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Laser Hair Removal New Orleans

Laser Hair Removal treatments are a fast & effective way to rid any unwanted body & facial hair. The tiring days of waxing and shaving are long gone and can now be replaced with a few simple laser treatments to give you the hair free body you are after.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser is one certain wavelength that travels into the skin, down the hair shaft to the follicle, attracting and absorbing the dark pigment within the hair. Each session the laser light is converted from light to heat energy, damaging the hair follicle leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected.

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

No, we strongly advise our patients that laser hair removal is a permanent reduction, not removal. There are many factors that can influence and stimulate hair growth such as; age, medication, hormones, pregnancy, illness and disease, therefore we cannot categorize hair removal as permanent. In saying this, if patients are consistent and follow through with their series of treatments, you should see approx. 80-90% reduction of the hair growth. However a lot of patients find that the hair growth that comes through is very fine and sporadic that they tend not to worry.

Can I shave/wax/pluck in between my treatments?

We strongly suggest not to wax or pluck in between your hair removal treatments as we need the hair to be present and active in the hair follicle. You may shave in between your treatments if need be although we recommended to keep it minimal to see the best results. We suggest you shave the treated area 1-2 days before your treatment so as we can achieve a better penetration of the laser right down to the hair follicle and not just singing the hairs on the surface.

What areas can be treated?

We can treat any part of the body that has unwanted hair growth. Laser best works on hair growth with a dark in pigment for the laser light to absorb and destroy. Therefore laser will not work on red, white or grey hairs as they do not have sufficient pigment.

When is the best time of year to have laser hair treatments?

Generally during the colder months as the procedure should always be performed on untanned skin and clients are advised to avoid sun exposure after treatments. Since several treatments are required for best results, by the time summer arrives you should be laser smooth and ready for the beach!

When will I see results?

Results vary amongst patients although majority of patients see a reduction in the hair from the 2nd-3rd treatment. Each session, the hairs that are present are a lot finer, weaker with a slower growth.

How will I feel after my treatment? Are there any possible side effects?

Some slight swelling and redness may occur post treatment, very similar to post waxing that can last up to 2-24 hours in some patients. Most patients find the redness dies down quite quickly and has gone once they arrive home. We recommend applying an aloe vera gel or tea tree post treatment to take any heat out of the follicles and to soothe the treated area.

What should I do pre-treatment to see the best result?

  • We recommend shaving the hairs 1-2 days prior to your treatment to allow for a greater penetration of the laser causing damage to the hair follicle.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure/tanning 2 weeks prior to your treatment
  • Avoid waxing/plucking 4 weeks prior to your treatment as we need the hairs to be present within the follicle

What should I do post treatment to see the best results?

  • Avoid spa/pool/sauna or anywhere that involves chlorine/chemicals or excessive heat for 24-48 hours post treatment.
  • Avoid the gym or excessive exercise as we do not want to raise the body temperature.
  • Wearing sun block (SPF 30+) to protect the treated area from direct sun exposure to avoid burning or pigmentation.
  • Exfoliate the treated area 1 week post treatment (with a “Riffi Mitt”) to help any fine/dead hairs loosen and fall from the follicles.

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