LASER HAIR REDUCTION - PAINLESS!
What is Laser Hair Reduction?
How can you remove annoying, unwanted hair without pain or discomfort? Laser hair reduction is a simple but highly effective treatment that destroys hair follicles and removes hair from almost any area of the body, leaving your skin smooth and soft. If you are tired of embarrassing stubble or painful waxing, it’s time to try Total Skin's PAINLESS laser hair removal.
Why choose Total Skin for your Laser Hair Reduction?
Total Skin offers the latest and greatest laser technology for laser hair reduction! The Motus AY Laser is a state-of-the-art laser that allows for completely painless, fast, and uniform treatment.
One of the major benefits of the Motus AY, is that the Moveo technology eliminates the discomfort that typical laser hair systems cause. Most people only feel a mild warming sensation making the experience a highly comfortable one.
What are the benefits of Laser Hair Reduction?
Laser hair removal has a number of outstanding benefits:
Provides smooth, hairless skin
Saves time you spent before on shaving, plucking and waxing
Effective, simple treatment
Makes razor burn, ingrown hairs or irritation a thing of the pas
Can be used in many different places on the body
What areas can be treated with the Motus AY for hair reduction?
The Motus AY Laser is safe on all areas of the body. At Total Skin we offer treatment to the following areas:
Am I a good candidate for Laser Hair Reduction?
Generally, the best laser hair removal candidates are adults with dark, coarse hair and light-colored skin. That is because larger hair shafts are more easily targeted, and darker hairs are more densely pigmented. Therefore, this type of hair is most responsive to laser energy. Light skin is minimally pigmented and does not compete with the hair, allowing for optimal efficiency of treatment.
Don’t be discouraged if your hair is fine textured and light colored, or your skin is heavily pigmented. At Total Skin hair removal is safe and effective in these scenarios as well, but each session is likely to achieve less dramatic improvement. Therefore, it may take more treatment sessions to achieve your desired goals.
Who is not a good candidate?
There is only one scenario in which laser hair removal is entirely ineffective, and that is the patient with no hair pigmentation. Usually, even hair that is considered blonde has some pigment. However, hair pigment production declines with age. When you see grey hairs appearing on your head or body, they have not changed color, but rather stopped producing color. These hairs do not respond to laser treatment. Therefore, if you are an older adult considering laser hair removal, now is the time to act before the window of opportunity closes.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required to eliminate hair completely depends on the individual and the area being treated. A typical laser hair removal regimen is 8 sessions spaced 4 -10 weeks apart and then maintenance treatments as needed.
Throughout your course of treatment, the hair will slow in growth, change in color and texture, then followed by reduction. Given the efficacy of the Motus AY, you may need fewer session and could go longer before needing a touch-up treatment.
Is Laser Hair Reduction permanent?
Each application treats a percentage of follicles in the area. According to the basic principles of math, it is not possible to reach zero by subtracting a percentage. Therefore, forever hair removal is technically impossible. As a result, the FDA considers these devices appropriate for partial hair removal, or for hair reduction. However, no laser devices are listed as indicated for complete hair removal.
What does all this mean to you? For many people, it is essentially a moot point, as they enjoy the results of laser treatment for life with no maintenance. Other people might occasionally notice a few hairs in the treatment area, usually much smaller and lighter in color than before treatment. These patients may wish to have occasional touch-ups—usually about one session a year is sufficient.
Is Laser Hair Reduction safe?
This is among the most requested aesthetic procedures in the nation, and it has an excellent record of safety and success when performed by a skilled technician. The concept is quite simple, though the technology behind it is very sophisticated. Hair pigment readily absorbs light energy, which creates heat that deactivates the follicle, preventing new growth.
In early laser systems, the challenge was to effectively target pigment in the follicles, without overheating the skin. Those with heavily pigmented skin were advised to avoid laser treatment due to the risk of burning and scarring.
Thankfully, that changed long ago with the introduction of the “colorblind” laser. With new levels of precision, today’s hair removal lasers are able to selectively target follicles with minimal impact to surrounding skin.
Despite the advances in technology, it is important to remember that lasers are only as good as the technician using them. These devices are powerful and complex, giving the knowledgeable provider virtually endless options for customizing treatment. When state-of-the-art laser technology is in the hands of highly trained aesthetic medical professionals such as at Total Skin, beautiful things happen.
What should I expect?
The first step is a consultation with one of our skilled laser nurses. We will examine the hair and skin in the treatment area, review medical history, and discuss potential risks before recommending this or any other procedure.
The number one rule when planning laser hair reduction is to avoid the sun. While it may be possible to treat an area with tanned skin, the power settings will need to be lower, requiring more sessions to see the full results. Tanned skin also increases the risk of side effects or discomfort. Presenting with a fresh tan will result in rescheduling of your treatment.
Other friendly reminders include discontinuing photosensitizing oral medications and topical medications in the area to be treated 1 week prior to your session, as well as shave the area to be treated the night before or the day of your session. The cleaner and the closer the shave the better results you will have.
You are on a tight schedule, but so is your hair. Follicles operate in a constant pattern, cycling through active growth phases and resting phases. At any given time, only a certain percentage of follicles are active and those are the ones that respond to laser energy. Therefore, full treatment requires a series of sessions, which are carefully timed in accordance with your own hair growth patterns. It is important to keep these appointments as scheduled in order to see maximum treatment benefits.
We will prepare the treatment area by cleansing the area, if needed. You will then be provided with protective eyewear due to the intensity of laser light. Your nurse will adjust the device according to your skin and hair type, then carefully apply laser energy. At Total Skin most clients report their treatments as essentially painless.
During your visit we will provide complete aftercare instructions and answer your questions. One of the most important things you can do after any kind of light treatment is to protect the skin from sun exposure. If possible, wear protective clothing, such as long pants after laser hair removal on your legs.
Because laser energy only acts on follicles in the active growth phase, it is not possible to treat them all in one session. After each treatment you will notice a reduction in the number and size of hairs in the area. Appointments are spaced several weeks apart, so it will take several months to achieve full results. After laser hair removal treatment, you can throw out the razor and enjoy effortless silky-smooth skin every day.
Our experienced providers at Total Skin would love to meet you. Please call
701-757-3376 (DERM) for a complimentary consultation for more information!