Laser Hair Removal

Masri Clinic – Laser Hair Removal Specialists

For individuals searching for the simple solution that removes unwanted hair. Laser treatment can help you achieve the smooth skin that no amount of waxing and plucking at hair salons can accomplish. At Masri Clinic, one of the most trusted providers of cosmetic procedures including laser hair removal in Michigan, we can help you with the kind of hair loss that you will celebrate.

Understanding Laser Hair Removal

What Is It?

Some people learning about laser hair removal for the first time might be intimidated by it. After all, we don’t normally deal with lasers in our everyday life. But lasers aren’t necessarily dangerous or gigantic; when it comes to laser hair removal, lasers can actually be quite beneficial for the skin.

So what are lasers, and how do they effectively remove a patient’s body hair? Lasers are intensified high-energy pulsating beams of light. The lasers are directed to the skin where they specifically target the hair. The hair is burnt down to the hair follicle, producing enough damage to cause semi-permanent hair removal. When done properly by a laser hair removal expert, the procedure is perfectly safe and harmless.

SPLENDOR X Hair Removal: Virtually Painless and Incredibly Quick

There are many laser hair removal systems on the market, each with their own features and laser types. At Masri Clinic, our preferred system is the trusted SPLENDOR X hair removal system by Lumenis. After years of working with countless patients with various hair removal goals and needs with a variety of laser hair removal machines, we have found the SPLENDOR X to be the ideal hair removal device available.

What makes the SPLENDOR X one of the best laser hair removal systems on the market? The SPLENDOR X by Lumenis is a new type of laser that is used to permanently remove unwanted hair on the face and body.

The major benefit of the SPLENDOR X is in the patient’s comfort. Laser hair removal treatments can be painful and long, especially when performed with traditional laser hair removal equipment and practices. The lasers can potentially burn the skin, and each session demands that the patient sits still for uncomfortable periods of time.

Laser hair removal patients of SPLENDOR X experience virtually no pain throughout the entire procedure, and the treatment time is cut in half when compared to other laser hair removal devices. This is due to the various innovations and new technologies integrated in the SPLENDOR X that make it 75% more effective than previous methods. These innovations include:

  • A hybrid laser that combines wavelengths of Alexandrite and Nd:YAG. We can maximize the results of every treatment by offering a truly personalized laser energy output for each patient’s exact needs. Regardless of skin type, tan levels, or hair pigment, the SPLENDOR X can provide the optimized laser solution.
  • The treatment not only affects the hair follicle but also targets the blood supply to protect against regrowth.
  • With its unique square design, every inch of the skin can be treated with precision. In models with a round laser spot, there is laser treatment overlap to reach untreated areas. This leads to areas possibly treated more than once, leading to burns and injuries. With the SPLENDOR X, both the patient’s time and safety are prioritized.
  • The device’s tip comes with cooled air, ensuring comfort and safety with every session.
  • The straight lines of the laser output are ideal for shaping areas like the hairline and beard.
  • SPLENDOR X is also safer for darker skin tones and can more effectively treat finer hairs.
  • SPLENDOR X is operated by a trained technician but is largely computer automated, with numerous settings for a more controlled treatment.

Laser Hair Removal and You: Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?

Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal

Traditionally, laser skin hair removal was more difficult to perform on patients who were not the ideal candidate: fair skin with dark hair. This is due to the nature of laser hair removal: to ensure that the heat of the laser is absorbed by the hair instead of the skin, there must be a stark contrast in hair pigmentation and skin type. If the unwanted hair and the skin are similar in color, it is difficult for the laser to target the hair, meaning there is a possibility of skin damage from the laser heat being absorbed by the skin.

However, recent advancements in laser hair removal have opened the procedure to patients of all skin and hair colors. With new kinds of lasers and practices, adjustments can now be made for patients who do not fall under the traditional “fair skin, dark hair” profile for laser hair removal.

As for the area, laser hair removal is most successfully performed on the following areas:

  • Underarms
  • Chin
  • Face
  • Bikini area
  • Legs
  • Back area
  • The skin around the mouth or lips

Other areas with possible hair growth can be treated with laser hair removal, however the results generally do not last as long and might require more treatments. This is because the hair in these areas is usually finer than hair in the underarms, bikini area, or lips or chin area; laser hair removal works best on coarse and dark hair, which absorbs the most heat from the treatment.

Laser Hair Removal Safety: Is It Safe?

Laser hair removal is overwhelmingly safe, especially when performed by a trusted professional. The intensity of the average laser treatment these days is relatively harmless, with the heat mostly being absorbed by the body hair. Depending on the area being treated and the doctor’s preferred laser intensity, a single treatment can last anywhere from 1-10 minutes. With the Splendor X, a full-body laser treatment can be completed within an hour.

During the procedure, the patient should feel no greater pain than a slight tickling or pinching of the skin; in some cases, it will feel like being snapped by a rubber band on the skin. More sensitive patients might feel temporary side effects afterwards, such as skin irritation, redness, and at worst, light burns.

