Thanks to advances in laser technology, Vissia’s laser hair reduction procedure is a safe and painless alternative to outdated methods.
The procedure is administered at an ultramodern facility equipped with the latest solutions in wellness and personal grooming, so you can make the most of medical breakthroughs without breaking the bank.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Laser hair reduction works by heating the hair follicle to the point of disabling it. When the follicle stops functioning, the hair falls out and prevents future hair growth. Multiple sessions are required since only a certain number of hair follicles are active at any given moment.
Here at Vissia, you will experience safe and effective results for follicles are typically permanently disabled. Each session results in less hair growth with little to moderate pain.
WHAT AREAS CAN I TREAT?
Laser hair reduction is noninvasive, and most patients require no anesthetic. However, we do offer numbing topical cream for your total comfort. This aspect will be discussed prior to the procedure.
As the first step, your practitioner will trim the target area so the hair is only a few millimeters in length. This allows the laser to be placed directly over the follicles, which is necessary for effective treatment.
The laser is then adjusted to the correct setting for your hair’s color, thickness and location, as well as your skin color. Your practitioner will also give you eye protection, as the laser produces a very bright light with each pulse. As a final preparatory measure, your skin will be covered in a cooling gel to give you total comfort during the procedure.
After delivering an initial pulse of light on the treatment area, your practitioner will wait a moment and watch the area. She is looking to make sure the settings on the laser were correct so that the rest of the treatment is as effective as possible. We work to give you the most effective laser hair reduction treatment.
After your first appointment, you will be scheduled for a follow-up treatment. Laser hair reduction is typically done over 3-5 appointments until the hair stops growing. In most cases, laser hair removal is completely permanent.
When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort. You may schedule your next treatment four to six weeks later. You'll receive treatments until hair stops growing.
Frequently asked questions
How does Laser Hair Reduction work compared to other methods?
Does Laser Hair Reduction work on all skin colors?
Laser Hair Removal safely and effectively treats all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI) as well as tanned skin. For darker skin types and people with tans, appropriate fluences are generally lower and appropriate pulse widths are generally longer to prevent damage to the epidermis. Using the appropriate treatment parameters, however, people with all skin types can benefit from Laser Hair Removal.
How many treatments will I need?
Due to the staggered nature of the hair growth cycle, in which some hairs are actively growing while others are dormant, laser hair removal requires multiple treatments to catch each hair as it enters the “active” growth phase. The number of laser hair removal treatments necessary for complete hair removal varies from person to person, and is best determined during consultation. Most patients require 4-6 hair removal treatments, spread out between 4-6 week intervals.
Is Laser Hair Reduction permanent?
Laser hair removal is long-lasting but not necessarily permanent. People typically do not see hair regrowth for months or years after completing their laser hair removal sessions. In most cases, we recommend scheduling regular touch up treatments to ensure you remain free of unwanted body hair.
Is the treatment painful?
You may experience a small but manageable sensation that we describe as a “pinch” or a “zap” when we pulse the laser. Most of our former waxing, stringing and electrolysis clients report that the discomfort is far less than those methods of hair removal. Stress, fatigue, caffeine, your menstrual cycle and pain tolerance may also influence the level of comfort — or discomfort — that you feel.