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Did You Know…
The word “Cosmetic” is derived from the Greek word “Kosmos” which means “of this world.”
The same laser that is used for hair removal, can get rid of toe nail fungus.
Neurotoxins are medications developed from the bacteria known as clostridium botulinum. Researchers noticed that people infected with this bacterium had suffered muscle weakness. Dysport and Botox have been developed from this discovery.
Just before the laser is fired, a jet of frozen air is sent to the skin to protect the skin from the laser energy and to decrease the pain.
The light from a hair removal laser passes through the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle. The laser energy is absorbed by the hair follicle and is destroyed. Since people have different skin colors, we need to have lasers with a variety of colors of laser light.
A tan can absorb some of the energy of laser light and prevent the laser light from reaching the hair follicle. Do not get a tan before laser hair removal.
In the past some doctors tried to dye the patient hair dark so that more of the laser energy would be absorbed by the hair and thereby the laser would more effectively remove the hair. Unfortunately, it did not work because the dye did not reach the hair follicle.
In the 1450s, women would shave their pubic hair to get rid of lice. And then they would have a pubic hair wig made as a replacement.
The idea behind the CoolSculpt machine started after doctors noticed that children who sucked on popsicles lost the fat in their cheeks without damage to the skin. It is amazing what can develop from a simple observation.

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The 8 Most Common Questions About Laser Hair Removal Answered

Common questions about laser hair removalLaser hair removal seems like a dream—and for the majority of individuals, it is. The time saved by shaving, waxing, and using hair-removal creams is well worth a few treatments. Here are eight of the most common questions we hear from new clients about laser hair removal.

1. Does it hurt?

The answer to this really depends on a client’s pain threshold and the area that is being treated, but in general the feeling of laser hair removal is very tolerable—and many patients don’t really feel much of anything. When there is some feeling, it has been compared to the feeling of a rubber band snapping on the skin. At Fremont Laser & Skin Care, we provide cooling devices and/or gels to keep our clients comfortable during treatments.

2. How long does it take?

It all depends on the size of the area.  For a small area such as armpits (axilla)  the process takes only a few minutes.  For a large area such as the back or both legs the hair removal takes about 30 minutes.

3. Do I need a doctor’s approval?

You do not need a prescription from your doctor.

4. Is it permanent?

The energy from the laser destroys the hair follicle and in a few days the hair will fall out. With time some hair follicles may recover, and a touch up laser treatment may be required every few years.

The hair follicles on the face are difficult to completely destroy, and facial hair will often come back sooner.

5. Does it work for all Skin Colors or types and Hair Colors?

Laser hair removal works on nearly every color of skin.  But it is important to use the correct laser for the color of skin.  For example the Alexandrite laser works best on light colored skin, and the YAG laser works best on darker colored skin.

Lighter hair is more difficult to remove, so if you’re considering laser hair removal and your hair is blonde, gray, or fair red, be sure to double-check with a specialist about how many sessions you may need and other possible difficulties.

6. Can I get it anywhere on my body?

Pretty much everywhere except for hair around the eyes.  We do not want to take any chance that the eyes will be injured.

 7. Will it damage my skin?

Laser can cause damage, and that is why it is very important to choose a well trained and experienced nurse or doctor for your treatment.  The staff at Fremont Laser & Skin Care have years of training and experience. Do your research and make sure you’re getting laser hair treatments from a professional. You may have a little swelling or redness, but no real damage should ever occur. Remember, the laser itself isn’t dangerous, but the person operating it can be. Make sure to use a licensed specialist.

8. Can I remove hair all in one fell swoop?

Sorry—but no. Beware of any laser hair removal provider that promises this. Even if they claim that they can remove all your hair in one go with a “special laser,” don’t believe them. The laser can only get rid of hairs that are actively growing, and your hair doesn’t all grow at once. Professionals recommend at least six sessions.

Have even more questions about laser hair removal? If so, give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer them for you!