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Laser Hair Removal
We use FDA-approved Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and laser technology to safely and effectively target the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle. The wavelength of light is absorbed by the pigment of the hair and rapidly heats the root bulb to a temperature which permanently disables the hair follicle.  This process prevents the hair follicle from producing hair in the future. The remaining hair then slowly sheds over the next three weeks, leaving a smooth, soft appearance.

Hair grows in cycles, making hair follicles most susceptible to permanent removal while in their growth (anagen) phase.  At any given time, 30% to 70% of hair follicles are in their growth

Unwanted hair growth may appear on many areas of the body including the upper lip, sideburns, chin, ears, chest, back, armpits (axillae), legs, fingers, feet, or toes and is annoying for both men and women. Lasers help eliminate unwanted hair.

Causes of Excessive Hair Growth

Excessive hair growth is classified as either hypertrichosis or hirsuitism. Hypertrichosis is the presence of excess
hair in a normal or abnormal pattern. This may be inherited (genetic), or due to medications, hormones, malnutrition, tumors, or metabolic problems. Hirsuitism is the presence of excess hair in women in a male pattern such as the beard, mustache, or lower abdomen, and may be due to hormonal problems, medications, tumors, or heredity

How effective is laser hair removal?
Our lasers have been specifically chosen because they offer the fastest results, with the least amount of discomfort. All of our systems are FDA approved.

Why do I need multiple sessions?
Laser hair removal requires multiple sessions in order to achieve desired clearance. This is based primarily on biological factors – the cycle of hair growth. At Laser Cosmetica, we recommend a protocol of six sessions in order to achieve clearance in the treated area.

Does the treatment hurt?
People are often amazed at how little our laser hair removal systems hurt compared to their previous experiences with lasers. At times clients will experience a sensation often described as a “hot pinch” or “snapping” feeling. The sensation only lasts for a fraction of a second, and you may feel warmth or a tingling sensation for a short time afterward. Our lasers use a chill tip that helps to cool the dermis and neutralize any discomfort. For your convenience, we offer numbing creams and post laser topicals to reduce any possible irritation.

Is treatment with laser safe?
Laser hair removal is very safe for the skin. There are many advances in laser hair removal technology for all skin colors. There are no long term health hazards from laser energies used in our systems. They are FDA approved.

What kind of results can I expect from each laser hair removal treatment?
Each laser hair removal treatment will result in a hair growth reduction. Additionally, hair will grow progressively slower, lighter, and finer with each treatment. It takes more than one treatment to affect all the follicles growing in an area. Most people achieve satisfactory clearance after six treatments, but individual results may vary depending on medical and genetic factors. Lighter colored hair may require more treatments than darker colored hair. At the end of your protocol, the desired outcome is 80% to 100% clearance in the treated area.

How frequently do I need treatments?
Laser hair removal treatments are usually performed every two months. Our experienced Clinic Directors will design a protocol to fit your individual needs before beginning any treatment program.

What happens after each Laser Hair Removal treatment?
Temporary pinkness of the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. The treated area will “shed” some hair over the next 3-4 weeks, and you may experience a period of hairlessness in the area while you wait for your next treatment.