Laser Hair Reduction
Traditional hair reduction techniques, such as shaving, plucking, waxing, tweezing or depilatory creams provide only temporary relief. Painless Laser hair reduction safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. Facial, underarm, leg, and bikini areas are completed safely and effectively. Hair on the torso can also be treated.
How many laser hair reduction treatments will I need?
Hair grows in cycles. The number of treatments required depends upon our skin color and coarseness of the hair. Everyone will require at least 4-6 treatments as the process is only effective on hair during the early growing cycle. Repeat sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when they re-enter the early growth phase.
How does the laser remove hair?
The laser emits an invisible light which penetrates the skin without damaging it; it is then absorbed by the pigments or melanin of the pilous follicle. The laser light selectively absorbed by the follicle damages its functions and impairs its ability to fabricate hair. At the level of the pilous follicle, the laser light absorbed by the pigments is then transformed into heat which damages the hair but not the surrounding skin.
How safe is laser hair reduction?
Laser hair reduction is an effective and proven method. Laser can be used as a medical device since it can be exactly tuned according to each person’s type of skin, ensuring an effective treatment. Observance of instructions and precautions are essential for a safe treatment.
What are the precautions to be taken before a laser hair reduction?
It is imperative to stay away from the sun in the weeks preceding a hair laser reduction session, since tan is a contra-indication for the treatment. Exposure to the sun should be avoided. The area to be treated must be shaved 3 days before the laser hair reduction session.
What precautions should be taken following a laser hair reduction session?
You will be advised to use a hydrating and anti-redness cream during the hours following the treatment. Exposure to the sun is a contra-indication, a solar shield must be used in case of sunny weather.
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