Laser hair removal is a life saver.
It saves you money, time/effort and feelings:
Laser hair removal directs energy to your skin that penetrates the outer layer of your dermis to affect the pigment-containing hair follicles beneath. When these follicles absorb the light energy, they heat up and can no longer produce hair.
Because it’s the pigment in the follicles that absorbs the heat energy, laser hair removal is most effective on dark hair. White hair doesn’t respond to laser hair removal. Red or blonde hair is less receptive to laser removal as well.
The Laser Center of Milford does not offer full-body laser hair removal. After all, every body is different. Some people don't need their full back done, some won't need their legs done, the list goes on and on. However we can treat most areas of the body, excluding any orifices (inside the ear canal, inside the nostril, etc).
For a list of areas, please visit our booking site: https://www.vagaro.com/lasercenterofmilford/services
The areas that can't/shouldn't be treated are:
The number of treatments depends on how your hair and skin respond as well as the area treated. We generally recommend 8-12 sessions spaced out every 4 weeks, however these numbers vary depending on additional factors such as age, hormones, ethnicity, and more. Hair grows in cycles, so multiple sessions ensure you get all hair when it’s in the growth period.
Most people feel warmth and prickling during laser hair removal, but tolerate the treatment well. Ice packs are provided after treatment to soothe treated areas.
You must have the hair follicles intact to benefit from laser hair removal, so avoid plucking, tweezing, nair or depilatory creams, or waxing for about six weeks prior to treatment. Shaving is OK because it leaves the hair follicle in place.
You should limit/avoid sun exposure before and after treatment! The laser is concentrated light.
Let the office know if you are on any antibiotics or steroid medications.
If you have any open sores or skin infections in the treatment area, please reschedule.
If you are on your menstrual cycle and getting laser hair removal in the bikini/brazilian area:
If you become pregnant, you should reschedule. It's not a danger to the baby to have laser treatment, however your hair follicles are controlled by your hormones. Once you are pregnant, your body is in baby caring mode rather than optimized hair treatment.
There is little to no downtime. The redness or folliculitis that some patients have is downtime following treatment. It doesn’t affect everyone, and it doesn’t happen every time. It varies person to person. They only need to avoid sun exposure for about 10 days following laser treatment. Avoid sun exposure for several weeks following laser hair removal; your skin is temporarily more sensitive to UV rays.
If you experience any lingering side effects to the treatment, let the office know as soon as possible.
For more information about laser hair removal and if you’re a good candidate, call the office of Laser Center of Milford today.