LASER HAIR REDUCTION

VIDA AESTHETIC MEDICINE | SALEM, OREGON + MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY

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WHAT IS IT?

Laser hair reduction uses different wavelengths of light to target the unwanted hair follicles. At VIDA we have two different treatment options. Sciton Profile 1064nm Nd:YAG laser or the Scition BBL intense pulsed light system targets the unwanted hair follicles so they won’t grow back. The duration of the pulses and the energy are carefully determined so that they will be absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and disabling it. With two different options to choose from, we are able to offer you the most effective treatment available for your skin and hair type. The result is safe and effective hair reduction.

WHY VIDA?

We understand that results are important to you, and your safety and trust are important to us. Our providers are highly trained and certified in the use of lasers and light based treatments and continue their training and knowledge through various training sessions. At VIDA, all treatments are closely supervised by our on-site-physician, Kim Thompson, DO. We also keep current on the most recent technologies and techniques so you can be sure you are getting the most advanced, effective, and safest treatment available.

AREAS OF CONCERN

Unwanted Hair
Unwanted hair can be embarrassing, inconvenient, and leave you feeling less confident. Laser hair reduction will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and eliminating your need to shave or wax again.
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FAQ

How many treatments will I need?

Although the number of treatments can vary depending on the density of hair in the area being treated, typically we recommend 6 to 8 treatments at 4 to 6 week intervals to achieve optimal results.

Is there any downtime?

There is no downtime associated with laser hair reduction, but to avoid any unexpected side effects, we ask that you avoid excessive sun exposure for 2 weeks after your treatment. Your skin may appear pink, warm, and bumpy following the treatment, but this is normal and will subside after a few hours.

How does a laser work?

Lasers are precise instruments that can be adjusted to the exact parameters that will specifically disable the hair follicle. Unlike the “hair by hair” treatments, like electrolysis, the laser uses a wide beam, which treats many hairs at once. You will see immediate results that will last far longer than shaving, tweezing, waxing, or any other temporary treatments.

How long does the procedure take?

The length of the treatment depends on the size of the area being treated, and the density of hair in that area. Facial areas can be treated in as little as 10 to 15 minutes, small areas such as the underarm and bikini line take about 30 minutes, and larger areas such as the full back and legs can take 1 hour or more.

When will I see results?

Some clients may notice improvement as soon as the first treatment, while it may take others longer. You can usually see up to 20% reduction of hair with each treatment.

Are the results permanent?

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved use of the term “permanent” as it pertains to the amount hair loss in treated areas. You can expect 85% permanent reduction for all types of laser hair treatment. The remaining hairs are usually too fine and light to treat. With any changes in hormones, dormant hair follicles can “awaken” and begin to grow hair.