How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser Hair removal uses pulses to selectively destroy actively growing hair follicles by targeting the melanin (color) in them. The melanin in the hair follicle absorbs the laser's light pulse, which travels down to destroy the root of the hair, as well as its surrounding structures.
What's a laser hair removal treatment like?
A laser hair removal treatment can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of areas being treated. Before the treatment, your technician will ask you a few important medical-related questions, and you'll prep the area to be treated by removing deodorant, covering tattoos and wiping off any makeup, sunscreen or lotion. Then, you'll be given protective eye gear. Once the treatment begins, you can just sit back, relax and enjoy episodes of your favorite reality shows or listen to your favorite music while your technician does their work. If you're having trouble relaxing, we also have stress balls! Once the treatment is done, we'll give you some soothing cream and aftercare instructions to take home.
does laser hair removal hurt?
It can sometimes. It's different for everyone- some find it stings & some are totally unbothered by it. The laser mostly feels like a rubber band snap. The good news? Our technician staff knows to assess your pain tolerance & plan accordingly with multiple ways to make the treatment as comfortable as possible for you. We even take it a step further and can call in a prescription numbing cream so you can apply prior to your appointment so you can be numb for your visit! During the treatment our laser machine also has a zimmer chiller with multiple settings to cool your skin off during the entire treatment, as well as stress ball (trust us: this works).
Which lasers do you use?
Euro Laser Services uses Candela Gentle Lase which is an Alexandrite Laser and we also use the Nd: YAG. These two laser are safe and effective for all skin types and are highly sensitive to all pigments which means they can more precisely penetrate hair follicles without damaging surrounding tissue.
Will i experience any side effects?
There are a few potential side effects, but nothing crazy. The most common ones include redness, swelling, itching or laser bumps, but by following our aftercare instructions, they should go away within a day or two. Your Euro Laser Services technician will give you a more detailed information at your appointment, or you can contact us to get more information. (914) 921-3265
is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal provides permanent hair reduction by up to 80 percent after a series of six to eight treatments.
how do i prepare for a laser hair removal treatment?
You'll be asked to discontinue waxing or tweezing six weeks before a laser hair removal treatment. You'll also be asked to avoid sun exposure and spray tans two weeks beforehand.
how many treatments will i need?
It depends on the hair's density and the location of the area being treated. Because only hair follicles in the active growth stage can be successfully targeted during a laser hair removal treatment, you will need multiple sessions. It could be anywhere from 4-10 treatments, spaced 6-8 weeks apart. You can also contact us at 914-921-3265 and our receptionist can go over more specifics.
Who can't get laser hair removal?
The good news: Our lasers treat all skin types and most skin and hair combos. The only catch: Since our laser target hair pigment, we are unable to treat body hair that's blonde, red, grey or white. Not sure whether it will work for you? Book your free consultation, and we'll walk you through everything you need to know.
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