What is Hair Removal?
♥ Laser hair removal is achieved by selectively targeting and destroying hair follicles in order to prevent new hair re-growth. This leads to a reduction of unwanted hair without damaging the surrounding skin. The CoolGlide laser is FDA approved to reduce hair in all skin types.
♥Keep in mind that laser treatments tends to dry the skin out and make it slightly more sensitive to UV rays. For this reason, please make sure to follow the guidelines listed below:
- No traveling right after the treatment.
- Avoid exposing the treated area to sunshine outdoor for first 4 days.
- ALWAYS use sunblock! Even on a rainy, cloudy day, UV rays still penetrate through cloud cover.
- Use a high quality moisturizer
The best thing to do after a treatment is to use common sense and baby the skin a little. There are several things you should avoid immediately after an IPL treatment. They are:
- Do not swim in chlorinated pools or hot tubs for 2 days (the day of treatment and the day after) following the procedure.
- Do not use any masks at home for one week.
- Do not get any professional facials for 14 days.
- Do not use abrasive or exfoliating cleansers for 14 days.
- Do not expose the treated area to extremes of sun exposure (for example, several hours on the beach without a hat) for 4 days.
- Do not use fading or bleaching agents for 14 days.
- Do not use any products containing alpha or beta hydroxyl acids, lactic acid, retinoids, glycolic acid, or vitamin C for 14 days.
♥ What kind of results should I expect?
With each treatment the total amount of hair is reduced. After a series, patients can expect a 75-90% reduction in amount of hair. Remaining hair is typically much finer.
♥ How many treatments will I need?
Most areas require 6-8 treatments. The number of treatments required depends on multiple factors - hair thickness, area treated, and hair's growth cycle. Not all hairs actively grow at the same time. Hairs actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Lasers disable hairs that are in the growth phase at the time of treatment. Since hairs enter the growth phase at different times, multiple treatments are needed to disable all of the hair follicles.