Laser Hair Reduction

  • 1-1.5 hours
    procedure
  • 1 day
    recovery
  • Numbing Cream
    anesthesia
  • 6 sessions
    results

What is Laser Hair Reduction?

Unwanted hair is a common problem for both men and women. Whether it is on the legs, the bikini line, face, back or chest, it impacts your appearance and self-esteem. Laser hair reduction helps you to rid your body of unwanted hair more permanently. Using highly concentrated energy, hair follicles that are in the growth stage are targeted and pulses of light are emitted. Laser hair removal is FDA approved and requires no downtime after treatment.

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What Should I Expect after Laser Hair Reduction?

After your laser hair reduction session, the area treated will feel smoother and free from hair. Due to the staggered nature of the hair growth cycle, most patients do require more than one treatment to see optimal results. Your treatment plan will be discussed at your initial consultation. Laser hair reduction is not permanent, but it does drastically reduce hair growth. Most patients find that they have to shave or wax less often. Many people also report that they have fewer ingrown hairs after laser hair removal compared with shaving or waxing.

ASPS reports that most patients experience optimal results when they have four to six treatments spaced every three to six weeks. These individuals can expect to experience up to an 80% reduction in hair growth. While complications rarely occur, some people may develop redness, swelling, or blisters in the affected area.

Who is Laser Hair Reduction for?

Laser hair reduction is the ideal choice for women and men. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the best laser hair removal candidates have light skin and dark hair, but the Light Sheer by Lumenis is an ideal laser choice for most skin colors and hair types. Many people choose laser hair reduction to address larger treatment areas including the back or legs. However, it is also a good option for some smaller areas like the bikini area, the chin or upper lip..

Some hair types do not respond as well to laser hair removal. For example, ASPS notes that individuals with light hair typically do not have enough pigment for this procedure to be effective. In addition, the organization does not recommend laser hair reduction if you currently have a tan, open wound, infection, or skin rash.

Your consultation with Adam & Eve Medical Aesthetics will provide us with the opportunity to analyze the hair you would like to remove and discuss your medical history. With this information in hand, we can best determine if you are a good candidate for laser hair reduction.

What Does a Laser Hair Reduction Treatment Consist of?

Laser hair reduction is a non-invasive, non-surgical, safe, and effective outpatient procedure. Little preparation is necessary before your treatment. Avoid tanning, having a chemical peel, or using sunless tanning products for at least two weeks prior to your treatment. Refrain from waxing, tweezing, or plucking the treatment area for about three weeks prior to your procedure as well. We will trim or shave the area before performing the laser treatment.

You should also refrain from the use of harsh scrubs as well as creams and serums that contain retinol or glycolic acid. Choose gentle alternatives without these ingredients to use for at least two days before and two days after your laser reduction procedure.

Plan to arrive about 15 to 20 minutes ahead of your appointment time to complete any last-minute paperwork and provide yourself with an opportunity to ask questions or address any concerns. A laser is then directed at the area and a beam of highly concentrated light targets the hair follicle. The light transforms into heat, which destroys the bulb from which the hair grows. Each laser pulse lasts just fractions of a second and treats an area about the size of a quarter.

Clients may experience some discomfort during treatment depending on the sensitivity of the area. We apply topical anesthetic to the skin about 20 minutes before the procedure to help reduce the heat sensation caused by the lasers.

Immediately after your laser hair reduction treatment at Adam & Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale, you can return to work or go about with your normal daily routine. In fact, the procedure itself typically takes less than 20 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area, so you might even be able to pop in for a session during your lunch break. Allow 60 minutes for larger areas such as the legs or back.

Avoid sun exposure for two weeks after your session. If you must go in the sun, use a sunscreen with higher SPF protection. Shield the treatment area with pants and long-sleeved shirts made from loose, flowing material, and wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your delicate facial skin.

Refrain from waxing and tweezing. Gently exfoliate treatment areas to minimize your risk of ingrown hairs. Most patients experience little or no discomfort post-treatment. If you do experience any soreness or swelling, Tylenol and ice compresses are often the most effective solutions.

You should also avoid hot showers, hot baths, hot tubs, and saunas for at least 24 hours after the procedure. The heat in these environments increases the risk of an infection in the treatment area, which can lead to blemishes.

Why Choose Adam & Eve Medical Aesthetics?

Adam & Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale is a respected facility with a reputation for excellence in patient care. Our professional team constantly strives to improve their knowledge and provide all patients with the most innovative procedures and products. To accomplish this, we regularly participate in ongoing training. This training also helps us to maintain the highest safety standards, reduce risks, and increase your odds of success from laser hair reduction and other medical aesthetics treatments. We are proud of our recognitions including our award as an Allergan Diamond status facility. This is an indication of our high standards in patient care and innovative practices. It also shows that we rank among the top 1% of practices in the United States.

When you live in the Scottsdale area, it's summer all year long, so there's never a bad time to think about laser hair removal. However, because you have to be careful about the sun after your treatment, you may want to schedule your procedure for a less busy part of the year so you're able to stay indoors for optimal sun protection.

The team at Adam & Eve Medical Aesthetics invites you to enjoy beautiful skin that is free from unwanted hair. Laser hair reduction can help you achieve this. Call us today to schedule your consultation and find out if laser hair reduction treatment is right for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Reduction

How many treatments do I need? Will I need all six treatments?

The number of treatments necessary varies by clients, but most do need more than one treatment because of the staggered nature of hair growth. The exact number of treatments recommended for you will be discussed during your initial consultation with Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics.

Does Laser Hair Reduction work on all hair colors?

Light Sheer by Lumenis is an ideal choice for individuals with most skin types and hair colors. Scheduling a consultation with Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics is the best way to determine if laser hair reduction will work for you.

Am I allowed to shave in between treatments?

Yes. Shaving between your treatments is recommended, however waxing and tweezing should be avoided.

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