Sciton® Profile ClearScan Laser Hair Removal™

ClearScan is an infrared laser that targets microstructures such as hair follicles. It is very effective for treating all skin types. The ability to treat sun-tanned skin makes this the treatment of choice for those patients who are active outdoor enthusists.

What is laser hair removal? How does it work?

Laser hair removal provides the patient with a safe, fast, and effective alternative for unwanted hair. The laser targets the melanin in the hair follicle, which damages the follicle and removes the hair. Laser hair removal is completely safe and can be used on all body parts including the face, back, underarms, bikini line, legs, and arms.

What happens during the treatment?

Dr. Pritchard will discuss the treatment with you and decide if you need a topical anesthetic cream based on your skin sensitivity. The area of your skin being treated will be scanned by the laser. Treatment time is dependent upon the area being treated. This is a non-invasive treatment requiring minimal to no downtime with minimal to no discomfort.

What should I expect after treatment?

You will have some redness and slight swelling in the area that has been treated. This will subside within a few hours. You will need to keep the area clean and follow Dr. Pritchard's after care instructions.

Is the treatment permanent?

Laser hair removal typically requires several treatments. Some permanent hair loss will be associated with each laser treatment; however, the number of treatments needed will depend upon the individual and typically requires several treatments. The hair that does remain is often lighter in color and thinner than the original hair prior to treatment. The average person will need 3-5 treatments performed approximately 5-6 weeks apart. This is due to the three phases of hair growth. We must treat the hair while it is in the active growth phase to successfully remove unwanted hair.

How long will it take my skin to heal?

Normally the skin will look red and swollen for approximately 48 hours post treatment. Dr. Pritchard may suggest treatment of a small test area before you undergo the full treatment. This will help him to determine how long your treatment will take to obtain your desired results.

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