Laser Hair Removal

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Laser Hair Removal

Pre-treatment Cautions:

 

Pre-treatment cautions for light-based treatment includes, but is not limited to: Allergies, skin type, medications, clients who are currently taking blood thinning medications, blood disorders, Tretinoin and topical retinoids, heat urticaria, herpes I or II within the treatment area, diabetes, cosmetic fillers/implants, unprotected sun exposure or the use of tanning beds or tanning creams and menstrual dysfunction/PCOS.

Other conditions:

  • History of vitiligo, eczema, psoriasis, allergic dermatitis and autoimmune diseases

  • Risk of paradoxical hair growth - this can occur in people of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean descent and those who have an ill-defined hair line with no obvious transition of the hairline to the face

Be advised that we may recommend a qualified practitioner to evaluate you before undergoing laser or pulsed-light treatment.

 

 

Hair Removal Contraindications:

 

If a person to be treated meets any of the following contraindications, no light-based treatment should be administered.

  • Persons taking Accutane within six months of treatment

  • Individuals using systemic steroids

  • Gold Therapy

  • Healing response issues

  • Active infections

  • Open lesions

  • Darker skin types 

  • History of light-induced seizures

  • Pregnancy

  • History of skin photosensitivity disorders

  • History of hypertrophic scars or keloid formation

  • Treatment of skin cancer

  • History of radiation therapy in area to be treated

  • Active viral or bacterial infection

  • Person is unwilling or unable to follow post-treatment care instructions

A consultation is required before you begin treatments. We are required to carefully screen all potential candidates for treatment. Any cosmetic or dermatological skin condition must be correctly diagnosed and treated by a practitioner prior to treatment. During your consultation we will perform a test spot so we can evaluate and assess tissue response and minimize possible side effects. 

 

 

 

Recommended Hair Removal Follow-up Treatment Intervals: 

  • Face: 4 weeks

  • Arms/underarms: 4 - 6 weeks

  • Bikini line: 4 - 6 weeks

  • Back: 8 - 10 weeks

  • Legs: 8 - 10 weeks 

In general, four to six treatments may be needed to achieve the desired results.

 

 

Post Treatment:  

  • A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually last two - twenty-four hours but can persist up to seventy-two hours. Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, but it usually resolves in 2-3 days. 

  • Apply cooling to the treatment area for ten to fifteen (10-15) minutes every hour for the next four hours, as needed. An oral, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen such as Advil®) or an analgesic (acetaminophen such as such as Tylenol®) may be taken to reduce discomfort. Use such medicine according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

  • Until redness has resolved, it is recommended to avoid the following:

    • Applying cosmetics to treated areas.

    • Swimming, especially in pools with chemicals. 

    • Hot tubs, Jacuzzi, saunas.

    • Activities that cause excessive perspiration, or activity that raises core body temperature.

    • Sun exposure or tanning to treated areas. Apply a SPF 45 or greater sunscreen to prevent skin color changes.

    • Aggressive scrubbing and use of exfoliates on the treated area. ​

  • Bathe or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature-sensitive.

  • Appearance of hair growth or stubble will continue for seven to thirty (7-30) days post treatment. This is not new hair growth, but treated hairs being expelled from the skin.

  • Hairs that were in the resting phase (telogen) at the time of treatment may enter the active growing phase (anagen) in one to six (1-6) months, depending on the body area. Follow-up treatment may be needed.

  • If any darkened lesions occur, advise persons being treated not to pick or pull at darkened lesions as scarring may occur.

LEGACY HEALTH & WELLNESS

127 Ben Casey Drive Suite 106

Fort Mill, SC  29708

P. 803-547-6800

F. 803-547-6801

 

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Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9:30am-6:00pm

Friday 9:30am-4:00pm

Saturday By Appt. Only

Sunday Closed

General Disclaimer:  We cannot predict and do not guarantee that you will attain a particular result from the information provided in or through this Website, and you accept and understand that results differ for each individual.