Laser hair removal continues to be one of the most popular, in-demand cosmetic procedures. Whether you have excessive hair growth due to your heritage, or you're prone to razor bumps and painful ingrowns, or...you simply just don't like shaving and waxing, laser is the solution.
Laser is a pulse of energy that heats up a hair follicle and prevents future growth. Several treatments are necessary as hair grows in stages - and not all stages are receptive to laser. Only one of those stages will actually absorb the energy and stop growing. Since there is no way to know which hair is in which stage, several sessions are required. Sessions should be 1-2 months apart. Each session, the laser will "zap" all of the hairs, and the follicles that are in the receptive stage will purge and fall out over the next couple weeks, if not immediately. With each session, new hairs will absorb the laser and fall out. After 6-8 sessions, all the hair will most likely have been treated and have fallen out resulting in 80-90% reduction. Although 6-8 sessions are typical, this treatment number may vary depending on a client's hair type, skin color, hormonal condition, and other factors.
At The Blushery, we are trained and certified in the best, most effective laser for hair removal on the market, the Lumenis Lightsheer.
The LightSheer® users a state-of-the-art diode laser, which ensures safety for all skin types. Unlike other lasers, the Lightsheer is more than 75% faster than the average hair reduction session, while providing optimal comfort using one of their two technologies:
1 - The High-Speed Integrated Technology (HIT™) which incorporates suction to elevate and stretch the skin. In doing so, the laser achieves maximum absorption into hair follicles and fast coverage of large areas, which minimize the sensation of heat.
2 - The ChillTip™ technology uses a proprietary cooling system to momentarily numb the skin to minimize pain, while compressing the handpiece to the skin to rotate the follicle and enable better results.
Do NOT wax or pluck the area being treated.
Hair may be shaved or trimmed, but must be present, under the skin in order for the laser to see the follicles.
Avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds 10 days pre and post treatments.
Discontinue Retin A, alpha hydroxy acids(AHA), and abrasive scrubs 48 hours before treatments.
Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatments, as it makes skin extremely sensitive to laser.
Results vary for each individual and are not guaranteed. Treatments are more effective when performed in a series of 6, spaced every 1-2 months apart.
*Laser Hair Removal is not to be performed on a person with diabetes, active herpes, open skin wounds, skin rashes, pregnant women, and women who are nursing.