Laser Hair Removal

Laser in Jeevannavar Skin Care : Fotona SP Dynamis (USA FDA approved)

How does Laser Hair Removal work?

The laser works by sending a high intensity light beam of a specific wavelength to target the dark pigment, known as melanin, found in skin and also, in abundance, at the base of the hair surrounding the follicle. Melanin absorbs the light, producing heat, which in turn damages the hair follicle, causing the hair to fall out.
Technological advances in this field and the desire to find a solution for subjects with darker skin have led to the development of the long-pulsed Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet).

The Nd:YAG operates at a much higher wavelength than other lasers used for hair removal, which means that it has been US FDA approved for use on individuals with tanned and ethnic skin.

How is our laser different? 
Our Fotona Nd:Yag laser has many safety feature.  The wavelength of the laser is 1064 nanometers. The depth of penetration goes to the very deepest follicle and people of all skin colors can be safely treatedTreatments with shorter wavelength lasers result in the heat absorbed into the skin, often not deep enough to effectively destroy a follicle, and have a higher incidence of skin reactions and damage. Treatments with our Fotona Nd:Yag laser require no anesthetics and no down time with very low risk of side effects.

How many treatments will I need?  
The average person needs six treatments. How may treatments you will need will depends on your number of growth cycles and how hair-free you wish to be.  Because a hair follicle can only be destroyed an “active growth” cycle, your treatment will be timed to destroy the most hair follicles with each visit.  Usually treatments will be 4-8 weeks apart.

Can I pluck or wax my hair between treatments? 
No. Plucking or waxing pulls the hair out of the follicle and may disrupt the growth cycle.  You may trim or shave as much as you wish between treatments.  Shaving does not change the type of hair that you grow.  

What are the possible side effects from Treatment? 
While side effects are rare, some clients may have a swollen appearance to the follicle for a few minutes after treatment.  This usually resolves before the client leaves the treatment room.  Because the laser generates heat within the follicle, there is risk of a small water blister.  This is not a common occurrence. Rarely, this may result in a change in skin pigmentation at the site or scarring. 

What is the cost of laser hair removal? 
Cost will depend on area cover, not how thick the hair growth is. Package prices can be arranged if more than one body area it sot be treated.  An accurate assessment of cost will be determined at your free consultation.

Post procedure care?

  • Avoid other hair removal methods aside from shaving and epilation creams in between sessions.
  • Do not bleach, wax, thread or pluck hair throughout the course of the treatment.
  • Do not apply henna to treated areas 7-10 days prior to and after the treatment.
  • Avoid sunbathing/direct sun exposure for a minimum of 2 weeks after the treatment.
  • Apply sunscreen on a regular basis 15 minutes before stepping out and repeat 2 to 3 times in the course of the day.