LASER HAIR REMOVAL
How many treatments will I need?
Because the hair grows in three stages, multiple treatments are required to achieve the desired effect of laser hair removal. Typically, 6-8 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart are recommended.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser treatments are only approved by the FDA for “permanent hair reduction.” This simply means that some regrowth is to be expected. Most patients experience 80-90% reduction after the series of treatments but should not expect to be hair free.
Is laser hair removal painful?
There may be some slight discomfort, comparable to a rubber band slightly snapping against the skin. Fortunately, excel HR is continuously cooling the skin before, during and after each pulse.
How do I prepare for a laser hair removal treatment?
Six weeks prior to treatment, plucking, electrolysis and waxing should be avoided. On the day of the treatment, skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed of makeup, creams or oils. It is important not to expose the treatment area to sunlight, tanning bed or any type of self-tanning methods at least 4-6 weeks prior to treatment.
Are there side effects?
Permanent side effects are rare and may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering, scarring and bruising in the treated area. These usually don’t last more than a few days.
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Acadiana Womens Health Group, Lafayette LA