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What is Laser?

Laser is the use of light (photons) to accomplish permanent hair reduction.  The particles of light penetrate the skin.  Dark pigment of the hair absorbs the photons and converts it to heat.  The heat then destroys the germ cells in the hair follicle responsible for hair growth.

How is it accomplished?

Hair removal with laser or intense pulse light needs pigmented hairs present below the skin to absorb the heat generated from the photons.  The heat absorbed by the pigmentation of the hair color cauterizes the germ cells hindering hair growth.  The area to be treated should be shaved very close.  A conduction gel is applied.  The intense pulses of light are passed over the skin with the hand piece.  Multiple treatments are required to achieve maximum permanence in ones hair reduction.  After the hair has been reduced and one can’t achieve any more results from the laser – electrolysis can follow and finish destroying the hair’s life source, permanently.

Laser- Frequently Asked Questions

Laser hair removal is permanent hair reduction. It is a fast an effective method treating a larger area with one pulse, unlike electrolysis which treats single hairs.

One should expect 6 – 8 treatments approximately every 6 weeks. Depending on the area treated, a client could need a few more treatments or even less.  However, you should start noticing significant reduction after your 3rd session.

The ideal candidate has light skin and dark hair.  The laser targets the melanin in the hairs converting it to heat destroying the hair’s life source in the hair follicle.  Blonde and gray hairs are very hard to treat using laser making electrolysis a great alternative. 

Treatments should not be painful.  A client should feel heat with a slight snap. 

No.  At Electrology Laser Clinic the customer is our top priority.  There is no obligation. We have found clients like to pay each session and not prepay for unknown results.  Our objective is for you, the client, to be satisfied. 

Yes, we ask everyone to shave the treated area. Do not apply any lotions or deodorant prior to coming in the office.  Also, wear white or light colored clothing to reflect the light.  Water soluble ultrasound gel is put on the skin to keep it from burning.

Some side effects might include:

  • Slight skin irritation: itchiness, redness, or discomfort.  This is completely normal and will go down in a few hours.
  • Skiin pigment change
    • Your skin might become lighter or darker in the treated area. Again, this should go down in a few hours.
  • Slight swelling in the treated area: use ice compresses as needed. 
  • Try not to use any over the counter lotions or creams for a two days after treatments to help with skin irritation.
  • Try to stay away from any internal or external heat
    • For example: saunas, hot tubs, hot ovens, steam or heavy exercises that could cause perspiration
  • Do not use tanning salons or tanning beds
  • Do not layout in the direct sun after treatment.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY: Always wear a high SPF sunscreen every time you are in the sun.

No, we cannot preform laser on any pregnant or breast feeding women. Before every laser treatment we ask you sign a wavier stating your medical history has not changed.