We’ve been laser hair removal experts since 2001. That’s a lot of happy, hair-free patients.
Though we can’t stop growth on red, gray, or white hair, we can remove other stubborn hair in the following areas:
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal is a popular option for people who want a more permanent solution for facial hair, body hair, stubble, and ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal uses laser energy to prevent a person’s hair follicles from growing new hairs.
During a laser hair removal treatment, bright flashes of laser light are emitted on to the patient’s skin. The light penetrates through the patient’s epidermis, is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair, and destroys hair follicles in the active growing phase, permanently preventing any future growth.
CSLC recommends new patients start with 5 laser hair removal treatments spaced 6 to 12 weeks apart for best results. Laser hair removal treatments spaced one month apart are less effective.
What are the most popular areas for laser hair removal?
We have treated every area you can imagine at CSLC. In a sense, laser hair removal has become the norm. Our most popular areas are women’s faces, underarms, bikini area, and legs. The goal? To not have to worry about shaving, of course! Men commonly get hair removal around their ears.
Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, people with dark hair and light skin are ideal candidates for laser hair removal. People with blonde, white, gray, or red hair are not good candidates for laser hair removal. Although laser hair removal works best on people with lighter skin, CSLC can treat dark or tan skin types and we get amazing results with our Diolaze and Lightsheer diode lasers.
What to Expect on Treatment Day
Ideally, patients shave prior to coming to the office on treatment day. Before the procedure, one of our staff members will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area(s) or ice the treatment area to ensure that the patient is comfortable during their session.
During the treatment, pulses of light will destroy the hair on the treatment area(s). The patient may feel a warm pinprick throughout the treatment – some clients describe the feeling as a light rubber band snapping against their skin.
When the session is over, some patients may notice that their skin is warm or sensitive to touch following the treatment – this shouldn’t last more than a few hours.
Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Removal
- reduces hair regrowth by 80%
- treats multiple areas (face, neck, underarms, back, legs, bikini line, stomach, etc.)
- offers long-lasting (and usually permanent) results
- provides a big confidence boost
- helpful for women with PCOS
- risk of pigmentation (very, very rare with Diode lasers)
- may require more treatments in dark-skinned individuals
- requires multiple sessions spaced over 6 to 12 months for best results
Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions
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