Is this permanent hair removal?
It is a permanent reduction of hair growth, 70-80% reduction with maintenance
treatments twice a year or until patient is pleased with results.
Does it work on grey hair?
No, the laser is attracted to melanin (pigment). Melanin is found in skin and hair.
Grey, blonde, and red hair have none to very little melanin, therefore it is not effective to
treat these types.
What if I color my grey hair, will it work then?
Unfortunately, even if grey hair is colored the follicle is still grey, therefore the laser
will be unable to destroy it.
Are there any preparations necessary before treatment?
Avoid acne products: cleansers, exfoliants, anti-aging products, topicals for three days prior to treatment and for three days following treatment.
No visible tan. Patients that have tan skin will not be able to have treatment. The sun must be avoided for at least one month prior to treatment. Self tanners must also be avoided.
How will I look after treatment?
May have redness, sensitivity, small bumps resembling shave bumps, which all resolve
Can I use makeup afterwards?
May use moisturizer and makeup about an hour after treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Most require 6-12 treatments for permanent reduction.
How much does it cost?
Depends on size of surface area being treated.
How far apart are treatments?
Treatments for hair removal should be 4-6 weeks apart for most effective response.
Can I go out into the sun?
Patient cannot expose areas to be treated for a minimum of one week. Patient
should have NO VISIBLE TAN LINES and should not expose treated area to sun for at
least two weeks post treatment. Recently treated areas may burn. Should refrain from
sun exposure until treatment is completed in order to continue monthly appointments.
What if I stop during summer months?
Recommended to have at least six consecutive treatments in order to cause
accumulative damage to follicles to diminish growth. Long term results are best when treatments are done consecutively, but if the skin gets tan, treatment MUST be discontinued. Treatment can resume once the tan is gone and additional treatments may be needed moving forward.
What if I get sun exposure during treatment?
Sun exposure, tanning booths, and self tanning products will allow energy of laser to
target skin more than hair causing pigment changes, blisters or burns, possibly scarring.