Having unwanted hair can be frustrating and annoying—especially when using razors, hot wax and other hair removal methods can be painful and time-consuming. Fortunately, these are not your only options. Brighter Smiles Med Spa’s revolutionary laser hair removal technology is a safe and effective solution for targeting hair on virtually any part of your body.
The laser hair removal process involves the use of technology to gently pass a concentrated beam of light over the skin in a targeted area in order to safely damage and stop the growth of hair follicles. Laser hair removal is a hassle-free alternative to common hair removal solutions like shaving, waxing and electrolysis because it targets the hair follicles without irritating the skin. You can enjoy long-term results, without the need to buy expensive creams, lotions or replacement blades, and without having to worry about cuts, razor burn or ingrown hairs.
-Staying out of the sun. Follow your medical professionals advice for avoiding sun exposure, usually up to six weeks before treatment and after treatment, and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily.
-Lightening your skin. Avoid any sunless skin creams that darken your skin.
-Avoiding other hair removal methods. Plucking and waxing can disturb the hair follicle and should be avoided at least four weeks before treatment.
-Avoiding blood-thinning medications. Ask your medical professionals about what medications, such as aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, to avoid before the procedure.
-Shaving treatment area. Trimming and shaving is recommended the day before laser treatment. It removes hair above the skin that can result in surface skin damage from burnt hairs, but it leaves the hair shaft intact below the surface.
Our trained medical professionals will walk you through the treatment process every step of the way. For each treatment you’ll wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser beam. An assistant might shave the site again if necessary. The medical professional will apply a topical gel to your skin. The light of the laser beam transforms into heat when it comes into contact with the hair, seeking out melanin and deactivating the hair follicles to inhibit further growth.
Typically 6-9 treatments are needed at 6-8 week intervals, however the number of treatments needed will depend upon the individual. After a series of treatments, most hair is permanently reduced. If however hair does regrow, it will be finer and lighter. Some clients may require maintenance treatments for residual hair growth. BBL can be used to treat all skin types and is effective on all body parts.
Depending on the area treatment takes about 5-20 minutes. A large 15 x 45 mm spot size with the highest power and repetition rate of any light device on the market allows for extremely fast treatment times. Multiple spot size adapters allow the user to treat large areas quickly and small areas precisely. Smoothie adapters soften the edges of the treatment head to make the treatment more comfortable when using the motion technique.
Clients describe laser hair removal to feel like a light snap of a rubber band on the skin as the pulses of energy are delivered. Some redness and slight swelling can occur; it usually subsides within a few hours. In addition the BBL technology, the thermoelectrically cooled sapphire plate on the Forever Bare BBL handpiece provides continuous cooling, even at maximum power, to keep the skin cool and comfortable before, during and after treatment.
Your skin type is determined mostly by your ethnicity and heredity, and can vary from person to person. Melanin is what gives your skin it’s color, and some people simply have more melanin in their skin than others. Until recently, the majority of laser treatments, including hair removal, were only deemed for lighter skin types. Older laser technology tended to damage darker skin. Forever Care BBL can effectively treat up to skin type V, by increasing the temperature of the follicle to therapeutic levels gradually and keeping the skin protected with cooling.