What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal is a non-surgical type of cosmetic service in the field of plastic surgery which uses laser therapy to permanently reduce the growth of unwanted hair.
With laser hair removal, the freedom from unwanted body hair is now easier and more comfortably achieved, leaving you with a smooth, clean and fresh feeling that endures longer than ever before.
Traditional hair removal techniques such as shaving, plucking and waxing provide only very short-term relief from continued hair growth. Electrolysis, although it can result in lessening hair growth, often requires years of ongoing and frequently painful treatments. Additionally, allergic reactions and ingrown hairs are common side effects of all these hair removal methods.
Laser hair removal using the Palomar Icon System safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. The process is simple. A thin coat of clear gel is lightly smoothed over the skin and then the light pulses are quickly and evenly applied. With laser hair removal, there is no need for waxing or to wait through growing out the hair first. Anesthesia is not required and most individuals experience no more than a slight stinging sensation as the light pulses are applied. Some parts of the body do tend to be more sensitive than others and sometimes redness or swelling will occur for a few hours afterwards. Laser Hair Removal works by selectively targeting the pigment inside the hair follicle. Each pulse of the light takes less than a second to disable large numbers of hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin.
The number of treatment sessions will vary for each individual. Laser Hair Removal treats the visible hair and works to disable those follicles in the “active” phase of the growth cycle. Follicles in the “resting” phase will not be affected. Eventually, as these dormant hairs become active and begin to grow, additional sessions may be desired. Over time, hair growth will be significantly slower and finer. In fact, on average, after just the first treatment people experience a 30-50% reduction in hair growth.
What to expect during a Laser Hair Removal consultation?
During your consultation for Laser Hair Removal at Youthful Images, we will review your medical history, examine the area of concern, discuss your expectations, review the laser hair removal procedure process, and discuss the cost of the procedure.
Please feel free to contact our office for additional information. If you wish to consider financing your surgery, please call our office for information on pre-approval. Specific fees for procedures will be discussed at your initial consultation.
Cost range for Laser Hair Removal:
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