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About Laser Hair Removal

During laser hair removal, a laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling numerous follicles at a time to stop or significantly impede the hair’s growth. A certified laser technician uses the highest technology lasers with unparalleled efficacies in hair removal, especially thinner hairs that other lasers cannot directly target.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal:

  • Long-lasting (nearly permanent) results
  • Reduction in hair regrowth
  • Precision in targeting specific areas
  • Minimal discomfort during treatment
  • No downtime after sessions
  • Suitable for various body areas
  • Time-saving compared to traditional hair removal methods
  • Smooth and hair-free skin
  • Reduced risk of ingrown hairs

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Areas:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Bikini line
  • Face
  • Underarms
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Neck
  • Hands and fingers
  • Feet and toes
  • Ears
  • Buttocks

The Complete Laser Hair Removal Process

Preparation Guidelines:

  • Shave the treatment area a day before your appointment.
  • Stay out of direct sunlight and tanning beds for at least two weeks before treatment.
  • Refrain from using self-tanning products or sprays prior to your session.
  • Do not pluck, wax, or use depilatory creams on the area to be treated for four weeks.
  • Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your appointment.
  • Skip the application of perfumes, lotions, or creams on the treatment area.
  • Ensure your skin is clean and free of makeup, oils, or skincare products before your session.
  • Inform your technician about any medications you are taking.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the treatment area.
  • Arrive a bit early for your appointment to complete any necessary paperwork.

The Laser Hair Removal Session

During a laser hair removal session, you will wear protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser’s light. Your certified technician will use a handheld device to deliver controlled laser pulses to the target area. The laser’s intense heat will target and damage the hair follicles, inhibiting future hair growth. The procedure’s duration depends on the treatment area’s size, and you should experience minimal discomfort, thanks to the cooling technology integrated into the laser system. Afterward, you can resume your daily activities with no downtime.

Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Apply a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.
  • Protect treated areas from direct sunlight for at least 48 hours post-session.
  • Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher when exposed to the sun.
  • Skip hot baths, saunas, or steam rooms for a day or two.
  • Avoid exfoliating the treated area for about a week.
  • Steer clear of intense workouts and activities that make you sweat for 24-48 hours.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing to prevent irritation.
  • Keep yourself well-hydrated to promote skin recovery.

The Recovery Process

After your laser hair removal sessions, you can expect a smooth recovery. Most clients experience minimal discomfort, like a mild sunburn sensation, which usually subsides within a day or two. The results become noticeable in about eight weeks as hair regrowth slows down. You’ll find yourself needing to shave or groom less frequently. The convenience and long-term benefits of laser hair removal make it a smart choice for achieving silky-smooth skin.

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Laser Hair Removal FAQs

What is the laser hair removal treatment duration and downtime?

The treatment time can vary considerably depending on the size of the area treated and the technique used. A small area, such as the upper lip, may take only five minutes, while a larger area, like the back or legs, may take up to 45 minutes. There is no downtime, but you’ll need to cover the treatment area or wear sunscreen, as the treated skin will be particularly sensitive to the sun’s UV rays.

What are the typical results after laser hair removal?

You should see smoother skin about eight weeks after your last laser hair removal treatment; you’ll also notice that you need to shave a lot less!

Who are the ideal candidates for laser hair removal?

You’re a good candidate for laser hair removal if you have darker hair follicles against medium-to-light skin tones. Common treatment areas for laser hair removal include legs, arms, back, shoulders, bikini line, face, and more.

Is laser hair removal painful?

The laser treatment itself can cause a slight tingling or heat sensation. Some areas of the body are more sensitive than others. With the patented cool tip of the laser, patients tolerate the procedure very well.

How often are laser hair removal sessions scheduled?

Since the laser affects just those hairs in the growing stage, and not all hairs will be in this stage at the same time, several treatments will most likely be needed to remove all the hair from one area effectively. Subsequent sessions will be scheduled at least 4-6 weeks apart. By this time, you will probably begin to notice the re-growth of hairs that were previously in the resting stage.

How many laser hair removal sessions are needed for completely smooth, hair-free skin?

The number of laser hair removal sessions required for completely smooth skin can vary from person to person and depends on several factors, including the hair color and type, the area of treatment, and the consistency of your sessions. Generally speaking, most patients need 6 to 8 sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart for completely smooth skin. However, some individuals may require occasional maintenance sessions to keep the results over time.

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Dr. Schalit is your trusted facial cosmetic surgeon, board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. If you’re ready to achieve smooth, hair-free skin, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schalit. During your consultation, you can discuss your goals and concerns, based on which we’ll recommend the most appropriate treatments. Schedule your consultation to initiate your aesthetic journey today.

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