Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Why do Laser Hair Removal?

Messy, painful and ineffective hair removal methods are now a thing of the past. Today, pulsed light with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treats unwanted hair with quick and safe bursts of light. Involving no downtime, you can continue with most of your regular activities immediately after your Laser Hair Removal treatment. Best of all, this non-invasive and effective approach yields permanent hair reduction and long-term hair removal- anywhere on the body.

Does it hurt?

Laser Hair Removal
While pain tolerance is different for everyone, most people tolerate Laser Hair Removal well. Describing the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. We use a cooling machine with treatment help keep you as comfortable as possible.

How many treatments are necessary?

All hair follicles go through periods of dormancy and growth. As the Laser Hair Removal  pulsed light only affects hair follicles that are actively producing hair at the time of treatment, resting follicles must enter the growth phase before they can be effectively treated. For this reason, treatment must be repeated every 6-8 weeks for a series of 6-10 treatments depending on the person and the area.

Who can be treated?

Those with a higher Fitzpatrick score or those with a tan are not a good candidate for the Alma Laser. The laser will not be able to treat blonde, red, white or grey hair as it only picks up on darker pigment. For best results, Laser Hair Removal treatments are customized according to skin color, hair texture and body site. We recommend a complimentary consultation to be sure you are a candidate for this treatment.

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Prior to your laser treatment, please do NOT wax, tweeze, undergo electrolysis, or bleach the area to be treated for at least two weeks prior to your treatment.
  • Do NOT use Antibiotics or St. John’s Wort two weeks before treatment (they cause photosensitivity to the skin, which can cause blistering and/or burning.) You will be rescheduled!
  • On the day of or before your laser treatment, shave the area to be treated. If the area is not shaved there may be a prep fee.
  • Refrain completely from sunbathing, tanning beds or using self-tanning products for the duration of your treatments. This is to reduce the risk of burning. If you have had recent exposure you will be rescheduled!
  • Use a sunblock SPF 30 or higher each day that the treated area is exposed to sunlight, even on cloudy days. Avoid any direct sun exposure.

Price varies by area

For more information about exact pricing, skincare, or your skin type, contact us. Or book a consultation online.