Laser Hair Removal

There are so many ways to remove hair on the market today.  From shaving with razors to quickly remove hair to using depilatory creams to dissolve hair, to waxing, it’s sometimes difficult to determine which choice to make.  But, with all of the previous options, the hair grows back quickly, and you have to repeat what you previously finished.  These tasks, in general, are constant, tedious, and you may not always have the time or energy to perform them.

At Elite Medical Skin and Laser Center, our laser hair removal treatment will remove your unwanted hair comfortably and effectively.  Let us help you put more time back into your day by scheduling your laser hair removal appointment today!

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal temporarily eliminates unwanted body hair and leaves behind smooth, sexy skin.  If you’re tired of shaving, tweezing and plucking, this treatment might be right for you.

Let’s break it down.  Our hair is visible on the surface of our skin, but there is also quite a bit going on beneath the surface that we don’t see.  Hair grows from a tiny pouch-like structure called a hair follicle, and it grows in three phases.  That hair follicle must be in active growth for a laser to remove it and end hair growth for long periods.  Hair grows back in a matter of days after shaving or plucking the visible hair shaft.  Removing the hair and the follicle with a controlled laser leads to smooth skin for a longer period.

The average human has around five million hairs on their body.  People generally tend to have about 100,000 hairs on their heads, leaving 4.9 million hairs for the rest of the body.  These hairs can vary in density, color, and texture.  Because we have that many hairs, some are dormant for weeks or months at a time, and they are all in different stages of growth at any one time, we will never truly eliminate 100% of the hair in one area. Hormones also affect hair growth and may activate new hair growth when they fluctuate.

We recommend multiple treatments because follicles are active at different times.  We also recommend touch-ups once your initial package is complete to catch new growth and keep your area permanently smooth and silky.  Once you have completed your initial package of hair removal with Elite, we do honor half-price touch-up treatments.  Typically, you will come in for touch-ups 4–8 times per year, and if you keep coming in, you will experience the longevity of laser hair removal.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?

Our advanced laser technology removes hair quickly while maintaining the integrity of the surrounding skin.  During treatment, we will apply a cooling gel to the treated areas. A hand-held laser is then placed against the skin and activated, sending gentle light pulses into the hair follicles to damage them and remove the hair.  This process and generally painless and quick.

Our treatment providers have performed more than 50,000 treatments and have extensive knowledge of all skin types. So, you are in the right hands!

WHAT ARE THE PROS TO GETTING LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

While it’s not permanent, laser hair removal does drastically reduce hair growth on your body.  Plus, it can be done anywhere on the body that hair grows.  From your legs to your underarms to your bikini-line, laser hair removal is an ideal treatment to diminish unwanted hair growth.

IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PERMANENT?

The only way to permanently remove hair is to destroy the hair follicle, but it can be difficult to destroy every follicle.  So, you can expect that some hair in the targeted area will grow back, which is why we recommend multiple treatments.  Sometimes the heat from the laser will only damage a follicle, and sometimes the hairs are too light, too short, or resistant to treatment.  When the hair regrows, it is possible to treat the area again to remove the hair.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS OR SIDE EFFECTS?

Everyone’s hair grows differently depending on different factors. Your provider will assess you before laser hair removal treatment to provide the right plan for the best result. Laser hair removal is typically well-tolerated. It can feel like a prickling sensation on the skin. Immediately after treatment, the skin may appear pink and slightly swollen as though the client has a sunburn. But your skin should return to normal within 72 hours.

Before treatment, our medical staff will inform you of all risks or possible side effects associated with laser hair removal. Results may vary from person to person, but with regular treatment, laser hair removal is effective in managing unwanted body hair over several months or years.

Love the skin you’re in! Contact us today to set up a consultation.

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