Aerolase laser hair removal is a popular option for removing unwanted hair. This is the second most often performed treatment throughout the United States. The procedure uses concentrated light beams to remove the hair. The beams from the laser penetrate the follicles within the skin.
- Precise and Accurate
- Fast and Easy Process
- Long-Lasting Results
How Does It Work?
Laser hair removal eliminates hair growth at its source – the base of the hair follicle. Laser energy penetrates the skin and targets the hair follicles, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. As a result, you get smooth skin that requires minimal maintenance.
Will it work for me?
Darker hair responds best to laser hair removal. Lighter-colored hair is the least responsive, but topical medications can be used to increase effectiveness. Be sure to avoid tanning or sunless tanners and to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen for up to six weeks before treatment.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects include discomfort, swelling, and redness that last one to three days. Other possible side effects include blistering, herpes simplex outbreaks, bacterial infections and temporary skin lightening or darkening (especially in patients with skin of color or those with tans). Patients are instructed to avoid sun exposure and to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher following the procedure.
Laser Hair Removal
Treatment Problem or Condition
Typically six to ten treatments about 4 to 6 weeks apart are needed to achieve 90% permanent hair loss. Why only 90%? The body will always continue to produce new hair follicles that were not around during your treatment. However, usually, this will be a few strands of fine, fair, baby-like hair.