Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal Facts
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Removing unwanted hair has been one of the most sought after cosmetic procedure in the US. Lasers have been useful in removing hair from the face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, and other areas of concern.
Benefits of laser hair removal include:
- Precision: lasers can select and target dark dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
- Speed: each pulse is delivered at fractions of a second, making the treatment light, easy and fast. The upper lip for instance takes less than a minute to treat.
- Predictability: most patients experience permanent hair removal within 3 to 7 sessions.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal remains one of the commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the US. For those tired of shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal is the option well worth considering.
The actual dynamic of laser hair removal technology is the delivery of highly concentrated light into hair follicles. The pigment in the hair follicles absorbs the light and destroys the hair. Effective hair reduction is only effective during the active growth phase. Permanent hair reduction is considered permanent only when a significant amount of hair does not return for a period of time longer than the complete growth cycle. Following a series of treatments, most hair is permanently removed. However if the hair does regrow it will be finder than before.
Permanent hair reduction can be achieved by light based technology including laser hair removal or hair removal with Broad Band Light (BBL). BBL technology is also referred to as: Intense Pulse Light (IPL)technology. At My Petite Medispa we employ the state of the art Sciton BBL technology. IPL or BBL uses intelligent technology to selectively destroy them while rendering the surrounding tissue (skin) intact. The core purpose of BBL hair removal technology os to remove unwanted hair from the hair and body.
What Is The Difference Between BBL/IPL And Laser Hair Removal?
BBL or (IPL) is a wide or broad band light that emits energy in sequential and consistent matter, energy that is emitted in carefully timed pulses. Laser hair removal technology is light that is emitted in a sudden burst of energy. BBL hair removal is therefore a much more comfortable procedure that laser hair removal.
How Does BBL Hair Removal Technology Work?
Precise and selective intense light pulses are directed at the hair follicle. The light is absorbed by the hair follicle and is converted to heat. The heat loosens the hair follicle and disrupts the cells responsible for growing the hair.
Does BBL (IPL) Hair Removal Work?
BBL hair removal is very effective at reducing unwanted hair. It is more accurate to call laser hair removal or BBL IPL) hair removal permanent hair reduction rather than removal. 100%hair removal.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Laser hair removal or BBK hair removal is considered permanent. Once the hair follicle is killed, it can no longer grow.
Will Hair Ever Come Back After Laser Removal?
The hair that in in the active growing phase when the hair laser removal or BBL hair removal treatment is done is killed and will not return, however new hair growth may occur from follicles that were not in the active growing phase. This is the reason why 6-8 sessions are recommended to achieve the hair reduction the patient desires.
Are Hairs That Pop Out During Laser Hair Removal Permanently Gone?
The hairs that pop out from the skin after the laser hair removal treatment are an indication of the hair follicles that have been killed and generally do not come back.
What Happens To The Hair That Is Already Growing When You Have Laser Hair Removal?
It is natural for some hair to continue to grow after BBL hair removal treatment. Some of these follicles are being purged from the recently treated areas, and some are dormant that were not in the active phase at the time of the BBL hair removal treatment. This is the reason why periodic sessions are necessary. 6 to 8 treatments are recommended every 4 to 6 weeks apart.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Needed?
Hair grown cyclically and only the ones in the active growth cycle are affected during the BBL or laser hair removal treatments. This is the reason why 6-8 BBL hair removal treatments are necessary to achieve satisfactory results. Depending on each patient's skin type and on the texture of the hair being treated, more treatments may be needed at times. At My Petite Medispa we provide 15% discount on packages if 6 or more hair removal treatments.
What Happens During A BBL Hair Removal Treatment and How Long Does It Take?
A review of medical history including any medications you may be taking along with any known allergies is made by the technician. Sun and tanning exposure it taken into consideration prior to proceeding with the laser hair removal treatment. Depending on the area being treated, a topical numbing agent may be applied to the bare skin.
The technician will then shave the area to be treated, if it has not been shaved already, and then apply a cool, conducting gel in order to cool the area and to optimize skin contact with the treatment area. The area is then treated by the technician and check sensitivity while adjusting settings if necessary.
How Long Does the Laser Hair Removal Treatment Take?
Small areas such as the lip and chin may take 5 minutes, while larger areas such as the back or legs may take up to 30-45 minutes.
Medications and Topical Applications to Avoid Prior to the Laser Hair Reduction Treatment
In general St. John's Wort and antibiotics tend to contribute to skin sensitivity, those would best be avoided. The use of skin care products with Retin-A, Differin, Renova, glycolic or alpha-hydroxy acid preparations will also add skin sensitivity. It is important to note that nowadays most skin care lines do have a dose of alpha hydroxy's in them and these should be discontinued at least several weeks prior BBL or laser hair removal treatment.
Is Laser hair Removal Safe?
