This Does Not Replace A Consultation Regarding Laser Hair Removal!

If you have ever thought about receiving laser hair removal treatments, now is the time. Here are specific tips to prepare for laser hair removal.

1. It is necessary for you to have one or two days hair growth so that the areas that require treatment are easily recognizable. If not, it may be difficult to pinpoint all areas needing treatment. Your technician will need to shave the hair to skin level with a razor as necessary.

 

2. For hair removal on the face, please do not use (or make sure you wash off all) makeup prior to treatment.

 

 

3. If you are currently on the medication Accutane , Gold Therapy, any drug that causes a reaction to sunlight or have been in the past 6 months, please let us know. This medication can make your skin susceptible to damage from the laser.

 

4. Generally, it is best to wait 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. There is no advantage to scheduling your visits closer together even if you do not see immediate results. The laser only targets hair in the growth phase. The next growth phase will be in 4 to 6 weeks.

 

 

 

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What Is Your Fitzpatrick Skin Type?

The skin and hair color are of prime importance for successful laser hair removal. Therefore, skin and hair color must be examined prior to a laser treatment.

Hair Color – Dark hair (such as black and brown) is considered ideal. Dark, fine hair and light skin is considered to be the best combination for laser hair removal. White, gray, red and blond hair is not recognized by the laser.

Skin Color – Fitzpatrick Skin Type is an evaluative system developed by Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick to assess skin color and a person’s tendency to tan or burn. The chart below can be used to determine your Fitzpatrick Skin Type.

Once a person’s  hair color and Fitzpatrick skin type are taken into account we can determine the course of treatment for laser hair removal and chemical peels. Some lasers cannot be used on Fitzpatrick types V and VI.

Though everyone is at risk for damage as a result of excessive sun exposure, people with skin types I and II are at the highest risk.

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Client Information For Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted hair growth may appear on may areas of the body including the upper lip, sideburns, chin, ears, chest, underarms, legs, fingers, feet or toes and is annoying for both men and women. Lasers help eliminate unwanted hair on all of these areas and more.

Laser hair removal services provide more permanent removal of body hair than waxing or shaving. It usually requires a series of treatments to achieve permanent results. Try this innovative technology if you are ready to permanently say good bye to that pesky unwanted body and facial hair.

Laser technology for women, men and teens

How effective is laser hair removal? Laser hair removal works best when there is color in the hair. People with light hair may see only moderate improvement  and may need a greater number of treatment sessions. Dark hair responds best and white hair does not respond at all. Electrolysis is effective on light and white hair.

What does it feel like? The laser treatment may feel like a mild sting for a fraction of a second. It has a built in cooling tip that not only helps to protect the skin but also helps to minimize discomfort.

How long do the treatments take? An upper lip can be done in 5 -10 minutes. Underarms or bikini lines usually take 15 – 20 minutes. Legs and backs take longer. Very often follow-up treatments are shorter because there is much less hair to treat.

How many treatments are necessary? Most people receive satisfactory clearance after six treatments.

Laser hair removal is FDA approved and safe for all skin types.

Please call 845-371-5161 or email dianne@allureaesthetics.com if you have any additional questions that have not been covered here.

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Ingrown Hair (pseudofolloculitis barbae)

One of the more common problems we see particularly in individuals with coarse, curly hair is pseudofolliculitis barbae  (ingrown hair).  These bumps caused by shaving are most common in the bikini line of women and neck area of men. Shaving produces a sharply pointed hair that re-enters the skin. This causes an inflammatory response around the ingrown hair tip. Scarring can result from the inflammatory response. Shaving not only causes but also aggravates the condition. This persistent inflammation on the skin can be dramatically improved with laser hair removal treatments.

 

 

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