Laser Hair Removal
What is the difference between laser hair removal and electrolysis?
Electrolysis and Laser Hair Removal greatly vary on how the procedures are conducted. Laser Hair Removal is a non-invasive alternative to the penetrating procedure of electrolysis. Unlike electrolysis, laser hair removal treats multiple hair follicles rather than one at a time. Since more hair follicles are treated at once, the session time for laser hair removal is shorter than electrolysis. For laser hair removal, the candidate must be clean-shaven on the day of the procedure. With laser hair removal, sessions are shorter, more comfortable and treatment is needed less often than electrolysis procedures.
Does a doctor need to perform the treatments?
No, a doctor is not needed to perform laser hair removal. Indigo only allows registered nurses who have undergone extensive training to conduct these treatments.
Can the doctor prescribe pain medications?
No. Because Laser Hair Removal is not an invasive procedure, pain medication should not be needed and cannot be prescribed. During the treatment, a topical anesthetic can be applied to treat discomfort.
What results can a client expect?
Results vary based on the client's skin type and other factors, but most clients require five treatments to achieve desired results. Following each treatment, you will experience hair fall out, which indicates that those follicles have been terminated. Because the growth of hair follicles is not at the same stage at the same time, multiple treatments are needed for maximum hair removal. With multiple treatments, you can be left with virtually hair-free skin.
What does laser hair removal feel like?
You may experience some discomfort during treatment similar to the snap of a rubber band on your skin. Most clients find it mildly uncomfortable and not bothersome. Clients may also experience some temporary redness or skin sensitivity after treatments, which will dissipate shortly.
Are there any special things client need to do or avoid during treatment?
During the entire treatment schedule, clients need to avoid sun exposure on the area being treated, as this can make treatment less effective and skin more sensitive. Also, shaving is the only hair removal method that should be used. It is important to avoid waxing, tweezing or other hair removal methods that remove hair at the root, as this is needed for laser hair removal treatments to be effective. We ask that when you come to your treatment the area of skin being treated is free of any lotions or products and is clean shaven. If you are unable to come in unshaven (e.g. you don't have someone available to shave your back), time will be scheduled at the medspa for shaving by a practitioner.
What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
You can remove hair on virtually any body area.
What is the cost of laser hair removal?
Costs vary based on the size of area that is to be treated and other factors.
Are there age restrictions for laser hair removal?
Typically treatments are performed on those who have already finished growing, and are around the age of 15. If treatment is performed on those who are still growing, hair follicles will continue to produce hair and touch up treatments will be required.
Laser Hair Removal - Get to the root of the problem
- For the entire body
- For all skin types, including tanned skin
- Cost effective
- Simple treatment
Almost everyone has unwanted hair somewhere on their body. Unfortunately, traditional hair removal routines can be tedious, painful and expensive over time. Shaving may last a day, waxing a couple of weeks, but none of them last forever, and therein lies the true beauty of laser hair removal. With our treatment, most patients can go right back to work with no after-effects, even after treating large areas.
How does it work?
To eliminate hair, the laser emits gentle pulses of energy that pass through the skin to the hair follicle. This energy is then absorbed into the hair follicle to destroy it so that hair can never grow there again.
Am I a viable candidate for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal can be applied to all areas of the body and on all types of skin (even tanned or dark skin).
Does it hurt?
The treatment causes only minimal discomfort. Patients often say it feels similar to the snap of a rubber band. Slight redness or localized swelling can occasionally occur, but this usually subsides within the first 24 hours after treatment.
How many treatments are required?
Typically patients will see results in 4 – 6 treatments, though this number will vary based upon skin tone, hair color, and several other factors.