Tired of shaving and waxing? Let our expert nurses help you remove unwanted hair. Spa Radiance Medical uses the best lasers available on the market. Our nurses provide treatments for both men and women including the following areas: Bikini, Legs, Arms, Underarms, Backs, Lip, Chin, Abdomen, Brazilians
How does laser hair removal work?
The laser targets the darkness of the melanin pigment in the hair follicle. Since melanin is only produced in the growth phase of the hair, the laser must target the hair follicle during this cycle. At any given time, 10-20% of the hair in a particular area may be in a growth phase. Therefore, more than one treatment needs to be scheduled, preferably at 6-8 week intervals. With multiple treatments most hair follicles can be disabled.
How many treatments will be needed?
Laser treatment impairs the growth of hair follicles when they are in the growth (or anagen) cycle at the time of treatment. Unfortunately, not all hair follicles are at this stage at the same time. Therefore, for effective hair removal, most people require approximately six to eight treatments to achieve the desired results. The number of sessions also depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin.
Are there any side effects?
Risks are minimal. There is almost no recovery or down time. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately. After the treatment you may experience a slight reddening of the skin similar to a sunburn that will resolve within a few hours to days. In certain instances (especially in patients with darker complexions) temporary pigment changes may occur, but will disappear within a month.
Is the treatment painful?
This is a common initial concern for many of our patients. Our lasers use a special cooling system that lowers the temperature of the skin at the treatment site before, during, and after laser exposure. Therefore, the treatment is generally not painful and is well tolerated. Some patients describe the treatment as a sensation like the snap of a rubber band. Topical anesthetic cream is an option for more sensitive areas.
Are the results permanent?
Results vary depending on skin and hair type. Studies have shown that many patients can achieve semi-permanent hair reduction of up to 85-90% and remaining hair returns lighter and softer.
Does my hair need to be grown out before the treatment?
No. Actually we recommend that you shave the area to be treated. The only reason we sometimes recommend our clients to leave the hair long is so that we can identify the texture of the hair. This can be done easily by looking at the other body parts where there is hair. Waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or any other method that removes the hair must be discontinued at least a week prior to treatment.
Is it safe?
Laser treatments are very safe. Our lasers are FDA approved and use the best technology for delivering the safest treatment. All of our technicians are certified and experienced with providing treatments to fit your needs.
How long until I get results?
Treatment plans vary for hair removal but generally consist of 6-8 sessions for the shoulders and below, and 8-10 treatments for the neck and above.