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ABOUT LASER HAIR REMOVAL

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF TREATMENT

POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Powerful Technology for Permanent Hair Reduction

 

The Astanza ReSmooth is a cutting-edge high-powered diode laser that uses dual wavelengths, 810 nm and 940 nm, to target the deepest hair follicles for optimal hair removal results. These wavelengths of light are special because their absorption rate is high in melanin but low in water, allowing only the follicles to be targeted while leaving the surrounding skin tissue unharmed and intact.

 

This noninvasive technology delivers safe and very selective treatment of the hair, eliminating risks of unwanted side effects. These wavelengths are especially safe for treatment on darker skin types and produce a very low risk of hypopigmentation.

 

Fast and Effective Treatments

 

One of the standout features of our ReSmooth laser is its large handpiece and spot size. The industry-leading spot size measures at 9.1cm² and allows us to treat larger body areas more quickly and efficiently, speeding up your overall treatment time.

Furthermore, the ReSmooth’s integrated skin-cooling system delivers a cooling touch that helps alleviate the skin and protect the skin from the risk of burns, providing maximum comfort throughout your treatment session.

We suggest shaving prior to your consultation and minimizing sun exposure if you would like to get started the same day as your consultation. Typically, there is little to no down time after treatments, and the treatment is so quick and easy, patients can come on their lunch breaks.

 

Before the device is used, a gel is applied to your skin where you will receive treatment. You will also be provided eye shields to protect yourself from the light during treatment. The treatment will begin with the provider guiding the handpiece over the treatment area. You will feel cooling while the handpiece is gliding over the treatment area to provide a comfortable session. You may also feel a slight rubber-band like snapping when the energy is being delivered into your skin and hair follicles. This sensation disappears almost immediately, and treatments take just minutes depending on the size of the area.

 

After the treatment, the gel will be removed and a cooling gel may be applied to your skin. Bandages and ointments are not necessary after hair removal due to the nature of the treatments being so minimally invasive. For a few hours after your treatment, you may feel like you have a mild sunburn but can resume all your normal day to day activities immediately following treatment.

 

If you are a laser hair removal patient, please be aware of the following:

 

  • Shave the area being treated on evening prior to your appointment.

  • 6 weeks before and in between your treatment sessions, discontinue all waxing, plucking, and tweezing on the areas receiving treatment.

 

  • A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and redness may accompany this, but it usually resolves within several hours.

        Minimize sun exposure on the treated area and use a sunscreen SPF 45 or greater.

  • Appearance of hair growth or stubble will continue for 7-30 days post-treatment. This is not new hair growth, but treated hairs being expelled from the skin.

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*Individual results may vary

*Individual results may vary