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're done wasting time and money on these old-fashioned ways of removing hair, it's time to try laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a gentle yet powerful method of removing hair. The FDA approval is so effective that it's 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-------, 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.
- 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 skin's 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.
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 pseudofolliculitis 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.
It is our aim to ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible. A topical anaesthetic may be applied if at all required to the area prior to treatment, and ice packs may also be used aid patient comfort.
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.
Why Laser Hair Removal?
In the past, hair removal/reduction procedures included plucking, shaving, waxing, and electrolysis or chemical depilatories. Most of these remedies are painful or messy, and they are all temporary. Laser hair removal/reduction is a more effective solution.
The solution to unwanted hair
We can remove hair from anywhere on the body, legs, underarms, bikini, and even delicate areas on the face. Our lasers can treat all skin types including Arab, African and Asian skin in less than half the time usually needed.