Laser Hair Reduction is an innovative technology that utilizes pulsed light energy to target hair follicles. The light energy is absorbed by the hair follicle and is destroyed. BBL (Broadband Light by Sciton) hair reduction treatments are the fastest, most comfortable and safest hair reduction option because they use low pulses of light energy at a high repetition rate. The technology allows for even treatment coverage and minimizes missed areas of hair. Typically 4-12 treatments are needed spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The location of hair on the body, color, coarseness and density will determine your results. BBL will not work on white, red or gray hair.
A consultation is required prior to scheduling the first treatment. Contraindications can occur if patients have had direct sun exposure 2 weeks before and/or will be in the sun 2 weeks after the treatment. In addition to limited sun exposure, also refrain from spray or sunless tanning products 6 weeks prior to first treatment. Patients with darker skin tones may also have contraindications.
During the initial consultation, we will ask about your medical history, assess your skin type and explain the risks and benefits of laser hair reduction. To reduce the risk of complications, we may ask you to refrain from taking medications such as aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or dietary supplements such as niacin and Vitamin E. If you have a tan from sun exposure or sunless tanning products, you must wait until the tan fades completely before you can undergo this treatment, due to increased risk of side effects such as blistering and discoloration.
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I’ve been coming for hair removal, and Heather has made me feel totally comfortable in what could be pretty awkward sessions. She has been thorough and straightforward in her explanations of the procedure and result expectations, while maintaining a friendly and courteous demeanor.
I had consulted with several doctors – and after consulting with Dr. Moore – I felt comfortable with them as a team. Everyone was helpful, encouraging, and supportive. Those attitudes are so important to your recovery.
The length of the procedure depends on the area of the body involved. Smaller areas can take as little as a few minutes. Larger areas, such as the back, can take several hours. Generally, this procedure only causes a mild discomfort, so we normally don’t need anesthetics. As a protective measure, you will wear goggles during the procedure to ensure that your eyes are not exposed to the laser light. Slight charring of the hair may occur, so you may notice a strong odor of singed hair during the procedure. This is normal. Afterward, you can expect slight redness and some swelling.
Rarely, temporary complications may include pain, swelling, redness and blisters. Permanent complications may include scarring and skin discoloration.
Costs are dependent upon your needs and goals.
Most health insurance plans do not cover cosmetic procedures. In some instances, if you attempt to secure insurance reimbursement for cosmetic procedures, your insurance company may view it as fraud.