Laser hair removal involves a special laser that doesn’t damage the skin, but uses a specific wavelength of light to stifle hair follicles, making them unable to produce hair. This procedure works for people of all skin types and tones and is safe and effective to use on many areas of the face and body, including the:
After your initial consultation, you can begin your first treatment with Dr. Orafu. This starts with skin preparation, which includes cleaning and shaving your skin. You, as well as everyone else in the room, put on protective glasses to keep your eyes safe from the lasers.
Dr. Orafu then places the handheld laser device over the area you want to treat. This process doesn’t necessarily hurt, but can sometimes feel like tiny pinpricks or rubber band snaps to the skin. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the session can last 10–40 minutes. As soon as she’s done, you’re free to go.
After the laser procedure, Dr. Orafu cautions you to avoid direct sunlight for up to 72 hours and to use sunscreen with at least a 30 SPF. You may experience slight redness or swelling, but this should last less than 24 hours.
Electrolysis is a hair removal treatment that uses an electric current. With a sterile, needle-like probe, a small electric current through the hair to the follicle, damaging it. Electrolysis is safe for all skin tones and most areas of the face and body.
Laser hair removal and electrolysis can only damage hair follicles when hair is in its growth phase, which is why multiple treatments are necessary. Because of your hair’s natural growth cycle, you need multiple treatments for hair removal.
After your first treatment, you may notice a 10%–25% hair reduction. After six to 12 treatments, you could attain over 80% reduction with laser hair removal. Even if your hair does return after laser removal or electrolysis, it’s often softer and lighter than it was before treatment.
If you’re interested in removing hair and saying goodbye to tweezers forever, contact the Ohio Laser & Wellness Centers. You can easily schedule an appointment with Dr. Orafu online.
If you’re interested in removing hair and saying goodbye to tweezers forever, contact the Ohio Laser and Wellness Centers. You can easily schedule an appointment with Dr. Orafu online.
* Individual Results May Vary