Laser hair reduction: 3 tips to improve results

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Aug 20, 2014 9:00:00 AM

improving-laser-hair-removal-resultsAs humans, we are hairy creatures; however, just because we have hair, doesn’t mean we have to keep it. For some, hair may be unusually thick or dark, while for others it may simply be uncomfortable. Whatever your reasons for wanting to reduce your body hair, laser hair reduction may be the ideal treatment. With results that last significantly longer than shaving, waxing, or depilatories, and ultimately become semi-permanent for most patients, it is little wonder that laser hair reduction was one of the top five most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments last year. If you are seeking laser hair reduction, there are steps you can take to help improve your results and protect your safety during your laser hair removal.

Use a qualified aesthetician in a clinical setting

When selecting your aesthetician, seek out someone with experience in laser hair reduction and who invests in continuing education to keep on top of new technologies and trends. In addition, your aesthetician should focus on your individual needs and concerns when planning your treatment rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. Your aesthetician should also be performing treatments only in a clinical setting and under the supervision of a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Discuss your skin tone and qualities of your hair

During your consultation with your aesthetician, you should have the opportunity to discuss your skin tone, hair color, and other qualities of your hair, including thickness and texture of the hair. Different skin tones and hair qualities may require slightly different approaches during your laser hair reduction treatment. In addition, it is important to let your aesthetician know if your skin is sensitive in any way and if you are prone to any type of scarring.

What system does Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center use for laser hair reduction?

Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center uses the Coherent LightSheer™ laser system. This state-of-the-art technology is ideal since it may be used on even dark skin tones. Many other laser systems don’t carry this advantage. In addition, Coherent LightSheer™ may be used on the more wiry hair of men.

An additional advantage of Coherent LightSheer™ is that it is administered via a cooling tip to increase your comfort during your treatment. Treatment time takes an average of 15 to 20 minutes, although larger areas may take longer. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin and the area being treated, a topical anesthetic may be applied prior to treatment.

To learn more about Coherent LightSheer™ laser hair reduction, call Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center today at (913) 317-9386, or fill out our online consultation request form. We’ll get in touch with you right away.

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