We can provide long-term hair removal with laser or IPL. These procedures are ideal for people who are tired of using traditional hair removal methods and want a long-lasting solution.
The treatment works by directing laser or light energy at the pigment in the hair and heating the active hair follicles, to the point they stop producing hair. Almost any area of the body can be treated, but several sessions are needed to reduce hair, as hair growth occurs in phases. The device targets only your active follicles, so each treatment will target hair that is active during a different growth phase.
Is IPL or Laser Hair Removal right for you?
Both men and women can benefit from these procedures. Common treatment areas include:
- Ear lobes
- Bikini lines
The best candidates for laser or IPL hair removal have a sufficient amount of pigmentation in their body hair. The device targets pigment, so hair removal is most effective for those with dark hair and light skin.
Candidates should also have realistic expectations. A series of treatments is required, followed by maintenance treatments over time. Patients should be committed to the idea of removing unwanted hair. As time goes on, the interval between maintenance sessions is extended and treatments can eventually cease.
What to Expect During The Procedure
A topical numbing cream may be applied first. More delicate areas of the body may be more sensitive, but most people do quite well with their treatments, and feel that the outcome makes the process worthwhile.
After Your Hair Removal Treatment
Because the skin around the hair follicles is impacted during treatment (to disable the follicle), it is typical to experience some redness, swelling and itching around the target areas. Some patients report tingling and numbness as well, but these side effects are almost always resolved within three days. After the first session, you will want to schedule follow-up treatments to get the optimal benefit from laser hair removal.