Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

If you are considering laser hair removal   …….

Vectus Laser Hair Removal

Trying to get rid of unwanted hair on the face or body is a common problem. Laser hair reduction offers results that cannot be achieved with conventional shaving or waxing. The laser works by targeting the hair in the follicle, below the skin’s surface. The lasers we use in our medical spa are FDA approved and safe and effective. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the hair follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. Facial areas, bikini area, upper and lower legs, arms, chest, and back may be treated leaving skin smooth, stubble free and without the irritation of ingrown hairs. In an hour or less, most body areas can be hair free. While some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, most patients report little or no discomfort. Again, this is a no down time procedure.

Hair grows in cycles. A minimum of four to six treatments will be necessary, as the process is most effective on hair during the early growth cycle. After each session, you will see substantial visible hair reduction. Each laser hair removal treatment will result in a hair growth reduction. Additionally, hair will grow progressively slower, lighter, and finer with each treatment. It takes more than one treatment to affect all the follicles growing in an area.

The number of sessions will vary for each individual. During the initial visit, the laser light disables those follicles in the “active” phase of the growth cycle. Follicles in the “dormant” phase will not be affected. Since follicles cycle through “active” and “dormant” phases, additional sessions may be desired once the “dormant” follicles become “active”. For this reason, we recommend a series of  treatments. Most people achieve satisfactory clearance after four to six treatments, but individual results may vary depending on medical and genetic factors. Lighter colored hair may require more treatments than darker colored hair.

Since no procedure can guarantee permanent hair removal, most patients can expect a sixty to seventy percent reduction in hair growth. Remember the laser is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction not removal. The extent of long-term hair reduction will vary among clients because of the nature of hair and the many factors that influence the growth of hair. After the initial full course of treatments, there should be little hair re-growth. This re-growth will require future laser hair removal treatments to sustain hair reduction.

Note: Multiple treatments will be required to achieve optimum results, All payments are strictly non refundable. We currently use the Gentlelase laser which we have found to give our clients excellent results.

Instructions for Laser Hair Removal


Avoid tanning for a week prior to laser treatment

Avoid waxing, tweezing or depilatory use for 6 weeks

Avoid irritants such as products containing glycolic acid or Retin-A in the area for 5-7 days.

No Accutane for 6 months prior to treatment

Shave the desired treatment area the night before laser treatment.

No deodorant, creams, oils, perfumes, etc on area prior to treatment

Wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of treatment, so as not to
irritate the treated area


The areas treated with the laser may be red following treatment. This will generally fade within 2-3 days.

The treated area can be washed normally with mild soap and water. Wash the area gently with your fingertips. Use of a washcloth or other abrasive instrument is not recommended.

Cover the treated area with a sunscreen of SPF15 or higher and avoid sun exposure to the treated area for 4 to 6 weeks. No direct sun exposure for at least 2 weeks

Avoid irritants such as products containing glycolic acid or Retin-A in the area for 5-7 days.

No deodorant to treated area for 48 hours

Minor crusting or scabbing of the treated area can occur following treatment. Do not rub or pick the scab. Wash gently with fingertips and mild soap. Apply an antibacterial ointment to the treated area. Apply 1% hydrocortisone or Aloe Vera to treated area as redness occurs

Hair remaining in the follicle will extrude typically within 1-2 weeks after treatment. This will look like growth, but is simply the body’s way of eliminating the hair from the injured follicle. On the third day post-treatment, you may shave or gently wash the area to help loosen hair that is still embedded in the follicles.

No exercise until perifollicular edema (red bumps) resolves

No Jacuzzi, sauna or steam baths until the skin is back to normal.

When to call

Some reasons to call:

  • Fever
  • Pain not relieved by medication, severe pain
  • Severe or asymmetric swelling
  • Redness, warmth, drainage or odor from the treated areas
  • Pustules ( red or white dots or blisters )
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting, inability to urinate or constipation.
  • Itching not relieved by Benadryl (short term use only) – Do not scratch. Call
  • If you have an oral temperature over 100.4 degrees
  • If you notice any hepatic lesions on the lasered surfaces.
  • If you have any sign of abscesses, open sores

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask or call the office. If you need immediate attention, or for some reason you are unable to contact me, go to the emergency room nearest your home.

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