The Gentle YAG Laser treatment is a procedure that effectively and non-invasively removes unwanted facial and body hair with laser devices that emit a beam of light with a wavelength of 1064-nm. This light, paired with a continuous supply of heat, destroys hair follicles by targeting the roots while ensuring the surrounding skin tissue remains untouched.
Laser hair removal is state-of-the-art technology that provides results which last significantly longer in comparison to other methods such as shaving, waxing, and electrolysis. It is also the only procedure that is effective at eliminating substantial amounts of hair from the chest, legs, back, and face.
Depending on the condition that is being addressed as well as which part of the body is being treated, the procedure can last between a couple of minutes to a few hours. For instance, it can take as little as 15 minutes to treat both legs, which is nearly the same amount of time it takes to treat an average man’s back.
Apart from the main goal being to successfully eliminate excess or unwanted facial and body hair, the YAG laser treatment also works to remove vascular lesions and restore a youthful appearance to the skin.
$45 to $450
The YAG laser treatment is an outpatient procedure that only requires topical anesthesia. Depending on your situation and the area(s) being treated, the procedure may take a few minutes to a couple of hours to complete. The steps include:
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Many patients can resume normal activities right after treatment since little recovery time is required, during which you may notice some swelling and redness. This is normal and the effects are expected to last no more than a day, but can be treated with cold compresses.
Patients may also notice some mild crusting as the hair sheds off and grows back as finer strands. You will be expected to safeguard the treated areas from direct exposure to sunlight with protective clothing and 30 SPF sunscreen.
To receive the maximum benefit from the treatment, you would need to attend between four to six follow-up sessions, including some minor touch-up visits if necessary. Whether or not total hair removal is achievable depends on your unique situation; however, you will notice a considerable reduction in unwanted hair growth.
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Patients may notice some swelling or a mildly warm but bearable sensation in the treated areas for the next one to two days post-treatment. This can be nursed with cold compresses.
How long will the results of this procedure last?
Although laser hair removal has been approved by the FDA as a treatment for permanent hair reduction, it does not necessarily mean that complete hair removal will be achieved. Depending on one’s unique situation, hair may not grow back at all, or will grow back but at a significantly slower rate.
How many treatments are recommended before results may be seen?
Before any noticeable results may be seen, it is recommended to attend about three to five treatment sessions spaced four to six weeks apart.
Does laser hair removal work for everyone?
This treatment works most effectively for individuals with dark hair as lighter strands are not very easy to treat since the lasers actually target the pigment within the hair follicles. With lighter strands, the laser will not be able to precisely detect the pigment in order to destroy the hair follicle completely.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
While permanent hair removal is achievable in certain areas of the body, other areas may require occasional touch-ups. Each visit contributes to further reduced hair growth, reducing the number of sessions you would need to attend for maintaining the results.