Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal:

Body By Leverett is pleased to offer the state-of-the-art laser that has been approved by the FDA for laser hair removal treatments. Laser hair removal is a treatment that can reduce or eliminate hair. Patients will see results right after their first treatment. Typically, 6 to 12 treatments, four to eight weeks apart are required.

Laser hair removal can be used to treat any area of the body, including the face, underarms, back, legs, bikini area, chin, chest, and even the abdomen.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The laser uses a combination of energy and heat to damage and destroy hair follicles without harming the skin. The treatment requires a series of sessions for best results.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?

For most patients, laser hair treatment requires six to 12 sessions, four to eight weeks apart.

Should I avoid anything before a treatment?

You will need to avoid spray tans, self-tanning creams and lotions, tanning beds and long periods of sun exposure for 2 weeks prior to your treatment. No waxing or tweezing the area for 4 weeks prior to treatment (shaving is okay, and required the day of treatment). No Accutane for one year. Avoid retinols for 1 week prior to facial laser hair reduction treatment.

What Does Laser Hair Removal Feel Like?

The Palomar Icon Laser has a cool-tip that allows patients to experience minimal discomfort. Most patients describe the sensation of being snapped by a rubber band every now and then. The feeling comes and goes very quickly.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Our Palomar Icon Laser is approved to treat all skin types. Individuals who have red, blond or gray hair in the treatment area will not be a good candidate for laser hair removal. Please see our laser hair removal specialist to find out whether you qualify for laser hair removal. Our laser hair removal specialist offers free laser hair removal consultations.

How Should I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

Try and avoid lotions, creams, perfume, makeup and deodorant in the treatment area. Shave the treated area prior to your appointment.

Is there a recovery?

Laser hair removal does not require any recovery, and you are free to carry on with your daily routine right away. The technician will go over post treatment care with you and you will be given a copy of detailed instructions on how to care for your skin. You will be given detailed instructions on how to care for your skin after the treatment.

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