Why Have Laser Hair Removal?

Procedure Details

Preparation and Recovery

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Why Have Laser Hair Removal?

    Laser Hair Removal is a convenient and permanent solution to unwanted hair, particularly for patients with darker hair. It can also be used to treat problems like ingrown hairs and razor burn.

Procedure Details

This is a noninvasive technique that uses highly concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles. This light is absorbed by pigments in the hair follicles, generating heat, which damages the follicles and inhibits future growth. Because light is absorbed by pigments in the hair shaft, this procedure is most effective for patients with darker hair. 
Dr. Salas adjusts the laser to the patient's skin color and the color, thickness and location of the unwanted hair. In this way, he is able to provide a highly personalized service, that is tailored to your unique characteristics.

Treatment time is influenced by the size of the treatment area and thickness or amount of unwanted hair. It can vary from only a few minutes to around an hour.

 

How many sessions will I need?

In general, at least three sessions will be necessary, and normally fewer than six. Hair around the bikini area, and on women's faces tends to be more easily dealt with, whilst arm, leg and back hair is more resistant.

 

Preparation & Recovery

Since this is not a surgical procedure little preparation and recovery is needed. You will be asked to shave the area being treated the day before your treatment. 

After the procedure we will apply a cooling gel to the skin & give you an icepack to calm the area. We ask that you refrain from shaving after the procedure. Your hair in the treated area should fall out 7-12 days after your treatment.