How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by emitting a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicles that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.
How do I prepare for my first treatment of laser hair removal?
You should avoid sun exposure for at least 1 to 4 weeks prior to treatment depending on skin type. This includes tanning beds and self-tanners. This can lead to skin discoloration, pain and blistering.
Shave the area 24 hours prior to treatment.
The laser targets the root. So, avoid plucking and waxing for a few weeks prior to treatment.
Remove makeup or creams prior to treatment.
How does Botulinum toxin work?
Botulinum toxin or Botox is a neurotoxin that produces paralysis by blocking the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, inducing partial paralysis of the muscle. Botulinum toxin lasts 3-4 months.