About Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Before you arrive for each hair removal treatment, we'll ask you to follow a few simple instructions to make sure your results are as satisfying as possible. First, stay out of the sun – a recent suntan or sunburn can sensitize the area and can adversely affect treatment effectiveness. Second, the area to be treated must be shaved free of all hair. And third, the treatment area should be absolutely clean of any lotions, creams, makeup, sun block, perfume or any other chemicals or skincare products. These can cause allergic reactions and can impede the transmission of light, reducing the effectiveness of the treatment.
Each time you come in, we'll ask you a few questions about your medical status. This may seem repetitive, but it's necessary to make sure nothing has changed regarding medications taken, sun exposure, possible pregnancy, etc. that can affect the treatment outcome.
The sensation during treatment has been described as a mild hot pinch not unlike being snapped with a small rubber band. For most patients the pinching sensation goes away nearly instantaneously.
Treated skin may appear pink or slightly red for a day or so afterwards. This is completely normal. On very rare occasions pinkness, redness, minor blistering or persistent pain may occur. If they do contact our office for instructions.
Hair will continue to grow after your treatment. Some of these hairs are being
expelled from the newly disabled follicles and some are from dormant follicles
entering their active phase after the treatment. To achieve the maximum
possible hair reduction it is necessary to follow the full protocol of
six treatments per area, scheduled seven to 13 weeks apart.