LASER HAIR REMOVAL

How does it work?
Laser hair removal uses optical energy to target the pigment in the hair. The objective is to damage the root of the hair permanently, by subjecting it to sufficient heat. On average, a person requires 6-8 treatments, approximately 4-8 weeks apart.

Who is not a candidate?
Any person:

  • With a pacemaker or internal defibrillator

  • With current or history of cancer or pre-malignant moles

  • Who is pregnant or who is nursing

  • With an impaired immune system due to immuno suppressive   diseases (such as AIDS and HIV) or a person using immuno suppressive medication

  • With a history of skin disorders, keloids, abnormal wound healing

  • With a history of bleeding disorder

  • Using medications, herbs, food supplements, and vitamins known to induce photosensitivity to light exposure. *Requires spot treatment 24 hours in advance

  • Treated with accutane in the last 6 months

  • With facial laser resurfacing and deep chemical peeling within the last three months, if face is treated

  • With active sun exposure or UV light exposure (including tanning beds or self-tanning creams) within the last four weeks

  • With diseases which may be stimulated by light

  • *Any person with light pigmented hair is not a candidate for laser hair removal

  • *Persons with history of diseases stimulated by heat, such as recurrent Herpes Simplex, may still be treated following a prophylactic regime


Realistic Expectations
Following several treatments with appropriate intervals, most follicles that cycle through hair growth will be critically injured so they are permanently disabled, and hair growth will be stunted. Follicles that are dormant are not initially affected, however during the course of treatment these hairs will be awoken and subsequently treated


When hair grows back between each treatment, there will be less of it, it will be finer, lighter, and slower growing


What to do before treatment?

  • Client should discontinue use of any irritant topical agents 48 hours prior to their treatment

  • The client should arrive for treatment with clean skin; there should be no lotion, make-up, perfume, deodorant, powder or bath/shower oil  present on the skin

  • Avoid skin irritation or skin tanning

  • *Treatment area must be shaved 24-48 hours prior to treatment


What can I expect after the treatment?

  • The number of required treatments depends on the hair growth cycle, hair color, and depth. The average number of sessions is 6-8, however more sessions may be required for light and fine hair

  • If client has a hormonal disorder the number of treatments may vary

  • In the future a touch-up treatment session may be needed for sporadic new hair growth


Possible side effects after treatment?

  • Hypo- and hyper-pigmentation

  • Skin redness (Erythema)

  • Swelling

  • Scarring