Laser Hair Removal
Trade Shaving and Waxing for Long-Term Results in Fruitland, Idaho
Still wasting your time shaving? The MedSpa by CT Derm team offers a convenient alternative in the form of laser hair removal. Our Fruitland, Idaho, practice utilizes the state-of-the-art Vectus by Cynosure—an extremely effective technology that produces energy selectively absorbed by pigmented cells in the hair follicle.
As the hair bulb cells absorb light energy, they produce heat, which damages them, diminishing the follicle's ability to grow hair. Future hair growth is also diminished after a laser hair removal treatment. Any re-growth is usually finer and lighter, making it more difficult to see. Multiple treatments are needed to reduce hair growth for prolonged time periods.
Since the light energy in laser hair removal targets darker-pigmented cells, avoid tanning, intentional or otherwise, in the days before your appointment. Because contrast is critical for laser hair removal, we can't treat hair that is light blonde, white, gray, or light red.
How to Prepare for a Laser Hair Removal Session
We recommend that you obtain Epionce™ Medical Barrier Cream and Epionce™ Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50 in advance of your visit, so that you have it on hand for your post-treatment at-home care.
The Laser Hair Removal Treatment
What to Expect Prior to Treatment
We request that you shave the area that is to be treated as close to your laser hair removal treatment time as possible. Make sure to cleanse the region well, but avoid applying any lotions, creams, and deodorant to the area. Please dress with exposing the treatment area in mind.
What to Expect During Treatment
The energy from the laser hair removal device will be delivered in pulses. Each pulse may feel like a "warm pinch." The intensity of the sensation will depend on how many hairs are in the area being treated and the amount of laser light dose. Many patients say they find the feeling uncomfortable, but tolerable.
Only active hair follicles are affected with each pulse of the laser. The settings on the laser are adjustable to maximize results while minimizing side effects, but no single session will be able to target all follicles in the treatment area. Ideal results are typically achieved with eight or more treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart to allow new follicles to move into the active phase.
What to Expect After Treatment
If the treated area feels hot once the session is over, the esthetician will apply cold compresses as needed. You will also get an application of Epionce™ Medical Barrier Cream, followed by Epionce ™ Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50. You can resume your normal activities after your laser hair removal treatment, but be aware that you should avoid excessive sun exposure for 24 hours—even with the sunscreen on. Your skin may appear red, have a warm sensation, or both for a few hours after your treatment.
Post-Laser Hair Removal At-Home Care
We recommend that you apply Epionce™ Medical Barrier Cream for the first one to three days after your laser hair removal treatment. If the targeted area can be exposed to the sun, you will want to apply Epionce™ Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50 in two layers, with 30 minutes in between layers, before going out. For treated areas that are typically covered by clothing, loose fabric may be more comfortable for the few days after a laser hair removal session.
What You Should Know
Your skin may shed hair for up to a month after a laser hair removal session. Note that it may be uncomfortable to expose the treated areas to heat for the first 24 to 36 hours.
Price is Per Treatment
Lip or Chin: $85
Upper or Lower Leg: $210
Bikini Standard: $175
Prices are available for several other locations on the body. Laser hair removal cost can be discussed on a treatment-by-treatment basis. Ask about this and other details during your complimentary consultation.
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