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At Lifetime Laser & Electrolysis in Rocky Point, we specialize in the most up to date techniques in hair removal, electrolysis, laser hair removal, facials, Botox, fillers, electrolysis, microdermabrasion and skin care. Office hours are by appointment.

Laser Hair Removal

Since 1992, we have helped our clients get rid of unwanted hair permanently and safely.

What does the treatment include and what could I expect?

Depending on the amount of hair treated, the procedure varies from patient to patient. The patient and the practitioner will both use safety eye wear to protect the eyes from the laser light during the procedure. During treatment, a small hand piece is used which touches the skin surface and delivers the laser light as a light coolant is sprayed onto the skin just before each laser pulse. Most patients experience little discomfort on the treatment site because of this dynamic cooling device but the degree of discomfort varies with each person, depending on his/her pain threshold. Topical anesthesia may be requested based on individual preferences or tolerances. Be sure to discuss this with your practitioner in advance of the laser treatment. The procedure can take as little as ten minutes or up to an hour, depending on the treated area. The treated area may be become pink or red within 30 minutes of treatment; this may last a few hours to several days and is relieved with the application of ice or cooling gels.

Laser Hair Removal Tips

It's best to plan ahead for your Lifetime Laser hair removal appointment. Follow these simple steps to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your treatment. As any dermatologist would recommend, always protect your skin from the sun. If you plan to have laser hair removal, you will have to take it a step further and completely protect the area you plan to treat from any sun. This is because tanned skin has a higher melanin level, which essentially confuses the laser. With un-tanned skin, the laser seeks out the hair follicles in the growth stage. The laser is able to distinguish between skin and hair, but when the melanin levels are high in your skin, darker skin colors can sometimes have side effects like discoloration or a slightly higher discomfort level. Be generous with sunscreen or even better, wear long pants and tops to keep those areas out of the sun completely!

Following Treatment

Following your treatment, you can apply ice packs to the area at home to cool off the skin and reduce any redness. After a few hours, your skin looks completely normal and feels great! During the days and weeks after your procedure, avoid shaving the area. The hairs will die, come to the surface and fall out. If you notice they aren't falling out, gently exfoliate in the shower only after a few weeks have passed. A series of treatments will be needed to get the results you desire. However, you will notice almost immediately that hair growth will slow down, hairs will thin and overall sections will not grow back (even after just a few treatments). 

 

A maintenance program can be set up and Lifetime Laser can help you pick the best treatment for your skin! So get started now... summer is just around the corner!