Laser Hair Reduction

Permanent hair reduction  

Unwanted hairs, as well as PFB (ingrown hairs) can be treated by delivering 1064nm laser energy into the melanin of the hair shafts and hair follicles. The LightPod Neo (Nd:YAG 1064nm) laser from Aerolase is FDA cleared for these treatments on all skin types; thanks to its Micropulse-1064 technology, this laser uniquely provides pain-free hair reduction without skin cooling or contact by a hand piece. Laser hair reduction can significantly reduce the appearance of unwanted body hair by 50-80%, depending on your fitzpatrick skin type. 

 

How does laser hair reduction work?  

Hair is reduced with the use of a laser by delivering an intense pulse of energy that is then absorbed by the hair melanin. This will damage or destroy the hair follicle. 

 

How many sessions will I need? 

Your esthetician can perform a thorough consultation to determine your Fitzpatrick type and the amount of sessions needed to achieve your desired result. Hair grows in different cycles and each individual hair can be in a different growth stage than the one next to it. You can expect to need around 5-8 sessions, depending on the area of the body. 

  

How often will I need to come in for a session?  

Since hair grows in stages it is best to come in every 3-4 weeks.  

 

Is it painful? 

Each patient is different, some can experience mild pain.  

 

What should I consider prior to a visit?  

  • Prior to a visit it is best to avoid hair removal creams, waxing and sugaring the area for at least 3-4 weeks. 
  •  You will want to shave 2-3 days prior to your appointment.  
  • You will want to avoid any tanning beds or sun bathing prior to and after your appointment.