If you’re not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering.
Why Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is used to reduce unwanted hair. Common treatment locations include legs, underarms, upper lip, chin and bikini line. However, it’s possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area — except the eyelid or surrounding area. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair. It essentially destroys the follicle, meaning it can achieve permanent removal. Typically, the hair in treated areas falls out within 2-3 weeks.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN IPL AND A LASER?
IPL stands for “intensed pulsed light” and is not a laser. While IPLs can be effective for some cosmetic procedures, our experience supports the more powerful, yet safer and faster use of the laser for a more permanent solution to hair removal.
WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR AREAS FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Back, underarms, face, chin, legs, neck, shoulders, upper lip, chest, bikini and arms… virtually anywhere you have unwanted hair
Does it need multiple treatments?
Because hair grows in phases, a series of treatments will be needed as new hair enters the growth phase. We recommend 6-8 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for long term results.
How long does it last?
Treatments provide permanent reduction of hair. Patients may need a maintainance treatment, typically once a year.
IS IT PAINFUL?
People have compared it to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Compared to waxing the treatment has very little discomfort. Everyone’s pain tolerance is different. If you do find it uncomfortable, we can prescribe a numbing cream for the skin.
What’s special about the Laser Hair Removal procedure?
1.The treatment is virtually pain free
2.It is less time-consuming
3.It results in permanent removal of hair
I HAVE DARK SKIN BUT I AM TIRED OF SHAVING AND DEALING WITH SHAVE BUMPS AND INGROWN HAIRS. WOULD LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK FOR ME? IS IT SAFE FOR ME SKIN?
Yes. Every Ideal Image center has two distinct lasers: one for lighter skin, and one for darker skin. No matter how dark the skin, HONKON 808 diode laser is considered the gold standard for treating unwanted hair on darker skin types. Its longer wavelength safely bypasses the skin and targets the melanin in the hair shaft, destroying the unwanted hair follicle. You will love your results!
Benefits of laser hair removal include:
Precision- Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Speed- Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
Predictability. Ninety percent of patients have desired hair loss after an average of three to five sessions