Laser Hair Removal with BBL™
Sciton’s Broadband Light (BBL™) sets the standard for hair removal. Our laser has been featured on “The Doctors” several times and is considered the “Ferrari” of lasers. There is no comparison between the Sciton™ laser and other laser hair removal technology.
The Sciton™ hair removal system offers virtually pain-free, safe, fast, and a more effective hair removal treatment with results within six treatment sessions for most clients.
The most effective treatments occur when the hair is in its active growth state (the Anagen phase). Hair can only be reduced if it is actively growing and somewhere close to the surface of the skin. Each body part has a different growth rate so if you are treating several areas at the same time you many need to stagger appointments to capture that optimum growth state.
As you age different hair follicles will mature and produce hair. The heat from the laser penetrates the hair shaft in attempts to destroy the hair follicle. If the hair being treated is in the Anagen phase then those hairs will be destroyed.
The hair must have pigment associated with it. Grey and Blond hair do not react to the laser. Light red hair may be more difficult to treat.
Hormonal changes will aggravate this somewhat. If your hormones are volatile and change on a regular basis just be aware that you may need touch up treatments throughout your life time.
If the full shaft of the hair is removed prior to treatment there is no conduit for the laser light to reach the hair root. Shaving or clipping is the best way to maintain active hair growth. It is very important to keep on the schedule we give you for your treatments to get your optimum results.
The area of your skin that is to be treated will be scanned with Sciton’s sapphire crystal. Treatment time will depend upon the area to be treated. A system for cooling your skin is automatically built into the crystal to remove the heat and ensure a comfortable treatment. Depending on your skin’s sensitivity and are, a topical anesthesia may be applied to provide additional comfort.
On the day of your treatment, wear clothing that is loose to allow cooling and will have easy access to the area being treated. You will also want to shave the treatment area the day before your appointment. Please come to your appointment with no makeup, deodorant and lotion free.
Generally, some redness will remain and is normal up to five days. It can be longer for some patients and shorter for others. Slight swelling may be present in the area that has been treated; however, this should subside within a few hours. If any prolonged redness or swelling occurs, you should consult with our Nurse or Medical Director. Following laser hair removal, you will need to keep the area clean and use a sunscreen with at least SPF 15 when outdoors.
There is a low risk of pigment changes in the skin. Please be sure to discuss any concerns with us prior to your treatment. We can outline all possible complications and ensure that you have a worry-free treatment. Please see below the contraindications of laser hair removal.
Typically, each laser treatment results in some permanent hair loss and most cases require several treatments. The number of treatments will depend on your response to laser therapy and the amount of hair to be removed. As with other treatments for unwanted hair, there is no guarantee that your laser hair removal treatment will be permanent; future “touch up” sessions may be required each year.
Typically, hair removal requires three to six treatments done at four to eight week intervals. There are three phases of hair growth: Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. Only hairs in the active growth phase (the Anagen) can be successfully treated.
Most clients describe laser hair removal as feeling “prickly” sensation. Afterwards, it might feel like sunburn. Different areas on the body are also more sensitive than others. Most of our clients have minimal pain associated with the laser hair removal.
~If you are taking ACCUTANE, you must be off the medication for at least 12 months before starting any laser procedures.
~If you are taking ANTIBIOTICS, you must be off of them for at least seven days before starting your laser hair removal.
~You must refrain from the SUN or self tanning products for at least two weeks before your laser hair removal.
~If you are PREGNANT, you are not a candidate for laser hair removal.
~If you have had CHEMOTHERAPY in the last year, you are not a candidate for laser hair removal.
~If you are using RETINOL, you will need to stop five days before your treatment.
~If you are using St. Johns Wart, you will need to stop the medication two weeks before your treatment.
Sciton’s BBL™ laser has provided permanent hair reduction safely and successfully for thousands of patients worldwide since it was cleared by the FDA in 2005.
At Seychelles Med Spa, we use one of the most advanced lasers in the industry, the Sciton Laser.
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