Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser — an intense, pulsating beam of light — to remove unwanted hair. When passed over the skin, the intense heat of the laser painlessly damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth.
Although laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair, Envy Laser specialists can handle all skin types. Many clinics are reluctant to treat darker skin because of the specific skills and technology required as well as the risks of burns and hyper-pigmentation. Our laser systems successfully remove hair from:
When you think about the amount of time spent on hair removal in a lifetime it really adds up. The amount of money that is spent on razors and waxing in a lifetime is actually very costly. With laser hair removal you will not even think of unwanted hair ever again because there will not be any hair. The savings in terms of time and money is invaluable.
For many people removing unwanted hair causes ingrown hairs, redness on the skin, irritation on the skin and discomfort in the region that is being shaved or waxed. It is the shaving, the waxing and the hair that causes the irritation on the skin. If you no longer have the hair, you no longer have the ingrown, redness and irritation. For many people that is the reason they choose to do laser hair removal.
Often, waxing and shaving can cause painful, irritated ingrown hairs. If you no longer have the hair, you will no longer have the problem of ingrown hairs. Laser removal will eliminate the problem of ingrown hairs.
Avoid tanning and using sunless tanners for at least a month to prepare for laser hair removal. The skin should be as light as possible at the time of treatment. For this reason, many people choose to undergo laser treatment during winter. Apply sunscreen with at least an SPF 15 if you do need to spend time outdoors, and the area you wish to have hair removed by laser will be exposed to UVA/UVB rays.
Refrain from plucking or waxing your skin. Shaving is fine, but these other hair removal techniques can reduce the effectiveness of the laser treatment. Also, the hair should not be bleached.
Shave the area that will be treated, as instructed during the pre-treatment consultation. This is usually a day or two before the appointment. The hair follicles should be visible, but it can be more painful if longer hair is present during the laser hair removal.
Clean the skin at the treatment site. Leave it free of cosmetics, lotions and creams. If you apply deodorant, it will be removed prior to treatment.