The LHR or BBL sessions are safe to be used on all body parts including: the face, neck, decolletage, back, underarms, bikini line, legs and arm
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
The degree of discomfort varies from person to person and area to area. The bikini area is generally more sensitive. The more robust the hair follicle, the greater the sensitivity. The sensation with laser hair removal treatment is that of a snapping or pin pricks along with warmth to the area. Most patients find the procedure tolerable, but not pain free. Treatments are customized, as the settings are adjustable to each individual's tolerance level. BBL hair removal is by far less painful than laser hair removal.
Laser Hair Removal Brazilian vs. Bikini
Feel fresh and clean, always! experience the ultimate smoothness, no matter if you did or did not have that extra few minutes to shave in the shower. The feeling of smooth and clean feeling is best achieved with the Brazilian Hair Removal. No more nicking! Experience silky smooth skin in those hard to reach areas. No more bumps, stubble, no more 5 o'clock shadow, your skin will be smooth and clean, appearing as if you've never had hair there to begin with.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Brazilian
Experience a fresh, clean, smooth feeling everyday! You will no longer have to worry about shaving or waxing during bikini season. You will be able to put on any lingerie, not having to be concerned about shaving and creating the perfect line to match your panty line. You will be able to wear anything without planning your life around waxing or shaving prior to an outing or event.
What is Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?
Body and pubic hair removal dates back as for as 4000BC. In 1945, following the wave of the abbreviated bathing suit, more and more Western women, began removing their pubic hair. Changes of lingeries styles, further encouraged the trend of pubic hair removal. As the lingerie lines are narrowing so is the trend of Brazilian laser hair removal ever becoming increasingly requested and popular among both sexes.
Why Opt for the Laser Hair Removal Brazilian?
Men and women alike love the option of permanent hair removal because it rids one of the constant necessity to look for temporary hair removal option, This saves time and money. It also simplifies lives, as planing around waxing for instance requires effort and time. The best part about the laser hair removal Brazilian is the fresh, smooth, clean result that is permanent.
Who Gets the Brazilian Hair Removal?
People of all ages, professions, lifestyle and marital statuses opt for the Brazilian hair removal due to the fresh, smooth, clean, beautiful results they experience. Many men enjoy this option, enjoying this fresh, clean smooth look, due the effectiveness and long lasting results they experience with the laser hair removal Brazilian. The Brazilian laser hair removal is become more and more a grooming trend among men.
What is the Difference Between Laser Hair Removal Brazilian vs. Bikini Laser Hair Removal?
Bikini laser hair removal is advantageous because it removes ingrown hairs and prevents bikini bumps. Gone are the days of bikini waxing and shaving. Waxing is painful and the hair return, while shaving may cause bumps and change the texture of the skin. Bikini laser hair removal leaves the skin smooth and hairless and this is a permanent solution. Below are the specifications with respect to the differences between bikini laser hair removal and Brazilian.
Basic Bikini line laser hair removal vs. Extended Bikini line Laser Hair Removal
Basic Bikini line hair removal covers 2 to 3 inches outside of the panty line. This covers the crease where your bikini suit or panty line hits. Bikini Extended hair removal covers 2 to 3 inches outside the bikini line as the Basic Bikini line hair removal and it extends inside the panty line, excluding the labia. You may choose how far you'd like to treat, depending on your comfort level.
Laser Hair Removal Brazilian, Basic vs. Brazilian Extended
The Brazilian laser hair removal is by far the most requested laser hair removal treatment. This option covers, the outside and inside the panty line and it includes the labia. You may choose if you'd like to leave a small strip or remove all frontal hair. It is all a matter of personal preference. Lastly, the Brazilian Extended option removes all front and back hair, including the anal section.
Is the BBL Hair Reduction Treatment Recommended for Pregnant Women?
There have been to studies with respect to pregnancy, however, we do not recommend BBL, IPL or Laser Hair Removal be performed on pregnant women.
What is the Effectiveness of BBL Hair Reduction Treatments?
How effective are BBL hair reduction treatments? BBL hair reduction treatments will dramatically reduce the unwanted hair on a permanent basis for the right candidates. Careful assessment of the skin tone depth and hair color are crucial, as BBL and Lasers do not render dramatic effects on very light hair for instance. Find out if you are a candidate for the laser hair removal treatment!
What Are Normal Expectations Post one BBL Hair Reduction Treatment?
Significant change is visible, however, due to the fact that hair grown in stages, a more impactful result is seen after 3 treatments, and even grater after 6 to 8 treatments. The hair in active growth stages at the time of the treatment is being destroyed and at any given stage about 30% of the hair is at rest. Additional treatments are needed cyclically until all areas are affected.
Does BBL Hair Removal Affect Untreated Areas?
BBL hair removal will not affect untreated areas.
Laser Hair Removal Cost
For laser hair removal to be effective, a series of treatments are required. This is a process aimed at that particular percentage of hair that is in "active growth phase", and there are no short cuts to be made. Each treatment removes a certain percentage of hair follicles, to the point where the area becomes smooth hair free.
