If you’re one cut or razor burn away from snapping your razor in half, listen, we’ve all been there. It seems as if hair is that guest at the party that just keeps showing up loud and uninvited, the unsightly center of attention. You’ve been polite for far too long my friend, and we are here to help kick unwanted hair to the curb.
Studies have shown that over the course of a lifetime, women will spend approximately 72 days or 1,728 hours just shaving! Although men tend to average a lesser 45 days of their lifespan shaving, that’s 45 entire days that could be spent doing literally. anything. else. Not to mention the razor burn, cuts, & money spent on razors. We have chosen to no longer accept this defeat, for each of the hours we get in a day is precious and has value far beyond our date nights with shaving cream.
Laser Hair Removal treatments have been growing wildly in popularity over the past decade, and for good reason. With technology constantly progressing we have an ever-increasing knowledge of why our hair grows when it does, and how to truly get it to leave us alone. Permanent hair reduction has changed the day-to-day lives of so many of our patients, and we want to pass that on to you.
Who can receive Laser Hair Removal?
Anyone who is over the age of 16 (with parental consent) may receive laser hair removal if they are a proper candidate. The ideal candidate for Laser Hair Removal is someone in good health with dark, thick hair follicles. Laser Hair Removal has made large advancements over the laser decade. With some of the newest devices on the market we are able to safely and effectively treat every skin type and color possible.
What does Laser Hair Removal Feel like?
Laser hair removal should be a very bearable treatment, with most patients reporting pain at a 3-4 out of 10. Candela’s Laser Hair Removal treatments use a patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™), which prepares the skin for treatment by spraying the upper layer with a cooling burst of cryogen in adjustable durations—milliseconds before the laser pulse. DCD helps ensure that the treatments are as comfortable as they are effective. You should be able to get comfortable and relax during your sessions. Afterwards the skin on the area that has been treated will feel slightly warm and sensitive, similar to a light sunburn. These effects generally diminish over the next 24 – 72 hours and the use of Aloe Vera and sunscreen can speed up the healing process. If you are worried about the pain, you can start treating a small area such as the underarms or upper lip. These areas require the fewest amount of pulses and the entire appointment takes about 10-15 minutes.
What devices do you have for Laser Hair Removal?
We recently purchased two brand new lasers called the Gentle Max Pro (GMP) by Syneron Candela. Link to Laser (https://syneron-candela.com/na/product/gentle-pro-series. ). This laser utilizes two of the three FDA approved wavelengths for Laser Hair Removal. With some of the largest spot sizes available on the market, the Gentle Max Pro laser cuts treatment times in half all while maintaining the safety and efficacy that Syneron Candela is known for.
Are Candela's laser Hair Removal treatments safe, and are there any side effects?
Laser and light-based treatments have been safely used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. There are always side effects possible when treating with medical lasers, but our staff is highly trained and licensed to safely and effectively treat all skin types. We pride ourselves on our ability to accurately access the hair follicles and skin to provide the best treatment possible.
How long do Laser Hair Removal treatments take, and how many treatments will I require?
Treatment times may vary depending on your specific needs. Most small areas on the body (Underarms, bikini line, face) can be treated in under 30 minutes. Larger areas such as Full legs or back may take 45 mins – 1 hour depending on the size of the treatment area. Hair growth is reduced after each treatment and the number of treatments required will be based on your hair color and type, body area and skin tone. Generally speaking 6 – 12 treatments are needed for the industry standard of 75 – 90% hair reduction. Your treatment interval will vary depending on the body part, some areas are treated every 4 weeks such as the face and others are treated every 10 – 12 weeks like the lower legs. Your technician will come up with a custom treatment plan for you, so you can have a better idea as to when you will be hair free!
What precautions should I take throughout this process?
Avoid sun exposure at least two weeks before treatment. Do not bleach, pluck or wax 4 to 6 weeks before and after treatment. Wait for tanned skin to fade before beginning treatment. Failing to do so can result in not being able to treat during your scheduled time or burns can appear. Certain medications that cause photosensitivity should be discontinued 2 – weeks prior to receiving a laser or light based treatment as they can make the skin more sensitive and easier to burn.
What are Candela's Laser Hair Removal treatments like?
Laser energy is delivered through a small handpiece operated by your practitioner. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the skin and converted to heat. The heat is then absorbed by the cells being targeted, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected. Your skin may be slightly red immediately following the procedure. This typically lasts from a few minutes to several hours after the procedure.
Who will be doing the treatments?
All laser hair removal treatments are generally performed by students with the direct supervision of the Senior or Professional Laser Instructor. We often tell people that you will be receiving one of the safest treatments due to the students verify the setting and the instructor approving those settings. The treatment room is a great learning experience not only for the student but also for the patient. You will hear terminology that is unlucky to heard anywhere else besides a training academy.
How should I prepare for you Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
The proper preparation for Laser Hair Removal is critical to its success. We recommend shaving the area the day of your treatment. The closer the shave, the better the treatment you will receive. We are trying to target the hair follicle under the skin and if there is stubble on the surface, only a portion of the energy is able to penetrate, resulting in reduced efficacy. Make sure to check your medications for photosensitivity warnings, this will normally say “Avoid the sun” or a similar phrase. If you are unsure, please check with your physician. Please make sure that you do have a real tan or a fake tan on the area being treated as both pose a high risk for burning. Pregnant or nursing women should postpone their treatments until they are no longer pregnant or nursing. If we are treating your face, the use of Retinoids must be discontinued for 2 – weeks prior to the treatment. Last but not least, make sure all of your paperwork is complete before you come into the clinic for treatment.
- Mid-Brow $15
- Forehead $20
- Lip $20
- Chin $20
- Cheeks $25
- Neck $30
- 1/2 Face $40
- Full Face $65
- Back of Neck $40
- Full Back $80
- Half Back $40
- Half Chest $40
- Chest & Abs $80
- Chest or Abs $40
- Back Shave $20
- Shoulders $45
- Full Arm $70
- Half Arm $35
- Half Arm $35
- Thigh $60
- Lower Leg $60
- Full Leg $100
- Under Arms $25
- Areola $10
- Female / Male Brazilian $70
- Ab Trail $10
- Bikini Line $30
- Buttocks $30
- Feet & Toes $10