Laser hair removal works quickly and efficiently by emitting heat energy down into the hair follicles using the Candela GentleMax Pro laser. This heat energy precisely disables the cells, which shuts down the production of new hair growth. The process is effective because the darker pigment of hair absorbs the large majority of the heat energy, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
Why Choose Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
Laser is more effective and longer lasting than other methods of hair removal because it tackles the problem at the source rather than just the hair that is showing. In some cases, multiple treatments may be needed because hair grows in cycles and hair that is not protruding from the skin will likely not be immediately affected.
Can Laser Hair Removal Work on All Skin & Hair Types?
The laser used in the hair-removal procedure can be adjusted to suit various pigments of skin and hair; however, in general, more pigmented or darker skin tends to make laser hair removal less effective and could increase the risk of potential complications after treatment. In addition, treatments performed on red, blonde, and gray hair are not generally as effective, because they absorb less heat.
What to Expect Following Laser Hair Removal
After the laser hair removal treatment:
- It is highly advisable to avoid sun exposure whenever possible for six weeks.
- It is also a good idea to avoid wearing any perfumes, deodorants, or any product that could irritate the treatment areas for a few weeks after the treatment.
- It’s normal to see some redness and swelling of the hair follicle in the following days.
- A topical hydrocortisone can be applied after the treatment to relieve any itchiness or discomfort.
Any pain or discomfort can be managed easily with over-the-counter pain medications; most of the time, this is not necessary. Our team does provide a prescription antiseptic cream that is applied topically to the treated areas.
If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal, contact our laser hair removal spa in Canton or Watertown to schedule a free consultation. During this initial meeting, we ask patients to complete some medical history forms, the patient’s medical history is reviewed and the spa director will examine the areas requested for treatment.
This is also a good time for the patient to ask all the questions they may have regarding the treatments. The team will be sure to provide all the information needed to have a thorough understanding of what to expect and any potential risks that may be involved.
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