We thoroughly cool the area before and during the procedure to ensure maximum comfort. Although it is not usually needed, we also have numbing creams available for those with very sensitive skin. We can remove hair from any part of your body.
Areas most commonly treated are: underarms, back, chest, legs, bikini area, upper lip, chin and sideburns.
Laser Hair Reduction targets the pigment aka melanin in the hair follicle. Heat is absorbed and destroys the cells lining the hair follicle specifically the bulb, bulge and vascular supply.
The bulb/bulge are responsible for hair re-growth. People with light skin and dark hair will see the best results in the fewest number of Treatments (6). However one may need more treatments depending on hair color, texture and hormonal issues. Light hair is more difficult to remove. There is currently NO technology which will reliably remove grey or blonde hair, but we can remove red and light brown hair effectively. However it may take more than 6 Treatments. This is why Fountain of Youth MD’s Laser Hair Removal is sold in Packages of 6 (Minimum).
We want you to have the best outcome and be more than satisfied with your results. Although the Alexandrite laser hair removal system typically requires 6 Treatments. You may need a touch up session after six months to remove any stray hairs and complete the process. After the conclusion of a laser hair removal series of treatments, any additional treatments that you need to touch up the results will be at 20% off. Darker skin requires use of the YAG 1064 and more Treatment Sessions (8). Because the light targets melanin, darker skin will absorb more energy. Therefore we use less energy when treating people with darker skin to prevent damage.
It takes a little longer, but our Treatments are effective even on darker skin pigmentations. During your initial Complimentary Consultation, Nina our Licensed and Internationally Certified Medical Esthetician and Laser Technician will evaluate your unique needs and explain the procedure in detail.