Having unwanted hair in certain areas can be frustrating, and sometimes embarrassing, if visible. Time and time again you find yourself shaving every few days to keep the hair down, and it’s starting to become a hassle. Not only is it time consuming, but shaving the hair is never going to be the long-term solution. You can continue your routine of shaving or waxing and removing the hair when it becomes visible, or you can come to Illume where the solution is laser hair removal with PhotoEpilation.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a procedure at Illume that uses concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair. This light penetrates the skin, without damaging it, and is absorbed by the hair follicles. The light gives off a high heat which damages that hair and the regenerative matrix that regrows hair. This reduces the potential for regrowth.
Laser hair removal was once used to treat just smaller areas, such as your facial areas like chin, lip, and eyebrows, but can now be used on larger surfaces like your, backs, shoulders, abdomens, and legs. Larger hair removal procedures can be treated fairly quickly, and facial areas can be treated in a matter of minutes.
How Long Does It Last?
Laser hair removal is meant be a long-term solution! This means that once your procedure and hair removal plan is completed, the hair in your treatment area should no longer grow back for quite some time. This means you won’t have to get out that razor or wax for your problem area as frequently as you were.
While the treatment long lasting, you will need to undergo a few different treatments to see the full results. For most patients and their hair removal spots, there are about 5 treatments at 6–8-week intervals. This means that most final results won’t be seen for several months post treatment. It’s also important to know that different areas require different laser hair removal plans. Some hair, like upper lip hair, is thin and more difficult to clean up. Whereas coarse hair, like that you find in your armpit or bikini lines, will take less time to remove.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Everyone has their own reason to get the procedure, but some of the biggest benefits we see from our patients are below!
- It’s a long-term solution you can’t get with other methods
- Low Maintenance – no longer need to pull out the razor or wax each week
- There is less pain associated with laser hair removal than waxing or threading hairs
- Saves time! No longer need to put aside time for normal grooming in the areas that are now treated
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
To learn more about the pricing, you will need to work with one of our team members to understand your goals and treatment areas. There are many things that effect the overall price of the procedure, such as how large the area is, how thick or light the hair is, and how much hair is in the potential treatment area. If you have multiple problem areas, you may even want to get laser hair removal in multiple locations. Different areas of your body also require varying office visits and procedures, which can add into the price of your treatment. To get a full understanding of pricing, it is best to contact our office and request a consultation. Everyone has different hair loss goals, and we will make sure your plan is unique to you!