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How Laser Hair Removal Works

When the hair is actively growing each individual hair goes through three main cycles, which are Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. Anagen is considered the growing stage, this is when the root of the hair is the largest, has an abundance of melanin, and is attached to the root. It is only during this stage that the hair is able to be targeted by lasers. Anagen can last several weeks normally, and at any time, about 15-20% of a person’s hair is in this stage. Catagen is often called the transition stage. The hair at this point has completed its growth stage and is as long as it will get. The hair retreats from the root and will fall out on its own. Telogen is the “resting” stage where the hair is not growing or shedding. This stage does not have a set time duration, it can last as short as a week up to a year or more before it comes back to Anagen.

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Reminders/Protocols

 

  • Follow the suggested treatment guidelines suggested by the practitioner treating you.

  • Laser Treatment cannot be done over any Tattoo’s or Permanent Makeup

  • No tanning/sun exposure on or around the area being treated

  • No self tanner lotions or spray tan (at least 2 weeks)

  • No make-up when arriving to appointment (if applicable to area being treated)

  • No deodorant (if applicable to area being treated)

  • No plucking, waxing or threading 4 weeks prior to appointment

  • Stay away from products that may irritate the skin, i.e., Retinols, Accutane

  • Advise a member of our staff is you begin taking any medications that may cause photo sensitivity, i.e., antibiotics, Become pregnant or begin nursing

  • Make sure you shave 1 day prior to your appointment.

  • Cancellation:  Your appointment time as been reserved and set aside for you by the physician/practitioner.  We will attempt to provide you with a courtesy reminder call; however, you are responsible for your scheduled appointment time.  Please notify us prior to 48 hours for any changes to your appointment. Cancellations less than 24 hours will incur $50.00 fee.  Failure to keep appointment time will result in forfeit of prepaid treatment or $50 fee, whichever is greater.