Laser Hair Removal
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal removes unwanted hair by exposure to laser light that destroys the hair follicle. As long as the hair has pigment (meaning color) the laser will recognize the hair and remove it. On the other hand, Laser Hair Removal is not suitable for patients with gray, red or white hair; for these, we recommend electrolysis.
Laser Hair Removal process
Hair grows in 3 different stages: active (anagen), transitional (telogen), and resting (catagen). When the hair is in the active (antigen) growth phase the laser will have the most effect on the hair follicle. We use both the Yag 1064 and Alexandrite laser, which allows us to treat any skin tone.
Preparations for Laser Hair Removal treatment
Patients scheduled for laser hair removal should avoid plucking, electrolysis, or wax at least three weeks prior to treatment, should be clean shaven and if a numbing cream has been prescribed it should be applied one hour prior to treatment and covered with saran wrap. The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight, tanning booths or self-tanners prior to or immediately after treatment.
Laser hair removal treatment
Typically, for Laser Hair Removal, a patient will need at least 6 to 8 sessions to reduce hair by 80 to 90%. On larger areas and less coarse hair, more sessions may be required for optimal results. Sessions are normally every 5 to 6 weeks. After 6 to 8 session, a touch-up/maintenance may be necessary. Sessions are typically scheduled further apart, up to 12 weeks, depending on the patient’s hair growth.
Laser hair removal Results
After just a first few visits you will notice less hair. Your hair will also begin to get finer, thinner and lighter. You will notice that the hair treated will start to grow back less and less frequent.
Cost of Laser Hair Removal procedure
Our practice offers pricing to make it affordable for anyone. Laser hair removal means money out of your pocket, but if you calculate the lifetime cost of shaving, waxing, threading, or plucking, you’re making a wise and worthy investment. Fees are based on the treatment area and the number of sessions required.
Schedule a Consultation
Consultation is complimentary; allow us the opportunity to talk with you about removing your unwanted hair and customizing a laser hair removal treatment best for you. Contact our office at 972.420.0023 to schedule a consultation.