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Laser Hair Removal

How does the Laser get rid of my hair? 

The Laser uses gentle light and electric energies to damage the hair follicle. This disables the follicle from growing hair, which means that gradually, over several treatments, there is a permanent reduction in the amount of hair in that area.

Is the hair removal treatment safe? 

Treatment is very safe for the skin. There are many advances in the Laser technology that make it one of the safest hair removal systems available for all skin colors. There are no long term health hazards from light or electric energies used in the Laser. Both have been used for decades in medicine, surgery, and aesthetics without adverse effects.

What kind of results can I expect from our hair removal treatment?

Each Laser hair removal treatment will result in less hair coming back, as well as hair growing progressively lighter in color, finer, and slower-growing. It takes more than 1 treatment to affect all the follicles growing in an area. Most people achieve satisfactory clearance after 4-8 treatments, but individual results vary depending on medical and genetic factors. Lighter-colored hair may require more treatments than darker-colored hair.

How frequently do I need hair removal treatments? 

The treatments are usually performed every 2-3 months, but this depends on individual factors (hair cycle growth) that Dr. Geraldine Jain will discuss with you during consultation.

Does the hair removal treatment hurt? 

The sensation is often described as a ‘hot pinch’ or ‘snapping’ feeling. The sensation only lasts for a fraction of a second, and you may feel warmth or a tingling sensation for a short time afterward. Most people tolerate treatment without any topical anesthetic cream, which may be used to numb the skin from feeling sensation for very sensitive individuals.

What happens after each hair removal treatment? 

Temporary pinkness in the area lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. The treated area will ?shed? some hairs over the next 3-4 weeks, and you may experience a period of hairlessness in the area while you wait for your next treatment.

Who should get Laser treatment for Hair Removal? 

Anyone who wants a solution to shaving, waxing, plucking, or electrolysis. There are a few medical conditions that contraindicate people from treatment, which will be discussed with Dr. Geraldine Jain during consultation.