About Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a fast and safe method of removing unwanted hair from almost all areas of the body. It is a relatively painless procedure. Laser hair removal leaves your skin silky and smooth. Areas that are commonly treated are the face, legs, bikini line, chest and underarms. All skin areas can be treated except eyelids.
Laser hair removal targets the pigment in the hair follicle. This treatment is very effective but can only be used on hair with a significant level of pigment, within the black and brown spectrum of colour.
Unfortunately, white, strawberry and blond hair contains too little colour to be treated effectively. During a laser hair removal treatment, light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the colour (melanin) in the hair shaft.
This absorption raises the temperature of the hair follicle and thermally kills the cells responsible for re-growth. The laser is set so the hair follicle is targeted and the skin remains unaffected. Men and women are welcomed. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. We will develop a customized treatment plan for you to fit your individual needs. We use state of the art equipment, Soprano XL, for more information on Alma Lasers please visit www.almalasers.com
Indications for Laser Hair Removal?
Excess or unwanted hair
Any skin type.
Light brown to black hair
If you are pregnant
If you are on a medication called Accutane
If your body makes keloids
If you have recently waxed, tweezed or had electrolysis within the last four weeks
If you have had exposure to sunlamps, sun tanning beds or natural sunlight
If you are taking photosensitizing medications
Before Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
For four weeks before and after treatment there should be no exposure to sunlamps, sun tanning beds or natural sunlight. On the day of the treatment bathe and shave the areas to be treated. Make sure you do not apply moisturizers, deodorant or makeup to the area. Be prepared for your appointment.
What Not To Do?
Do not wax, tweeze or have electrolysis for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment. Do not tan in the area to be treated for at least 4 week prior to treatment (tanned skin cannot be safely treated).
Do not use self-tanning products for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment. Do not apply any topical numbing cream to the treated area.
Do not have hot baths or work out for at least 24 hours after treatment. Do not rub the area.
Do not use any deodorants, moisturizers or makeup on the treated area for at least 24 hours.
SPF 30 and higher on treated area when outdoors.
After Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
Treatment area may be mildly red, this disappears within a few hours. Within a few days to four weeks, tiny hairs will begin to shed from the follicles, this will continue for several weeks.