Laser hair removal, also known as Laser Hair Reduction, utilizes a laser beam which targets the hair follicle in its active, or “anagen” phase. The hair follicle then absorbs the light and heat and is destroyed. It is important that candidates refrain from sun exposure and tanning 4-6
weeks before and after the treatments.
It is typical to use a topical anesthetic prior to your treatment.
Ideal results may be attained after 5 treatments or more.
Inflammation and redness is expected and can last up to 72 hours.
Frequently asked questions:
How does Palomar pulsed light work?
Palomar Systems use specialized handpieces which filter light from different parts of the spectrum. Each band of the spectrum has a wave length that is ideal for different treatments, such as hair reduction, sunspot removal, and acne treatment.The Palomar hair removal handpieces emit pulses of light into the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicles and converted to heat. The heat then loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair.
What body areas can I get treated?
Any area, except around the eyes. The upper lip, neck, underarms, bikini line, legs, chest and back can all be treated.
What are Palomar treatments like?
Your treatment provider will move the handpiece over your skin, pulsing it all the while. Each pulse will send a beam of light through your skin. A flashing light, an audible tone, and a mild sensation on the skin will tell you when the handpiece is being pulsed.
What should I expect after treatment?
· Immediately after treatment, you can expect a mild sunburn- like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling. This usually lasts 2-24 hours, and can be soothed with cold gel or ice packs.
· The treated hair will continue to appear for 7-30 days post-treatment. This is not new hair growth, but the treated hairs being expelled from the skin.
· Typically, several treatments will be necessary to achieve permanent hair reduction.