Below are some of the frequently asked questions for hair removal.
What are Laser Hair Removal treatments like?
Laser energy is delivered through a small handpiece operated by your practitioner. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the skin and converted to heat. The heat is then absorbed by the cells being targeted, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected. Your skin may be slightly red immediately following the procedure. This typically lasts from a few minutes to several hours after the procedure.
Are laser hair removal treatments painful?
Laser hair removal treatments at the Laser Center of Port Orange use a cooling gel to prepare the skin for treatment, the laser has a cooling tip which makes the treatment virtually pain free. Our method helps ensure that the treatments are as comfortable as they are effective.
What precautions should I take throughout this process?
Avoid sun exposure at least two weeks before treatment. Do not bleach, pluck or wax four to six weeks before and after treatment. Wait for tanned skin to fade before beginning treatment.
How long do laser Hair Removal treatments take, and how many treatments will I require?
Treatment times may vary depending on your specific needs. Hair growth is reduced after each treatment and the number of treatments required will be based on your hair color and type, body area and skin tone.
Are laser Hair Removal treatments safe, and are there any side effects?
Laser and light-based treatments have been safely used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures.
When can I expect to see results?
Hair growth is reduced after each treatment. The number of treatments required will be based on your hair color and type, body area and skin tone.
Does it hurt?
Cooling of the skin surface as well as constant measurement of the skin’s resistance ensures safety and comfort during treatment. This is a no-downtime procedure. Many patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment.