The laser hair removal technique is a breakthrough for achieving long lasting relief from unwanted hair growth without damaging the skin’s delicate pores. The Apogee permanently removes hair on a wide variety of skin types. For people who are tired of shaving, tweezing, and waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal has become the preferred option—and a beautiful solution. Hair removal continues to be the #1 requested energy-based aesthetic treatment. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth.
While hair removal is most popular among women — with virtually all of them aged 12 and over engaging in the practice on a regular basis — laser hair removal for men is an ever-increasing group, as men seek treatment for areas such as their chests and backs.
The treatment will take place in our office. You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. Each laser pulse may be preceded by a short pulse of cooling spray. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour. The number of treatments required will depend on skin color, hair color and coarseness of the hair. Although the hair follicle cannot be permanently removed, hair growth can be stopped or minimized for around 3-5 months. Repeat sessions will be required to treat the follicles when they re-enter the early growth phase.
Although there are no major side effects associated with this procedure, temporary redness and/or swelling in the treated area might occur but generally lasts for 1-2 days, or longer in some patients. There might be pigmentary changes in skin color as well as discomfort during or after the procedure, which usually lasts a few hours to a few days. Appropriate post-care instructions should be followed including wearing sunscreen or protective clothing on exposed laser treated areas for one month following the procedure. Makeup can be used immediately after the treatment. After the treatment, the hairs will slough off over 2-3 weeks. You may use a depilatory crème or electric razor to remove treated hair, but do not pluck the hairs.
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