Laser Hair Reduction in the Minneapolis, MN Area
No more shaving, waxing or tweezing! Messy, painful and ineffective hair removal methods are a thing of the past.
With our laser hair reduction treatment, pulsed light treats unwanted hair with quick and safe bursts of light to effectively remove hairs without causing irritation and minimize the chance of scarring and pigmentation changes. You can continue all regular daily activities immediately after treatment. Best of all, this non-invasive and effective approach yields permanent hair reduction anywhere on the body.
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How does it work?
The pigment in the hair absorbs the light and converts it into heat, which is transmitted into the follicle. If the hair is in the active growth phase it will be destroyed without damaging the surrounding skin.
Is it safe?
The treatments are customized according to skin color, hair texture and body size to ensure an exact and gentle treatment. The best candidates for pulsed light hair removal are patients with lighter skin color and darker hair follicles.
Does it hurt?
While pain tolerance varies, most people tolerate the treatment well and describe it as a rubber band snap to the skin. Topical anesthetic is an option for more sensitive areas.
How long does the treatment take?
The time required is determined by the size of the area being treated. The underarm usually takes 10 minutes, while the back or legs may require an hour.
How many treatments are needed?
Since pulsed light only affects actively growing hair follicles, resting follicles must enter the growth phase before they can be effectively treated. For this reason, treatment must be repeated until all hair follicles have passed through the growing phase. Six to eight treatments are needed at intervals of four to six weeks, depending of the treatment site.
Who can be treated?
Men, women and young adults can be successfully treated. The best results are customized according to skin color, hair texture and body site. People with darker skin tones are not usually good candidates.