Wouldn?t it be nice to never have to shave, pluck, wax, or tweeze again?or feel self-conscious about embarrassing body hair? ever again?
Win the battle against unwanted body hair once and for all with permanent laser hair removal. This new laser technology makes it so that permanent laser hair removal is finally available?meaning that you never have to shave, tweeze, wax, pluck, or bleach unwanted hair on your legs, underarms, bikini area, face, back, arms, or any other part of your body, ever again! (Plus? no more ingrown hairs or razor burn!)
This revolutionary FDA approved technology allows for the pain-free removal of unwanted hair. This laser hair removal technology allows laser light to reach and destroy the root of the hair quickly and effectively. The result of this is permanent hair removal!
What is Permanent Laser Hair Removal?
Permanent Laser Hair Removal is a non-invasive light-based technology which permanently destroys undesirable hair follicles on your body.
At About Face Skin Care, we offer laser hair removal anywhere on the body, including:
- Facial hair (upper lip, chin, beard, and cheeks)
- Back hair removal
- Bikini line hair removal
- Body hair removal
- Arm hair removal
- Leg hair removal
- Under-arm hair removal
* Please note that individual results may vary.
How does Permanent Laser Hair Removal work?
A beam of light passes through the patient?s skin and is attracted to dark hair follicles. The laser energy is absorbed by the hair follicle, destroying all treated follicles that are in the active growth phase. Those follicles that are treated will never grow again. (Hair follicles that are not in the active growth phase will not be affected by the laser treatment, and in order to eventually treat all hairs, it is recommended to get a treatment every 6-weeks in order to follow the hair-growth schedule.)
Who can benefit from Permanent Laser Hair Removal?
Due to wonderful advances in permanent laser hair removal technology, every skin color can enjoy these treatments. However, only hairs with pigment can be treated, so those with unwanted blonde or white hairs are not good candidates.
What should I do before treatment?
Before a treatment, it is important to closely shave the area you’d like treated. This way, all of the laser energy is directed towards the hair beneath the skin. Do NOT pluck or wax the treatment area beforehand– the hair follicle cannot be permanently destroyed if it is not present.
Some people also like to take Aleve (or any other over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication) 30-minutes prior treatment to prevent any discomfort.
What should I do after treatment?
You are able to resume your regular activities immediately following treatment. Sometimes you might notice little bumps that pop-up on the treated area, but these will go away within 20 minutes or so. (These bumps indicate a direct hit with a hair follicle, and are actually a very good thing!)
After exposing your skin to the intense laser light during treatment, you should also be extra protective of your skin afterwards and make sure to apply sunscreen as your skin will be photosensitive for up to 72-hours after treatment.
How many treatments are needed to permanently remove my unwanted hair?
Laser Hair Removal is an ongoing process that requires multiple sessions in order to destroy all hair follicles during all their varying growth phases. In order to treat all hairs, laser hair removal treatments are preferably scheduled 6-weeks apart. The time between treatments varies per individual, and depends on the body area being treated, skin type, skin color, and responsiveness of the hair.
Most people are able to achieve their desired results within 6-8 treatments.
What should I expect during the course of my Permanent Laser Hair Removal treatments?
During the course of your Permanent Laser Hair Removal treatments you will notice a gradual lessening in the quantity of hair growth within the treated areas.
Along with this, you will also experience a decrease in the frequency with which unwanted hair needs to be removed, in addition to a reduction of in-grown hairs and razor burn.
* Pre-treatment warning: Please make sure to tell your About Face provider about any medication or prescription strength products you may have used in the near past. Items such as Accutane, Retinols, and antibiotics can affect your skin’s response to laser treatments, and compromise your safety and results. (Please ask us for further, individualized information, but you should avoid retinols for approximately 2-weeks before a treatment, Accutane requires 6-months between the last dosage and your first laser treatment, and on average antibiotics should be finished a week before a service. We never want to risk your safety and / or quality of results.)
* Please note that individual results may vary.