Our laser, the Gemini™ NdYAG, is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction for ALL skin types, even African-American and tanned skin! The Gemini’s Coolspot™ technology chills your skin before, during, and after the laser fires, protecting your skin and making the procedure safer, more effective, and more comfortable than most other systems.
- Permanent – once a follicle is killed, it is absorbed by the body and never produces hair again.
- Comfortable – Coolspot™ technology chills the surface of the skin before, during, and after the laser fires, providing a numbing effect. Additionally, a topical anestetic may be prescibed by our Physician, if necessary.
- Safe – FDA approved for all skin types! The cold tip of the laser instrument efficiently takes left over heat away from the treatment area after the laser fires. This heat is kept from damaging adjacent tissues.
- Peace of mind – Our clinic is staffed by licensed healthcare practicioners. In the unlikely event of a medical emergency, trained medical staff are available. Furthermore, a small percentage of patients may have complications after a laser treatment. Our medical staff is available to evaluate and treat these possible complications.
Will Laser Hair Reduction work on all hair colors?
No. Laser Hair Reduction and all light therapies for hair reduction only work on darker hair that is actively growing (anagen growth phase). Black and dark brown hair respond the best. Hair that is red, gray, blond, white, or vellous (fuzz) will have little to no response.
How does it work?
Laser light is absorbed by pigment (melanin) in the follicle creating heat which destroys the follicle. The dead follicle will eject its hair over the next couple of weeks. The dead follicle is then absorbed by the body and will never produce hair again.
Why do I need more than one treatment?
Hair has three stages of growth; active phase (anagen), resting phase (telogen), and transition phase (catagen). A follicle that is active has more pigment and blood flow than follicles that are in the resting or transition phases. Resting and transition follicles do not contain enough pigment to create enough heat to destroy the follicle.
30% or less of body hair is in active growth phase at any one time. Therefore, a series of treatments is necessary. 4 to 8 treatments (6 is average) are needed to reach maximum hair reduction. The treatments are spaced 4 to 12 weeks apart to match the growth cycles of the follicles for the part of the body that is being treated.
Why do I need maintenance treatments?
Follicles have a natural life span and given enough time will eventually die on their own. Your body grows new follicles to replace the ones that naturally die. Whether you have Laser Hair Reduction or not, your body will continue to make new follicles at the rate your genetic makeup has programmed it to. After you achieve maximum hair reduction you will need 1 to 2 maintenance treatments per year to control this new follicle growth.