Laser light and intense pulsed light (IPL) are two modalities used for laser hair removal at the Medical Aesthetic Center. The light beam energy is used to destroy the hair follicles without significant impact on the surface of your skin. It is effective on all skin types and results in minimal redness and no downtime. Because of the cyclical nature of hair growth, a series of treatment over several months delivers the best results. After a consultation with the physician, a treatment plan will be developed taking into consideration the area to be treated as well as your skin type. With this information, the most suitable device for hair removal can be selected for best results. All treatments are performed by our licensed physicians.
You can expect to see a gradual decrease in hair thickness and the amount of hair in the area. Since this treatment only targets hair in the active phase of growth, multiple treatments are often needed to achieve the highest degree of permanent hair reduction. White,grey, and velous hair will not be affected by lasers or IPL . The hair must have pigment for this treatment to be successful.
Depending on your pain tolerance, there may be mild discomfort and you will feel a rubber band snap sensation during the treatment as the laser fires in response to the existence of hair follicles under your skin.
You may experience some redness immediately after the treatment but it will quickly subside. There is no downtime and you will be able to leave the treatment and move on with your day.