What is laser hair removal?
If you are unhappy with constant tweezing, shaving or waxing to remove unwanted or unsightly body hair, you may consider opting for one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States: laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a straightforward procedure which involves the direction of a laser to a specific area of the body. This laser emits energy which permeates the skin and destroys the hair follicles within. Each pulse of highly concentrated light inactivates multiple hair follicles at a time, preventing hair from re-growing in just a few short treatments. At the Advanced Laser & Cosmetic Center, highly qualified hair removal experts utilize cutting-edge Cynosure Elite™ and Cynosure Vectus® lasers to perform some of the most advanced hair removal procedures available in the US.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
When it comes to hair reduction of the face, arms, underarms, legs, bikini line, chest and other areas, laser hair removal is unparalleled. It has several unique advantages over other hair reduction techniques, including the following:
Speed. Each laser pulse happens in just a fraction of a second and can help to permanently stop the growth of multiple hairs at a time. Cynosure Elite™ and Cynosure Vectus® lasers can treat an area the size of a quarter in just one second – this means that smaller body areas, such as the upper lip, are treated effectively in less than a minute – with larger areas (like the legs or back) taking under an hour.
Precision. Our lasers are perfect for selectively targeting areas of particularly coarse hair while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. For results you can rely on, choose laser hair removal.
Predictability. The majority of patients who undergo hair reduction treatment at our West Chester, Dayton or Englewood cosmetic centers achieve permanent hair loss after 3 to 7 laser sessions on average.
Who is a candidate for laser hair reduction?
The answer is quite simple: anybody who wishes to remove hair from their body in a quick and easy fashion. Men often choose laser hair removal procedures to permanently eradicate unsightly chest, back or abdomen hair, although there are no hard and fast rules – laser treatments can be used to remove hair wherever it grows.
The most popular areas for laser hair removal on women include the upper lip, cheeks, chin, and neck as well as the arms, underarms, legs and bikini line.
There are all sorts of reasons why people choose to undergo laser hair reduction procedures. Some men feel embarrassed or insecure about their appearance when endowed with excess body hair. Women with conditions which affect hormone levels, such as polycystic ovary syndrome or the menopause, find that excess hair growth causes them to have low self-esteem.
Other people simply want to improve their appearance and feel great. Since laser hair removal encourages hairs to grow straight, it actually offers genuine health benefits as it reduces the potential for painful or unsightly ingrown hairs which occur all too often as a result of shaving.
What does the procedure involve?
Shortly before laser hair reduction, hair on areas of the body which are undergoing treatment will be trimmed to just a few millimeters in length. The laser hair removal equipment will be calibrated according to the patient’s hair color, thickness, and location, as well as skin tone.
A cooling gel or device is then applied to the treatment area. This helps the condensed light of the laser to penetrate the skin, where it is absorbed by the hair follicles within. The result is the destruction of the hair in the area. Sessions can range from just a few short minutes to an hour, depending on how dense the treatment area is. It’s a quick, easy, walk-in procedure and clients are free to resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Furthermore, Cynosure Elite™ and Cynosure Vectus® feature inbuilt cooling systems to make the procedure even more comfortable.
How should I prepare for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a powerful procedure which is about more than simply zapping away unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure performed by fully qualified professionals at the Advanced Laser & Cosmetic Center, and to gain the most from this innovative hair reduction technique there are a few steps which can be taken to increase the effectiveness of the procedure.
Waxing, plucking, and electrolysis should be avoided if possible or limited for approximately six weeks prior to treatment. This is because laser hair treatment targets the roots of the hair, which are temporarily removed by plucking and waxing.
Why choose laser hair removal?
- No more stubble, bumps, or irritation: enjoy irresistible smoothness on any part of the body without encountering the discomfort and irritation shaving and waxing can cause.
- Affordable plans for all budgets: laser hair reduction is a cost-effective way to achieve the smooth, sumptuous skin you deserve, and it costs a lot less than you might expect.
- Licensed medical professionals: we only employ dedicated, qualified hair reduction experts at the Advanced Laser & Cosmetic Center clinics.
- It’s quick and easy: most treatments average less than 30 minutes per visit. Don’t spend forever fighting problem body hair – choose a fast, simple, affordable and permanent fix instead.
The height of technology:
Our clinics utilize the very latest in laser hair removal technology, which means our clients come away with impeccable results every single time.
The Cynosure Elite™ is a dual wavelength cosmetic device which is suitable for treating patients with all skin types. It offers YAG and Alexandrite wavelengths which can be emitted sequentially for speedy, efficient results. With exclusive Multiplex technology, the Elite™ fires with lower fluence on each respective wavelength for greater flexibility in all treatments, particularly in patients with darker skin tones.
The Cynosure Vectus® is the intelligent choice for rapid laser hair removal. It offers high-volume hair reduction for all skin and hair types while providing a comfortable client experience. This machine offers the largest spot size coupled with the most uniform beam profile available on the market. It’s the ultimate treatment for unwanted hair, even in large areas such as the back, and gets to work in less than five minutes.
Cynosure laser hair removal units feature Sapphire treatment tips complete with Advanced Contact Cooling™ technology which protects the skin and keeps clients comfortable, while Photon Recycling™ allows for thorough coagulation of the hair follicles, which reduces the need for multiple, overlapping laser exposure passes.
A consultation as unique as you are:
Laser hair removal is suitable for treating all skin and hair types, and at the Advanced Laser & Cosmetic Center, our team of experts know what works best. No two people are alike, which is why we offer consultations to determine what course of treatment will be best suited to your individual requirements.
A patch test is performed to allow our technicians to select and calibrate the right laser for your skin type. Lasers with longer wavelengths function better on darker skin tones as the laser strikes deeper, bypassing the melanin in the skin and getting directly to the hair follicles.
Why choose the Advanced Laser & Cosmetic Center for a hair removal procedure?
At our clinics in West Chester, Dayton, and Englewood, Ohio, you can expect your hair reduction treatment to be performed with great care and attention by fully trained professionals who use only the safest, latest and most versatile laser hair removal devices: Cynosure Elite™ and Cynosure Vectus®.
These state-of-the-art, top-of-the-range systems are designed with one purpose in mind: the effective removal of almost all hair types, from curly to fine, on all skin tones – including darker or tanned skin. In addition to this, the multiple wavelengths offered by these innovative devices allow more than one skin type per session to be treated with the exact same device.
Picture the scene – you’re getting beach-ready, and your legs are tanned, but your bikini area is not. With Cynosure laser removal technology, it doesn’t matter. Different wavelengths mean your legs and bikini area can be treated in one quick session without you having to move a muscle.
Each of our experts understands precisely which lasers and wavelengths will achieve the best results on an individual’s skin color and type – and you’ll only ever be treated by a doctor, nurse, PA or electrologist at our clinics during hair reduction procedures.
Want to find out more?
Schedule an appointment with us at one of our West Chester, Dayton or Englewood, Ohio centers today! Our friendly and experienced team understands that some people are naturally apprehensive about booking a consultation, so you can rest assured that our welcoming and attentive team will offer our undivided attention as we guide you through the laser hair removal processes.
We will explain in detail how the procedure is quick, easy and performed on a walk-in, walk-out basis. We treat hundreds of individuals on a weekly basis and offer all of our clients our undivided attention – we believe that no two people are the same, and our due diligence and care during every treatment reflects this. Contact us today to schedule your laser hair removal consultation!