HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT
Non-Surgical Hair Removal can be done on virtually anyone who has unwanted hair on their body, and want it removed. The procedure is best-suited to people with light skin and coarse black or brown hair. Darker skin or lighter hair can complicate the procedure and increase certain risk factors.
If you plan to have Non-Surgical Hair Removal surgery done, make sure you do not wax, pluck, or electrolyze your hair. Additionally, avoid sun tanning and artificial tanning products. Patients with darker skin may want to consider using bleaching products in the lead-up to the procedure. Those who have psoriasis or vitiligo should consider that their Non-Surgical Hair Removal treatment may cause more lesions to form in the affected areas.
Non-Surgical Hair Removal works by using focused light beams (lasers) that are designed to heat melanin, which is a pigment found in the hair follicle, without heating the surrounding tissue. The burst of heat from the laser kills the hair follicle without causing damage to the skin. Patients usually require multiple treatments. Our team may recommend a numbing cream before the procedure, as some pain is normally experienced during the treatment.
RESULTS AND AFTERCARE
In the first three days following your procedure, it is normal to experience some itching, swelling, and redness. Blisters and crusting can also occur, but are uncommon; and are more likely in darker-skinned individuals whose skin will absorb more of the laser. Patients should avoid the sun until the skin heals in order to avoid pigmentary changes.
Some patients may require touch-up appointments afterwards, especially when dealing with large areas. Hair loss is usually not permanent, as even patients who have had numerous treatments will find that their hair returns in the following years. Unwanted side effects of the treatment may include burning, discoloration, or allergic reactions, but these are less common when working with an experienced doctor.