What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is the safest, most effective method used to permanently remove unwanted hair.
As one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States, laser hair removal is the process of a laser beaming highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigments in the follicles absorb the light and heat up to the point of singeing which then destroys the hair and the surrounding root disabling it from future hair growth.
Lasers have been in use for laser hair removal since 1997. Treatments are quick and easy, and lasers are safe. The heat energy from each laser pulse is optimized and specific so that the skin does not absorb it. Due to the fact that human hair grows in cycles, multiple treatments are required at intervals of a minimum of 8 weeks apart.
Q. HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Conventionally anyone with thick, dark, coarse hair is a great candidate for laser hair removal. However with the latest Painless technology even people with finer hair are suitable candidates. Laser hair removal is not effective on white/grey hair.
Q. WHAT BODY PARTS CAN BE TREATED?
Any body part can be treated in both men and women. With our latest technology sensitive areas like bikini (entire), face, underarms can be treated safely and comfortably. With our full body option, you can be completely hairfree from head to toe!
Q. HOW LONG DOES ONE SITTING TAKE AND WHAT ARE THE INTERVALS?
Owing to the ‘IN-Motion’ technology, all treatments are quick and effective. Duration will depend on the body part. For example underarms are done in 10 minutes for both! Duration between each session is typically 4-6 weeks.
Q. HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Typically, 4 to 6 treatments is adequate to provide permanent hair reduction. However, after a one-on-one consultation, your provider may determine that based on the density of your hair, hair color and skin color, you may require additional treatment. Your provider will advise you. It’s not unusual to require a touch-up treatment two years after completing laser hair removal treatments.
Q. DO I NEED TO ARRANGE TIME OFF FROM WORK FOR TREATMENTS?
No. Pain-Free, has no “down time” and requires no recovery time. You can have a Pain-Free, Hair-Free treatment and return to work, school or other normal activities immediately.
Q. WILL MY HAIR EVER GROW BACK?
Actively growing hairs that are treated should not grow back. Once a hair follicle is damaged it cannot grow hair. However, hair follicles that were not in the active growth phase will need to be treated. It’s also not unusual for patients to have a touch-up two years after initial treatment due to hormonal changes.
Q. IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PERMANENT AND ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Most people achieve 85-90% permanent hair reduction. As we use an IN-Motion technology there are virtually no risks of burns or pigmentation seen with conventional lasers. Apart from using a high SPF you need to take no other post procedure precautions.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that permanent hair reduction is “the long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing after a treatment regime, which may include several sessions.” What does this mean?
Because individual hairs are in different stages of growth, you will require a series of treatments to target hair follicles as they progress through these different stages. During your treatment regime, you may experience some hair regrowth; however, complete regrowth in a treatment area is extremely rare. Very light-haired individuals are more likely to experience this outcome.
Although government stipulates that we cannot guarantee permanent hair removal, we can tell you that most individuals experience at least an 80% permanent reduction in hair growth. To maintain your results, we usually recommend that you schedule one or two laser hair-removal sessions per year. Essentially, this helps to ensure a virtually hair-free treatment site.
Q. IS YOUR MACHINE TRULY PAINLESS?
Yes it is! Most people find Pain-Free-Hair-Free extremely comfortable. Clients describe the sensation as soothing as a “hot stone massage”.
Book your free no-obligation consultation and free patch test today to experience the ultimate in painless laser hair removal – once you have tried us no other clinic will do.
Does It Hurt?
The procedure hurts-but not a lot. “It stings,” Lee says. “It’s universally described as a rubber band snapping against your skin.” But it only stings for a millisecond-the time it takes for the laser to target your hair follicle and zap it away (of course, this means that it will sting for each hair follicle zapped). While your skin may be a little red and puffy after the procedure, you shouldn’t feel any pain in the area by the time you leave the office