All About Hair Removal

How It Works: A laser is directed through the skin to the hair follicle, where it stops growth. It works best on light-skinned people with dark hair because the melanin (colored pigment) in the hair absorbs more of the light, making treatment more effective.
How Long It Lasts: Individuals often return for maintenance every year, but it can be permanent.
Pros: Laser hair removal is approved by the FDA. Laser treatment is long lasting and large areas of skin can be treated within a single session. Treatment of an area like the eyebrows takes about 15 minutes. A session can reduce the hair count by 40-80%, and for best results, attend 4-5 sessions, with a month inbetween. For finer hairs, as can be found on women’s facial hair, the results can be even better.
Cons: Lasers used for hair removal are best used on individuals with light skin and with dair hair. For patients with dark skin, the laser can burn the skin as it targets dark color (pigment). There have been significant advancements to laser technology for expanding its used for patients with darker skin, by using a combination of laser and radio frequencies. A laser treatment session can cost between $200 to $900. Side effects of the treatment may include inflammation and redness.
Tips: You can use cold packs to reduce any inflammation after treatment. We recommend you avoid the sun before the treatment, as this will make the laser hair removal more effective.