An Institute of Laser
Hair Removal and Laser Therapy

 

Permanent Laser Hair Removal FAQS
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Hair Removal



What is laser hair removal? How does it work?

Laser hair removal at An Institute of Laser Hair Removal and Laser Therapy offers patients a safe, fast, and effective alternative for dealing with unwanted hair. Lasers work by emitting a specialized light that is passed through the skin and preferentially absorbed by its target, be it an unwanted blood vessel, birthmark, tattoo, or in this case, hair. The laser used in hair removal targets the melanin (color) in the hair follicle, damaging the follicle and removing the hair. Laser hair removal is safe enough to be used on all body parts, including the face, back, underarms, bikini, legs, and arms.

The lasers on the market today come in all shapes and sizes. Laser hair services are also commonly being done throughout Pembroke Pines. Different lasers use different wavelengths of light; some utilize a cooling device and some do not. The Institute of Laser Health Services uses systems that emit a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where it is absorbed by the hair. The laser energy heats up the skin and disables the follicle.


Can all skin colors be treated?

Lunchtime Laser treatment uses an infrared laser to rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. The procedure combines a cooling plate and an Nd:YAG laser to give patients optimal results with the minimal inconvenience. The protective cooling plate is applied to the skin, allowing the laser light to pass harmlessly through the upper layers of the skin and stimulate those cells deep below the surface which produce natural collagen. The collagen and elastin fibers continue to multiply after your treatment, and you will continue to see improved results over the months ahead.


How does it work?

At An Institute of Laser Hair Removal and Laser Therapy in Pembroke Pines ,our laser selectively targets your hair follicles and heats them with infra-red energy. Unlike other processes the laser beam treats many hairs at oncemaking treatment of large areas practical. Our facilities in Pembroke Pines are among the most state of the art in the United States, employing a unique computer guided scanning system that automates the treatment ensuring that you skin is rapidly and evenly treated. The computer sets the parameters and places the beam in an optimum pattern for your skin. You will have a safe, fast, effective, and gentle treatment.

The length of the laser hair service depends on the area being treated. An entire back can be done in 1 to 1 1/2 hours; underarms can be done in 1-2 minutes and an upper lip in less than 10 seconds.

What should I expect after treatment?

Some redness and slight swelling may be present in the area that has been treated, however, this should subside within a few hours. If any prolonged redness or swelling occurs then consult our trained physicians at the Institute of Health Services for further advice and recommendations. Post Treatment Care keeps the area clean. Use at least SPF 30 sunscreen when outdoors.

After the procedure, patients may experience slight pink or red skin in the treated area. The color will most likely fade within a few minutes to a few hours, and in rare cases, a few days. When cold packs are used, the skin will return to normal much more quickly. The lasers utilize energy wavelengths of light that pass directly through the skin into the hair follicles. Lasers that do not pass through the skin leave residuals.


Can pseudofolliculitis be treated?

Yes. Pseudofolliculitis is a type of chronic acne disorder caused by ingrown coarse or curly hairs. It is a condition that is rather common around Pembroke Pines. This disorder affects darker skin types and the infrared energy, which is delivered by our laser which is the preferred method of treatment.


Is treatment permanent?

On average, each laser treatment will be associated with some permanent hair loss. So in most cases hair removal can only be achieved after several treatments. The number of treatments will depend on each patient's individual response to laser surgery, and the amount of hair to be removed. At An Institute of Laser Hair Removal and Laser Therapy provide the most efficient methods of treatment, allowing for the greatest improvement with the least amount of time and trouble necessary for the procedure. Remember that the goal may not be total hair removal. Many patients are happy with a reasonable degree of hair reduction. Also remember that the hair that remains is often lighter in color and thinner than the original hair prior to laser surgery.


How many treatments will I need?

You may need to be treated about 5 to 6 times at approximately 6 to 8 week intervals. There are three phases of hair growth anagen, catagen, and telogen. Only hairs in the active growth, anagen, can be successfully treated.

Every individual will need at least 3-6 laser treatments, but some might need up to 8 in order to maximize results. Skin tone, hair coloring and coarseness of hair are all contributing factors to how many treatments will be needed. Hair growth cycles differ on different parts of the body. Different parts of the body and different procedures will require different laser hair services. Your skin and hair color, coarseness of hair as well as age, metabolism and other individual factors influence hair growth rate. Our experienced staff at An Institute of Laser Hair Removal and Laser Therapy will work with you in designing a schedule to optimize your results.


How much does treatment cost?

The cost of treatment is dependent on many factors. These factors could include which areas the patient needs to be treated and which treatment package the patient chooses. Treatment packaging is very flexible, able to provide for nearly all those past the common prices. Please give us a call and we will be happy to provide you with a free consultation at no obligation.


What does it feel like?

The feel of the laser on the skin has been described in many different ways. Some say it feels like a pinch on the skin and others say it feels cool or it feels like a mild rubber band snap. For those who feel discomfort, most clinics do provide mild anesthetics.