|Laser Hair Removal
Now men and women are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past, thanks to our laser system. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! Our laser system delivers 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Also, our laser system is cleared for permanent hair reduction and can treat men and women of all skin tones safely and effectively. Even patients with a suntan.
We can treat all skin tones, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Our laser has a unique design, longer wave length, and innovative cooling design which allow extremely effective, safe and permanent results.
What areas can be treated?
We can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. We can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line.
What do laser treatments feel like?
Our handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required.
How many treatments will I need?
Most areas require 5-6 treatments, but the number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on various factors such as your hair’s thickness, the area treated, and your hair’s growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time, but actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Our system works by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.
What happens after the treatment?
Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away. The area may be a bit flush, but usually not red or swollen. Three days after treatment, you may notice what appears to be regrowth. These are actually hairs being shed as a result of the treatment. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
Since some redness may occur, you may want to plan your work or social engagements accordingly. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure. In addition, Dr Peace may recommend or prescribe a skin care regimen especially formulated for your skin type.
What are the possible side effects?
Slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn may occur in some patients. These effects are not typical. Other rare side effects will be discussed at time of consultation.
How do lasers compare with other hair removal methods?
Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. Our laser offers permanent hair reduction for lasting results.
How do lasers compare with Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals and is usually not permanent. By delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time, lasers effectively treat an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.
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