Permanent Hair Removal – Laser
Laser hair removal is the most effective method for permanent hair reduction. Laser hair reduction works well on dark hair in people of all skin types. On average, 20-25% of hair follicles are permanently destroyed after each laser treatment, leading to about 50-70% reduction after three treatments and about 80-90% reduction after six treatments. The remainder of the hair then becomes finer and lighter. However the most common misconception about permanent hair reduction is that a series of laser treatments destroys all hair when in reality some hair follicles are dormant at the time of treatment and are able to produce hair at a later stage.
Because laser hair reduction targets the melanin in the hair, it works on all skin types, but is most effective on people with dark hair and fair skin. Specifically, the laser is attracted to the darkness of the hair, making it ineffective on white or blonde hair. For near complete hair removal, periodic maintenance treatments can be performed. We offer a maintenance program for after care.
Customized Treatment Plan
Once we determine the approach that will work best for your particular hair and skin type, we create a customized treatment plan designed to satisfy your aesthetic goals. Depending on the body area or areas treated, you’ll receive a series of treatments spaced apart every four to eight weeks, sometimes starting on the same day as your consultation – unless we need to do a test spot. Imagine –– no more waxing, no more shaving. Laser hair removal is today’s best solution for permanently removing unwanted hair.
Pre and Post Permanent Hair Removal Instructions
If you are planning to undergo permanent laser hair reduction, the hair must not be plucked, waxed or depilatoriesfor four weeks prior to treatment. The area must be shaven prior to laser treatment. Prior to treatment you should avoid sun exposure 2 – 3 weeks. If tanned we can not treat with the laser.Once the treatment has been administered, you should avoid direct sunlight for 7-14 days due to the risk of hyperpigmentation.
Click here to book a consultation appointment or call our office at 215-465-9600 Professional Aesthetics and Wellness Center accepts all major credit cards. Financing is also available through CareCredit® for patients looking to spread out payments for their procedures. Call or contact our office today to make an appointment for a free consultation.