Topical anesthetic may be applied if at all required to the area prior to treatment, and ice packs may also be used aid patient comfort.

Contraindications:

It is important to inform the medical practitioner prior to laser hair removal treatment if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy. It is very safe to undergo laser hair removal treatment during this time; however we require a letter of approval from your Doctor or Obstetrician prior to performing any laser hair removal treatment. It is also important to notify the practitioner of any medical conditions you may have.

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