Laser Hair Reduction

You may be surprised to learn that virtually your entire body is covered with hair.  Because most of this hair is fine and pale, it usually isn’t visible to the naked eye.

But when darker, courser hair appears in places which may make you uncomfortable like on the face, neck, abdomen, breasts, legs or underarms in women or on the shoulders, chest and back of men, it may be time to consider Laser Hair Reduction.

Laser hair reduction reduces unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort and more reliably than other methods.

Lighter, Grey and blond hair can also be safely reduced with the Laser after it has been treated with a hair dye used specifically for this purpose.

How does the Laser System work for hair reduction?

The system emits near-infrared laser light that is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle.  The laser is pulsed or turned on, for only a fraction of a second.  The duration of each pulse is just long enough to damage the follicle, while the system’s unique patented contact-cooling hand piece, the ChillTip, helps protect the skin by conductive cooling during the laser energy delivery.

Latest advancement in Laser Hair Reduction devices include vacuum assist technology combined with diode laser light to allow rapid and comfortable treatment of larger areas.  Our back and leg areas can now be treated in as little at 15 – 20 minutes with this new state-of-the-art technology.

Is Laser Hair Reduction right for me?

Depending on the particular device used laser hair reduction safely and effectively treats all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types 1 – VI).  It is important that a “test” patch is done prior to embarking on Laser Hair Reduction to ensure that one is a suitable candidate for such treatment.

Does it hurt?

A second of pain during each laser pulse may be experienced and red and sensitive skin may be experienced for about 24 hours after treatment.  With many devices a ChillTip provides continuous contact cooling of the epidermis for maximum safety and comfort.  Furthermore the use of a cooling device or ice pack pre, during and post treatment dramatically reduces the discomfort associated with this treatment.

When can I expect to see results?

The laser beam only works on actively growing hair follicles at the time of the treatment – hair will continue to grow from follicles which are not active at the time of the treatment, therefore a course of treatments is required before the area is fully clear of hair this can range from 8 – 12 treatments and in some cases more. Touch up sessions may be required from time to time to treat sporadic hair growth caused by factors such as hormones and stress.  Treatment sessions may last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more depending on the size of the area being treated.

What are the risks?

The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for each person can be determined only at the time of consultation with our Medical Aesthetic Practitioner during which time a “test” patch is recommended.  Pre and post treatment instructions should be provided to all clients prior to receiving treatment.

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