What are the possible side effects of laser hair removal?
The most common side effects of laser hair removal include:
Skin irritation: There may be temporary discomfort, redness and swelling evident in the treatment area. Any signs and symptoms typically disappear within several hours.
To reduce any discomfort, apply ice to the treated area. If you have a skin reaction immediately after laser hair removal, immediately contact our office.
Pigment changes: Laser hair removal can potentially darken or lighten the affected treatment area. These pigment changes can be temporary or even permanent. Skin lightening primarily affects those who don’t avoid sun exposure before or after treatment and those who have darker skin.
Prevention is key! In order to minimize the risk of pigment changes, ensure to avoid sunlight exposure after laser hair removal and between scheduled treatments. Additionally, avoid tanning beds for a minimum of six weeks. Use a broad-spectrum 30 SPF sunscreen daily.
Rarely, laser hair removal can also cause blistering, crusting, scarring or skin texture changes. Other rare side effects include graying of treated hair or paradoxical hair growth around the treated areas, particularly on darker skin types.
How often do I have to come back for treatments?
No two clients are the same in terms of being able to give them a definite number of necessary treatments. It depends on: your age, hair type and the area to be treated. Some clients require 6 treatments, whereas others may need 9 or more. On average, about 80 per cent hair reduction is achieved after 6 visits. You should also know: there may be reduced hair growth for several weeks after treatment. Then you’ll experience new regrowth in certain areas and during this stage, another treatment is required.
How do I prepare for my upcoming laser hair removal appointment?
Please refer to and follow the instructions within our pre-care & post-care instruction guide.
Are GentleMax Pro Laser Treatments painful?
A dynamic skin cooling system (DCD) is integrated into the GentleMax Pro laser. The desired level of skin epidermis cooling can be selected before, during and after the transmission of the impulse. As a result, the procedure can be made more comfortable, while still ensuring that the surrounding tissues remain protected.
All of LMC’s permanent laser hair removal done by Candela GentleMax Pro platform #1 dermatologist- recommended brand for laser hair removal .
What Laser Hair Removal machine do you use?
Alternative methods like IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), waxing or home hair removal products may only provide temporary results. Our laser hair removal process eliminates the need for shaving – forever. Treatments are quick and virtually painless with our GentleMax Pro laser. Syneron-Candela GentleMax pro laser is a Gold Standard, award-winning laser that consists of a dual platform. Laser hair removal is carried out by means of the 755 nm alexandrite laser of the Syneron-Candela GentleLase Pro system, which is the one of the fastest and most powerful lasers currently available, as well as using the equally high-powered 1064 nm Nd: Yag laser of the Gentle Yag Pro system. All of our treatments are performed by highly-trained medical professionals. Our commitment is to keep you in the safest hands possible. We won’t ever risk quality or safety when it comes to our LMC family! Unlike many previous professional laser hair removal options, our laser, the Candela GentleMax Pro, generates permanent outcomes and is safe and effective for all skin tones – including dark or tanned skin.