How does LASER remove hair?
The laser emits a powerful beam of invisible light
which passes harmlessly through the skin of the
treated area where the laser energy is selectively
absorbed by dark pigment in hair-filled follicles
lying below the surface of the skin. Absorbed laser
energy heats the hair, which damages or destroys the
re-growth potential of the follicle impairing
hundreds of hairs at a time. The result is
successful hair removal without damaging the
surrounding tissue. The proper selection of the
optimal laser, depending upon hair and skin type is
Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?
If you are concerned about unwanted hair, you are
probably a good candidate for laser hair removal.
Is laser hair removal safe for all skin types? Can all hair be
We have different lasers for hair removal available
at our center at all times. So, we are able to treat
all skin types from very white to very black; and
even tanned skin. Any hair with at least some
pigment in it (black, brown, red and even blond) can
be treated effectively.
What happens during a laser hair removal
It begins by trimming away the hair above the skin.
The laser hand piece is then applied to your skin
and pulses of laser begin disabling your unwanted
hair. At the end of the session most of the hair is
wiped off. The remaining hair in the treated area
falls out over the next week or two.
Does laser hair removal hurt? What does the treatment feel
Each pulse of laser feels like a slight sting or
pinch. No local anesthesia is required and most
people tolerate the treatment well. The effective
cooling system helps to alleviate pain.
How long is the recovery time from a
laser hair removal session?
Usually no down time, though some patients can have
some mild swelling for a few hours. Following the
treatment, you can generally return to work and
resume all regular activities immediately.
What kind of results should I expect?
Laser technology has been proven to create a
permanent reduction in the number of re-growing
hairs following each treatment in most skin types.
Patients will require multiple sessions; however the
number of treatments needed is dependent on the
laser energy setting, and the patient's skin and
hair type. Not all of individuals' hair follicles
are producing hair at the same time, but actually go
through three different phases: growth, regression
and resting. Since other hairs will eventually enter
into the active growth phase at different times,
additional treatments may be necessary to inactivate
other hair follicles in a given area. A customized
laser hair removal treatment program will be
designed for you along with an estimate of how many
treatments you may need in order to meet your
Are there any possible side effects for laser
Side effects are rare. You may experience some
slight reddening or local swelling at the site of
hair removal, but this typically goes away within
hours. On rare occasions, some blistering may occur,
but typically resolves quickly. It is important to
perform test spots with increasing energy settings
on every individual considering laser hair removal
at the time of the initial consultation. In this
way, we can start the treatments at the highest
energy to destroy the greatest number of hair
follicles, while knowing that the overlying skin
will not be injured. Test spots will thus allow the
patient to undergo the fewest number of sessions
possible. Limiting sun exposure before and after
each treatment will minimize the risk of
You don’t have to shave, wax, tweeze
or go through electrolysis again...
Laser technology offers a gentle,
non-invasive, long-lasting solution to
unwanted hair on the face, back, legs,
bikini line or any other body area.
Laser hair removal has been performed
safely for many years, effectively
eliminating dozens of hairs with each