At Laser Aesthetics of Colorado, our Centennial laser hair removal patients find the treatment to be a very convenient and noninvasive method for removing undesired hair, either on the face or the body. Laser hair removal leaves the skin feeling smoother and more natural than waxing or electrolysis, and can be used to treat a large or small area with minimal discomfort. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly requested laser treatments, both in Centennial and across the United States.
Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
- Patients whose unwanted facial or body hair causes them to feel self-conscious or restricts their wardrobe choices
- Patients whose skin tone and hair color cause hair to be especially visible, such as those with fair skin and dark hair
- Patients who are tired of the drawbacks other hair removal techniques, such as waxing, shaving, bleaching and electrolysis
About Laser Hair Removal
Most areas of the body can be treated with laser hair removal, no matter the size. Effective treatment can provide permanent hair loss in as few as four treatments for most patients, and can result in a better skin color and complexion in treated areas. Centennial laser hair removal patients with darker skin tone and/or a lighter hair color sometimes require more treatments to achieve the desired result.
How Laser Hair Removal is Performed
Before the treatment begins, the patient must shave the treatment area 12-24 hours before the procedure. For the procedure a cold gel or cooling device is applied to protect the outer layers of the skin and help with laser penetration through the skin. A test treatment is then performed to determine the best possible settings for the laser and the tested area is briefly monitored for any adverse reactions. Once the laser settings are perfect, the laser is then directed at each individual area that requires treatment, follicle by follicle.
After the treatment is complete, the patient may be given a cold compress and/or anti-inflammatory lotions to alleviate any discomfort in the treated area. Depending on the patient’s gender, age, hair type and the area being treated, follow-up treatments may be scheduled at four week intervals.