Laser hair removal is a very popular procedure to inhibit or delay unwanted hair growth. During the treatment, hair follicles are damaged by laser light absorbed in pigment and turning to heat. Unwanted hair can be treated in nearly any area of the body, except the eyelid or surrounding areas. Areas with tattoos should not be treated either. The laser is equipped with a cooling device to reduce any discomfort as well as protect the top layer of the skin from damage, including potential changes in pigmentation.
Laser hair removal can be performed on all skin types, but it is most effective for those with light skin and dark hair. The treatment can effectively prevent hair growth for a long period of time, however results are usually not permanent. Multiple treatments are required for results, including potential maintenance.
It is possible to perform laser hair removal in nearly any area of the body, except the eyelids or surrounding delicate skin area. Tattooed skin should not be treated either.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
For your laser hair treatment, our providers will create a tailored plan based on your skin type. Usually it requires 6-10 treatments with 5 weeks between appointments.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF THE TREATMENT?
When done by an experienced provider, laser hair removal is very safe. Side-effects may vary based on skin type, hair color, treatment plan, and adherence to pre and post treatment care. The most common side effects of laser hair removal include skin irritation, discomfort, redness, swelling, and pigment changes. Rarely, laser hair removal can cause blistering, scarring, or other skin texture changes.
HOW LONG WILL RESULTS LAST?
Results vary significantly and are difficult to predict. Most people experience hair removal that lasts several months, and it might last for years. Results are usually not permanent. Maintenance treatments may be necessary. If hair regrows, it’s usually finer and lighter in color.
HOW CAN I SAVE ON TREATMENTS?
Naya offers up to 15% off per treatment for our members, along with generous discounts on all other services. Check out our membership options here!
WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS?
Caution should always be taken before undergoing medical treatment of any kind. Laser hair removal may not be right for you if:
- You’re pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding
- You have psoriasis, bleeding disorders or vitiligo
- You have severe reactions to histamines
- You have a skin condition or take medication for other conditions
- You’re sensitive to light
- You have recently tanned using sunlight, tanning beds, or tanning creams
- You might have skin cancer
- You’re using a retinoid cream
- You’re very dark-skinned
- You have a skin resurfacing disorder
- You have severe scarring or keloid scar tissue
Please discuss any additional concerns that you have about undergoing this procedure with Naya Spa and your primary care physician prior to treatment.