What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal is the latest technological advanced system in hair removal which produces permanent results.  This new technology is designed to remove unwanted hair faster more comfortably and efficiently than other methods currently available.   Because it clears large area of hair in a matter of minutes, laser hair reduction is very cost effective.

How does it Work?

A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light.  The pigment located in hair follicles absorbs the light emitted by the laser.  The laser pulses for a fraction of second, just long enough to heat up the hair, disabling several follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair’s re-growth.  An important part of the procedure is the cooling of the skin.  A special contact cooling hand pieced allows your technician to treat even the most sensitive skin.

What can you expect?

The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more depending on the size of the area being treated.  It is important to treat hair that is in active growth phase, this is why you will need more than one treatment to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter the growth phase.

Is it Safe?

Yes, the Light Sheer Diode and McCue Ultra VPL are FDA approved for permanent hair reduction.  Its special cooling tip hand piece directs laser energy to the hair follicle while protecting the surrounding skin.

What are the after affects?

The appearance of the treated area immediately after the treatment will vary from client to client depending on the extent of the procedure and skin type.  Side effects if any are usually minor.  There may be some redness and swelling around the hair follicle, this is a desired clinical result indicating that the follicle has responded to the treatment.  This reaction typically disappears with a few hours.  Most people return to normal activity right away.  On rare occasions, some blistering may occur, but this typically resolves quickly.   Sun exposure before and after each treatment, will minimize the risk of complication.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required depends on several factors related to specific skin types and colour, thickness, and density of hair.  Several treatments are necessary to achieve the best results.  Consult your technician for an estimate of necessary number of treatments.   On average, most people require 4 – 6 treatments.

How long between treatments?

Sessions are scheduled when the hair begins to grow.  The timing for this can range from four to eight weeks, depending on hair type and the part of the body being treated.  On average, appointments are scheduled six weeks apart.




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