Lasers Over Razors

Tired of plucking, razor burn, or goopy creams and waxes for hair removal? Consider laser hair removal, the only permanent solution for reducing your unwanted hair. Watch the video above and read on to learn more about this procedure!

What is Laser Hair Removal?
Our LightSheer® Duet laser uses a large beam of highly concentrated light to target unwanted hair. The light emitted is absorbed by melanin (pigment) in hair follicles, damaging the bulb and hair shaft as they heat up. This damage inhibits the hair’s chances to re-grow. The two hand pieces make treatments more versatile, efficient, and reduce treatment times by allowing for a greater depth of penetration.

Why Choose Laser Hair Removal?
Why spend more time and money on shaving, waxing or depilatories when you can save more in the long run? According to a 2008 survey, the average woman will spend $10,000-23,000 during her lifetime on hair removal. That accounts for nearly 60 days of removing unwanted hair! (Source).

The LightSheer® is cost effective, and relatively painless. Some relate the fleeting, mild sting to the snap of a rubber band.

Where Can I Have Laser Hair Removal Treatments?
You can receive laser hair treatments wherever you would do other hair removal approaches (i.e.: shaving, waxing). Common areas for treatment include the face, legs, arms and underarms, back, and bikini area.

When Can I Start and How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Now is the best time to begin your treatments to ensure your new skin is ready for summer! As Courtney mentions in the video, patients typically schedule 6-8 treatments anywhere from 4-10 weeks apart, depending on the area they are having treated. Because your hairs are on different growth cycles, it is important to schedule your appointments according to these growth patterns in order to see best results.

Laser hair removal works best on pale skin, so plan on beginning your treatments well before you plan on tanning, or using self-tanner.

Who is a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The ideal candidate for laser hair removal is someone with fair skin and coarser, darker hair. This does not necessarily mean those of you with red, blonde or gray hair are excluded, but results may vary depending on a variety of factors like hormones, sex, skin or hair color. Call us to set up your free consultation with one of our technicians.

In our next post we’ll show you a video demo of laser hair removal, as well as answer more frequently asked questions about laser hair removal! If you’re ready to make your appointment, give us a call at (616) 451-4500 or schedule a consultation online.

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