Laser Hair Removal & Treatment
What areas can be treated?
As long as hair is dark and growing, virtually any body part can be treated. This includes underarms, bikini, legs, back, chest, breasts, face, between the eyebrows, ears, nose or just about anywhere you can imagine. Unfortunately grey, white and natural red hair do not respond well to present hair removal lasers.
How many treatments are required?
Most clients require a minimum of 5 treatments, separated by approximately 6 weeks.
When will I see results?
Even after their first laser hair removal treatment, some patients notice a dramatic reduction in the number of hairs that grow back. Permanent reduction of up to 90% can be achieved. The hairs that do grow back are usually much lighter in colour and finer in texture. Most patients notice that the maximum number of hairs, which are permanently destroyed, occurs after the 4th or 5th treatment. 50% of patients who complete 5 treatments will achieve 50-75% permanent hair reduction, but results do vary.
What is THE procedure like?
The pulse of light and energy emitted by the laser is selectively absorbed by the pigment in your hair follicle. The duration of this pulse is just long enough to disable the follicle. A special cooling gel provides further skin protection. The treatment is generally comfortable and well tolerated. Treatment times vary from 15 minutes for small zones to over 60 minutes for larger areas. Immediately after the treatment, the area may be slightly red and swollen. It is possible to return to normal activities right away. A “regrowth or stubble” may appear in 2-3 weeks. This is the old hair regrowth from the follicle, which will fall away from the skin easily with gentle rubbing. The area must be protected from the sun for one week and then a sunscreen should be used for two months. With Mediterranean, Asian and darker skin types there can be some pigmentation that develops a few weeks after treatment and this generally fades.