Laser Hair Removal
Getting rid of unwanted facial and body hair has been a dream for women and men for centuries. With the advanced Laser hair removal technology that has become available to us in recent years, this dream has become an actuality. Hair removal lasers have been in use for the past 10-15 years and have been FDA approved since 1997 for “permanent hair reduction.” Laser hair removal is a long-term, stable reduction of re-growing hair after an average of 6-8 sessions. The number of treatments required depends on various factors, such as hair color, coarseness of hair and hormonal problems. The coarser and darker the hair, the sooner it will go away, but keep in mind since Laser hair removal is not 100% permanent, you will need to do touch up or maintenance treatments every few months or every year.
There are different kinds of Laser hair removal machines out there, but at New Look Skin Center each treatment is performed with the one of the most effective and top of the line lasers on the market, the Candela GentleMax/Pro. What makes the GentleMax/Pro so amazing and different from other laser machines, is that it can treat almost all skin types, is fast, effective and is less painful thanks to its integrated cooling system.
How does Laser hair removal work?
An intense beam of light is penetrated into the skin; it is then converted to heat that is absorbed by the targeted hair follicle, which causes damage to the hair but not the surrounding skin. The GentleMax cooling system makes the process even less painful, more comfortable – yielding much better results.
What should I expect immediately after treatment?
Slight redness and swelling lasting a few hours is common. In rare cases, discomfort or small red bumps may last up to two days.
What happens if I want to tan under the sun, use tanning bed, use tanning lotions or sprays?
You must avoid sun exposure, tanning beds or tanning lotions/sprays for at least four weeks before treatment and two weeks after procedure. The slightest tan makes it harder for the laser light to pass through your skin and heat the follicle.
Could Laser hair removal be harmful to lymph nodes or any organs?
No, because the depth of penetration is too shallow to be absorbed by any organ or lymph nodes.
What medications could interfere with laser treatments and for how long should be avoided prior to laser treatments?
Patients taking Accutane may not have laser treatments, they must wait 6 months from the date they discontinue use. For patients taking antibiotics, they must wait 1-2 weeks (depending on what kind of antibiotics they use) from the date they discontinue use. WE DO NOT SUGGEST OR RECOMMEND TO STOP YOUR MEDICATION UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY LASER TREATMENTS. YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT TO US.
How long does it take for hair to fall out after laser hair removal treatment?
Depending on the area treated, it can take up to 3 weeks for all the hair to completely fall out.
Do I need to shave before treatment?
Yes, all areas being treated with the exception of the face must be shaved 1 day prior to treatment. This will allow you to receive maximum results.
Are there any guarantees for the laser hair removal?
Unfortunately, there are no guarantees. Clinical studies show up to 90 percent hair reduction; however, every person will respond differently.
Why do I need multiple treatments?
All hair is temporarily disabled during each treatment, none of the hair follicles are removed hence, a sequence of treatments is necessary in order for results to become apparent. The number of times needed also varies from person to person.
What are the contraindications with laser hair removal?
- Blonde, grey and red hairs
- Taking photo sensitive medications
- Treatment is not recommended for those who suffer from any medical problems such as skin disorders, heart problems, thyroid, cancer or anyone who has a pacemaker or metal screws, CLEARANCE FROM THEIR OWN PHYSICIAN IS REQUIRED TO PERFORM laser hair removal PROCEDURE.
What are possible side effects of laser hair removal procedure?
Complications may include but are not limited to hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blisters, burns, infection, allergic reactions, scabbing, scars, and herpes simplex activation. These side effects typically last for only a short time, but in rare cases, can last up to a few months or be permanent.
How to prepare for Laser hair removal?
Patients should avoid waxing, plucking, threading and bleaching the area, 4-6 weeks before the treatment. There shall be no tanning of any kind 4 weeks prior to treatment. The area to be lasered (except the face) should be shaved 1 day before treatment. Facial hair can be trimmed if long. Avoid using any makeup, deodorants or lotions prior to treatment. Avoid oral or topical photosensitivity medications 1 week before treatment, except for Accutane, which requires a wait time of 6 months minimum. Anyone with history of herpes simplex is recommended to take prophylactic medication 1 week prior to treatment.
What do I do after the procedure?
It is strongly recommended to use sunblock SPF + 30 for 2 weeks after treatment. Do not irritate the skin by scrubbing, exfoliating, or taking hot water showers for 24 hours.
Price List ***
|FEMALE||MALE||FEMALE/MALE PACKAGE (pay for 4 and get 5th free)|
|Full Face||$30||$30||$120 / $120|
|Partial Face||$20||$20||$80 / $80|
|Lip/Chin||$10||$10||$40 / $40|
|Full Arms||$80||$100||$320 / $400|
|Half Arms||$40||$50||$160 / $200|
|Under Arms||$20||$20||$80 / $80|
|Full Bikini (Brazilian)||$40||$80||$160 / $320|
|Bikini Line||$20||–||$80 / –|
|Buttocks||$20||$40||$80 / $160|
|Full Legs||$140||$160||$560 / $640|
|Half Legs||$80||$90||$320 / $360|
CHEST & ABDOMEN
|Chest||$40||$80||$160 / $320|
|Abdomen||$40||$80||$160 / $320|
|Lower Abdomen||$20||$40||$80 / $160|
|Full Back||$80||$160||$320 / $640|
|Half Back||$40||$80||$160 / $320|
|Shoulders||$20||$40||$80 / $160|
|Lower Back||$20||$40||$80 / $160|
*** Every 15 minute touch up $55
*** Prices subject to change without notice.