Laser Hair Removal
Our advanced laser technologies benefit both men and women. Our skin treatments are gentle and quick, and they are done in the privacy of our Pensacola office. The end result is hair-free skin that feels great to the touch.
Women can safely remove pigmented hair from their faces, lips, neck, arms, underarms, legs, and bikini areas. Men frequently seek treatment for excessive hair on the back, neck, ears, and chest.
Treatment sessions are spaced apart to allow hair growth cycles to resume, which is when laser treatment is most effective.
All cosmetic treatments require consultation with one of our laser technicians. Clients gain understanding in order to set realistic expectations for the best possible results. We will answer your questions and address your concerns as professionals.
Pre-Treatment Laser Hair Removal Instructions
Prior to a laser hair removal treatment, patients must abstain from tweezing, waxing, or any other unwanted hair treatment that removes hair from its root. There must be hair in the hair follicle for laser hair removal to work. The laser is attracted to the melanin, or pigment, of the hair. The hair must be in its anagen, or active, growth phase.
You should also avoid sun exposure in the 4-6 weeks prior to your laser hair removal treatment. Tanned skin has extra melanin, which attracts laser energy.
Right before your laser hair removal treatment, avoid applying any lotion, sunscreen, perfume, or other similar cosmetics to the surface of your skin.
Shave on the day of treatment before your session. The idea is to have a nice, close shave so that there is no hair outside the skin. It is best to have just enough hair to be visible so your laser technician knows what is to be treated.
Post Treatment Hair Removal
- Immediately after treatment, there may be mild redness and swelling at the treatment site, which may last up to 2 hours or longer. The redness may last up to 2-3 days. The treated area may feel like a sunburn. Apply ice packs or gel packs (do not apply direct ice)for the first few hours after treatment to reduce any discomfort or swelling. If redness or swelling persists, ice packs can be continued.
- Makeup may be used immediately after the treatment unless there is blistering.
- Avoid sun exposure until the skin has returned to its normal baseline (no redness or swelling).
- Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. Do not use any other hair removal treatment products or services (waxing, electrolysis, or tweezing) that will disturb the hair follicle in the treatment area.
- Wash the treated area and pat dry for 3 days after treatment. Do not scrub.
- Start gently scrubbing the treated area on the 4th day (ex-foliate).
- Anywhere from 5-10 days after the treatment, shedding of the surface hair may occur and this appears as new hair growth. This is not new hair growth, it is the shaft that was below the skin and is being expelled. It may take 7-10 days for the shafts to be fully expelled.
- There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the skin gently, as if you had sunburn, for the first 24 hours.