Laser Hair Removal Experience

Before – Consultation and Preparation

In preparation for your laser hair removal treatment, you will be asked to:

  • Shave: While it might seem counterproductive, it is crucial that a patient shaves the treatment area a day before the laser hair removal session. Remember: the purpose of the treatment is to burn the hair down to the hair follicle. The longer the hair, the further the burn will have to travel to effectively damage and neutralize the hair follicle.
  • Avoid plucking or waxing: You might be tempted to wax or pluck if you do not like shaving, but this can also negate any laser hair removal effects. Waxing or plucking can damage the hair follicle, and the hair follicle needs to be completely intact for the laser treatment to work.
  • Avoid products: Do not apply any products on the treatment area on the day of the procedure. This includes deodorants, lotions, creams, and cosmetics.

During – The Procedure

The procedure is quick and simple. The patient is seated in the treatment room; in most cases, the doctor will apply a cool spray to the treatment site. The Splendor X laser hair removal system is then initiated and directed at the treatment site.

Here, the SPLENDOR X flashes the skin and hair with intense beams of light. Depending on the intensity of the beams, the zaps should feel completely harmless, or like soft pinches on the skin. After a series of zaps, the session is complete and the next session is scheduled with the patient, about 3-6 weeks later.

After – Recovery and Next Sessions

The SPLENDOR X hair removal system generally demands 4 to 6 sessions for best results, each session spaced 3-6 weeks apart. This ensures that every hair follicle in the area is zapped by the laser treatment at least once along the hair growth cycle.

Aftercare is also relatively simple:

24-48 Hours Post-Session Aftercare

Aftercare Maintenance Between Sessions

Wear only loose clothing, as rough or tight clothing can irritate the skin

Stick to shaving your body hair in between the sessions; avoid all plucking and waxing

Do not touch the treated area at all. No brushing, rubbing, or any other continued contact

Do your best to avoid postponing or delaying your subsequent sessions, and the treatments are on a tight schedule to follow your hair growth cycle

No contact with extreme water temperatures, and avoid getting your skin wet or sweaty

Regularly exfoliate any dead or dried skin on the treated area in the weeks between your treatments

Wear sunscreen on the treated area on days of heavy sun exposure

If you start any new medication in between sessions, make sure that your chosen laser hair removal doctor is aware of it

24-48 Hours Post-Session Aftercare

Aftercare Maintenance Between Sessions

Wear only loose clothing, as rough or tight clothing can irritate the skin

Do not touch the treated area at all. No brushing, rubbing, or any other continued contact

No contact with extreme water temperatures, and avoid getting your skin wet or sweaty

Wear sunscreen on the treated area on days of heavy sun exposure

Stick to shaving your body hair in between the sessions; avoid all plucking and waxing

Do your best to avoid postponing or delaying your subsequent sessions, and the treatments are on a tight schedule to follow your hair growth cycle

Regularly exfoliate any dead or dried skin on the treated area in the weeks between your treatments

If you start any new medication in between sessions, make sure that your chosen laser hair removal doctor is aware of it

Possible Risks and Side Effects

  • Temporary Minor Side Effects: You might experience temporary minor side effects that will fade away in a day or two after the procedure. These include slight swelling, redness, and irritation.
  • Scarring: Scarring is an extremely rare risk of laser hair removal, and it generally only occurs with inexperienced laser hair removal practitioners who use the wrong laser intensity for certain skin and hair pigments. With a trusted laser hair removal specialist like Masri Clinic, scarring is a non-issue.
  • Laser Hair Bumps: If you find that your irritation has lasted longer than a day, then you might be experiencing laser hair bumps, in which the irritation is accompanied by tiny bumps on the treated skin. To cure this, gently cleanse the skin 2-3 times a day with a soft towel. For extra treatment, press a cold compress to the laser hair bumps for about 15-20 minutes 2-3 times a day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it better to wax or do laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is less painful than waxing and also produces longer-lasting (semi-permanent hair removal) results. If a patient is looking for a solution that will keep their body hair problems at bay for over a year, then laser hair removal is the recommended solution.

How many treatments do you need to see permanent results?

With the Splendor X hair removal system, patients can expect to see their best results after 4-6 treatments, depending on the treated area and the chosen laser intensity for the sessions.

Does laser hair removal cause cancer?

The link between laser hair removal procedure and cancer is simply a myth. The lasers used in the procedure are superficial, meaning they barely penetrate the skin at all. There is no real evidence connecting laser hair removal and skin cancer or any other cancer.

Meet Dr. Haitham Masri – Book Your Laser Hair Removal Consultation Today

As a triple-board certified doctor and plastic surgeon, Dr. Masri has led Masri Clinic and its team through countless cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures over the last 25 years. Laser hair removal is one of our most popular procedures, and our specialists at Masri Clinic are perfectly trained and equipped to treat every patient with a pain-free promise. There is no better guarantee than a lifetime of happy patients.

Meet our staff at Masri Clinic, home of Michigan’s finest cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery. Experience skin care unlike ever before – call for your consultation today.

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