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Laser Hair Removal

For many of us hair removal is a part of everyday life. We have so many options to remove the hair on our bodies. Whether we use depilatories, waxing, threading, or electrolysis, it can be time consuming, messy and temporary.

Our laser hair removal technique uses clinically proven diode laser technology to permanently remove unwanted hair effectively.

Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?

Our laser treatment is suitable for most skin tones and areas to be treated. Laser hair removal is effective on most hair color, however it is not effective on blonde or grey hair. Our laser treatment has long lasting results. Treatment time is usually short and comfortable.

It is not recommended to have laser treatment if you have:

  • An active infection
  • Viral, fungal, or bacterial disease
  • Active cold sores
  • An open wound or abrasion in the treatment area

What to Expect

The immediate response after treatment can vary from patient to patient depending on hair type, hair color, color of the skin, and the area being treated. After treatment, there may be some redness and swelling around the follicle. This is only temporary and is a response to the treatment. Within the next few weeks, the texture of your hair may become finer and lighter and you should see a reduction in the amount of hair. This is normal and a positive response to treatment.

Many patients may see a reduction in hair in as little as three to four weeks after initial treatment. Because not all hairs will be at the same stage of growth, patients may need multiple treatments to achieve their hair loss goals. You can expect to find less and less hair regrowth with each successive treatment.

Risks and Benefits

There are risks and benefits to laser hair removal treatment. Some of the benefits include:

  • Smoother skin
  • No folliculitis (razor bumps)
  • No discoloration from tweezing

Some of the risks include:

  • Hypopigmentation (lightening of the tissue)
  • Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the tissue)
  • Blistering