Laser Hair Removal

Purity Laser Hair Removal with the Laserscope Lyra i™

Safe and Effective Treatments;

Purity MedSpa & Wellness uses the most advanced FDA cleared laser technology for long lasting hair reduction, safely and effectively treating all ethnic origins and skin types including tanned skin. Our Medical Director Sam Michaels, M.D., supervises all laser hair removal treatments

Treatments that Really Work;

Laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle while your hair is in its “Anagen” or Active phase of growth. The laser light is converted into heat, causing thermal damage to the follicle without harming the surrounding tissue. Hair re-growth is impeded in the damaged follicle

Average Treatment Series;

Only 30% or less of your hair may be in the “Anagen” or active phase at any one time depending on the body area. Thus, a series of treatments will be required to achieve the long-term improvement you desire. These treatments are spaced approximately 4 – 12 weeks apart, based on hair growth cycles. Our extensive experience tells us that you can expect to need from 3 – 8 treatments (4 – 6 is average) to each treatment area for long lasting optimal results

Typical Treatment Sessions;

Sessions for an upper lip or small bikini area can take as little as 15 minutes, while larger areas on back and legs may require up to 45 minutes

How Permanent is Hair Removal?

The average patient in clinical studies sees a 48% reduction in hair growth after 3 treatments and up to an 80% lasting reduction after 6 to 8 treatments (results vary). After you have completed a series of 4 to 6 treatments, any remaining hair will usually be finer and lighter in color. Most patients require one or two touch-up treatments per year. Blond, most Red, Gray and Vellus hair will not respond to this treatment

Pre Treatment Instructions;

Absolutely NO Sun (30 minutes or longer in the Sun) on the treatment areas Three (3) days prior to your treatment

Apply SPF 30 (or higher degree like 45 or 50) Sun Blocker to treatment areas that are exposed to the sun. You may improve your results by limiting exposure to the Sun, Tanning Beds or Tanning Lotions for Four (4) weeks prior to treatment

Come to your appointment with CLEAN SKIN on the treatment area – NO Make-Up, Lotions or Self-Tanners

Do NOT Wax, Tweeze or have Electrolysis for Four (4) weeks prior to treatment

Do NOT use Retin-A or Glycolics for Three (3) days prior to treatment

Do NOT use Hair Removal Lotions or Hair Bleaching products for Four (4) weeks prior to treatment

Tell us if you have taken Accutane in the past Six (6) months or are planning to begin taking Accutane

Shave the treatment area 1-3 days prior to treatment;

  • If treating heavy beard, shave the morning of your appointment (We can shave and prep you at the regular hourly rate which is usually $20.00 but you need to schedule additional 5-10 minutes time for the prep with the front desk.

Post Treatment Instructions;

Apply SPF 30 (or higher degree like 45 or 50) Sun Blocker on all treated areas that may be exposed to the Sun

Shaving or using Clippers are the only acceptable methods of hair removal Between Treatments

Treatment area should be gently Washed Twice (2) per day with Tepid Water and a Cleanser (preferred especially on the face) or mild soap

Do NOT expose the treated area to the Sun for prolonged periods for One (1) week post treatment

Do NOT use Retin-A or Glycolics for Five (5) days post treatment

Post Treatment Expectations;

Hair loss will be most evident 10 days to 14 days (2 weeks after treatment). After your treatment you may expect a mild sunburn sensation that typically lasts 2-3 hours and redness & swelling that may last for One (1) day. To treat side effects, please follow these steps:

  • Cold Compresses may be applied to reduce redness & swelling
  • Apply 1% Hydrocortisone Cream or Ointment in a thin layer after Cold Compresses
  • Please call us if you experience persistent pain or blistering

Booking Your Appointments;

  • LHR Treatments above the Collar Bone Must be every Four (4) weeks for best results
  • LHR Treatments on the Body Must be every Six (6) weeks for best results

Do you have any questions about Purity MedSpa of San Antonio’s Products or Services?

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