At My Petite Medispa, we have made laser hair removal cost very affordable. We offer, the best, and most competitive packages to our clients. In addition, we offer discounts based on prepaid packages, along with the option of braking down the total in a few convenient payments for your convenience. We offer complimentary consultations and each area varies, depending on the surface being treated and the number of necessary treatments. Ask us about special prices on packages during your consultation. We make permanent hair removal cost affordable for everyone!
Is Laser Hair Removal Effective for Men?
Laser hair removal works for both men and women?
Does Laser Hair Removal Work on White Hair?
BBL. IPL and laser hair removal does not work on white hair, however, it has been very effective on coarse gray hair. Inherently, these devices work by detecting pigment, they are ineffective in white hair as they do not detect it.
Does Laser Hair Removal Work on Blonde Hair?
As mentioned above the lighter the hair the less detectable it is. It works bet on medium to dark hair. Despite what some advertisers may suggest, all IPL, BBL and laser devices are poor at treating blonde hair.
Laser Hair Removal vs Electrolysis
Both technologies have had great success removing unwanted hair, however electrolysis is very time consuming as it has to tackle each hair follicle individually, and it is also much more painful.
Does Laser Hair Removal Work on Pubic Hair?
BBL, IPL and laser hair removal works on all body parts, including bikini, brazillian, legs, arms feet, buttocks and even testicles.
Does Laser Hair Removal Work on Baby Hair?
One such example would be on the fine facial baby hair, or baby hair that grows on the forehead. Laser hair removal does not work on vellous hair.
Does Laser Hair Removal Work on Breasts?
Yes, it works on breasts, and chest.
Does Laser Hair Removal Affect Tattoos?
Yes, laser hair removal will affect tattoos and may cause them to fade.
How to Know The Laser Hair Removal is Working?
Hair will lessen between sessions and as you approach the next session you should notice the dormant hair come back. Remember only the hair in the active stage of growth will be affected by each treatment and that is about 30% of the hair each round. Patients with coarser hair will experience slight edema, or swelling and that is an indication that the treatment has been administered properly and is indeed working.
How Far Apart Should Each Laser Hair Removal Session Be Scheduled?
Sessions are generally scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart, but it can vary with body areas. The designated technician will determine this during the initial consultation.
Is Sun Bathing a Contra-indication During the Laser Hair Removal Process?
Sunbathing before, during and right after the treatments are to be avoided at all costs. The device looks for pigment and the greater the skin/hair pigmentation contrast, the more effective the treatment is and the easier for the device to target unwanted hair.
Is Shaving the Area to Be Treated Recommended Prior to the Consultation?
The area is best unshaved, so the technician is able to see the hair, and assess the color, texture and density. Once the technician determines you are a laser hair removal candidate, you may shave prior to the actual BBL/IPL hair removal treatment. Waxing, tweezing or bleaching the hair prior to the actual treatment is contraindicated, as these tend to lessen the effectiveness of the laser hair removal treatment. The hair follicle must be present during the treatment, waxing and tweezing involved pulling the follicle from the root. Bleaching voids hair of pigment and that in turn makes the BBL hair removal treatment ineffective.
Is Leaving Stubble Recommended Prior to the Laser Hair Removal?
Stubble the thickness of your finger nail is recommended as it makes it easier for the device to locate the follicle, however, not more than that.
Is it Ok to Shave After the BBL Hair Removal Treatment?
Shaving the area is ok, 3 days after the BBL hair removal treatment, however, plucking, tweezing or exfoliating the area must be avoided. Edema, or slight swelling and redness along with irritation may be some of the side effects, thus, shaving and exfoliating may cause further irritation.
What Are Common Side Effects with Laser Hair Removal?
One common side effect is redness and irritation to the site, the skin may look raised, like that of chicken bumps. These subside fairly quick. For those with a history of cold sores, these may surface after the treatment. We recommend informing the technician. An anti-viral agent such as Acylovir is recommended to prevent such incidence.
Is Intense Redness Common After the Laser hair Removal Treatment?
Peri-follicular edema is very common, as is redness. It can be as intense as the thickness of the hair being treated. This may last for a few hours and it is a sign that the hair removal treatment is effective.
Can Hives Surface After the Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
Uticaria, may develop after the treatment and a cold compress is recommended. Raised bumps that are itchy may develop and the area must be treated with care at least for the first 12 hours post treatment. Hot baths, saunas, showers, intense physical activity, outdoor type activities such as gardening, along with steam rooms must be avoided as these tend to worsen such side effects.
Does Laser Hair Removal Or BBL Hair Removal Work On Patients With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
It is recommended that women who suffer from hirsutism, follow up with their primary care physician and seek treatment to balance out their hormones. BBL hair removal has had great success in reducing unwanted hair in women who suffer with PCOS.
Can Laser Hair Removal Cause Cancer?
There have been no such findings in the many years of laser hair removal.