How long does a treatment take?
The length of a laser session may range from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of areas being treated.
Is there anything special I need to do before my first and each Treatment?
In general here are some important things for you to do (or not do) prior to your laser hair removal treatments:
What post-treatment is necessary?
You will need to use sunscreen regularly during your laser treatment package and for six weeks after completing your packages. Avoid irritants for seven days after treatments. Do not tan areas for two weeks after treatment.
Following treatment, you can generally return to work and resume all regular activities immediately.
What does the treatment feel like?
Each pulse of the laser feels like a slight sting or pinch, similar to the snap of a rubber band. No local anaesthesia is required and most people tolerate the treatment well.
How does Laser Hair Reduction work?
The laser targets the hair follicle without disrupting the skin's surface to remove hair on any part of the body for smooth softer looking skin. The energy directed from the lasers hand piece is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle, the generated heat energy is designed to destroy the hair follicle so it cannot grow back. Our top of the line approach to hair removal is safe for all skin types and targets all hair colors that contain melanin. The result is permanent hair reduction providing the most desired effect.
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What body areas can be treated?
We can do laser hair removal just about anywhere on the body. The most common areas for women are the upper lip, chin, underarms and bikini line. Men desire hair removal on the back, shoulders, chest and back of neck. We do arms, legs, toes, ears and more! We can treat any area with the exception of the areas around the eyes.
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Are there any possible side effects?
Side effects are rare. You may experience some slight reddening or local swelling at the treatment site, but this typically goes away within hours. On rare occasions, some blistering or bruising may occur, but typically resolves quickly. Also, the skin can become darker or lighter following treatment, but will generally return to normal within a few weeks. Limiting sun exposure will minimise the risk of complications pre and post session.
What happens during a treatment?
You will be asked to wear dark safety glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. Next, a cold gel may be spread over the treatment area. The hand piece is then applied to your skin and pulses of light begin disabling the unwanted hair. When the gel is removed, much of the hair is wiped off with it. The remaining hair in the treated area falls out over the next week or two.
What is Laser Hair Reduction?
Never think about having to shave, tweeze, or wax again. Say hello to lasers, and goodbye razors! Laser Hair Reduction offers a lasting solution for unwanted hair. It emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin, to the hair follicle, where it is absorbed. Upon absorption, the energy is transformed into heat, which will disable the follicle, while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
The laser hair reduction process is a cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted hair fast and effectively. Our laser is designed to accommodate clients of all skin types. The laser hair removal treatment is cost effective and simple.
Men, women and teenagers of most skin types. At this time the laser technology is not effective on treating white, red or gray hair as the laser energy needs to target the dark pigment in the hair follicle to destroy it.
Your initial free consultation will help us determine whether this service is right for you.
How many treatments are needed?
Because the laser can only permanently disable the hair follicle in the active growth cycle and not all hairs are in this part of the cycle at any one time, most clients require 6-8 treatments to achieve permanent reduction of hair. Our goal is to target hair growth in the Anagen phase where hair growth is active and contains the most melanin. Fewer treatments are needed if your goal is to reduce the number of hairs as well as the coarseness of the remaining hair. In hormonally induced areas (i.e. women's facial) usually 8-10 treatments will be required. A precise cost and treatment estimate will be given at the initial consultation. You will need to do touch ups in the future to maintain your results. Please contact us for more details.
To set a scheduled time for a complimentary skin consultation, please get in touch with us. We look forward to working with you to acheive your goals! You can reach us via phone, email or through our website by clicking the link below for either our Clermont or Downtown Orlando Medspa location....
Clermont Office: 2400 Hook Street Clermont, Florida 34711 (352) 241-6460
Orlando Office: 3438 Lawton Road Orlando, Florida 32803 (407) 422-1608
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