Diode 810 Laser Hair Removal

in Avon, Connecticut

How does Diode 810 laser hair removal work?

The Diode 810 laser hair removal converts light into energy. It travels along with the hair, down into the hair shaft causing an injury to the shaft to prevent new hair growth. Within 7-10 days, the hair will fall out. When scheduling your treatments, we may vary your appointments to catch hair follicles that are on a different growth cycle.

How many treatments will it take to remove my unwanted hair?

Hair grows in cycles usually about 4-6 weeks apart.  Treatment must be done during the antigen phase (growth phase).  Spacing appointments apart is necessary to treat hair follicles during the right phase.  Multiple sessions are required and will depend on the patient.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Hair removal is not 100% permanent. Hormones affect the cycles of hair growth and may increase with age causing hair to grow. Hair can also stay dormant for 7-years. As it comes out of dormancy, it will grow and retreatment may be necessary.

Will laser hair removal work on white hair?

The laser is attracted to the melanin (pigment) in the hair. Since white hair has no pigment, it will not work.

Are there pre-treatment conditions/requirements for laser hair removal treatment?

You cannot be tanned, use self-tanners, or be sunburnt prior to or during the course of treatment. Hair must be no longer than 1-2 mm for effective treatment.  We suggest shaving 3-7 days before treatment (depending on how quickly your hair grows).  Hair should be visible to the treating clinician but only slightly beyond the surface of the skin. If you are treating the back, you will need assistance shaving the area. Do not pluck, wax, tweeze, or use any hair removal technique that disrupts the hair follicle. It is important that the hair follicle remains in-tact to ensure effective treatment. If you are using aggressive skincare products such as retinol, skin exfoliants, or other aggressive skincare products you must discontinue at least 1-week prior to treatment.  Your skin must be completely clean and free of any lotions, perfumes, or makeup on the day of treatment.

What is the post-treatment care for laser hair removal?

You can expect minor swelling and redness that can last a couple of hours. Ice can be applied if necessary.  Avoid tweezing, plucking, or waxing the area between treatments. Hair will begin to fall out between days 5-10. During this time, hair may appear to be growing; the hair is making its way out of the hair shaft.

Is laser hair removal painful? Will I need pain management?

The Diode 810 laser hair removal we use has very little discomfort since it allows the hair to fall out on its own rather than be ejected at the time of laser treatments. Older laser hair removal systems were quite painful because the system worked by ejecting the hair. No pain management is necessary with Diode 810!

Can laser hair removal be performed on all skin types?

Yes, Diode 810 laser hair removal  can be used on all skin types.

Who performs laser hair removal and what are their qualifications?

CT requires a Registered Nurse (RN), Physician’s Assistant (PA), Advanced Practical Registered Nurse (APRN) or Physician to perform this procedure.  Patricia Ferguson, R.N. has worked with Dr. Stanislaw since 2004 and is responsible for providing laser hair removal treatments.

Are there risk associated with laser hair removal treatments?

Infection, scarring, keloids, hyperpigmentation (darker skin), hypopigmentation (lighter skin), burns, and sub-optimal results.

Are there any contraindications for laser hair removal treatment?

If you have taken Isotretinoin (Accutane) in the last 12-months or are currently on Minocin or Doxycycline you cannot receive laser hair removal treatment. If you have an active herpes simplex outbreak in the treatment area, you should wait to have a treatment. An anti-viral will be prescribed for your next treatment to minimize the chance of another outbreak.

I am pregnant or trying to become pregnant soon. Can I get laser hair removal treatments?

We do not recommend laser hair removal treatment for patients that are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.

How much does laser hair removal cost?

At the time of your consultation, you will be provided a quote. Each person is unique therefore quotes are based on the size of the treatment area and how much hair requires removal. Quotes are honored for 1-year.

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