A focused beam
of light emitted by the laser is absorbed only through pigment
located in the hair follicle. The light is pulsed for only
a fraction of a second, long enough to disable the follicle,
but not so long that excess heat is transferred to the skin
surrounding the hair. When the hair follicle absorbs the light,
it is destroyed.
Improvement is often excellent, but may not be perfect or
permanent within the first couple of treatments. Dark hair
is usually easier to treat than light hair. With each treatment
you will see significant reduction in the quantity and the
thickness of the hair follicles in the treated area.
The degree of comfort varies. Topical anesthesia may be requested
based on individual preferences or tolerances. Be sure to
discuss this with your physician prior to laser treatment.
Safety and Side Effects
Lasers have been used for many years for a variety of medical
procedures. They have an extraordinary track record for safety
and accuracy. Immediately after the treatment the areas may
appear red. Pain is generally mild and transient. Side effects
are uncommon and generally temporary.
Number of treatments and frequency of visits to achieve optimal
results may vary among individuals. Please call Vivia for
prices for other areas.
Vivia uses the most advanced in Laser Hair Removal technology covering all skin types with the highest level of success. Vivia hair removal lasers include: Cutera CoolGlide ( Nd:YAG), Lumenis Lighsheer Diode Laser Systems, and Cutera Pro Wave 770.