LASER HAIR REMOVAL (LHR)
Remove unwanted hair. Multi-treatment process.
One of the most popular aesthetic treatments because of its efficacy and convenience, laser hair removal is a great way to give your skin a cleaner look and reduce daily "maintenance". Light pulses get absorbed by the melanin in the hair, and the resulting heat damages or destroys the follicle holding the hair. For this reason, it only works on dark hair. White, grey, blonde, and even red hair cannot be treated. Those with brown or black hair can see great results, but may need anywhere from 5 to 8 treatments or more, depending upon skin type and other genetic factors.
Bikini - Single Treatment = $100.00
Face - Single Treatment = $50.00
Extended Bikini - Single Treatment = $150.00
Brazilian - Single Treatment = $200.00
Underarms - Single Treatment = $50.00
Unwanted facial and body hair is a common problem that can be a source of distress for both men and women. Dermatologists use lasers and light sources to safetly and effectively treat larger areas of unwanted hair with minimal patient discomfort and fewer complications than other hair reduction methods. Most lasers are equipped with a cooling device that reduces the discomfort from the laser light and also protects the top layer of skin from excessive heating and potential changes in pigmentation.
The percentage of hairs removed per session varies by location on the body, with thinner-skinned areas (e.g., armpits and bikini area) generally responding better than thick-skinned areas (e.g., back and chin).
About 10% to 25% reduction in hair growth can be expected with each treatment
The hair that regrows following treatment tends to be lighter and finer in texture.
How does it work?
Laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) devices send specific concentrated beams of light through the skin that are absorbed by the melanin (dark) pigment present in the hair follicle shafts. Because hair grows in cycles, repeated treatments are necessary to destroy the hair follicles. In general, three or more treatments are requited to achieve permanent hair growth reduction.
Will it work for me?
Darker hair responds best to laser hair removal. Lighter-colored hair is least responsive. Be sure to avoid tanning or sunless tanners and to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen for up to six weeks prior to treatment.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects include discomfort, swelling, and redness that last one to three days. Other possible side effects include blistering, herpes, simplex outbreaks, bacterial infections and temporary skin lightening or darkening (especially in patients with skin of color or those with tans). Patients are instructed to avoid sun exposure and to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher following the procedure.
Typically six to eight treatments about 4 to 6 weeks apart are needed to achieve 90% permanent hair loss. Why only 90%? The body will always continue to produce new hair follicles that were not around during your treatment. However, usually this will be a few strands of fine, fair, baby-like hair.