Laser Hair Removal
Lasers have been used for unwanted hair removal for many years. Now, with the advent of new technology, we have lasers that target the pigment located inside the hair follicle and utilize a special hand-held contact cooling appliance to protect and cool the skin, allowing for safe treatment of all skin colors.
- Sun protection is very important before, during and after laser hair removal. Recently sun tanned skin should not be treated. Self-tanning creams should also be avoided at least 1 week prior to treatment.
- You should avoid bleaching, plucking, electrolysis or waxing hair for several weeks prior to treatment. It is recommended that you shave the area to be treated 2 days prior to laser hair removal. You may shave between treatments.
- You may be asked to stop certain topical medications such as retin-A or skin care products with glycolic or salycilic acid 3 - 5 days prior to treatment.
- If you have a history of cold sores (or the herpes virus), a prophylactic antiviral medication may be prescribed for you to prevent a breakout.
If you have questions regarding the health of your skin, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
The information presented herein is for informational purposes only, none of the information presented on this site is intended to diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition.