Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways to reduce unwanted hair for men and women. Our newest laser is one of the best laser hair removal systems in use today. It can remove unwanted hair, as well as sun and age spots and facial and leg veins – efficiently and effectively on all skin types. We use laser technology to deliver an intense but gentle burst of energy onto targeted areas of the skin, delivering a controlled amount of therapeutic heat to the targeted area safely and effectively.
What can I expect during Laser Treatment?
Treatment will take place in our office. We will use a small hand piece to deliver each laser pulse. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the treatment area and the condition being treated.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. For hair removal multiple treatments are required. Other conditions may clear up in only one treatment, but many factors impact the efficacy of treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated.
How do I prepare for treatment?
Hair removal patients should avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing for six weeks prior to treatment. If you have a history of herpes simplex virus, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. Skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products before laser treatment. Do not expose the intended treatment area to sunlight or tanning booth light prior to or immediately after treatment. Apply sunblock (SPF 30 or higher) before treatment.
Does it Hurt?
Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described like the snapping of a rubber band on the skin, this discomfort resolves quickly and is minimized by the air cooling device. For some patients, a topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment. We will discuss this with you before treatment.
What can I expect after treatment?
A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for comfort following your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours.
What precautions should I take after treatment?
After your laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or higher). In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers.
Are there side effects?
Permanent side effects are rare, and may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering and purpura (a laser bruise) in the treated area – These usually do not last more than a few days.
Are those treatments covered by my insurance?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. Some carriers will, however, cover the treatment of disfiguring birthmarks such as hemangiomas, Consult your insurance carrier for conclusive information.
How much do the treatments cost?
Cost depends on the area and condition being treated.