Laser Hair Removal
At the Sanctuary Spa of Saratoga Springs we offer the fastest, most effective method for laser hair removal. Sanctuary Spa of Saratoga Springs offers the latest in laser technology that is gentle enough for women’s sensitive skin while being fervent enough to treat men’s beards, back and arms. There is little or no discomfort during treatment, the pain is a slight stinging sensation. Laser hair treatment can be done on almost all areas of the body and will vary on time and length due to the size and location of treatment.
Laser hair removal is sold at the Sanctuary Spa of Saratoga Springs in a series of sessions. Depending on the area you are looking to remove hair from, your appointments will be spread out over the course of 4- 8 weeks and usually you will have to be seen 3- 6 times for optimal results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Although laser hair removal is safe for most skin types and hair colors, there are some people that may benefit more than others. The best candidates tend to be those with dark, course hair and light skin. Patients with darker skin will still benefit from the treatment, but to a lesser extent. Other criteria that may make you an unsuitable candidate for laser hair removal include:
- Light Blond, gray or red hair
- Skin disorders, such as psoriasis, cystic acne and dermatitis
- If you're taking Retin-A, Accutane or select other medications
- Anyone with a pacemaker or metal screws in the treatment area
- Tanned patients must let tan fade before treatment
Pre and Post Procedure for Laser Hair Removal:
The skin should be shaved prior to the laser treatment and make-up should be removed. No plucking or waxing 2 weeks prior or during treatment. Treatment time will vary depending on the area being treated. The practitioner must be informed of any ongoing medical therapy, and or recent illness, latent/ active skin condition ex. herpes, exema, psoriasis, keloids, reoccurring illness or any prior surgery. No treatment will be preformed if the skin is infected or wounded.
We recommend that you use our Medical Grade SPF 60 manufactured by Neova Procyte during the duration of treatments to help protect the skin from any solar exposure.