Aside from various treatments for injuries, Rego Rehab also provides laser hair removal. We are equipped with a state-of-the-art Candela GentleLase machine (pictured above). Laser hair removal is an alternative to removing undesired hair which is quick, safe, and effective. The machine works by producing a special high-intensity light that is absorbed by the hair follicle’s melanin (a pigment that is present in your skin). This causes the hair to fall out of the follicle. The machine we have also incorporates a unique technology called Dynamic Cooling Devise, which allows for minimal side effects by releasing a cooling burst of cryogen in order to protect the upper layers of your skin. The GentleLase also utilizes a long-pulse laser which also helps to decrease side effects and to provide optimal treatment.
- Laser hair removal is not effective on all skin colors. It may not work properly on those that have darker complexions. It may also be less effective in people with blonde, red, or gray hair.
- Depending on the area, each laser hair removal procedure can last anywhere from 5 minutes for a single area up to one or two hours for a full body treatment.
- Because of the machine we use and its cooling and long pulse technologies, it is less likely that you will experience any pain from the procedure. However, please be aware that some patients do report a mild, temporary discomfort following the procedure. There may also be some redness for a couple of hours after the procedure.
- Because hair grows in phases, sometimes several sessions spread out over time may be required to properly remove hair in a specific area so that the hair can be treated at each phase.
- Laser hair removal is not a permanent solution. Maintenance sessions are usually required every couple of months to keep the area hairless.
- Pregnant women should avoid this procedure.
- It is advised that you do not tweeze or wax your hair for six weeks before undergoing a session of laser hair removal. You may, however, shave before receiving a session.
- You should avoid tanning for about two weeks before and after undergoing a session.