Laser Hair Reduction
Don’t settle for out-of-date hair removal solutions or continuing to shave everyday. At A New Image Claremore and Pryor Laser Hair Reduction you will find that Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to reduce unwanted body and facial hair.
Laser treatments impair the growth capacity of the hair follicles when they are in the active growth state. Several treatments may be necessary spaced approximately every four to six weeks to obtain the desired results, because not all follicles are active at the same time. Most patients experience a marked reduction in hair growth in 3-9 treatments.
How do laser and other light based hair reduction work?
The mechanism of laser and other light based hair reductions is light waves passing through the skin and being absorbed by hair follicle pigment in upper layers of the skin. Repeated treatments cause the hair growth to be permanently reduced. The darker the hair and lighter the skin the more effective the treatment is because pigment in the hair follicle is needed to absorb the laser light.
Is laser hair reduction safe for me?
At A New Image Claremore and Pryor Laser Hair Reduction, your safety is our highest priority. During your consultation with our laser and skin care professional you will be advised as to the best treatment and what to expect for your situation.
Laser treatments have increasingly been used to address many conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. The recent years have seen many advances being made in laser medicine with dermatologists pioneering these advances.
One such advance is that an increasing number of people who can safely access laser hair removal. Until recent years, only people with dark hair and light skin could safely have laser hair removal. Today, laser hair removal is a treatment option for patients who have light-colored hair and light skin as well as those patients who have dark skin. Laser hair removal must of course, be performed very carefully in these clients with lighter hair. Our skin care professionals know exactly what precautions to take to provide laser hair removal safely and effectively.
How long can I expect the results of laser hair removal to last?
Most patientsAt A New Image Claremore and Pryor Laser Hair Reduction remain hair free for months or even years. When some of the hair regrows, it is typically lighter, finer and less noticeable. To keep any area maximally clear of hair, a client may need maintenance laser treatments.
Are there side effects that I should understand?
The most common side effects are typically minor and could last for a couple of days. The side effects you might see include: minor discomfort, minor skin swelling and redness.
Other possible side effects are very unusual when laser hair removal is performed by skin care professionals here at A New Image Clare and Pryor hair removal. The unlikely but possible side effects include: Blistering, Herpes simplex (cold sores) outbreaks, Infections, Scarring, Skin lightening or darkening
In time, skin color tends to return to normal. Some changes to skin color, however, could be permanent. This is why seeing a skilled skin care professional who is experienced in laser treatments and has in-depth knowledge of the skin is so important.
It is also important to follow your skincare care professional’s instructions. Following both the before-treatment instructions and after-treatment instructions will greatly reduce your risk of experiencing any side effects.
How quickly should I expect to see results after having laser hair removal?
You will probably see results following your first treatment. The results vary from patient to patient depending on the color and thickness of your hair as well as the color of your skin, the part of your body treated, and the type of laser used. Each of these variables can affect the results. Following your first treatment you can typically expect a 10% to 25% reduction in hair .
To remove the hair, most patients need 2 to 6 laser treatments. Following the recommended treatments, most patients do not see any hair on the treated skin for several months or even years. When/if the hair does regrow, there tends to be less of it. The hairs also tend to be finer and lighter in color. At A New Image Claremore and Pryor Laser Hair Reduction we will be happy to see you for any touch ups needed.
Should I do anything Before Hair Removal Treatment?
You will need to avoid exposure to the sun for about four weeks before your treatment. This makes hair removal a great treatment to plan during the winter months.
You will want to shave within 24 hours of your hair removal treatment and decide exactly what area you want to address.
Skin care products as well as makeup will be removed at the time of your treatment.
What is the followup after treatment for hair removal?
We apply a soothing gel or cream following your treatment to smooth the skin.
You will need to stay out of the sun for at least one week following your claremore and Pryor laser hair reduction treatment.
You should notice treated hair falling out within a couple of weeks following the treatment.
Can you do hair removal on darker skin?
Your hair color as well as skin tone are both factors involved in laser hair removal. Traditional laser hair removal treatments most easily target darker hair on lighter and olive skin tones. When there is a significant distinction between your hair color and your skin tone, the laser identifies and targets your hair follicles very easily.
Laser technology has evolved In recent years to effectively treat dark hair and deep skin tone just as well. You will be pleased with the smooth results obtained.
How about blond, red or grey hair?
Blonde hair is rich in light pigment, making traditional Laser Hair Removal a bit tricky. Because the pigments in light hair and light skin are so similar, it can be difficult for lasers to pinpoint where your hair stops, and your skin begins.
We encourage you to always make an appointment with our skin care professionals at Claremore and Pryor Laser Hair reduction for a free consultation to accurately determine what is best for you and your individual situation.