Laser and IPL Hair Reduction
The hassles of waxing, shaving, or plucking areas of undesired hair may be a thing of the past. With laser hair reduction procedures from The Layt Clinic, we can help you reduce unwanted hair. State-of-the-art laser and IPL procedures at our practice can help decrease undesired hair, with little to no downtime necessary after treatment.
Please contact our plastic surgeon, Dr Craig Layt, for more information on laser hair removal treatment.
What can you expect from laser hair removal?
Laser and IPL hair removal is an innovative way to decrease undesired hair. With advanced laser techniques, laser energy focuses targeted beams of light directly into the hair follicle, destroying the root so that it does not grow back. This can ultimately result in a smoother area of skin, and no more reliance on shaving and waxing!
Who is a candidate?
Since laser hair removal typically targets the pigment in the follicle, patients with darker hair are often the best candidates for laser hair removal; however, laser technology is advancing all the time and is providing more alternatives for patients with all types of hair colour and skin tones. Our Nurse Aesthetician will discuss your options with you at your initial consultation.
What is involved in the treatment?
In preparation for laser hair removal, the area targeted for treatment should be shaven a few days prior. A handheld laser will be guided along the treatment area. This part of the procedure typically feels like a series of small rubber-band snaps – a topical numbing agent can be applied to the skin so that you feel as comfortable as possible. Once the laser has thoroughly covered the treatment area, the procedure is complete.
What can you expect after the treatment?
You will likely experience some mild redness in the treatment area for a few days, but this is normal. The hair should begin falling out from the area during the first several days after laser hair removal. The Nurse Aesthetician will advise you to use strong sunscreens after treatment in order to protect the skin from sun damage and hypopigmentation.
In order to achieve the best possible results, you may need to undergo multiple laser hair removal treatment sessions.
Laser hair reduction procedures are just one of many non-surgical cosmetic enhancement options we offer here at our practice. If you would like to schedule a consultation for laser hair removal, please contact The Layt Clinic today. Our Nurse Aestheticians will be happy to answer your questions and go over all aspects of the procedure with you.