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laser hair removal

Laser Hair Removal

Transcend uses the gold standard in laser hair removal, a true diode laser. The laser emits a bright light which is then absorbed by the melanin in the hair. This light is converted to heat which permanently eliminates the hair follicle resulting in permanent hair loss.

laser hair removal


  • Ensure that the skin to be treated is clean and dry.

  • All lotions, perfumes, make up, deodorant and topical anesthetics (numbing cream), must be removed prior to treatment.

  • Shave all areas to be treated approximately 24 hours prior to treatment.

  • No tweezing, waxing, or electrolysis for 6 weeks prior to treatment.

  • No tanning from sun or tanning beds 3-4 weeks before treatment, and no use of tanning cream or spray 2 weeks before treatment. 

  • Stop use of retinoic acid 2 weeks before laser treatment.

  • Use of medications and vitamins that may cause photosensitivity must be stopped 7 days prior to treatment (MUST consult with your primary doctor before discontinuing and medications). 

  • No chemical peels or laser resurfacing in the area one month prior to treatment.

  • If you have a history of taking chemotherapy medications or radiation therapy, you must wait 6 months to begin laser hair removal treatment. 

  • PLEASE let you nurse know if you have a history of keloid scarring before treatment so a test area can be done first.




Post Treatment


  • Apply cool pack to treated site immediately after treatment if needed. 

  • Bathe/shower with warm water for the first two days after a treatment. Use gentle, non-abrasive cleanser that is free of artificial fragrance, detergent, color and oil. Avoid exfoliating the skin with loofas or abrasive scrubs. Do not use hot water or "soak” in the tub. Avoid Jacuzzis and saunas.

  • No strenuous exercise for 48 hours.

  • If scabs appear after blistering, they should be kept soft with a lubricating cream. Blistered or ulcerated skin may be treated with an antibiotic ointment or burn treatment cream. Facial treatment(s) may use an oil-free, non-medicated cover up, preferably one with sunscreen.

  • Avoid use of toners for 48 hours. Thereafter, toners that contain the complete group of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E may be used. Chemical peels are not recommended throughout the treatments. Apply 1% hydrocortisone cream to the treated area every 12-hours for the first 48-hours after treatment if instructed by personnel. Moisturize with Aloe Vera gel or light fragrance-free moisturizer, after the first 48 hours. 

  • Avoid using skin irritants, Retina-A, Benzyl Peroxide, Glycolic Acid, and astringents on the treated areas. Avoid deodorant for 48 hours if the underarm area was treated.

  • Avoid exposure to the sun. Wear protective clothing and use sun block SPF 30 or higher, daily throughout the treatment process [5-8 months]. A good sun block will contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide and will protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Tanning after treatment may cause hyper-pigmentation.

  • Refrain from shaving treated area. Waxing and plucking may delay future treatment(s). It will take longer for the hair to reappear. Patients who tend to sunburn rather than tan, usually obtain good results on the first and subsequent visits. 

Possible side effects of treatment may include redness, local swelling, dry skin, mild tenderness or whitehead-like bumps. Symptoms may be present immediately or appear several days after treatment. 


Contact us if:

If you develop any side effect you feel is important, or if you feel distressed or worried in any way about your results. Routine adjustments can be carried out from day 14 after your procedure.

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