Laser Hair Reduction

The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Laser hair reduction is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair because the laser beam targets the pigment (melanin) in the hair. However, advances in technology have made laser hair removal an option for people who have darker skin. For best results, you may need anywhere from three to eight treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart. The procedure is quick with minimal discomfort.

Preparing for your appointment:

  • Avoid waxing or tweezing the hair in the treated area for one month prior to laser treatment for best results. Shaving is recommended within one week to 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • Tan skin reduces effectiveness of laser treatment
  • If treating the face, avoid retinol products and prescription retinoids, such as Retin-A (Tretinoin), Renova, Differin, or Tazorac one week prior

Contraindications:

  • Pregnancy