Nearly every medical spa and cosmetic clinic in the New Image Specialists network offers advanced Laser Hair Removal treatments among its services. Today, laser hair removal is safer, more effective, and more affordable than ever before, and it’s still the closest thing in existence to true permanent hair removal. Now, let’s take a closer look at Laser Hair Removal!
About Laser Hair Removal
Imagine not having to shave, tweeze, wax, or go through electrolysis again! Modern hair lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPLTM) technology offer a gentle, non-invasive, permanent solution to unwanted hair on the face, legs, back, bikini line or any other body area.
Unwanted hair is a problem shared by both men and women. Some people experience excess hair from the time they reach puberty; others find it to be a condition that worsens with age, menopause, or pregnancy. Millions of men and women spend thousands of dollars each year attempting to get rid of unwanted hair. Women frequently experience this condition on the face, especially the lip or eyebrow areas, at the bikini line, under their arms, or on their legs. Men often wish to rid themselves of hair on the back or chest. They, too, may have unwanted hair between their eyebrows or on other areas of their face.
Depending on its location on the body and an individual's hair type, hair can grow in thick, bushy patches, or long thin strands. Hair follicles can be found at different depths and densities. Until recently, this great variety in hair types and body locations made permanent hair removal a significant challenge. For both men and women, shaving, waxing, chemical depilatories and other temporary hair removal methods have been known to cause irritations, folliculitis and in some cases, scarring. Electrolysis, while effective on some facial hair, is painful and far too time consuming for the treatment of larger areas of the body. This brings us to Laser Hair Removal, the one solution than quickly and completely eliminates unwanted hair, anywhere.
Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal
How does laser light remove hair?
Highly controlled flashes of light are absorbed by hair follicles beneath the skin. The absorbed light heats the hair, which damages or destroys the regrowth potential of the follicle.
What happens during a treatment?
It begins by trimming away the hair above the skin. You may be asked to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. Our GentleLase system utilizes a cooling spray that arrives ahead of the Laser light to ensure a comfortable procedure. A topical anesthetic may also be utilized to make the treatment even more comfortable. The treatment is then completed in between 5 and 45 minutes.
What does the Intense Pulsed Laser Light treatment feel like?
Each pulse of light feels like a mild sting, similar to the snap of a rubber band. No anesthesia is required, although some patients prefer to utilize a topical anesthetic.
Can all hair be treated?
Most types of hair can be treated these days, but some clinics may turn away patients with red, grey, or blonde hair, due to incompatibility with certain types of lasers.
Is Laser Light safe for all skin types?
GentleLase procedures effectively treat unwanted hair on all skin types, including dark-skinned individuals such as those of Black, Hispanic, Indian, and Asian descent. Not all lasers can treat dark skin, however. Be sure to discuss your options with your skin care specialist.
Are there laser hair removal side effects?
Side effects are rare. You may experience some slight reddening or local swelling, but this typically goes away within a few hours. Also, skin can become darker or lighter following treatment, but will generally return to normal in a few weeks. Limiting sun exposure before and after each treatment will minimize side effects.
What kind of results can I expect?
GentleLase Laser technology has been proven to offer permanent hair reduction. The number of treatments required depends on several factors related to your specific kind of hair and skin. Your local laser clinic can help design a program to meet your particular needs.
What is the cost of laser hair removal?
Consultations are free and are utilized to help you become more familiar with the procedures. Price varies according to the area treated. Contact us or schedule a consult to learn more.
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