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Hair Removal

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) is the type of technology we use for our hair removal, and depending on the size of the area, the procedure can take anywhere from 10-60 minutes.

The technology uses a high-powered, hand-held, computer-controlled flashgun to deliver an intense, visible, broad-spectrum pulse of light, generally in the visible spectral range of 400 to 1200 nm. Various cutoff filters are commonly used to selectively filter out lower wavelengths, especially potentially damaging ultra violet light. The resulting light has a spectral range that targets the melanin in hair.

Each pulse takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated as well as many large areas, such as the back or legs.
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light and that destroys the hair.

If you are planning on undergoing this type of procedure, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That’s because the machine targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.

What to Expect During and After the Procedure

Just before the procedure, the laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color.

Depending on the laser or light source used, you and/or the technician will need to wear appropriate eye protection. It will also be necessary to protect the outer layers of your skin with a cold gel or special cooling device. This will help the laser light penetrate the skin.

When the procedure is completed, you may be told to use ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort. You may schedule your next treatment usually between three and six weeks later. You’re technician will let you know. You’ll get treatments until hair stops growing, which is usually between 6-12 sessions.

For a day or two afterward, the treated area of your skin will look and feel like it’s sunburned. Cool compresses and moisturizers may help. If your face was treated, you can wear makeup the next day unless your skin is blistering.

Over the next month, your treated hair will fall out. Wear sunscreen for the following month to help prevent temporary changes in the color of the treated skin.

Blisters are rare but are more likely in people with darker complexions. Other potential side effects are swelling, redness, burning and scarring. Permanent scarring or changes in skin color are rare.

If you’re not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, this may be an option worth considering.


PRICES

Small Area
lip, chin, under arm, bikini line

1 = $49
6 = $234 ($39 each)
12 =$360 ($30 each)

Medium Area
Full Bikini, half leg, half arm, full face, brazilian

1 = $69
6 = $354 ($59 each)
12 = $600 ($50 each)

Large Area
Full Arm, full leg, back

1 = $89
6 = $474 ($79 each)
12 = $840 ($70 each)

Full Body = $195 per treatment


Hair Removal | Body & Spine Solutions | (631) 675-2910