Lumenis® M22 OPT Hair Removal is a safe, non-invasive treatment that permanently reduces hair growth, resulting in smooth, beautiful skin. The unique Lumenis® M22 OPT (Optimized Intense Pulsed Light) technology targets the hair follicles, and impairs their ability to grow hair. OPT hair removal is effective on black, brown and red hair. Most people report minimal discomfort, resembling the snap of a rubber band on the skin. If you are very sensitive, a topical anesthetic can be applied to numb the area being treated. There is no downtime, however you cannot have a tan and must stay out of the sun during the time you are being treated.
Lumenis® M22 OPT Hair Removal FAQ
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: It all depends on the hair type and color. On average 6 treatments is typical. Clients with darker skin coloring or fine/light hair will need 1 or 2 additional treatments.
Q: How frequently are treatments performed?
A: Multiple visits are important to achieve optimum results due to the hair growth cycle. For face and neck, treatments are performed every 4-6 weeks. For body, treatments are performed every 6-8 weeks.
Q: What if I miss an appointment?
A: We will manage your return visit for you based on your previous treatment so that you will achieve the best outcome. Simply, notify the scheduler that you missed your last visit and we will find the appropriate week to return.
Q:What should I do to prepare for the treatment?
A:You may shave the area 1-2 days prior to the laser therapy. No tanning or waxing/tweezing 4-6 weeks prior to your treatment.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Most patients report minimal to no discomfort. A snapping sensation is felt for less than 2 seconds with each pulse.
Q: What are the side effects?
A: A mild sunburn look and sensation may last for a few hours.