Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal offers your solution for permanent hair removal of unwanted body hair. At MedSkin Essentials, laser hair removal is performed with the XEO Cutera Laser. This laser device emits pulses of light that are absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles and converted into heat energy. This heat destroys the hair follicle, which is essentially the root of the hair, and prevents future hair growth in the treatment area.
Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Your laser hair removal will start with a consultation to determine which area(s) you would like to treat. Laser hair removal works on almost all areas of the body, including the legs, arms, back, abdomen, chest, and bikini line. Laser hair removal is also safely performed on the face to remove upper lip hair, sideburns, and hair on the chin or jawline. During your laser treatment, you may feel a snapping sensation like a rubber band as the light pulses but this is often considered minimally painful.
Who Can Benefit from Laser Hair Removal?
The best candidates for laser hair removal treatments are those with dark hair and light skin color but all skin types can benefit. Since the results are obtained by pigmented hair follicles absorbing light energy, blonde, gray, or other light hair color is not successfully targeted. The contrast between dark hair and light skin also helps the laser target the hair follicles better.
Results and Recovery
There is minimal recovery time needed after laser hair removal. However, you may have mild redness and swelling so we advise you to avoid sun exposure, exercise, and exfoliating skin products like glycolic acid or retinol for 24 hours. Depending on the size of the treatment area, we recommend 4-8 treatments for complete results. The hair grows in different cycles so multiple sessions scheduled 6-12 weeks apart will target each follicle.