Laser hair removal relies on a process called photothermolysis to target the melanin or pigment in the skin, altering it so the hair follicle doesn't produce hair.
Where can laser hair removal be used?
Laser hair removal can be used in many areas of the body, including:
face (chin and upper lip)
You'll need to avoid plucking, tweezing, waxing, threading, electrolysis and tanning for two weeks prior to treatment, and a day or two before your procedure, you'll need to shave the hair in the area to be treated. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Dele-Michael may apply a cooling gel to reduce discomfort. The laser will be used in a small area first so the doctor can adjust the settings for your skin type, hair thickness and pigmentation to obtain the best results. After treatment, you can apply cool compresses or ice packs to soothe any stinging sensations you may experience. Dr. Dele-Michale will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for the area for best results.
Most patients find they need four to eight treatments spaced about two months apart to get the most benefits from the laser hair removal process. Dr. Dele-Michael will be able to determine the number of treatments you'll need during your consultation appointment.
Today's laser hair removal techniques can be effective for both light- and dark-skinned men and women. Some skin conditions may limit the application of lasers. Dr. Dele-Michael can advise you whether or not laser hair removal would be a good choice for you.
We accept all major insurance plans. Fianancing is available. If you have any questions, please contact our office. We are happy to assist!