LASER HAIR REMOVAL
HOW DOES IPL (INTENSE PULSE LIGHT) HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
When used in hair reduction, the light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. It quickly turns to heat which then breaks down the hair follicle, making the hair thinner, lighter, and grow back at a much slower rate, eventually stopping the hair from developing all together.
WHY DO I NEED A SERIES OF TREATMENTS?
Hair grows in three phases and is at it's best potential for treatment when it's in the third phase of growth. For the face, the hair will reach the third phase after 4 weeks, for the body, it takes up to 6 weeks. Laser can only treat the hairs that are present and not the ones that have yet to be formed or developed.
WILL IT AD IN REDUCING INGROWN HAIRS?
Yes, it is able to target stubborn ingrown.
HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO COME FOR AN APPOINTMENT?
For treatments on the face, treatments should be scheduled every four weeks. Body laser should be performed every six weeks.
DO TREATMENTS HURT?
There may be a mild discomfort, similar to a rubber band lightly snapping the skin.
AT WHAT AGE CAN YOU START LASER?
16 Years old due to hormones, pain tolerance and liabilities. Laser can be performed on candidates younger however, a waiver must be signed be a guardian.
DO I NEED TO SHAVE BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
Yes, thoroughly shave the day before or the day of treatment.