Laser Hair Removal
Hair removal works when there is color in the hair. The laser is attracted to the melanin
in the hair follicle. People with light hair may see only moderate improvement and may
need a greater number of treatment sessions. Dark hair responds best and white hair
does not respond at all.
What does it feel like?
The CoolGlide Laser feels like a mild sting for a fraction of a second. It has a built-in
cooling tip that not only protects the skin but also helps to minimize the discomfort.
Most patients have no discomfort after treatment and normal activities may resumed.
How long do the treatments take?
An upper lip and chin can be done in 5 to 10 minutes. Underarms or bikini lines usually
take 15 to 20 minutes. Legs and backs take longer. Very often, follow up treatments
are shorter (and less expensive) because is much less hair to treat
How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments required for optimal results varies depending on the area
treated, hair density, growth cycle, treatment parameters used, and a number of other
factors. Typically 3 to 6 treatments, 4 to 8 weeks apart, may be required to achieve the
Results – What should you expect?
There is often no immediate change. Your skin may get slightly red or even develop a
small crust that will peel. The laser may leave small marks on your skin. The marks
clear up in a few hours to a few days. The hair that has been destroyed will continue to
fall out for 2-3 weeks. Many times it will get darker and thicker just before it falls out.
Don’t worry if you do not see an obvious change immediately after your first treatment.
Is it permanent?
Treatment results may vary among patients. For some this may mean a significant
decrease in the frequency with which you must shave. For others it may mean
permanent cosmetic improvement because hair re-growth is minimal, very fine or
completely absent. Most patients will lose, on average, 20% to 30% permanently with
each treatment. Everyone will have some re-growth with time regardless of the
tecnology used. Hair that grows back will tend to be much finer and less concentrated.