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LASER Hair Removal 

 LASER Hair Removal

Permanent reduction of unwanted hair can be achieved by the use of special LASERS without the need for waxing or electrolysis. We are so confident in the safety and the effectiveness of our LASER technique that we offer a “patient satisfaction” program. Details of this program will be discussed during your consultation. In our experiences of over a decade we’ve found that a series of treatments is required for optimal results and that the best candidates are men and women with light skin and dark hair.

LASER Areas treated are:  

Upper Lip Back and Shoulders  
Chin Breasts  
Cheeks Abdomen  
Ears Bikini (Brazilian)  
Neck Anus  
Underarms Thighs  

Upper and Lower Arms and Hands (forearms)

Lower Leg  
Chest Feet and Toes  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LASER HAIR REMOVAL:

What is the Candela GentleLASE and why is it a safe treatment?

Lasers have been used for many years for a variety of medical cosmetic procedures including treatment of facial and leg veins, age spots and smoothing fine lines on the face.  the GentleLASE, a revolutionary long-pulse high energy alexandrite laser system emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skinm to the hair follicle, where it is absorbed.  The laser energy is transformed into heat, which can disable the follicle leaving the surronding skin unchanged.  The skin is further protected during treatment by a dynamic cooling process where cryogen is sprayed onto the skin cooling the upper layers providing patients increased comfort.  This selectivity helps to protect the skin, while effectlvely treating the unwanted hair.

What conditions are treated witht the laser?

Traditional hair removal techniques such as shaving, plucking and waxing, provide only temporary relief.  Until now, the only semi-permanent way to remove hair has been by electrolysis - which can be painful, time consuming, may cause scarring and is limited to small cosmetic areas.  Scarring, allergic reactions and ingrown hairs are common side effects of all these hair removal methods.  The GentleLASE safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pored and structures of the skin.  Facial and bikini areas are usually completed in under ten minutes: legs and larger areas can take longer.

Why should I have the GenltLASE treatment?

This is a procedure to remove unwanted hair.  The best results have been achieved on darker, finer hair but other factors may influence the treatment process, and are generally nest evaluted and discussed in person.  The GentleLASE process offers safe and effective treatment.

 What does the treatment include?

Depending on the amount of hair treated, the procedure varies from patient to patient.  Generally, the treatment will include:

  • Safetly eyewear to protect the patient's eyes during the procedure from the intense laser light.
  • A small handpiece will be used with a probe that touches the skin to deliver the laser light.  A light spray of coolant onto the  skin will be felt just before each laser pulse.
  • Most patients experience little discomfort at the treatment site because of the dynamic cooling device.
  • The degree of discomfort varies with each person, depending on his/her pain threshold. 
  • The procedure can take as little as 10 minutes or more depending on the areas treated.  All patients can go home immediately following treatment.
  • The treated area may become pink or red within about 30 minutes of treatment; this may last for a few hours to several days.

What precautions should be taken before and after treatment?

Avoid sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment until your physician allows it or you have completed your sessions.  You must avoid bleaching, plucking or waxing for 6 weeks prior to treatment.  If you have a history of perioral herpes, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed prior to treatment.  If you are tan or have darker skin type a bleaching cream may be started 4-6 weeks before treatment.  You should discuss your desired results and the improvements you expect to achieve.  Together you and the physician or Certified Laser technician can decide if your expectations will be met and if theis laser treatment is the best option.

How many treatments will I need?

Hair grows in cysles.  The number of treatments required depends upon your skin, hair coloring and coarseness of the hair.  Everyone will require at least 2-3 treatments as the process is only effective on hairs during their growing cycle.  Repeated sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when they re-enter the growth phase.

Is this procedure covered by insurance?

Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for Laser Hair Removal as it is aconsidered a cosmetic procedure.

Please call for your Complimentary LASER Hair Removal Consultation to find out more about our LASER Hair Removal Services.

THIS INFORMATION IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY.  FOR DETAILS PERTAINING TO YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

 


 

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