Presentation on theme: "Laser Hair Removal. What type of hair can laser hair removal treat? Hair anywhere on the body can be treated. The laser targets melanin (color), and black."— Presentation transcript:
Laser Hair Removal
What type of hair can laser hair removal treat? Hair anywhere on the body can be treated. The laser targets melanin (color), and black and brown hairs respond best to treatment. The coarser the hair, the better it will respond to treatment. Fine hair, even if dark, may not respond to treatment. White, gray, blonde, and light red hairs will not respond very well or at all to treatment.
Stages of Hair Growth Laser hair removal can only treat follicles that have hair in them. Hair grows in cycles- Hair is best treated in the Anagen Phase. Not all hair follicles have hair growing at the same time, some are dormant and not growing hair. It takes an average of 6 treatments, spaced about 4-6 weeks apart to remove most of the hair. Expect about a 70%-90% reduction in hair.
Other Methods of Hair Removal Waxing Plucking Bleaching Shaving Threading Sugaring Doing Nothing For laser hair removal to be effective, the follicle must have the hair in it: Do not wax, pluck, sugar, or thread hairs 1 month prior to laser hair removal treatment
Risks of Laser Hair Removal Burns or blisters from laser –If warmth similar to sunburn occurs after treatment, apply ice and inform our office Hypopigmentation & Hyperpigmentation –Lightening and darkening of skin –Avoid exposure to UV rays –Use sunscreen SPF 50+ throughout treatment
Bella Cosmedica’s Laser Hair Removal Equipment Cynosure Elite –Accommodates any skin tone –Chiller blows cool air on skin during treatment –Two different wavelength options allow for custom treatment 755nm 1064nm
Maintenance Planning Maintenance treatments are as needed, usually 1-2 times per year. After a series of 6 treatments are completed to one area, additional treatments for that same area are purchased for a reduced fee.
What does treatment feel like? Treatment feels similar to a rubberband snap The sensation does not typically linger Numbing cream is available for a small fee. Please inform our office at the time of scheduling if you would like numbing cream.
FAQ’s How long until the hair is gone? –Hair will exfoliate out in 2-3 weeks after treatment. –It is ok to shave hairs during this time. –An average of 6 sessions are needed How long does the treatment last? You can expect a 70%-90% reduction in hair growth Touch up treatments will be needed I just had… –sun exposure –a beach vacation –used a tanning bed –was outside all weekend without sunscreen. …Should I still have treatment? –Discuss this with the Doctor! I just plucked this morning, can I still have treatment today? –The treatment will not be effective. The actual hairs have to be present in order to be treated by the laser. –Schedule treatment in 1 month, without plucking between now and then.
Laser Hair Removal Results After 1 treatment to the neck only- for reduction of hair. Our lasers safely treat hair on any skin tone, even ethnic skin. (After 5 treatments.)