Laser Hair Reduction
WHAT IS IT?
Specifically aimed points of light to kill hair follicles and prevent future hair growth. It does this by targeting the areas in the skin where hair grows. Because the laser is so accurate, it can be used on virtually any part of the body. Popular places to get hair removal are:
- Bikini line
- And more
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
The two main benefits to laser hair reduction are speed and accuracy. Because the laser can target multiple hair follicles at one time, laser treatments can be completed in as little as 15 minutes, while the accuracy of the lasers ensures that only the appropriate areas are targeted while the rest of the skin remains relatively unharmed.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Once you have scheduled your appointment, avoid waxing, electrolysis, and plucking leading up to the procedure. Avoid prolonged sun exposure as well.
During the procedure, you will be given a cooling gel which will help the process be more effective to the hair follicles. Once the laser treatment begins, it may last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour.
There is no recovery period for laser hair reduction, and side effects have been described as closely related to having a sunburn. Aloe gel and cold compresses may need to be used in the hours following treatment.