What is Hair Reduction?

Unwanted body or facial hair can be a concern for individuals of all genders. Laser/IPL technology offers a safe and long-term solution to eliminate unwanted hair from any body part, resulting in smooth and healthy skin. This treatment directs concentrated light into the hair follicles, where the pigment absorbs the light, effectively removing hair from areas like the face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini line. By targeting dark, coarse hairs specifically, the laser/light spares the surrounding skin from damage. Each laser pulse treats multiple hairs simultaneously, covering an area equivalent to a quarter every second. Most patients notice hair reduction after 4-6 sessions, with occasional maintenance treatments required every six months to a year.

What Are the Benefits of Hair Reduction?

  • Precision

    Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

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    Most patients have permanent hair loss after 4-6 treatments. Bi-annual or annual maintenance treatments may be required.

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    Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time.


How does it work?

Hair removal lasers emit a light at a specific wavelength that is known to be absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. The light is converted to heat energy, which disables the hair follicle so that it will not produce another hair.

How long does it take?

Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in minutes. Large areas such as the legs or back may take up to an hour.

What do I do after getting light-based hair reduction?

To avoid possible side effects, you should avoid direct sunlight from hitting your treated skin, not use a tanning bed and follow your dermatologist’s after-care instructions.

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients experience hair loss after 4-6 treatments. Bi-annual or annual maintenance treatments may be required.

When will I see results?

You will see results immediately after treatment, the results vary from patient to patient. You can expect a 10%-25% reduction in hair after the first treatment.

Does it hurt?

Many patients say that the laser pulses feel like warm pinpricks or a rubber band being snapped against the skin.

What can I expect following the treatment?

You may see some redness and swelling after treatment. It often looks like a mild sunburn. Apply a cool compress to reduce your discomfort. The most common side effects are minor and last 1-3 days. They are discomfort, swelling and redness.

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Ready to glow? Meridiem DermSpa has both your aesthetic and medical care in mind. Our team is happy to get your laser hair reduction treatment and anything else set up. Reach out today to schedule a consultation.

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