Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal Cynosure EliteOur technologically advanced lasers can be used to remove unwanted facial and body hair. The laser is pulsed (turned on) for a millisecond emitting a beam of light on to the skin. The light energy from the laser passes harmlessly through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and hair shaft. The hair follicles are then disabled, impairing their ability to grow. Laser treatment is effective when hair growth is new; therefore, several treatments may be necessary in order to effectively treat the area. Since the laser does no damage to the skin, a bandage is unnecessary. Typically the skin is slightly red for a day or two. Sunscreen and sun avoidance of treated area are necessary for up to one week after the treatment.
What can I expect during treatment?
Before treatment, it is important to make sure that any unwanted hair is cut, flush with the skin. The treatment can last from a few minutes (upper lip) to an hour (back) depending on the size of the area.
While there is some discomfort, patients agree that the procedure is not overly painful, and positively much more comfortable than electrolysis. To diminish discomfort, a cooling system automatically removes heat from the surface of your skin before, during and after the laser exposure. If needed, a topical anesthetic cream may be applied to sensitive areas.
How many treatments will be needed?
Laser treatment is effective when hair growth is new. Since all hair follicles are not active at the same time, several treatments with a few weeks in between may be required to obtain the optimal effect. The number of treatments required also varies according to hair density, hair color, skin type and the size and location of the treatment area. These factors are affected by many things; such as your age, ethnic background, hormones and medications. Typically, the best results are seen after 6 to 10 treatments.
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