Traditional hair reduction techniques, such as shaving, plucking, waxing, tweezing, or depilatory creams provide only temporary relief. Painless laser hair reduction safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. At Vita Nova Medical Spa, we use the latest equipment that can treat all skin types to reduce hair follicles in areas such as, face, underarms, legs, and bikini area.
HOW MANY LASER HAIR REDUCTION TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Your hair grows in cycles. The number of treatments required depends upon your skin color and coarseness of the hair. Everyone will require at least 4-6 treatments, as the process is only effective on hair during the early growing cycle. Repeat sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when they re-enter the early growth phase.
HOW DOES A LASER HAIR REDUCTION PROCEDURE WORK?
The laser emits an invisible light, which penetrates the skin without damaging it. It is then absorbed by the pigments, or melanin, of the pilous follicle. The laser’s light is selectively absorbed by the follicle, which damages its functions and impairs its ability to fabricate hair. At the level of the pilous follicle, the laser’s light absorbed by the pigment is then transformed into heat, which damages the hair but not the surrounding skin.
HOW SAFE IS LASER HAIR REDUCTION?
Laser hair reduction is an effective and proven method. Laser hair reduction can be used as a medical device, since it can be precisely tuned according to each individual’s skin type, thus ensuring an effective treatment. Observance of instructions and precautions are essential for a safe treatment.
WHAT ARE THE PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN BEFORE A LASER HAIR REDUCTION TREATMENT?
It is imperative to stay away from the sun in the weeks preceding a laser hair reduction session, since tanning is a contra-indication for the treatment. Exposure to the sun should be avoided. The area to be treated must be shaved 2 days before your laser hair reduction session.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN FOLLOWING A LASER HAIR REDUCTION TREATMENT?
You will be advised to use a hydrating and anti-redness cream during the hours following the treatment. Exposure to the sun is a contra-indication, so a solar shield must be used in the case of sunny weather.