What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is the most popular procedure in medical spas throughout the United States. The procedure uses a light-emitting laser to destroy the hair roots. Hair follicles become weak and lead to reduced unwanted hair growth up to 85%. The thicker and darker the hair; the better results.
How does it work?
At NOVA DERM INSTITUTE we use the Syneron Candela GentleMax Pro® Laser, the latest in the industry, which provides consistent results with minimal discomfort. The GentleMax Pro® Laser includes a dual-laser system that emits two different wavelengths, which results in a faster treatment session and can treat all skin types.
What to expect during your treatment?
You may feel a mild stinging heat sensation, like a small rubber band snap, on your skin when the laser is working. The heat sensation goes away in a few minutes post treatment. Depending on the size of the treatment area, your session may last anywhere from five minutes to an hour.
What to expect after your treatment?
You might notice redness and swelling for the first few hours after laser hair removal. To reduce any discomfort, apply ice to the treated area. If you have a reaction immediately after laser hair removal, a steroid cream can be applied to the affected area.
What are the benefits of this treatment?
At NOVA DERM INSTITUTE, we provide laser hair removal for both men and women. Most frequently treated areas include the face, underarms, bikini or full body. Laser hair removal is especially helpful if you want to avoid painful or unsightly razor burns after shaving or discolorations from waxing skin. Some other benefits include:
Long-term solution. Once the hair follicles have been destroyed, it will not grow back.
Low maintenance. Laser hair removal is a wise investment for anyone who seeks an almost permanent solution for hair removal.
Minimal side effects most clients leave and go about their day.
Quick, most treatments can be done in less than an hour.
No more ingrown hair.
Less painful than other hair removal options.
Does it hurt?
In most cases, laser hair removal causes minimal pain, especially when you compare it to other treatments like waxing. Many patients state that it feels like being snapped by a rubber band. Of course, the area being lasered and your personal pain tolerance will dictate the pain level associated with laser hair removal.
What are the side effects?
Most people will not have any side effects to their laser hair removal treatment, but in rare cases someone might experience blisters, burns, hyperpigmentation, areas of skin that are darker than the surrounding skin or hypopigmentation, areas of skin that are lighter than the surrounding skin.
How many treatments will you need?
In most cases, you need six to twelve treatment sessions performed four to six weeks apart to see great results.
How to prepare for the treatment?
Please shave the treatment area at least two days before visit. Don’t apply any deodorant, lotions or creams on the day of your treatment. During your laser hair removal session, our certified tech will uncover the area of skin being treated and you wear a pair of eye protective glasses to avoid eye irritation from the laser.
Is this treatment permanent?
Laser hair removal results generally last for several months to several years based on your body’s ability to reproduce hair. Once you begin to see regrowth, you’ll likely notice the hair is finer and thinner than it was before treatment. Your full growth never comes back but some areas may require touch ups after a few years.
Who can get this treatment?
Safe for all skin types.
Why NOVA DERM INSTITUTE?
Get laser hair removal at NOVA DERM INSTITUTE in Leesburg, Virginia, and enjoy the benefits of smooth skin without the hassle of constant upkeep. Afsheen Ather, Licensed Master Aesthetic Instructor in the state of Virginia, is a skilled aesthetic provider and medical background, with more than 15 years of experience. At NOVA DRM INSTITUTE, you can get the results you want with comfort and confidence; just call or schedule a consultation online today to get started.
*Individual results may vary. Hormonal regrowth, especially around the jawline for women, requires touch ups every three to six months or so after the initial series.