Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal is available for all skin types, including very light and very dark skin, and most hair colors. The laser is attracted to the melanin (dark pigment) in the hair follicle, therefore, treatments are often more effective on light skin with dark hair.
During a laser hair removal treatment, the laser emits a powerful beam of light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment while minimizing damage to the surrounding skin. The hair follicles absorb the laser energy, thus impairing the ability to grow new hair.
Laser hair removal is effective on the face, back, chest, abdomen, arms, underarms, bikini line, buttocks, and legs. The number of treatments required depends on your skin and hair color, density, and coarseness of the hair. Several treatment sessions are recommended for the best aesthetic outcome because laser hair removal can only affect hair in the active stages of growth.
Although it is not a guaranteed permanent solution, studies have shown that areas where hair is removed by laser can generally remain hair-free longer than by most any other hair removal method. If regrowth should occur, the hair is often thinner and lighter in color.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will the treatment feel like?
Most people feel only a slight, momentary “snap” at the treatment site during the procedure.
How long does one session last?
Laser hair treatments take just minutes for small areas and about half an hour for large areas.
Are there any side effects?
Typically, patients experience a mild, sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling, immediately following treatment. This usually lasts two to 24 hours after treatment.
How quickly will I recover?
You can resume regular daily activities immediately following treatment.
Will insurance pay for treatment?
At present, insurance companies do not cover laser hair removal since it is considered a cosmetic procedure.
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