Laser Hair Reduction
Laser hair reduction is the perfect alternative to shaving, bleaching, and waxing. This procedure uses a carefully selected and intense beam of light to remove unwanted hair from different parts of the body, including the face, arms, legs, underarms, and bikini area. The treatment provides permanent reduction in hair where you don’t want it!
Who Should Consider Laser Hair Reduction?
The color of your hair and your skin type will have an effect on the overall success of laser hair removal and the number of treatments you will need. The laser itself targets pigment in your hair called melanin, so if you have light skin and dark hair, the treatment is more effective. Laser hair reduction isn’t as effective for people who have white, gray, light red, or blond hair because there is less melanin, which means the laser can’t “see” the hair as well. However, we have options for you as well. If your skin is darker, or hair is lighter we can adjust the laser settings to maximize your results.
Keep in mind that there is no guarantee of permanent reduction, even for those who have dark hair. Hair may grow back in treated areas, but if it does, it is usually finer and lighter in color. Some people may experience skin irritation after the treatment, but this should go away during the first few hours following the procedure. It may also lighten or darken affected skin areas, though this should be temporary and is more prevalent in people who have darker skin.
Before and After the Procedure
Before your laser hair reduction treatment, don’t tan or go out into the sun. Wait until any tan you already have disappears completely. Don’t pluck, wax, or undergo electrolysis since they can interfere with hair follicles and the laser’s ability to reduce hair growth. Following your treatment, feel free to apply ice to any treated areas to reduce irritation and swelling. You should also avoid exposure to the sun and UV lights.
Laser hair reduction is a safe and effective way to banish unwanted hair all over the body and reduce the need to shave, wax, or pluck. Talk to us to find out if you’re the right candidate for laser hair removal.
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