Laser Hair Removal
Q.   Is laser hair removal safe?
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The Lyra i laser is FDA cleared for permanent hair reduction on all skin types, including very fair skin and olive or African-American skin. Treatments are most effective on medium to dark hair on any skin type. Fine and light hair is very difficult to treat. Blonde, red, white and gray hair cannot be treated. The Lyra i laser is so safe, it was the first laser cleared by the FDA for the treatment of pseudo-folliculitis, a painful condition also known as “shaving bumps.”
Q.   What can I expect during treatment?
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A topical anesthetic will be applied to help make the treatment more comfortable. Most patients feel a warm sting as the laser penetrates the hair follicle. Many people describe the sensation as the snap of a rubber band against their skin. To minimize the discomfort, a cool gel is applied to the skin before treatment.
Q.   How many treatments are needed?
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Laser treatments impair the growth capacity of the hair follicles when they are in the active growth stage. Not all follicles are active at the same time and 5-6 treatments may be necessary to obtain the desired result. Additionally, other factors, such as hair density, age and hormones can affect the results of your treatments.
Q.   What should I expect following treatments?
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Some patients may experience slight redness in the treated area. Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen following any laser treatment. Immediately after treatment, hair follicles might seem to grow for one or two weeks. Typically theses are lifeless hairs and they will fall out quite easily.
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