Laser hair removal can offer a long-term solution for unwanted hair. With regular treatments, hair can be permanently reduced or eliminated. Cirine Hair Removal & Skin Care offers laser hair removal, sometimes called laser hair reduction. Here are the most frequently asked questions about this treatment:
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The laser hair treatment uses concentrated light to target and destroy hair follicles. This reduces or permanently prevents hair growth in the treated area. At Cirine Hair Removal & Skin Care, we use the Candela GentleMax Pro for laser hair reduction. The technology uses dual wavelengths to treat most skin types, and it has a unique cooling device that can make the treatment more comfortable.
Are the Results Permanent?
A laser can significantly reduce hair growth, but it may not permanently remove all hair. Some hair can be permanently removed, and some hair may become finer and lighter after treatment. It can take multiple treatment sessions to see the results you want. To maintain your results, you may need to schedule occasional follow-up sessions.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
You can expect to attend 6–12 laser sessions to achieve the results you want. Each session will be approximately 4–8 weeks apart, depending on the area that we are treating. You may also want to commit to 1–4 follow-up treatments a year to maintain your results.
Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The ideal candidate for hair removal is someone with dark hair, but we can treat most skin tones. The laser does not work on blonde or white/gray hair. We offer complimentary consultations to help you determine if you are a good candidate for this type of hair removal. If you are not, you may still be a good candidate for electrolysis hair removal.
Is Laser Hair Reduction Painful?
Most people describe the feeling as a mild discomfort, such as a rubber band snapping against the skin. The technology that we use includes cooling mechanisms, which can minimize discomfort. We can also adjust the settings during your treatment to help enhance your comfort level.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Laser hair reduction can treat any area that has dark, unwanted hair. Popular treatment areas include the underarms, legs, bikini line, arms, and face. We can also treat sensitive areas like the upper lip and chin.
How Should I Prepare for Laser Appointments?
Before your session, avoid sun exposure and tanning beds. Shave the area that you are treating a day or two before your appointment. There must be hair in the follicle for the treatment to be effective, so avoid waxing or plucking.
Are There Side Effects?
The most common side effects of laser hair reduction include skin irritation, redness, and swelling. These side effects are usually mild and subside within a few hours or a few days. Laser hair reduction may have the potential to cause hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) or hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin). These side effects are usually temporary and fade over time.
Visit Cirine Hair Removal & Skin Care for Laser Hair Reduction
Laser hair removal provides a convenient and long-term solution to unwanted hair. With regular treatments, it can significantly reduce or eliminate hair growth. At Cirine Hair Removal & Skin Care, we offer laser hair reduction and electrolysis to remove hair. Schedule an appointment with us today.