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- How does laser hair removal differ from other laser hair removal treatments?
- Who are the best candidates for laser hair removal; how does the laser work?
- How does laser hair removal differ from electrolysis and is it permanent?
- Which areas can be treated?
- What will I look like after the treatment?
- What should I avoid after treatment?
- How much does laser hair removal cost?
- How do I get started?
How does laser hair removal differ from other laser hair removal treatments?
Laser Hair Removal uses the most advanced technology including the Candela GentleLASE® laser which is a specific type of laser that shortens your treatment time because instead of covering the standard 9mm area it covers an 18mm area. It also has a special patented cooling device that helps alleviate any skin irritation and keeps you comfortable during the procedure. Laser hair removal allows for the most effective laser hair removal treatment and at the same time ensures the safety of the patient.
Who are the best candidates for laser hair removal; how does the laser work?
When the FDA first approved Laser Hair Removal in the 1990’s it could only be used on candidates with light skin. The candidate also had to have dark hair. This is because there was only one type of laser in existence at the time. Now many new lasers have been developed making it so almost anyone can have Laser Hair Removal.
The lasers work by heating on the shaft of the hair until it is damaged, making it no longer able to produce new hairs. It does take a few visits to treat all of the follicles. This is because each hair is at a different level of development. Typically it takes between six and eight visits to complete the treatment. This all depends on many factors including the area treated and the thickness of the hair.
How does laser hair removal differ from electrolysis and is it permanent?
There are only two ways to get rid of unwanted hair permanently and that is with either electrolysis or Laser Hair Removal. Although these methods have a similar end result they have many differences.
Electrolysis uses electricity to burn the hair follicle while Laser Hair Removal uses a gentle beam of light. This electricity is delivered to the body via a needle, which is inserted over and over into each and every hair follicle.
Secondly, with Laser Hair Removal several hair follicles are treated with one laser blast. With electrolysis each and every hair follicle must be individually treated. This means that for Laser Hair Removal it takes between six and eight months to finish the treatment; with electrolysis the process is complete in eighteen months to four years.
Side effects are also much more noticeable with electrolysis. Clients often report welts, burns, severe skin irritation, and, although rare, electric shock. With Laser Hair Removal it is very rare to have any side effects. When side effects are present it is usually a slight skin irritation that can be alleviated by applying a cold pack to the affected area.
Which areas can be treated?
With Laser Hair Removal we can treat any body area. Common treatment areas include the face, underarms, arms, chest, stomach, back, pubic region and legs. If you have any questions on whether a certain area can be treated please call our office. We know what it is like to have unwanted hair and understand what you are going through.
What will I look like after the treatment?
After your Laser Hair Removal session your skin may appear slightly red. If it does you can apply ice. Afterwards your hair will begin what is known as shedding. Following the first treatment you can expect to loose one-fifth of your hair in the area. Subsequent treatments will get rid of remaining hair.
What should I avoid after treatment?
After your Laser hair removal treatment there are no physical restrictions. You will be able to go back to work or on with your normal daily activities. You do however need to avoid the sun or apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 for the next two weeks. This will help you avoid skin color changes.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Pricing for Laser hair removal varies depending upon the area of the body you wish to have treated. We do offer competitive pricing that starts at $70. We may be able to offer you a discount if you are having multiple areas treated during the same session. As for payment methods we accept money orders, checks and credit cards.
How do I get started?
Getting started is as easy as picking up the phone and giving the Syracuse Laser Spa a call at (315) 445-2737. Our consultations are free at this time so it won’t cost you a thing. Let us help you get the look you deserve with our two year industry best laser hair removal guarantee.
We accept Enhance Patient Financing.