What is electrolysis?
Electrolysis uses a very fine, sterilized probe permanently removing the hair at the root. The probe is inserted into the opening of the hair follicle without damaging the skin. A mild current zaps the follicle, releasing the hair, which is then removed gently with a tweezer.
Does electrolysis hurt?
Most clients experience a quick, heat sensation. Some areas are more sensitive than other areas. The amount of current is adjusted for each area to accommomadate this. A topical, non-prescription, anesthetic cream called L.M.X™ can be used to numb sensitive areas. This cream is conveniently sold in the office to make treatment more comfortable if needed.
Is electrolysis safe?
Yes! Electrolysis, a process developed by Dr. Charles E. Michel in 1875, is safe and effective when done properly. Disposable, sterilized probes and gloves are always used and discarded after each treatment. Electrolysis is the only FDA method approved for permanent hair removal.
What areas can be treated with laser?
The laser can remove hair from all parts of the body including face, legs, arms, underarms, back chest, bikini area and more.
What does laser hair removal treatment feel like?
When the pulse of light is delivered most clients experience a heat sensation and describe it like a mild rubber band snapping on the skin when it is targeting the hair. The treatment is so quick the use of anesthetic cream is not necessary.
How many laser treatments will I need?
Length of treatment can vary depending on many factors such as hair thickness, the area being treated and hair growth cycles, etc. That said, most areas require a minimum of 6-8 treatments to acquire the maximum benefit and desired results.
What can I expect after a laser hair removal session?
Anywhere from a week to three weeks after treatment, hairs will shed from the follicle. In between treatment, feel free to shave or cut hairs as often as you would like. You should not wax, pull, thread, or tweeze hairs.
Are there any side effects from laser hair removal?
Although patients experience few side effects, the most common are a slight reddening or swelling of the treatment area, similar to a sunburn. This typically can last for several hours or less.
Following treatment with the laser, are there any restrictions on my activity?
You'll find your sessions are so mild that you may return to your normal activities immediately. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure prior and post treatment. The use of sunscreen is always advised, especially on treated areas. Also, as some antibiotics heighten the skin's sensitivity to light, you may choose to postpone laser treatment if you are taking antibiotics, or have taken them 14 days prior to your session.