LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Imagine Life Without Stubble, Rough Skin, Razor Rash, or Ingrown Hairs!
Why Choose Pro Touch Esthetics?
At Pro Touch Esthetics, you will find only the most personalized treatments based on your skin type and goals. We will always treat you in no rush, ensuring optimum results. Our staff of Licensed Estheticians undergo extra professional training to become Laser Technicians so you can rest assured that you’re being treated with expertise.
About Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal reduces your hair removal maintenance all while also leaving your skin with a smooth appearance and feel that cannot be achieved through other means. It is the best hair removal option currently available.
Popular Treatment Areas include:
Brazilian and Bikini
Our licensed estheticians are experienced and professional, and it reflects in our customer service and results. Not only does Pro Touch Esthetics make treatments convenient, but we also offer great specials, payment plans, and a lifetime discounted treatment guarantee.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
When we use a laser to eliminate hair follicles, we are directing intense light energy into the follicles. This energy is so intense that it destroys the hair follicles. It is important to note that not all hair follicles will be destroyed in one laser treatment session.
Hair follicles are not all destroyed in one session because they cycle through active and resting growth phases. Certain hair follicles in the most active growth phase make them particularly susceptible to the damaging effects of the laser.
For most people laser treatment is able to eliminate about 20% of the hair follicles with each treatment session*. This means that if you complete one treatment, you should see a reduction in the hair follicles growing in the treated area.
Most people wish to significantly reduce, or completely eliminate, unwanted hair follicles. Therefore, most clients will need to complete several treatment sessions with the laser. For most individuals, it will take 4 to 6 treatments to achieve best results. Some individuals can require more treatments.
The heat energy can be felt by the client as something similar to a sting, somewhat like a rubber band snapping on the skin. Although, most of our clients feel little to zero discomfort during treatments. As always, we will maintain your comfort in mind and customize a safe and objective approach to attain your goals.
What to know about Hair Growth
It is important to understand the hair growth cycle to understand how Laser Hair Removal works. Hair grows in three phases—Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. Lasers can only damage the follicles of hairs growing in the early stage of the Anagen phase. While you may see many (hundreds, thousands) of hairs growing in an area –whether it be the legs, face, underarm or back—only a percentage of those hairs are currently in the Anagen phase of growth.
As the laser is applied to the area for the treatment, all the hairs will be treated. However, it is only those in the anagen phase that are susceptible to the damage the laser can provide. Hairs growing in other phases may be damaged to some degree, producing a finer or even more sluggish growth.
It is for this reason that a series of treatments should be utilized for those wishing to have a more thorough removal of hair in a treatment area. By spacing the treatments 4-6 or more weeks apart, several “batches” of hairs will ultimately be caught in the critical Anagen phase when the treatment is performed.
As the series of treatments remove the unwanted hair, a natural additional and desirable, side effect will be an elimination of ingrown hair, or pseudo-folliculitis barbae. This is a very common skin condition which is often seen in the beard and the groin (or pubis) area.
Because the hair is coarse and often grows in a swirl or curly fashion, the hairs have a tendency to curl back into the skin before (or even after) the outermost edge of the hair shaft breaks through the surface of skin. This results in inflammation, redness or purplish discoloration, and thick pimply-looking growths on the skin.
Laser Hair Removal removes the hairs so that they cannot continue to become ingrown. Get rid of the hair, and you get rid of all the inflammation that goes with it.
It can also get rid of another unwanted side effect of unwanted hair, pimples and other blemishes, which occur from constantly touching the fingers to the face in an effort to feel for or remove stubble brings bacteria and additional oils to the face—which can potentially increase the incidence of pimples and blemishes.
Typically, during the actual treatment, you may experience a slightly uncomfortable stinging or snapping sensation where the laser is being applied. Each of these sensations lasts for only a fraction of a second. Your skin will become pink or even reddish. This looks like many very tiny mosquito bites, and will subside within 20 minutes to 2 hours, but can last up to a day or two.
Any hairs missed during shaving prior to treatment will become burnt, ashen or even gummy and will eventually break apart and be shed by your skin. You may also be able to notice the hairs just below the surface of the skin as they work their way out. Some people have described this appearance as “peppery”, as if tiny black flakes of pepper were flecked on the skin. This is completely normal and will diminish in a few days but can take several weeks. Your body will shed this material on its own.
How Should I Prepare for a Treatment?
*Area must be clean shaven for treatment
The area should be free of lotions, make-up, deodorant and other applications before arriving at Pro Touch Esthetics. Do not wax, tweeze, bleach or use depilatories for 4 weeks prior to treatment. Avoid glycolic acid and Retin-A for 10 days prior to treatment (in treatment area only). Do not use tetracyclines, Zithromax or St. John's Wort within 2 weeks prior to treatment. No Accutane for 6 months prior to treatment. How to Prepare for Treatment (ADD HYPERLINK of PDF)
What Should I Expect Post Treatment?
Your skin may appear pink for up to 24 hours after your laser hair removal treatment. A slight stinging or itchy sensation may be felt for a few hours. Do not expose treated area to the sun for prolonged periods for 2 weeks post treatment. Apply SPF 30 sunblock to treated areas that may be exposed to the sun for 4 weeks after treatment. Avoid irritating skin preparations on treated area for at least 48 hours. Hairs will fall out and/or dissipate on their own within 14 days. V Follow-up visits should be scheduled at least 4-6 weeks apart. Post Treatment Care (ADD HYPERLINK of PDF)
Laser Hair Removal is a technology that uses intense pulses of non-coherent light over a range of wavelengths. Light energy is absorbed into particular target cells with color (chromophores) in the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy, which causes damage to the hair follicle.
Laser Hair Removal is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure eliminate unwanted hair. The specialized laser targets melanin in the hair. As the laser fires, it rapidly and efficiently heats the hair follicle. For hairs that are in the active phase of growth, the laser destroys the hair's ability to re-grow.
A hair in the active growth or "Anagen" phase of growth has unique properties. These physical characteristics make the hair follicle extremely vulnerable to the laser. All hair containing melanin will absorb the laser beam, but only those in the active phase of growth are susceptible to being permanently destroyed.
Laser hair removal does usually sting a little. The handpiece of our machine has been designed with Sub-Zero Effect, which reduces the temperature of the handpiece to -12C (10.4F). This process freezes and numbs the pain receptors allowing your treatments to be performed at higher energy levels, creating better results, with virtually no pain!
It depends on the area. A small area on the face will take just a few minutes, a modest bikini can be done on your lunch break, and a full leg treatment will take about an hour.
Usually 4-6 treatments, each spaced six weeks apart. Remember, only hair in the active (or Anagen) phase of growth will be permanently destroyed by the laser. The number of treatments you will need to achieve your desired result will depend in large part on your skin type (or color) and the density and color of your hair follicles.