WHAT IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

Whether it is for appearance or personal preference, if you have hair that you want to eliminate, we can provide you the best laser hair removal available. As one of the safest and most effective forms of hair removal, laser treatments are utilized to semi-permanently remove unwanted hair from nearly any area of the body. At The Esthetics Center we utilize only the best techniques and lasers, which will leave you smooth with nearly-permanent hair reduction. 

 
 
 

WHO IS A LASER HAIR REMOVAL CANDIDATE?

Laser hair removal is for anyone—male or female—that is looking to remove hair from a given area. While each area of skin will need an examination prior to treatment, to ensure safety and effectiveness, everyone and anyone is suitable for treatment. 

 
 
 

WHAT DOES THE LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROCEDURE ENTAIL?

The first step of the procedure requires the application of a specialized gel that maximizes the delivery of laser light to the hair follicle. Then, the laser tool will be used to trace the entire area that is being targeted for hair removal. This process will be repeated once or twice to ensure that the laser has effectively reached all of the hair in the targeted area. 

When tracing the procedural site, the laser will feel hot, which is why we will provide a “Zimmer Chiller” cold-air supply to reduce discomfort to the area that is being treated. This is a tool that the patient can use to direct and control a super-chilled air supply to the “hot” area during treatment. 

We offer a number of different methods to maximize the effectiveness of the hair removal process, including the best lasers for hair removal. In our office we carry and utilize the “gold-standard” 810 diode laser, the long-pulsed NdYAG laser, and hair-specific IPL therapy. Our ability to offer the best hair removal packages will ensure that you receive the treatment and outcome you desire, and is precisely what sets The Esthetics Center apart. 

Approximately 20% of hair follicles in the skin are in a susceptible phase for treatment, which means that optimal hair reduction will require multiple sessions of therapy. These sessions are spaced apart, and will usually be conducted every 4-6 weeks. 

If a smaller area is being treated, we can safely apply topical anesthetics to further reduce any discomfort during the treatments. However, this is not appropriate to do when larger areas (such as a man's back, or a woman's leg) are treated because large doses of the topical medication can be harmful. Our doctor will inform you of this situation well in advance of your procedure. 

 
 
 

WHAT IS THE LASER HAIR REMOVAL RECOVERY PERIOD?

In terms of healing, the recovery period for hair removal is very short, lasting only a few days. The treated area will be red and sensitive for several days after the procedure, but there is no recovery process that will inhibit your daily activities in any way. As mentioned above, the treatments will be spaced out by roughly 4-6 weeks to make certain that the hair follicles can be properly targeted, but this is not indicative of the amount of time that is needed for treatment recovery. 

 
 
 

LASER HAIR REMOVAL RESULTS:

Despite the fact that it will likely take multiple sessions to render an area nearly hair-free, you will begin to notice less hair and an overall thinner appearance in the given location after your first treatment takes hold. Eventually, after your recommended number of treatment sessions are completed, your treatment area will be smooth.