How does laser remove hair?
Highly controlled flashes of laser beams are selectively absorbed by hair follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats the hair, which damages and destroys the regrowth potential of the follicle- all without damaging surrounding tissue. Hair follicles are usually in different growth cycles at different times in relation to one another. Since the follicle must be in active growth in order to be affected by the laser, several treatments spread over several months are required to assure the destruction of all hair follicles.
Can all hair be treated?
Our state of the art lasers offer you customized treatment according to your hair color, texture and body location. Any hair with at least some pigment in it can be treated effectively.
Is laser hair removal safe for all skin types?
Maxx Laser of Dallas uses the most advanced laser systems which are FDA approved for permanent reduction of hair in all skin types, including dark skinned African Americans and Hispanics..even TANNED SKIN!
What should I expect during a treatment?
We begin by trimming away the hair above the skin. You may be asked to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. Next, a cold gel is spread over the treatment area. The laser handpiece is then applied to your skin and pulses of laser begin disabling your unwanted hair. When the gel is removed, much of the hair is wiped off with it. The remaining hair in the treated area falls out over the next week or two.
What does the treatment feel like?
Each pulse of laser feels like a slight sting or pinch, similar to the snap of a rubber band. Topical anesthetics may be used but most people don’t require it.
Are there any possible side effects?
Side effects are rare. You may experience some slight reddening or local swelling at the treatment site, but this typically goes away within hours. On rare occasions, some blistering or bruising may occur, but typically resolves quickly. The skin may also become lighter or darker following treatment, but will generally return to normal within a few weeks. Limiting sun exposure before and after treatments will minimize risk of complications.
What kind of results should I expect?
Our lasers are FDA approved for permanent hair reduction. The number of treatments required depends on several factors related to your specific kind of hair and skin. Usually five to six treatments spread out 8 weeks apart are required to achieve satisfactory results. Following each treatment, you can generally return to work and resume all regular activities.
What type of laser do you use?
We use the Cutera Cool Glide Laser. These lasers are top of the line, and FDA approved for permanent hair reduction. It has been shown to provide excellent results with all types of hair and skin colors.
Skin Contact Cooling / Chill Tip.
It is very important to protect the top layers of the skin from becoming too hot during a laser treatment. Many lasers have different cooling mechanisms to protect the top skin, however, none of them can match the cooling protection which is provided by Cutera Cool Glide's contact cooling Chill Tip. The tip is constantly cooled to 5 degrees by the control of the laser's computer. When the tip of the laser is placed on the skin, it cools down the upper layer of the skin and protects it from getting too hot. This allows us to use higher energies at a safe level, and thus obtain better results.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary for each patient depending on the type of laser procedure, area of the body to be treated, and the number of treatments needed. We strive to offer the LOWEST PRICES for all cosmetic laser procedures as compared to other clinics in the Dallas area. Our affordable prices and financing plans assure that nearly everyone can have the new look they have always wanted. Come in today for your free consultation and you will be amazed as to how affordable we truly are.
Keep in mind that most people spend more money in 4-5 years on shaving, waxing, and depiliatory products. Laser hair removal will save you both time and money and it would have paid for itself in just a few years.
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