Laser Hair Removal

Sciton-LaserLaser Hair Removal with Sciton BBL

If you’re tired of shaving, waxing and tweezing your unwanted hair, consider laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic laser treatments in Lafayette. At Nouriche, we use the highly advanced Sciton BBL laser for most laser hair removal treatments in the office.

It is important to note that unusual hair growth, especially in women, can indicate hormonal abnormalities. When hormonal issues are suspected, you may be scheduled for an comprehensive hormonal evaluation and blood work to get to the bottom of the root cause.

How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal beams highly concentrated broad band light (BBL) into hair follicles. The light targets pigment in the hair which destroys the follicle. After 7-14 days, the destroyed hair will fall out of the damaged follicle.  Click through the images below for before and afters:

How many treatments will I need?
Hair grows in cycles. Only hair in certain parts of the growth cycle will be affected by laser hair removal treatments so multiple treatments are necessary. Typically, patients will need 4-8 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart to achieve their desired result. How many treatments needed will depend on the color of hair, color of skin and the area of the body being treated.

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?
You should avoid waxing and plucking hair in the weeks leading up to treatment. Because laser hair removal targets the root of the hair, plucking will temporarily remove the root and lessen the effectiveness of the treatment. Leading up to your appointment date, you should let your hair grow if possible and shave just before coming in. Additionally, you should avoid sun exposure before and after receiving LHR treatment.

What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
The most common areas treated for hair removal include Bikini, Underarms, Face, Back, Chest & Legs.

Can all hair be treated?
Laser hair removal works best on dark hairs. Because the laser targets pigment, it will not work on white or blonde hairs. For unwanted blonde hair, we do offer waxing. We also offer derma planing which removes all the very fine vellus hair on the face and makes the application of makeup much smoother.

Does it hurt?
Whether the treatment hurts depends on each patient’s pain tolerance and the area being treated. Some areas of the body produce more discomfort than others. The treatment is usually performed without topical anesthetic.