If you are a man or a woman and have excess or unwanted hair, the new advanced laser hair removal is the approach to a smoother skin. The process is simpler and faster than any other treatment available. It gives you longer lasting results than any other hair removal method. Common treatment areas include the upper lip, chin, armpits, face, legs, and bikini line. This is a solution using our great skin care and laser treatments.
Am I a candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The ideal candidate for laser hair removal is someone with fair skin, and darker coarser hair. You should avoid tanning or sunburn prior to the procedure. The most unsuccessful candidates for laser hair removal are those with red or blonde hair and darker skin tones. A consultation with a SkinRenew physician can better determine the success rate of your laser hair removal treatment.
How does the process work?
To better understand the process, you need to understand hair growth. Many factors influence the growth of hair, such as age, weight, genetic predisposition, certain hormones, ethnicity and medications. All hair goes through three growth phases. Different locations of the body have different amounts of hair growing in different phases. Thus, making it difficult to predict how many treatments the individual will need in order to achieve the best effects. Laser hair removal is achieved by passing the laser light over the treated area. This process ensures easy treatment of large areas at one time without great discomfort
Is the laser hair removal permanent?
The laser hair removal is permanent reduction of hair – i.e. with treatments, number of hair follicles is reduced, hairs are less coarse, sparse, and duration of hair-free period is lengthened. Laser actually slows the process of growth by disabling the hair follicles. More than one laser treatment should be expected; and multiple treatment sessions may be required to obtain the degree of hair thinning that you desire.
Is the treatment painful?
Most patients do not find the treatments uncomfortable of objectionable. Each laser pulse feels like a brief sensation of heat or feeling of snapping of rubber band or hot bacon grease on the skin. Certain skin areas may be more particularly sensitive, such as the upper lip and bikini area. If desired, an anesthetic cream may be applied to minimize such discomfort. Advance laser technology gives you the reassurance of hair removal that is convenient, fast, effective, and safe.
How many treatments will I need?
Expect to undergo six to eight treatments spaced four to six weeks apart to achieve good reduction of hair and slowing of regrowth. Periodic maintenance of treatments are recommended.