Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?
Anyone with unwanted hair can receive laser hair removal treatment at Recharge Clinic. Our advanced Astanza MeDioStar diode laser uses unique wavelengths to safely treat all skin types, even recently tanned skin.
Can all hair be treated?
Since the laser beam targets the melanin in hair, all pigmented hair will react well to treatment. That being said, very dark hair to dark blond can be treated effectively whereas white or grey hair will be less responsive to treatment. The darker the hair, the higher the absorption rate and better the results. Lighter skin types (I-III) and darker hair types will experience faster, more effective results due to the contrast of melanin between their skin and hair.
Which body areas can be treated?
Recharge Clinic can perform laser hair removal on all areas of the body. The most popular treatment areas are the legs, back, underarms, arms, chest, upper lip, and bikini area.
How many treatments will I need?
For lasting hair reduction, patients typically need a minimum of six to ten treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart. The time between treatments is necessary to treat each hair follicle during its active growing stage (the anagen phase), when definite hair growth is noticeable.
Do I need to shave before my treatment?
Yes, patients will be asked to shave their hair in order to avoid the absorption of light by the hair visibly outside of the skin.
Is the laser safe?
Yes! Laser hair removal is a noninvasive procedure that uses laser light to safely penetrate through the skin and target the melanin in the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin tissue. Our MeDioStar laser is FDA-approved and Recharge Clinic customizes protocols based each patient’s skin and hair type to ensure optimal treatment.
Does the laser hurt?
Our MeDioStar laser provides painless hair removal treatment thanks to its integrated cooling technology and SmoothPulse mode.
Are there any side effects? How about downtime?
Laser hair removal is an extremely safe procedure with limited side effects. The most common side effects patients may experience are temporary redness, itchiness, and swelling of the skin. These side effects diminish within a few hours after a session. There is no downtime required post-treatment.