Laser Hair removal is a convenient and noninvasive method of permanently removing or reducing the amount of hair on your face or body. When you choose laser hair removal, it will leave your skin looking smoother than other methods. Waxing is know to stretch skin, damaging collagen after time, leading to saggy, wrinkly tissue. Laser hair removal is a gentle technique that can treat larger areas with minimal discomfort.
There are several reasons one may want to choose laser hair removal:
Prior to treatment, you will be fitted with eye shields to protect your eyes. Patients must be sure to shave the day prior to treatment. A cold gel device will then be applied to protect the outer layers of the skin.
Our GentleLase laser will be adjusted to your skin color and the color, location and thickness of the hair that is going to be removed. We will direct a test pulse light to the treatment area to test. A 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 then be observed to make sure that the settings are correct. We will also check for any adverse reactions to treatment.
If the test is successful, the low-energy beam is then directed spot-by-spot to the areas to be treated, instantly and permanently disabling the active-growth hair follicles with each 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. Keep in mind we also offer numbing agents prior to treatment if desired.
For optimal results, we recommend 4-6 treatments.
When you sign up for laser hair removal with Get Lazed, your physician will provide you with pre-treatment guidelines and answer any questions you may have.
Some things your physician will ask prior to treatment:
After the procedure, you will receive detailed instructions about your post-treatment care, including information about:
Significant complications from laser hair removal are very infrequent. Your specific risks for laser hair removal will be discussed during your consultation.
All procedures have some degree of risk. Some of the potential complications of the procedure are:
Damage to underlying structures
Unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures
Other risks specific to laser hair removal are outlined below:
Changes in skin color and/or texture
Increased hair growth
You can minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your board-certified physician, both before and after your laser hair removal treatment.