Laser hair removal is the best way to permanently reduce unwanted hair. At Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa, our lasers are approved by the FDA for permanent hair reduction. We are pioneers in the field of laser hair removal, bringing it to the Treasure Valley in 1999.
We have done thousands of treatments since then, giving us an edge over other competitors. We have the experience and track record to help you remove your unwanted hair!
How does it work?
During the process of laser hair removal, light is absorbed by melanin in the hair shaft and is converted into heat energy, thereby raising the hair temperature. When the temperature is high enough, the hair follicles are impaired and thus growth of the hair is prevented.
At the time of treatment, the laser disables hair follicles that are currently in their active growth cycle. Since other hairs will enter their growth cycle at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the follicles in a given area.
Who can be treated with laser hair removal?
Depending on the degree of pigmentation, we will begin treatments at a more conservative level and increase the energy level as tolerated. We use cryogen spray as a cooling method to reduce or eliminate injury to the skin during laser treatments. If needed, we have the option to increase the cryogen spray if the treatment becomes uncomfortable.
Lighter pigmented hair is not as responsive to long term removal. All current technology for hair removal has higher success with darker hair.
What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
Hair can be removed anywhere on the body including the face, legs, back, neck, under arms, hands, arms, inside the ears, inside the nose, and even pubic and anal areas. We avoid the area underneath the eyebrows to prevent any possible damage to the eyes.
How to prepare for laser hair removal:
- Stay out of the sun - It helps the laser wavelength direct the optimal amount of energy onto the hair if the hair color and skin color are quite different. Our lasers can remove hair on different skin tones, but it is most effective when there is contrast. For best results, we ask our patients to reduce sun and artificial sun (tanning bed) exposure for at least one month prior to their appointment.
- No plucking - Don’t wax or pluck your unwanted hair for 4-6 weeks prior to your appointment. This step ensures that the hair is actively anchored in the hair follicles. You can still shave, as that doesn’t have an effect on the hair follicles.
- Shave the night before - Finally, the night before your treatment closely shave the area with the unwanted hair (again, this leaves plenty of hair shaft down in the follicle to absorb the laser energy).
Laser Hair Removal FAQs
I would like to thank Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser, & Lipo and their wonderful staff. I had been receiving treatments at Ideal Image for over a year and was not completely happy with their service, or their prices. A friend of mine from work went to Silk Touch and met with Deloria, and insisted that I set up an appointment with her as soon as possible. I was completely impressed with the friendly staff, the relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, and the very affordable prices. Deloria has been absolutely great to work with, and I really appreciate her professionalism. I would highly recommend Silk Touch to anyone who wants to receive excellent service at fabulous prices!*
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*Procedure results are typical and may vary