Bio2 Laser Studio San Antonio
IPL Laser Hair Removal
Non Invasive - Pain Free Hair Removal!
Laser Hair Removal
Did you know that the average woman spends approximately 72 days over the course of her lifetime shaving her legs? That’s 1,728 hours. We are positive that you can find a better use of your time.
Waxing and tweezing can be painful, time consuming, messy and expensive and would require continuous treatments with no end in sight!
The only way to live these days is HAIR FREE and as smooth as a dolphin! Imagine a life without ingrowns, razor burn or stubble! Laser Hair Removal is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
How does it work?
At Bio2 Laser Studio, we use advanced technology that emits beams of light. The light is then converted to heat. The heat is attracted to the melanin in a hair follicle and damages that follicle at the base, destroying the hair and inhibiting future hair growth. This process is only able to destroy hair that is in its “Anagen” or “active” phase. Since hair follicles cycle through three different phases, multiple sessions are needed.
How do I know if I'm a candidate?
Laser Hair Removal is less effective for hair colors that don’t absorb light well, such as gray, white, red and blonde. Consultations will help us determine if you are a candidate.
How many treatments are needed for smooth skin?
Hair grows at different rates for every person and for different areas of the body. Hair has three different growth cycles and needs to be caught in the “active growth phase” for the procedure to be effective. Sessions are typically spaced out 4-8 weeks apart to ensure we are catching all hairs in this phase.
What can I expect?
You won’t leave the treatment session completely hair-free. Hair will naturally shed off as they die over the next few weeks and, as the remaining hairs move into the “active growth phase”, you should notice hair growing slower, looking thinner and possibly lighter. This process will continue until there is no hair left.
Will this process hurt?
There is minimal or no discomfort. This varies based on personal pain tolerance although we’ve had clients even call it “relaxing”. We typically use a 1 to 10 pain scale with 10 being the worst and most of our clients claim to experience discomfort at a 2 or 3 and for only a millisecond with no lingering.
How long does the procedure last?
This depends on the size of the area being treated. Extra small areas like upper lip and chin may only take a few minutes while full legs can take up to an hour and a half.
Does the hair grow back?
If you complete the proper amount of treatments, you will achieve permanent hair reduction of hair growth. Hairs that do grow will do so slower so you won’t need to shave as often. Maintenance treatments may be necessary every few months or yearly to maintain your results although many clients have had no additional hair growth after completion of a 6 session package. Results vary per client.
What do I need to know before my appointment?
Make sure you arrive with no sun exposure or spray tan. Do not wax, tweeze, or use hair removal creams 4 to 6 weeks prior to treatment for best results. SHAVING IS PERFECTLY FINE (not required). We will verify that you are not on a photosensitive medication prior to each treatment. This includes antibiotics.
Avoid sun exposure, hot showers, hot tubs, and saunas for 2-3 days following treatment. No working out or sweating for 24 hours.
This form of hair removal has been around for a long time now, and millions of people have used it to remove unwanted body hair and feel good about their bodies. But is it really worth it? The short answer is yes. Laser hair removal is one of the best ways to remove unwanted body hair. Many call it the gift that keeps on giving.
The hair in its active growth stage is the target for laser hair removal. Multiple sessions are necessary in order to treat all of the follicles in the target area. Because laser hair removal works by targeting hair in its active growth stage, multiple sessions are necessary in order to treat all of the follicles in the target area. It is not common for hair to be actively growing at one time, so 4-8 sessions can provide the most effective results.
Even though your final outcome may not appear until you've completed all of your recommended sessions, most people notice a significant change following each session. You will probably notice that the necessity to shave, wax, or pluck the treated area(s) gradually diminishes as time passes, until you no longer have to rely on these traditional hair removal techniques. It's important to note that despite the fact that most people experience permanent results, you may request a light touch-up in the future. Regardless of the amount of hair regrowth, it will be minimal.
A skilled professional who performs cosmetic laser hair removal procedures must be trained and certified to do so. Even though the procedure is non surgical, a skilled, careful professional must perform it to ensure your safety and best results.
IPL is Intense Pulsed Light. Hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses IPL to remove unwanted hair. The handpiece emits a beam of light that targets the pigment in hair. The heat from the laser damages the hair follicles, slowing or stopping future hair growth. This procedure is commonly used to remove hair from the legs, underarms, bikini area, upper lip, chin, and face. However, it can also be used to remove hair from other parts of the body such as the back, chest, and shoulders.
IPL hair removal is considered a safe and effective method of hair removal, but it may not be suitable for everyone. Factors that can affect the effectiveness of the procedure include the color and thickness of the hair, as well as the color of the skin. Certain laser hair removal devices are designed to work best on certain skin tones and may not be effective on darker skin or light-colored hair.
The procedure is typically done in a series of treatments, with each treatment spaced several weeks apart. The number of treatments needed varies depending on the individual's hair growth patterns and the area being treated.
During the procedure, the skin is first cleaned and then the laser is applied to the area. The laser emits a beam of light that targets the pigment in the hair. The heat from the laser damages the hair follicles, slowing or stopping future hair growth. The procedure is typically not painful, but some people may experience a mild to moderate snapping or stinging sensation.
After the treatment, the skin may be red and swollen for a few hours. Sunscreen should be used to protect the treated area from sun exposure. It's also important to avoid plucking, waxing, or electrolysis during the hair growth cycle, as well as avoid sun exposure and tanning beds, as they can make the treatment less effective.
In conclusion, hair removal is considered a safe and effective method of hair removal but it may not be suitable for everyone. It is essential to consult with a professional to determine if the procedure is right for you.
You can read more about Laser Hair Removal from The Cleveland Clinic.
Specific information about IPL Laser Hair Removal in Harpers Bazaar Magazine.