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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal: Finally an end to constant shaving, waxing, tweezing, stubble and razor burn!

What is Laser Hair Removal and how does it work?

The light emitted via a hand held device that glides over the skin targets the pigmentation inside hair follicles to heat up and kill the follicle without damaging the skin around it. There are millions of hair follicles in your body, but all in different phases. Because only hairs that are in their stage of active growth can be targeted, multiple treatments are necessary spaced 4-8 weeks apart as the remaining hairs enter their active growth stage. The number of treatments necessary varies depending on the color and coarseness of your hair as well as any medical condition you may have but the average is 6-10 treatments. Some re-growth may occur, so periodic touch-ups may be needed after a series of laser hair removal procedures.

Who is a candidate?

Our machine works best on people with dark hair and light skin, but as long as your hair color is darker than your skin, you are a candidate. Our machine does not work on people with dark skin or white or blonde hair. You are also not a candidate if you are taking Retin A, Accutane, skin bleaching medication, antibiotics that cause your skin to be sensitive to light or have sun sensitivity. Treatments are most effective on coarse hair because it has more pigment and can therefore absorb more heat.

What should I do to prepare?

Stop waxing or tweezing at least 3 weeks before your first treatment because both of these methods remove the hair follicle and the machine cannot target it. Shave the area to be treated before your appointment. Shaving ensures that we do not burn any hair above the surface, but it does not remove the follicle. Stay out of the sun 24 hours before and after your treatment. Before your first treatment, we require everyone to come in for a patch test to make sure your skin does not have a reaction to the machine.

What should I expect?

If you have no reaction to the patch test, you can return the following day for your first treatment. We will use ice to numb the area and decrease the potential irritation and then begin your treatment. A small area like chin or upper lip will take only a few minutes and a larger area like legs or whole back may take up to 2 hours. Each pulse of light feels similar to being snapped with a rubber band for a quick second. In less sensitive areas, you may feel nothing at all. Many patients report that it is less painful than waxing. If you feel uncomfortable at any time, you may stop the procedure.

Are there any side effects?

Some people may experience itching, redness for up to 3 days, slight tingling and swelling for up to 3 days after each treatment, similar to a slight sun burn. By doing the patch test prior to your treatment, we will be able avoid any negative side effects as long as you stay out of the sun and avoid hot tubs or intense exercise that causes excessive sweating for 24 hours after each treatment.

Do you offer a guarantee?

We are dedicated to patient satisfaction and most patients are satisfied after six treatments, but if further treatments are needed, we will provide a discount of our standard prices. Menopause, pregnancy, and certain hormone disorders including hypothyroidism or polycystic ovarian syndrome can cause more hair growth.

What areas can be treated?

We treat patients just about anywhere on the body hair grows. Most often, we assist with hair removal on the upper lip and chin for women. Other areas include the bikini area, legs, underarms, face, and back (many men find this helpful).

What happens after the procedure?

After treatment, you should not wax or pluck the area being treated. During the next 3 weeks, the hair will begin shedding. It may look like it is growing, but it will actually fall out. Then, more hairs will enter their growth phase, which is when you will come back in for your next treatment. Usually a patient can see their maximum results 6-12 months from their last treatment. Any hair that grows after 12 months is new hair that the body grows due to age, diet, hormonal changes or side effect of medication. This is why some patients will require touchup treatments.

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Laser hair removal machines were approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the 1990’s for “permanent reduction” because they cannot remove 100% of the hair in an area. However, with proper treatments spaced 5-10 weeks apart, the majority of hair will be removed.

What are the prices?


Price per Visit

Package of 6


Areas Treated: Chin, Upper Lip, Side Burns, Eye Brows, Back of Neck, Front of Neck




Areas Treated: Under Arms, Bikini Line, Full Face, Half Arms, Hands & Fingers, Feet & Toes




Areas Treated: Lower Legs & Knees, Thighs, Back, Chest, Brazilian Bikini





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