What is it?
Unwanted facial and body hair is a common problem that can be a cause of distress for both women and men. Laser Hair Reduction is a treatment that reduces unwanted hair on the face and body.Connall Cosmetic Surgery is now offering laser hair reduction to our patients.
How does it work?
The Palomar Hair removal handpiece emits pulses of light into the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicles and converted to heat. The heat then loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair. Light-based hair removal permanently reduces unwanted facial and body hair, in fewer treatments and with more comfort than is possible with traditional procedures.
Is Laser Hair Reduction Right for me?
The most commonly treated areas are the face, bikini area, legs, most areas with dark hair.
The Palomar Starlux 500 safely treats all skin types. Because hair grows in cycles, repeated treatments are necessary to destroy the hair follicles. Usually five to six treatments are needed for permanent hair reduction. The hair that regrows following treatment tends to be lighter and finer in texture.
Avoid sun exposure in the treatment area before and after your laser hair reduction treatment. The treatment itself is generally quick, the time depends on the size of the treatment area. The procedure requires no anesthetic and is generally not painful, due to advanced contact cooling technology. The most common side effects include mild to moderate sunburn like sensation, swelling and redness that last one to three days.
Contact us today at our Portland, OR office to schedule a complimentary consultation for Laser hair Reduction.