Hair Removal procedures
Laser hair removal
has proven to be a very popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure;
see current American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
statistics. It is a non-invasive, convenient way to permanently
reduce unwanted facial or body hair.
The process takes from several minutes to several hours, depending
on the area of the body involved. Laser hair removal uses a low-energy
laser. The laser energy passes through the patientís skin,
being absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. A percentage
of the follicles are instantaneously and permanently disabled with
each treatment. In most cases, no anesthesia is necessary.
A non-invasive, gentle technique that eliminates undesirable hair
from all parts of the body.
Leaves skin looking smoother and silkier.
Treats larger areas effectively because it removes more than one
hair at a time.
Replaces waxing, electrolysis and razors.
Immediate return to normal activities.
An ongoing process
that requires multiple sessions.
Sometimes there is a temporary slight reddening of the skin or localized
May have to use specially formulated skin care products, and/or
a prescribed skin care regimen. Sunscreen is recommended for any
treated areas exposed to the sun.
Patients with darker pigmentation may not respond well.
Blonde, white or gray hairs are less responsive to laser treatments
and sometimes cannot be treated.