Laser Hair Removal FAQ
How does laser or light-based system remove hair?
The system emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin, to the hair follicle, where it is absorbed. Upon absorption, the energy is transformed into heat, which disables the follicle, while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. This inured follicle is usually no longer able to produce hair growth.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for laser or light-based hair removal?
Generally speaking, if you are concerned about unwanted hair, you are probably a candidate for hair removal. Our laser or light-based systems are a faster, easier alternative for hair removal.
Is the treatment painful?
Most individuals describe the treatment as a series of slight pin pricks or rubber band snaps to the skin. Most patients tolerate this sensation without anesthetics. Additional comfort is provided by applying cooling to the area to be treated. A topical anesthetic may be given if needed on an individual bases. Within about 30 minutes of treatment, the area may become pink; this may last for a few hours.
How long does it take?
The amount of time needed depends on the size of the area to be traded. The lip usually takes a few minutes, other areas such as the leg may take significantly longer.
How many treatments will be necessary?
Hair grows in cycles. The system will disable hair follicles that are actively producing hair at the time of the treatment. At any time some hair follicles are dormant. Repeated sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when they re-enter the growth phase. Usually 6 treatments are required to achieve results. The exact number of treatments may vary depending on the individual. Hormones, certain medications or medical conditions might decrease the response to treatment.