Does the laser treatment hurt?
Most clients describe it as a little uncomfortable, similar to a rubber band being snapped on the skin. Because some areas of the body are more sensitive, you may want to use a topical anesthetic. Applying this anesthetic prior to treatment will lessen any discomfort.
How long is the treatment?
Treatment time can vary based on the area. The upper lip takes only a few seconds while the back or legs can take up to few minutes. Results vary based on skin tone, hair follicles, and growth stage. Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve desired results. Post-treatment effects also vary depending on individual circumstances and stage of treatment.
How many treatments does it take?
The laser works by disabling hair in the active growth stage (anagen) at the time of treatment. Because not all hair is in this stage during treatment, additional treatments will be necessary to disable all the hair follicles in the treated area. Treatments are usually given at intervals of 4-6 weeks, or when new hair growth is noticed.
What happens to the skin after treatment?
The area may become pink or red with a bit of swelling but that subsides within a couple of hours.
What should be done after treatment?
Following treatment, you can return to your normal activities. Avoid: Retin-A, alphahydroxy acids, glycolic acids, and astringents. You may clean the area using mild soap and water. You should avoid tanning and use a sunscreen on any treated areas exposed to the sun.
What should be expected?
Around 3-10 days after treatment, hair will begin to surface. Most of this hair were treated and are “falling out.” It is not regrowth. The hair follicles need to purge the hair that remained under the skin. PLease refrain from waxing, plucking and bleaching between treatments. (Shaving is ok).
Dose a long pulse Nd Yag work on all skin types?
Yes, it can be used on all skin types. However because it is an Nd Yag laser rather than an IPL device, it is ideal for individual with darker or tanned skin. We can provide effective results in fewer treatments more safely. The risk of superficial burns is greatly lessened, virtually eliminated.
Is permanent hair reduction possible for blonde or light hair?
Because it contains very little pigment, blonde or light hair is difficult to treat effectively with any laser or IPL system. We can get some reduction, but it takes many treatments to achieve any meaningful results.