Fab Skin Center provides free consultation for laser hair removal services. For your convenience we offers both individual and package treatment options. Most patients need 6 to 10 treatments, and, after evaluation we can determine the best treatment plan at the most affordable prices for you.
Before your visit, make sure to read the following
No tweezing, waxing or depilatory creams for at least three weeks prior to treatment. Shaving is okay; however, please do not shave for at least two days before you come to our office for treatment: we need to see where the hair is located. Laser treatments are not effective for white, grey, red or light blonde hairs. These types of hairs are not treatable with laser. We do not treat pregnant women. The day of your appointment, please do not apply any type of cream or lotion to the area which is going to be treated.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Stages of Hair Growth
A hair follicle goes through 3 stages of growth:
1. Anagen: This is the "perfect" stage for treatment. The hair shaft is attached to the papilla, thus enabling the laser to attack the melanin in the shaft and disable the papilla. This period for facial and body hair can be as long as 2-3 weeks.
2. Catagen: The growth process has reversed itself and the hair is getting ready to shed (this is not the same shedding process as post-laser treatment). The moisture, water and salt have begun to dry up. It is still possible to treat with laser in the future since a follicle in the Catagen stage will produce hair. This stage is variable and can last as little as 2 days.
3. Telogen: This is the final stage, the "resting" stage. The hair is neither developing nor growing. It cannot be treated during this stage. The hair shaft is completely detached from the papilla, not allowing for the laser to attack the melanin and disable the papilla. This stage can last from a few days to a few years.
What this all means is that it is important to treat hair during the Anagen or growing stage. Only during this stage of the cycle can the hair be permanently destroyed. It takes 6-12 weeks for a hair to grow from the papilla to the surface of the skin. Our medical aestheticians may change the number of weeks between treatments depending on the rate that "your" hair grows
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Laser Hair Removal
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Laser hair removal is an ongoing process that requires multiple sessions because it only affects actively growing hair, and not all hair follicles are active at the same time. In addition, high energy levels are avoided so as to minimize the risk of injury to the adjacent skin.
Occasionally patients may experience slight redness of the skin or mild swelling around the hairs. Sunscreen is recommended for any area treated that may be exposed to the sun.
Patients with darker skin may not respond well due to inadequate discrepancy between skin and hair colors. Blonde or gray/white hair is less responsive due to lack of ample pigment in the hair.