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Laser Hair Removal
Getting rid of it can be painful. Until now the only options for removing unwanted hair were smelly hair removal creams, sharp razors, stinging wax or painful electrolysis needles. Our advanced approach to beautiful skin provides the ultimate solution. Now, men and women alike will be pleased with the results made possible by our Laser Hair Removal process.
What is the Laser Hair Removal process?Laser Hair Removal uses a low-energy laser to gently remove unwanted hair, putting an end to routine shaving and waxing. This advanced technology transcends the older painful hair removal treatments to deliver long-lasting results. Because the laser treats more than one hair at a time, it is possible to treat larger areas such as the back, shoulders, arms, legs and face. Laser treatments leave your skin looking and feeling smoother and silkier. Best of all, Laser Hair Removal treatments are a safe, fast, gentle and effective alternative method for hair removal.
What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
- Larger areas may be treated using lasers than with electrolysis, waxing or tweezing.
- It combines the speed of shaving with the lasting results promised by electrolysis.
- Laser Hair Removal is effective on almost any area of the body where smoother, younger, hair-free skin is desired.
How many treatments will I need?The number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density, and you hairís growth cycle. Your hair grows in cycles and many factors influence its growth. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication, and metabolism all play a part in your hairís location, thickness and resilience.
The laser slows the growing capacity of follicles in the growth cycle at the time of the treatment. Since some hair follicles may enter their growth cycle after your treatment, multiple treatments may be required to deliver optimal results. Treatment results will vary from patient to patient depending on skin and hair color.
Note: Removing hair does not make it grow back thicker, darker or quicker. The opposite is usually the case. The laser causes hair to come back slower and thinner.
What are the laser treatments like?Laser Hair Removal is a gentle process. First, the area is scanned with the laser. The laser energy passes through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment of the hair follicles. In a fraction of a second most of the treated hair follicles are disabled.
Treatment can last from a few minutes to an hour depending on the size of the area being treated.
Following TreatmentAfter your treatment you can return to your normal activities immediately. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated area exposed to the sun, before and after treatment.