Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted facial and body hair can be a source of frustration and embarrassment for both men and women. Shaving and waxing may provide temporary relief, but too soon the hair will return. Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure designed to remove unwanted hair from virtually anywhere on the face and body.
Who Can Benefit from Laser Hair Removal:
Men or women frustrated by with the appearance of hair on their face, neck, or body, may benefit from laser hair removal. For laser hair removal to be effective the hair must have pigment for the laser to target, therefore, grey, blonde and red hair is not effectively treated with lasers.
For effective temporary removal of grey, blonde and red hair is SUGARING is a great option.
Can Sun Tanned Skin be Treated for Laser Hair Removal:
Sun exposed skin may not be treated with lasers. The risk of blistering, hyper or hypopigmentation is significantly increased if the area to be treated has been sun exposed within six weeks prior to treatment or six weeks after treatment. It’s important to inform your technician if you’ve had any sun exposure in the area to be treated.
Laser Hair Removal:
Renew Esthetics and Med Spa uses advanced hair removal systems that are gentle to the skin and highly effective, allowing you to shave both prior and between treatments. Even though the procedure isn’t painless, guests who have had laser hair removal at other facilities have reported that our system is much more comfortable and effective than what they’ve experienced elsewhere. A laser hair removal session will normally take 60 minutes or less, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Typically, on the body, 8 to 10 (up to 12 on darker skin tones) successive treatments are required for optimal results. Facial hair usually requires 12 to 16 successive treatments. Possibly more on darker skin tones. Each session should be spaced about 4 to 8 weeks apart, depending on the area of body being treated. Since only the hair in the active growth phase is affected by the laser, the repeat treatments are necessary to reach maximum reduction.
Laser Hair Removal at a Glance:
- Hair on the face and body has three growth stages:
- Anagen – growth
- Catagen – transition
- Telogen – resting phase
- The Individual hairs are growing at different rates, and are in multiple phases, at all times.
- The energy generated from a laser treatment will travel down the hair, damaging the follicle and permanently preventing further hair growth.
- Only hair in the Anagen (active growth) phase is affected by the laser treatment.
- Multiple (8-16 depending on area and skin tone) appropriately spaced treatments are required to effectively reduce all the hair in a targeted area.
Laser Hair Removal Recovery:
Typically, there is no downtime after a laser hair removal session. With a few exceptions, you’re able to return to normal activities following treatment. Initially, the treated area may have mild redness and slight inflammation around the follicles, but this will diminish over the first couple of hours. On rare occasions, a temporary histamine-type reaction may occur but will subside within a few days. Results will begin to show in one to two weeks, as the treated hair begins to fall out.