Laser Hair Removal
Are you still shaving?
Ditch the razor and get a laser hair removal treatments
Save time and money with laser hair removal in Broken Arrow, Ok. During a treatment the laser selectively targets dark, coarse hair, cauterizing the hair follicle and leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Pigment in the hair absorbs the laser light, which ultimately destroys the hair. The procedure typically requires 6-12 treatments, but some people may require more.
Results Med Spa offers a wide range of laser hair removal programs. We invite you to reserve a consultation to determine the ideal program for you.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
It is recommended to avoid plucking, waxing, electrolysis and retinol for 6 weeks before treatment. Shave the area to be treated the day of treatment or up to 2 days before. That’s because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. You should also avoid sun exposure for at least 6 weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure or tanning makes laser hair reduction less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely. Artificial tanning creams, lotions, or sprays may be used in between treatments but cannot be on the skin when laser treatment is being performed.
Recovery and Risks
Short-term effects may include reddening, mild burning, temporary bruising or blistering. Hyper-pigmentation (browning) and hypopigmentation (lightening), although rare, have also been noted after treatment. These conditions usually resolve within 3-6 months, but permanent color change is a rare risk. Avoiding sun exposure before and after the treatment reduces the risk of color change. In individuals with a past medical history of herpes simplex, laser treatment may cause a flare-up. Dr. Bilbruck is available for consutaltion and can write a prescription for antivirals if appropriate.
A few weeks after your treatment the hair may look like it is growing but eventually the hair will fall out. Wear sunscreen for the following month to help prevent temporary changes in the color of the treated skin.