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Painless, Permanent Hair Removal
Lam Family Medicine offers the latest laser hair removal technology using our virtually painless, revolutionary Soprano® hair removal system. Our Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ Soprano® laser permanently removes unsightly/unwanted hairs and eliminates & prevents ingrown hairs with no downtime. Our comfortable laser treatments do not require pain relievers or topical anesthetic, cooling, or other numbing agents and are a great alternative to waxing or electrolysis. Here at Lam Family Medicine, we treat all skin types with speed, comfort and permanent results.
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Call us at (808) 955-7897 for pricing or to schedule a permanent laser hair removal appointment and/or free consultation with Dr. Edward W.Y. Lam, M.D.
Bikini Line only
Hands and Fingers
Feet and Toes
Sideburns and Chin
Extra Small Areas
Laser Hair Removal: How It Works
Laser Hair Removal ("LHR") is a non-invasive laser treatment designed to remove unwanted hair from all parts of the body. The laser device works by emitting pulses of infrared light energy that penetrate the skin and destroy growing (not dormant) hair follicles while the device’s handpiece cools the surrounding skin. Because the laser needs to fill the hair follicle to work effectively, it is important not to wax, tweeze, have electrolysis procedures or pluck hair for 2-4 weeks prior to the procedure. You will be required to wear protective eye glasses during the procedure to protect your eyes from the laser light. It generally takes 10 to 21 days after the procedure for the treated hair to fall out.Clinical results of LHR may vary depending on individual skin type, hormonal levels and hereditary influences. Future hormonal changes may cause additional hair growth. Because human hair grows in cycles (anagen - growing phase, catagen - transition phase, telagen - resting phase, & exogen - new hair phase) and LHR only targets growing hairs, LHR generally involves a series of treatments; LHR candidates can usually achieve a significant to complete reduction within a series of 6 treatment sessions spread 6 weeks to 2 months apart. LHR candidates with lighter hairs and/or thicker skinned areas may require more than 6 treatments to achieve a significant to complete reduction.
Pre-Treatment Guidelines for Laser Hair Removal Treatments
Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning beds, & tanning creams 4 to 5 days prior to any laser treatment.
Wait 2 weeks before/after injectable or filler procedures in treatment area.
Do not tweeze or wax the area to be treated for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your appointment.
Stop using Renova, Retin-A and AHAs several days prior to laser hair removal (these can make skin fragile and sensitive). If you are currently taking Accutane, consult with Dr. Lam first to discuss hair removal options.
Shave the area to be treated 2 to 24 hours before your appointment to ensure a clean, hairless surface. Thick, overlaying hair, if not shaved, will absorb the laser energy and superficial burns can occur. *Clients with unshaven hair at the time of their appointment will be charged an additional $10.
Do not apply deodorant on the day of your appointment.
Patients with a history of herpes simplex in the treatment area should take preventative medication (i.e. Zovirax) prior to treatment.
Post-Treatment Guidelines for Laser Hair Removal Treatments
Avoid chlorine, saltwater, prolonged sun exposure, and tanning beds for a minimum of 24 to 48 hours after laser hair removal treatments to prevent irritation and burning.
Do not tweeze, wax, or use hair removal creams in between laser treatments as this may reduce removal efficacy. If absolutely necessary, shave treated areas approximately 48 hours after treatments.
Potential Risks & Complications
All medical and cosmetic procedures are associated with certain risks and may result in complications. Possible risks and complications associated with LHR procedure include:
Temporary reddening, burning, swelling, bruising or discoloration of the skin over the treated area
Folliculitis (an infection of the hair follicle), which through consultation and appropriate medication from Dr. Edward W.Y. Lam, M.D. may take several days to resolve
In less than 1% of LHR patients: Crusting, blistering, scarring, activation of cold sores, infection, or permanent discoloration
In less than 1% of LHR patients: Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) or hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin), which occurs in less than 1% of LHR patients and may take several months to fully resolve
As with all LHR procedures, some re-growth of hair may occur after treatment sessions are completed due to possible future hormonal changes