Laser Hair Removal
Say goodbye to unwanted hair with laser hair reduction!
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Have you ever wanted to be free from the hassles of shaving,
plucking and waxing? Laser hair removal is a safe, fast and easy way to achieve smooth, hair free skin on any area of
the body. Imagine, never having to deal with cuts, razor burn, ingrown hairs or stubble again!
does the process work?
Through a process
called Selective Photothermolysis laser light is passed through the skin and is absorbed by pigment in the hair follicle.
The heat generated by the laser light both injures the follicle and inhibits future growth, while leaving the skin unharmed.
What may I be asked before treatment?
treatment specialist will run through your medical history to see if you have had any issues that may impact the procedures
safety. For example: have you had keloid scarring, used Accutane in the last 6 months, etc.) In addition the specialist will
request that you not wax, pluck, or tweeze for four weeks preceding the treatments as doing so may reduce the effectiveness
of the treatments. Note: shaving should not affect results.
What can I expect during treatment?
You may experience a stinging sensation as
the laser pulse is delivered. To reduce discomfort, the cooling system automatically removes heat from the surface of your
skin before, during and after the laser exposure. You should not need general anesthesia or pain medication, but a topical
anesthetic cream may be applied to sensitive areas. The process can take from just a few minutes for an upper lip to several
hours for a full back and legs.
How many treatments will the patient need for hair removal?
Hair growth involves several
cycles and, thus, some hairs may be affected during a single treatment and some may not. We have seen that after several treatments
most terminal (mature) hairs are replaced with finer hairs of lighter color. Some hairs are completely eliminated. Although
complete hair removal may not be achieved, the hairs become less visible and, thus, less bothersome. The number of treatments
needed to obtain optimal results varies with hair density, color and growth cycle as well as skin type, though it is common
to have 3-4, and possibly as many as 8, treatments; one every 4-8 weeks. Results will improve with each subsequent treatment.
What can I expect after treatment?
The treated area is cleansed and you are free to return to your normal routine. Some patients may experience a
slight reddening around hair follicles, though this will typically disappear within a few minutes. It is always recommended
that you avoid sun exposure or use sunscreen following treatment.
Several days after treatment injured hair follicles will begin to fall out, a process that can be sped up by lightly
rubbing the skin with a towel. It may seem that some hair continues to grow for several weeks after the procedure, but many
of these will also fall out. What hair that is not eliminated will likely be replaced by thinner, lighter, significantly less
"permanent" is "permanent" following the course of epilation treatment?
Since the procedure
is very new and people go through so many stages in their lives it is impossible to completely determine at this time. However,
we have seen more than 2 years with no hair re-growth following several treatments.
What is the cost of treatment?
Laser hair removal
can cost anywhere from $100 per treatment for the upper lip to $750 per treatment for a man's back. Bikini line hair
removal costs $250 per treatment. Prices vary depending upon the size of the area so please call us for an individual
consultation to get an exact price and estimate of the number of treatments needed.