Sloane Medical Aesthetics only uses FDA-approved, medical grade lasers.
This translates to highly effective and safe results for our patients.
Laser hair removal targets the hair follicle using brief pulses of light energy. The light energy is absorbed by melanin and converted to heat, causing a thermal injury to the hair follicle. This helps to inhibit or delay future hair growth. The light energy is selectively absorbed by melanin and spares the surrounding skin.
However, as a consequence of targeting melanin, it follows that laser hair removal is less effective on naturally blonde, light red, grey or white hairs due to a lack of melanin.
This treatment is only effective on hairs in their active growth (anagen) phase and will spare hairs in their transitional (catagen) and resting (telogen) phases.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is the most advanced, effective, and safe treatment for permanent hair reduction.
They allow large areas of skin can be treated at once.
Lighter and darker skin types and hair can be treated safely and effectively.
Any area of the body where smoother, fuzz-free skin is desired can be treated effectively.
It combines the ease and speed of shaving or waxing with the long-term benefits of electrolysis.
Less mess, pain and risk of scarring compared to other methods of hair removal.
No repeated trauma and irritation from constant shaving and epilation. This saves you from problems such as darkening of the skin and ingrown hairs.
Existing ingrown hairs and shaving bumps are effectively removed as well.
How many sessions will I need?
Treatments are usually spaced at four-to-eight week intervals, depending on which area is treated. This allows for hairs in their catagen and telogen phases to cycle into their anagen phase and become primed for treatment. Typically, laser hair removal will involve 3 sessions to see some results and 6 to 8 sessions to be complete.
With each session, you will notice 4'F's – significantly fewer, finer and fairer (which will be less visually obvious) hair that grows at a much slower rate (farther intervals).
Clients considering laser hair removal should avoid any plucking/epilating/tweezing/ threading/waxing of their hairs so as to leave the hair shafts present in the follicles. The hair should be shaved/trimmed a day or two before the treatment.
Laser hair removal stands in contrast to intense pulsed light (IPL) for requiring fewer sessions in order to see results.
This can translate to time and cost savings on the part of the patient.