What is laser hair removal?
This is an FDA-approved treatment that uses a laser to apply a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair. Light is absorbed by the pigment in hair, converted to heat that damages the hair follicle, resulting in delayed and inhibited future hair growth.
Will laser hair removal work for me?
In order for the treatment to be effective the hair must be black or brown. Laser hair removal will not work on red, blonde, gray or white hair.
How should I prepare for my laser hair appointment?
Please shave the area being treated the evening before or day-of your treatment. Be free of any makeup (face treatments), lotions, deodorant, and remove any body jewelry near the area being treated. You will need to avoid sun exposure: NO sunbathing , NO tanning beds and NO self tanners to the treated area 14 days before your scheduled appointment.
Do medications Affect Laser hair removal?
You cannot receive laser hair removal if you are on medications that make you photosensitive. You will need to be off antibiotics for 14 days prior to your treatment. Stop retinoids at least 2 weeks before treatment and you should be off Accutane for 6 months prior to treatment.
Can I pluck, wax, or tweeze between treatments?
No. You will need to stop plucking, tweezing, and waxing 3 weeks prior to your first appointment. While receiving treatments you can only shave.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically 6-10 sessions depending on the area being treated , Everyone's body is different, and different biological factors play a role in how many sessions you will need. This will be discussed in more detail at your first laser appointment.
Is laser hair removal painful?
During treatment, clients may experience minimal discomfort. It has been described as a rubber band snapping against the skin.
Can you treat all skin types?
Yes! The Cynosure Laser is a comprehensive system that combines 2 different wavelengths. The 755 Alexandrite and the 1064 nm ND YAG.
After my appointment what will happen?
It is normal to experience redness and swelling on the treatment area following laser hair removal. The area may feel like a sunburn for a few hours after treatment. Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream, aloe vera or aquaphor may be used to alleviate redness and irritation. Hair in the treated area will slowly shed, typically over the course of two weeks. Patchiness of hair growth is normal, and will dissipate towards the end of your laser hair treatments.
What do I need to avoid right after treatment?
No hot tubs , saunas , pools or excessive working out for at least 24 hrs after treatment.