advances in laser technology for permanent hair removal, men
and woman can be permanently hair-free after a few treatments.
We use the latest FDA-approved laser
equipment to remove hair from any and all body areas. Treatment
is safe, effective, and fast.
is laser hair removal better than shaving or waxing?
you've ever had any part of your body waxed, you know all
about repetitive expense and pain. You know about ingrown
hairs, and you've had to allow unsightly, unwanted hair to
grow between appointments.
treatments can remove your unwanted hair permanently. Lasers
leave the skin smooth to the touch, without irritation or
razor bumps. Instead of contributing to ingrown hairs, lasers
destroy the very follicles that create this troublesome condition.
is laser technology used to safely remove unwanted hair?
emit a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin and
targets the pigment in the hair follicles. The pigmentation
that exists in black or brown hair attracts the laser light
and causes it to convert to heat, which cauterizes the base
of the hair follicle. The hair follicle dies and will never
again produce a hair. The laser does not harm pores or the
structures of the surrounding skin.
kind of laser equipment is used at?
We effectively and safely treat ALL
skin tones using the most advanced state-of-the-art FDA-approved
laser technology. We employ two different lasers, which allow
our staff to achieve optimal results by using the technology
most suited to a client's particular skin type.
GentleLASE® Plus is a long- pulse alexandrite laser approved
by the FDA for permanent hair removal. This is the only laser
available that has an 18 mm spot size, which is larger than
other lasers and permits more hair follicles to be treated
simultaneously. Thus, larger areas such as the back or legs
can be treated in an hour or less. The GentleLASE® Plus incorporates
an exclusive Dynamic Cooling Device®, which reduces discomfort
and protects the skin during the treatment.
Altus CoolGlide™ is a long pulse Nd: YAG approved by the FDA
for permanent hair removal. This laser utilizes a 1064 nanometer
wavelength, which makes it possible to safely treat all skin
tones, including men and women of color and people who are
times, it can be confusing for the lay person seeking laser
treatment because there are many types of laser technologies
available and not all are suitable for all skin types or for
all types of treatment. For a detailed comparison of laser
technologies, please visit www.consumerbeware.com.
do I find out if I am a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Call us to schedule a complimentary initial consultation with
a licensed medical practitioner who specializes in laser work.
This is a no-charge opportunity for you to state your goals
and expectations and to learn what the laser can and cannot
do specifically for you.
this meeting, a registered nurse will discuss your personal
goals for laser hair removal. We will describe our process
and will ask you to complete a brief medical history to establish
that you have no contraindications to laser treatment. A test
area may be treated if you desire. Prophylactic antiviral
therapy may be prescribed if you have a history of genital
or perioral (cold sores) herpes.
laser's hair of choice is brown or black with a texture that
is coarse. It will also remove hair that is fine, although
more treatments may be required. Advanced laser technology
is safe for all skin tones, including women and men of color
and people who are tanned; however, not all lasers in use
are appropriate for darker skin. The ideal laser type for
darker tones is an Nd:Yag 1064 wave length with a high peak
power, such as the Altus CoolGlide™.
your hair is white, gray, blond, or red, no laser is likely
to achieve permanent results.
treatment is not recommended for individuals who have been
on Accutane® during the past year.
areas of the body can be treated?
The laser can be used for permanent hair removal from most
body areas except around the eyelids. Typical areas of treatment
include the back, chest, breasts, arms, legs, cheeks, upper
lip, hairline, underarms, the back of the neck, the bikini
line, and the genital area.
if the hair I want permanently removed is in an embarrassing
might feel a little shy or self-conscious at first, but it's
important to remember that medical professionals are accustomed
to seeing the human body in all its many forms.
routinely remove hair from the most intimate areas. Other
than the shaping of the eyebrows, there are no parts of the
body where the laser cannot safely go.
should I expect during treatment?
The evening before your appointment, you will shave the area
to be treated as thoroughly as possible to remove any hair
above the skin that could divert laser light from the base
of the hair follicle. About two hours before your laser session,
you may if you chose, apply a prescribed topical anesthetic
to numb the treatment area.
clinician will conduct a patch test to determine the proper
laser settings for your hair and skin type, and you will be
asked to wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from any
exposure to laser light. The laser light is then delivered
through a hand-piece that the clinician moves lightly over
your skin. Your skin will be cooled and protected before each
your skin may be slightly reddened after laser treatment,
this redness will recede and gradually disappear within a
day or two. You should wear sun screen with an SPF15 at least.
treatment feels somewhat like a rubber band snapping against
the skin. Clients find the sensation uncomfortable but tolerable.
