Remove Unwanted Hair With Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is used to remove unwanted hair. Bare HR is an innovative light-based technology that sends pulses of light energy to gently penetrate into the skin and precisely target, disable and destroy unwanted hair follicles. This is a safe and effective procedure to remove unwanted hair. You can save time, money, and energy with a laser hair solution that reduces your hair compared to continually waxing and shaving.
We use Bare HR laser technology which is the quickest and most effective machine on the market and the least painless! It is safe to use any time of year, even with a tan, so there is no need to avoid treatment in the summer months or after vacations. It is the only device delivering ultra-short pulses of energy reaching an optimal temperature to destroy hair at the root without affecting the skin. Working at the follicle produces longer-lasting results. This newest technology gives clients results in a shorter amount of time. Bare HR targets hair at varying depths simultaneously with three different wavelengths for quick and effective results.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Our Bare HR laser uses light to target the melanin that lies in the hair follicle’s growth centers. From there, the light converts to heat to destroy the follicle at the source. Without its growth center, hair follicles can no longer grow in the treated area.
Who Can Get Hair Removal?
The Bare HR laser works on all skin types - including dark skin colors, sensitive skin, and tanned skin - and is safe on any area of the body with any hair type. Laser hair removal works best on those with hair containing pigment - white, blonde, or gray hair is not recognized as easily by the laser. If you are unsure if your pigment would be acceptable, please book a consult first.
We work with both male and female clients. At this time, we do not perform laser hair removal on sensitive areas (groin, buttocks, etc.) for male clients.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
It is safe to use our laser hair removal treatment anywhere on the body you have
unwanted hair. Areas most commonly treated include:
Face - sideburns, upper lip, chin, jawline
Getting Ready for Your Hair Removal Appointment
There are no special precautions you need to take before your laser hair removal appointment. If you use a self-tanner, we recommend stopping about ten days before your appointment. You should also avoid tweezing, waxing, bleaching, epilating, or using hair removal creams for three weeks before your treatment. If you are menstruating, we ask you to reschedule your appointment.
For best results, you NEED TO shave the area being treated 24-48 hours before the treatment so that the laser can target the pigment located in the follicle and not the hair on the surface of your skin. We see the best results when the hair is ⅓ the length of a piece of rice.
What Should I Expect During a Bare HR Laser Hair Removal Appointment?
Laser hair removal is a very comfortable procedure with mild to moderate discomfort levels. There will be a brief sensation often described as similar to a rubber band snap. The sapphire crystal in the laser keeps the skin cool making the Bare HR the most comfortable machine on the market.
Your appointment will take 30 minutes to two hours depending on the areas you’re having treated.
What Do I Need to Do After My Appointment?
You may experience some redness and slight swelling after your appointment. This should usually subside within an hour. There are no significant side effects to this treatment.
Please avoid saunas and hot tubs for 48 hours after your laser hair removal treatment.
You should always use sunscreen when outdoors, but it is especially important to apply sunscreen to your treatment area after laser hair removal.
If your hair grows and you’d like to, you can shave between appointments but it is best not to wax or tweeze the area being treated.
How Many Laser Hair Treatments Will I Need?
It will depend on the thickness of your hair and the area being treated. We will recommend a treatment schedule to you during your consultation. Most clients will have five treatments to see the best results. Treatments will be spaced out every 6-8 weeks for most areas.
You can expect to see results after 1-2 laser hair removal treatments however this varies. Hair will become thinner and patchier as treatments continue and you become hair free.
After the hair follicle is damaged, it will not be able to grow any more hair. While results are variable, most people will only need a touch-up every few years. This will depend on the area being treated, hair quality, medications, hormone levels, and other factors.
Let’s Get You Started with Laser Hair Removal at our Ferndale Medical Spa
This treatment is offered for new and existing clients with a licensed provider at our Ferndale, MI medical spa. If you’re a new client with us, your first appointment will be a consultation. We will go over what you’re trying to achieve, provide a full facial balancing consultation, make recommendations, and create a customized treatment plan for you.
New and existing clients can book online. You are required to enter your credit card information before you can book your appointment. You will receive an email after booking with a link to our “Patient Portal”. You can change, cancel and fill out new patient paperwork in the Patient Portal. Make sure you check your spam folder if you do not receive the email.
If you need additional help or do not see an appointment that works for you, please call us at 313-992-6659 or email us.