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LASER HAIR REMOVAL

LASER HAIR REMOVAL
FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

The laser helps remove hair from the roots, and in the process, also prevents ingrown hair from cropping up. You also don't have to worry about razor bruises or burns from hot wax. Regular laser treatment can eliminate ingrown hairs entirely, meaning you'll never have to worry about this again.

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Who is a good candidate?

 

  Women and men alike.

Most women seek to remove hair from their underarms, bikini lines, and legs, while men are more interested in treating hair on their backs, chest and neck.

When hair removal lasers were initially introduced, the procedure was originally intended for patients with light skin and dark hairs. However, newer technologies, like Candela Laser systems, safely and effectively treat patients of all skin types and most hair colors.

Coarse hair responds better than fine, or vellus, hair. It really doesn’t matter that much if you have thinner hair, the laser is seeking the pigment, not the density of the hair follicle.

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What’s the science behind it?

 

Laser hair removal works by destroying the root of the hair follicle. During treatment, flashes of light are distributed over the skin and absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle. The energy from the laser heats up and damages the hair follicle, successfully stunting the cells that stimulate regrowth. It is important to note that hair grows in a cycle, and that hair removal is only effective during the active growth stage.

Every hair goes through three stages of growth: the anagen phase, catagen phase, and telogen phase. The anagen phase, also known as the growth stage, is the duration in which your hair actively continues to grow. The catagen phase, also known as the transitional phase, is when the hair follicle shrinks and detaches from the papilla, a structure at the base of the follicle. The telogen phase, also known as the resting phase, is when the old hair is released and falls out. When the old hair sheds, the hair follicle re-attaches to the papilla and re-enters the anagen phase, repeating the cycle.

Each hair in your body can be at a different stage in the growth cycle at any given time. Thus, to target the hair during the anagen phase, multiple laser treatments are necessary to target the numerous hair follicles during their growth stage.


How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That's because the laser targets the hairs' roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.

Is it Painful?

 Laser removal does cause discomfort, but it typically causes much less discomfort than other forms of hair removal, especially waxing. Many individuals describe laser hair removal as akin to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against your skin. 

Not all people experience pain the same way, so be sure to temper your expectations if a friend or family swears that it “doesn’t hurt at all” or “hurts tremendously.” A few factors that can influence your personal pain tolerance include:

If you’ve had a sufficient amount of sleep , If you’re dehydrated, The current phase of your menstrual cycle (fun fact: You perceive less pain during your luteal phase.)

 

What does it feel like after your session?

Laser hair removal is effective because it heats up your hair follicle. The heat damages your follicle, which prohibits hair growth. Because of the heat generated by the laser, you may notice that the treatment area is red afterward, and it may feel similar to a mild sunburn. We use Hydrating Mist to soothe the skin and SPF to protect from sunrays. Most side effects are mild and dissipate within 24 hours.

Post Treatment

After your session, we provide you with post-care instructions that may include:

  • Staying out of the sun (your skin is more sensitive to UV rays after laser treatments)

  • Using sunscreen or covering up the treated area with clothing if you can’t avoid sun exposure

  • Exfoliate treated areas to reduce ingrown hairs

  • Use moisturizer daily.

With laser hair removal, you feel flawless all the time. Other benefits of laser hair removal include increased self-confidence, freedom from razor burn and ingrown hairs, and no more painful waxing sessions. 

Multiple sessions, usually 6-12 and spaced 4-6 weeks apart, are needed to target the various stages in the hair growth cycle. Following these sessions, a few maintenance sessions a year may also be needed for longer-term results.

I can't believe how fast I saw the results!!! It's a quick treatment and virtually painless. Angela & Jordan are always polite, patient and very thorough. Love my results! 

Natalie Avenir