Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
For many people unwanted hair can be a source of frustration and embarrassment, growing everywhere from face, chest, bikini lines, underarms, backs and legs. Shaving or waxing only goes so far before you need to shave or wax again — which is why so many individuals are seeking a more permanent solution.
An effective and safe solution for permanent hair reduction and vascular lesions, The Sciton ClearHair is the gold-standard technology for all skin types, tanned skin, and outdoor enthusiasts.
FDA Cleared for Permanent Hair Reduction – Removal of unwanted hair or permanent hair reduction through selective targeting of melanin in hair follicles, and for the treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB).
PhotoEpilation leaves your skin looking and feeling smoother and softer.How does PhotoEpilation work?
Without damaging the surrounding skin, controlled flashes of light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the hair follicles. The heat damages the hair and the regenerative matrix that regrows hair, and minimizes the potential for regrowth. Because of the significantly large spot size created by this unique technology, backs, shoulders, abdomens and legs can be treated quickly. Facial areas such as the lip, chin, and beard, can be treated in minutes.
Who are candidates for treatment?
Treatments can be customized according to your hair color, texture, and body location. Hair, of black, brown, and red color– can be treated. To find out if you are a candidate, please schedule a consultation.
What are the benefits?
- The FDA approved this technology for permanent hair reduction.
- A customized program can be designed along with an estimate of how many treatment sessions you may need.
- Less pain and discomfort compared to other treatment methods.
- Large areas can be treated quickly.
- Chance of scarring and pigmentation changes is minimized.
What areas can be treated?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are the armpits, legs, chest and back.
How many treatments will need?
Hair has three phases of growth: active growth phase, an intermediate non-growth phase, and a resting phase with no hair follicle present.
Duration of hair growth cycles vary with the location on the body. The laser can only eliminate the hair that is currently in an active growth cycle so multiple treatments (usually at least 5) are necessary over a time span (6-8 week intervals) to remove hair from most areas. Final results may not be apparent for several months post treatment.
Patients should know laser hair removal is a process that ideally should be customized to the body area and type of hair. For example, coarse hairs in the armpits or bikini may completely resolve over four to five visits. Fine, thin hairs on the upper lip or arms may take multiple treatments, and are paradoxically harder to clear with laser hair removal.