While all hair removal options are fantastic for both temporary and long-term results, sometimes being a good candidate is the most important part. Laser hair removal provides patients with permanent hair reduction. The ideal candidate for laser hair removal in Wheaton will have dark, pigmented hair as this is how our laser targets and damages the hair in its follicle.
It is very important not to have any tan, including self-tanner, because the laser could pick up on the pigmentation in the skin and not just the hair and lead to the risks of pigment changes in the skin. We can treat patients with darker skin tones as long as the hair is darker than the skin.
Generally, six treatments, done 4-6 weeks apart, are recommended for best results. This provides each phase of hair growth with more than one laser treatment. Hair must be shaven prior to treatment.