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LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Laser hair removal is a finely tuned, sophisticated procedure done with the use of a laser. The laser emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin, to the hair follicle, where it is absorbed. Upon absorption, the laser energy is transformed into heat, which disables the hair follicle. The Opus Limelight by cutera offers:

  • A faster, gentler way to remove unwanted hair
  • Treats ALL SKIN TYPES
  • Offers long-term results
  • Little discomfort at the treatment site because of the laser’s cooling device

The laser is FDA approved and in general four to six laser treatments with some touch ups, this may vary from patient to patient. Five to six weeks apart are required for permanent hair reduction. We offer laser systems for dark and light skin types. Our patients enjoy the freedom that laser hair removal provides them day to day.

Erythema (redness) and slight edema (swelling) are very normal after having a laser treatment and usually resolve after a day or two.

Because lasers have absorption by melanin/pigment, we advise that patients avoid ANY sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunless tanning products for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment and 2 weeks after.

The laser is FDA approved and in general four to six laser treatments with some touch ups, this may vary from patient to patient. Five to six weeks apart are required for permanent hair reduction. We offer laser systems for dark and light skin types. Our patients enjoy the freedom that laser hair removal provides them day to day.

Yes, all areas being treated for hair reduction should be shaved the day prior to treatment. Any hair that is above the surface of the skin will absorb light that is intended for the hair follicle.

Unfortunately there are no guarantees in laser hair reduction. There are clinical studies showing improvement of up to 80–90% but that every patient will respond with this amount of efficacy. Results vary from patient to patient.

The laser light is attracted to the melanin in the hair follicle; particularly in the bulb and bulge. Heat is collected there damaging the cells lining the hair follicle with the potential to also damage the vascular matrix preventing future hair from growing.

Due to the nature of the human body, it may take multiple treatments for improvement. For hair, there are several cycles of hair growth and a certain number of hairs may only be growing at a particular time.

Typically most treatments are 4–6 weeks apart.

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