Hair Removal FAQ’s

What is the Elite MPX LASER system?
At London Laser we use the Elite MPX laser system because it’s the most advanced laser for hair removal on the market. The Elite MPX uses the MultiPlex technology which sequentially fires the Nd:YAG and Alexandrite wavelengths through the same hand piece with precision timing. This dual wavelength technology improves the outcome of the treatment, is more efficient, more comfortable and safer than single-wavelength lasers. What’s more, the Elite MPX is the most versatile platform on the market; it can address hair removal on all types of skin.

Is MultiPlex system better than other lasers on the market?
This system is better than single-wavelength systems because it uses two wavelengths sequentially, and the power of each wavelength can be adjusted in order to provide the most effective power-level, and to provide the most comfortable treatment without reducing the effectiveness of the procedure, thus making the Elite MPX the best laser on the market. For darker skin, the 1064 nm or Nd:YAG laser is the most effective, whereas the 755 nm or Alexandrite wavelength is the most effective for lighter skin tones.

What are the benefits of the procedure?
There will no longer be a need for shaving, waxing or chemical bleaching.
There won’t be ingrown hairs.
You will save money on temporary hair removal methods.
You save time sitting in a chair for waxing, bleaching or threading.
You won’t have to constantly worry about shaving or waxing anymore.
It will enhance your appearance and boost your confidence.

How does the laser cause permanent hair reduction?
The laser fires a beam of light energy, that light energy is absorbed by the melanin, the pigmentation and the blood vessels of the hair follicle. When the follicle absorbs the light, the light is converted into heat, which then destroys the follicle. Once the hair follicle is destroyed, it ceases to re-grow hair.

Hair follicles go through transitions of being active and dormant. During your treatment the laser will cover all of the skin’s surface area; however, only the active follicles will be affected by the laser. Due to the fact that only about 30 to 50% of your hair is active at any point in time, it will require multiple treatments to ensure that we get each and every hair follicle.

What parts of the body can be treated?
With the larger 18mm spot size, virtually every part of a man or a woman’s body can receive, fast and comfortable treatment, leaving you smooth from top to bottom. Women tend to treat the upper lip, the underarms, the bikini line, and the legs. Men generally treat the back of the neck, back, chest and abdomen.

Will the procedure be painful?
It’s not uncommon to experience a slight tingling or stinging sensation during the treatment. Each and every person has a different level of sensitivity and tolerance to stimulation. What may be uncomfortable to one person may not bother another person at all. It really all depends on your individual sensitivity and tolerance; most of our patients tolerate the treatments just fine. We also take extra measures to ensure that you are kept as comfortable as possible, we do this by applying numbing creams and using ice packs during the procedure.

How long are the treatments?
While your exact treatment time will depend upon which part of your body is being treated, all body areas take no longer than 30 minutes. The beauty of this procedure is that there is absolutely no downtime meaning you can literally come in on your lunch break and return back to your normal activities immediately after you get the procedure done.

Will the hair removal be permanent?
The beauty of laser hair removal is that it is permanent. The majority of patients can expect to achieve from 70 to 90% permanent hair reduction. Laser hair removal is not as effective on blond, red, or gray hair, and hormonal changes can cause re-growth, which may require additional treatments. With the Elite MPX laser, nearly everyone is a candidate for laser hair removal, and we can treat all skin colors and both fine and coarse hair. Since it’s less effective on lighter hair, we recommend you schedule a consultation so we can explain what types of results you should expect from the procedure.

What are the side effects?
With laser hair removal, side effects are uncommon but when they do occur they are generally temporary and mild, they may include: darkening of the skin, loss of skin pigmentation, temporary redness, swelling or itching of the treated area, small bumps like goose bumps (follicular edema), and bruising. We tell our clients the best way for them to maximize results is to stay out of the sun for the two weeks before the procedure and two weeks afterward. Clients who are pregnant should be aware that they may experience different results due to hormonal changes.

What will I look like in between sessions?
We will remove most of the visible hair during each session. Whatever is left over will shed naturally in approximately two weeks. Your skin should remain clear and smooth for the next 4 to 6 weeks before you see fine hairs to grown in. By repeating your sessions on schedule, the treated area will remain free of hair throughout your multiple treatment sessions, so your skin will appear clear and smooth.

Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?
Clients will see visible results after their first treatment, their hairs are fewer and finer; the skin is smoother and the pores are less noticeable. You will see more impressive results with each treatment; however, laser hair removal is less effective on people with blond, gray, or red hair. For people with lighter hair, electrolysis is still their best option. We offer an initial complimentary consultation where we can determine if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal and what to can expect.

How much does laser hair removal cost.
London Laser offers a free consultation to discuss your treatment options and expectations. Prices are based on the size of the area being treated and per a session. Our prices are very competitive, but since most people require at least 4 sessions, we offer discounted package deals and we gladly offer discounts on multiple areas.

What are the risks involved?
Immediately after the treatment it’s common to experience a slight redness and swelling surrounding the hair follicles; it resembles goose bumps and can be compared to a mild sunburn. This reaction is the desired clinical result which indicates the hair follicle is responding correctly to the treatment. These mild side effects last from 12 to 48 hours following treatment and gradually subside.

How many treatments are needed?
Since the hair goes through transitional active and dormant stages, it will be necessary to have multiple treatments. The exact amount of treatments will vary depending upon the thickness of the hair, the stage of growth, the skin and hair color. Most patients experience 70 to 90% permanent hair reduction in 8 to 12 treatments. We find that 4 to 8 treatments at 4 to 6 week intervals between treatments is the most effective course.

Can the Elite MPX treat anybody?
The Elite MPX is the most versatile laser system on the market thanks to the MultiPlex technology which uses two wavelengths, as compared to single-wavelength lasers. The Elite MPX can be used safely on all skin types and provides superior results for hair removal, treating spider veins, diffusing redness, general dyschromia (discolored skin), and photfacial.

What is integrated cooling?
We use what is called integrated cooling, this makes laser hair removal far safer and more comfortable and better than Cryogen or Contact cooling. The Elite MPX uses the Zimmer Integrated Cooling System which cools the skin before, during and after the laser fires, providing patients with superior comfort. During treatment, your skin will continuously receive chilled air that will protect your skin’s tissues and minimize discomfort.

Can the Elite MPX treat age spots and brown spots?
Yes it can, providing you have already visited with your dermatologist to have your brown spots pre-screened for pre-cancerous cells or cancerous cells. Once it’s determined that there aren’t any medical concerns, then brown spots can be safely and effectively removed using the Elite MPX Alexandrite laser. The Alexandrite laser is the gold standard when it comes to targeting all types of brown or unwanted pigment, and can painlessly eliminate all types of sun damage, or red or brown spots.

Why London Laser for laser hair removal?
At London Laser we only use the latest, most state-of-the-art technology available on the market. The new Elite MPX laser system, made by Cynosure, Inc. offers the best laser technology on the market today; not all lasers are created equal or can treat all skin types. The laser’s manufacturer Cynosure, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of laser and light-based aesthetic systems, and we are proud to be offering this advanced technology because our clients deserve only the best the market has to offer. We can customize your treatment, regardless of the color or type of your skin to ensure you get incredible results.

 

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