Pulses of filtered light are directed onto the skin and absorbed by the hair follicles. Pulsed light systems are similar to lasers, but with a larger, smooth beam, and a long pulse for safe, fast, and comfortable treatments.
Provided courtesy of Alan Rockoff, MD and reprinted with permission by Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.
Will the Treatments Hurt?
Palomar Pulsed Light Systems use a unique long pulsewidth that delivers energy to the skin over a relatively long period of time. This makes the pulses safer and more comfortable. You may experience a feeling similar to that of a rubber band being snapped on the skin, but most people do not report this sensation as painful.
Provided courtesy of Maurice Adatto, MD and reprinted with permission by Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.
Are There Any Adverse Reactions to Treatment
You may experience temporary redness and a mild “sunburn”- like effect that may last a few hours to a few days.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments varies depending on the person, the body part being treated, and how much of the hair is in the active phase of growth. Your treatment provider will be able to give you a better assessment after consultation.