Laser Hair Removal
Forever Med Spa offers superior laser hair removal services for unwanted body hair on the legs, upper lip, underarms, chin, or bikini line. Both skin type and hair color determine the success of this procedure. To determine if someone is a good candidate, doctors consider the six types of skin, as indicated by the Fitzpatrick Scale below.
For skin types 1 through 4, the Elite Plus Laser Machine with Alexandrite Laser yields the best results. For skin types 5 and 6, Dr. Keswani uses the 1064 YAG laser device. Due to the advanced laser hair removal technology at Forever Med Spa, any risk of burning is very rare. For this treatment, Dr. Deepakconsiders the full selection of laser options and specific settings based on skin type. We perform laser hair removal in many different areas including lips, face, neck, chest, arms, legs, bikini, and Brazilian.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal machines emit a concentrated beam of light. The pigment in the hair absorbs the intense heat of that light; that, in turn, damages the follicle. At any time there are about 12-25% of the hair in a mature state, hence a series of treatments are required to get rid of 95-98% of the hair. For most people, this number lies between 4-9 treatments.
What to Expect at a Treatment?
Before arriving for a laser hair removal treatment, the patient should shave the area about a day prior.
To ensure our patients the utmost care and comfort, we use continuous cool air during the active laser process and after as needed. We can also apply chilled rollers directly to the skin. For sensitive patients, we can use a topical numbing cream.
With our laser hair removal treatments, there is generally no down time. For small areas of the skin, patients can have this procedure done during lunch breaks.
At the time of the treatment, and sometimes a few days following, patients will see burnt dead hair coming out of the follicles. With each treatment, patients can expect between a 60 and 80 percent decrease in hair.
Laser treatment does not work on blond, unpigmented hair since the laser heat targets color. This is the same reason people with tan must wait until the effect of sunlight or artificial tanning goes away; otherwise, the laser will target color in the skin rather than the hair. Laser hair removal on tanned individuals also creates a risk of burn.
Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?
Following a treatment, you may experience minor discomfort, swelling, and redness. There is also a chance that this technique will temporarily lighten or darken the skin around the treated area. Fortunately, changes in the skin like crusting, blistering, and scarring rarely occur. Sometimes, patients notice slight bumpiness at the site where the hair resided but that only lasts for one to two days.