Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

This Diode technology uses light and heat energy to minimize the risk of side effects of the treatment. It utilizes a cooling technique so it can be more comfortable than previous lasers. Laser hair removal can take from 4-6 treatments on the average to have 80% removal. 

How does Diode Laser Hair Removal work?

Laser hair removal directs a beam of broad spectrum light and heat to the pigment (melanin) within the hair shaft. The heat and light energy raises the temperature of the shaft and is guided to the hair follicle. The hair follicle is damaged by the energy and hair is permanently removed without damaging the surrounding skin. It is important to note that hair has 3 stages of hair growth, but can only be destroyed in 1 stage. It is impossible to know when the follicle is in that stage of growth, which is why multiple treatments are needed. 

When will I receive Permanent Hair Reduction?

Most people will start to see results as soon as the 3rd treatment with our Spectrum Diode Laser. A minimum of 4-6 sessions are needed to achieve permanent hair reduction. More treatment sessions may be possible. Treatment sessions are scheduled 4-6 weeks apart. 

Where is Laser Hair Removal effective?

Laser hair removal is suitable for practically every area, except the eyebrows. The most popular areas for women are the bikini line, underarms, legs, and face. The most popular areas for men are the face, neck, shoulders and back. 

Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?

Diode laser hair removal feels like a pricking heat. The amount of discomfort is relative to the sensitivity in the direct area. It is recommended to have Aloe and Cool packs on hand after a treatment to help alleviate any discomfort, but they are rarely needed. 

How many Diode Laser hair removal treatments will I need?

Each hair follicle goes through growing and resting phases. Hair is most successfully treated in the growing phase. At any given time, 15 to 20 percent of your hair will be in this stage. During the treatment, only hair that’s in the growth stage will be removed. Since not all of your hair develops at the same time, sessions are scheduled a few weeks apart until all hair follicles have been treated. That is why at least 4-6 hair removal treatments are required to achieve permanent hair reduction. 

Is Laser Hair Removal right for me?

All light based treatments require the hair to be darker than the surrounding skin. Test spots are sometimes recommended to make sure your skin can tolerate the treatment. Gray or very light hair are not ideal for laser hair removal, especially if you have light skin or if the hair is due to hormonal issues. Laser hair removal can provide safe and comfortable permanent hair removal for patients of all skin types, even for those with darker skin.