Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal safely removes unwanted facial and body hair. It can be
successful with the proper machinery, particularly with a Class 1V medical
device, and along with a qualified, experienced technician, who has vast
knowledge of the equipment they are using. It is important for the technician
to have expertise and proper education and background in the specific
techniques of hair removal. Laser hair removal allows you to receive a high
return for your investment through a permanent reduction of hair for
the face and body. Beware! IPL devices do not give the same results - that is why the treatments are much cheaper. Always ask what machine or device is going to be used on you. Also, BE AWARE, in some situations, if you are not a good candidate for Laser/IPL on the face, it may actually INCREASE facial hair!
Traditional hair removal techniques such as shaving, tweezing, and/or waxing provide only temporary relief and in certain areas of the body, particularly the face, it may stimulate more growth. Also, many of these temporary methods cause pseudo folliculitus barbae (ingrown hair and much irritation to the skin) which laser hair removal can help rectify. Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment inside the hair follicle without damaging other structures of the skin. Keep in mind that good candidates for laser hair removal treatment must have proper hair color and densely populated hair in area of treatment. Bulk, dark hair growth in an area responds best. Red, blonde, gray, and white hair do not respond to laser treatments. This type of hair responds best to electrolysis. Also, a combination of laser and electrolysis in some individuals gives optimum results.
Multiple treatments are needed for a permanent reduction, and the amount of treatments required vary according to area of treatment. For example, facial hair and back hair are stimulated by hormones, therefore require more treatments than other body parts for example legs require less treatment. In some cases, hormonal treatment may be necessary in conjunction with hair removal for optimum results. This would require seeking an endocrinologist who specializes in hormone imbalances for an assessment.
For laser hair removal, the Candela's Gentle Max-Pro is used which houses both the Alexandrite laser for lighter skin types and the ND-Yag on darker skin types. As a hair laser patient, you are solely provided with Pamela's expertise at the Mystic Valley Dermatology location. She will provide care for all of your treatments. Pamela has performed thousands of treatments on patients of all skin types over the years. She is one of the handful of providers in the country who has ample experience treating the very darkest of skin types safely and successfully with Candela’s ND-Yag with amazing results!