How is Laser Hair Removal Performed?
Before your laser hair removal treatment, protective eye shields will be placed over your eyes to prevent injury to your corneas or retinas. The hair that will be undergoing treatment will be shaved (It is best to shave the area prior to treatment) This will save time for the practitioner.
At The Skin Clinic, we trust Vectus Diode Laser by Cynosure – State-of-the-Art and the GOLD standard in laser hair removal. This high speed laser delivers beautiful results in a fraction of the time that other lasers take. This means less treatments and better results!
A test treatment will first be done by directing a test pulse light to the treatment area. A high speed, low energy laser beam will pass through your skin and be absorbed by the pigment of a percentage of the active-growth hair follicles. This area will be observed to make sure that the settings are correct and to check for any adverse reactions to treatment.
If the test proves successful, the laser beam is then systematically directed spot-by-spot to the areas to be treated, instantly and permanently disabling the active-growth hair follicles with each treatment. Hair follicles in the dormant phase are not affected by the treatment.
When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, cold water or anti-inflammatory creams or lotions to soothe the treated areas and diminish any discomfort.
Multiple sessions are required for optimal laser hair removal results. Usually three to eight are needed initially, but additional treatments at later dates should be expected. Most clinicians recommend treatment intervals of four to eight weeks depending on variables such as the body region being treated, your gender, age, hair type and hair growth pattern.