Individual comfort levels vary as treatment progresses. A
topical anesthetic may be applied prior to the treatment.
Following treatment, cool compresses and a soothing lotion
will be applied to the treated area.
long does one treatment take?
Laser sessions last from ten to forty minutes.
areas, such as the bikini line or underarms, can be treated
in ten to twenty minutes. Larger areas, such as the back,
can be treated in less than an hour.
results should I expect after my laser treatment?
Immediately after the treatment your skin will be red. This
redness may last from several hours to 2 days. Your skin may
be slightly sensitive, but generally not painful. You may
immediately resume your normal activities.
the next 2 to 3 weeks, the hairs that were treated will fall
out, leaving your skin smooth and soft. You will need to wear
a sun block with at least an SPF15 for a minimum of two weeks
and must avoid prolonged sun exposure three to four weeks
before and after treatment or until your nurse will allow.
will be asked to return in six to eight weeks to treat new
the laser addresses large areas at one time, why are multiple
hair grows in cycles. The laser can only permanently destroy
hair follicles that are in the active growing cycle, and since
only about ten to thirty percent of your follicles are in
this phase at any one time, multiple treatments give the laser
a chance to treat the dormant follicles as they cycle through
the active stage.
many treatments will I need?
Typically four to six treatments will be necessary to reach
the majority of the hair follicles while they are in the active
growth phase. The number of treatments will also vary depending
on skin color, hair color, and the coarseness of the hair
being treated. We recommend spacing treatments six to eight
permanent is laser hair removal?
Once a laser destroys an active hair follicle, that follicle
will never produce another hair.
no practitioner can completely guarantee that after an individual
completes his or her series of treatments hair won't grow
back on the treated area. This is because hair follicles can
stay in the dormant phase for an extended period of time.
Most clients experience a seventy-five to ninety percent reduction
in hair. Hair that does grow back is much finer in texture
and sparser in quantity.
time to time, certain body changes, such as hormonal fluctuations,
may activate dormant follicles. If this happens individual
hairs or isolated patches of hair may appear on the treated
areas, and touch-up treatments may be required. Once the laser
cauterizes these newly active follicles, they will cease producing
there possible side effects?
treatment, you can expect localized swelling and a slight
reddening of the skin, which usually lasts about an hour,
although it may occasionally last for 1 to 2 days.
laser, are there other viable alternatives for permanent hair
is a hair-by-hair procedure that is sometimes used to remove
unwanted hair. During an electrolysis treatment, a needle
is inserted into the skin next to the hair shaft. This needle
delivers electric current to the root of the hair follicle.
If the treatment is successful, the hair follicle is destroyed
and then must be tweezed away.
to laser treatment, electrolysis has several disadvantages.
It is invasive. The needle breaks the skin, which can lead
to infection and scarring from post inflammation hyperpigmentation.
Since electrolysis can only treat one hair follicle at a time,
many more treatments are required to achieve the same results
as with laser technology. Because of this, electrolysis isn't
practical for large areas of the body. Electrolysis also is
more painful and typically more expensive than laser treatments.
hair removal, also called intense pulse light, is older and
less technologically advanced than laser hair removal. IPL
uses a flash lamp that produces a spectrum of light energy
instead of laser light. These treatments are often not as
effective as laser sessions in destroying active hair follicles,
and many more treatments may be required for the same results.
much does laser treatment cost?
Laser treatments are priced according to the size and complexity
of the area treated. While prices and services vary considerably
based on the expertise and medical training of the clinician,
for about what you could spend on a regular program of waxing
over two years, you could have permanent hair removal for
the rest of your life.
prices are competitive, and discounts are available to clients
who purchase packages or who have multiple areas treated during
one session. These details will be discussed with you during
your complimentary consultation.
accept Visa and MasterCard. Most health insurance plans
and policies do not cover cosmetic procedures. Please consult
your carrier for more information.