Acadiana Laser Center, located within Acadiana Oral & Facial Surgery, utilizes state-of-the-art lasers including Candela's GentleMax laser. With this state of the art technology we are able to treat ALL skin types regardless of ethnicity. Our certified laser technician, along with Dr. Schneider will address your individual concerns. With you, we will develop your customized treatment plan. Consultations with our certified laser technician are free of charge. Laser Treatments include: Hair Removal, Leg and Facial Veins, Pigmented Lesions, Age/Sun Spots, Freckles, Vascular Lesions, Hemangiomas, Wrinkle Reduction and Skin Tightening
What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
How does laser hair removal work?
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling numerous follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair's growth.
Is laser hair removal painful?
The laser treatment itself can cause a slight tingling sensation. Most patients tolerate the procedure well. Because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia can be an option.
How long do the treatments take?
The treatment time can vary considerably depending on the size of the area treated, and the particular technique used. A small area such as the upper lip may take only five minutes, while a larger area like the back or legs may take up to one hour. Since the laser affects only those hairs in the growing stage, and not all hairs will be in this stage at the same time, several treatments will most likely be needed to effectively remove all the hair from one area. Subsequent sessions will be scheduled at least a month apart. By this time you will probably begin to notice the re-growth of hairs that were previously in the resting stage.
How many treatments are required?
Although the FDA has approved several types of laser for permanent hair reduction, results can vary. An individual's metabolism, hormonal level, hair quality and number of hair follicles can all affect the outcome. Moreover, normal hair goes through a growth cycle in three stages: the anagen, or growing phase; the telogen, or resting phase; and the catagen, or transitional phase. During the anagen phase, hair is susceptible to the laser's energy, but during the telogen and catagen phases, it is resistant.
At any one time, various percentages of body hair will be in each of these phases, making complete removal unlikely without multiple sessions.
Typically six treatments are necessary to achieve the desired result.
What are the benefits of Laser Vein Removal (Legs & Face)