The laser is pulsed for a millisecond emitting a beam of light on to the skin. The light energy passes harmlessly through the skin but is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and hair shaft. The laser works by disabling hair in the active growth stage at the time of treatment.
First, a numbing cream is applied to the skin in order to make the procedure more comfortable. We target the follicle of hair you want to get rid of and direct a short beam of laser at the root. Because not all hairs are in this stage during treatment, additional treatments will be necessary to disable all the hair follicles in the treated area. The number and time of treatments you might need for optimal long-term benefits can vary based on the area you wish to have treated, hair thickness and your hair’s growth cycle. Treatments are usually given at intervals of 4-6 weeks.
You should be able to go right back to your regular activities; the treated area of skin will be red and sensitive for a few hours. Your skin will continue to be sensitive for a couple of days after the procedure. You may need to avoid using hot water on it until your skin heals, also, avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
Around 3-10 days after treatment, hairs will begin to surface. Most of these hairs were treated and are “falling out.” It is not re-growth. The hair follicles need to purge the hairs that remained under the skin. Please refrain from waxing, plucking, or bleaching between treatments (shaving is okay). You may want to use a light exfoliation (washcloth, loofah) method to help remove the hair as it falls out. Your results are based on your skin tone, hair follicles, and growth stage. Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve desired results.
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That's because the laser targets the hairs' roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
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All treatments include Epical HealthMed’ physician consultation
Initial consultation will be redeemed against treatment