Laser Hair Removal

laser-hair-removalLaser hair removal has become the popular way to permanently reduce unwanted facial and body hair. This minimally-invasive treatment works within the hair follicle, damaging the follicle so that current hair falls out and new hair has difficulty growing in its place. The procedure is relatively quick and painless, compared to other types of hair removal procedures.

About Laser Hair Removal

Laser energy is delivered to the hair follicles through a handheld device that never penetrates the skin. The laser heat targets the melanin in the follicle, causing hair to fall out. An integrated cooling system keeps the skin comfortable during treatment and allows the laser treatment to work on all skin types.

Candidates for Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal tends to work best on patients with fair skin and darker hair colors. However, the Sciton laser can work effectively on all skin types, including patients with darker skin tones and tanned skin. Because the laser targets melanin in the skin, there must be some color to the hair in order for the procedure to work well. This means laser hair removal is not typically recommended for patients with white or grey hair.

Sciton laser hair removal can be used on a number of different areas, including:

  • Face
  • Upper lips
  • Arms and underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Back

Minimally-Invasive Procedure

Laser hair removal using the Sciton laser is a minimally-invasive procedure that does not typically require any type of anesthesia. For sensitive treatment areas, a topical anesthetic may be applied to the skin prior to treatment. The length of the procedure will vary based on the size of the treatment area. However, innovations in this device allow even larger areas like the back to be completed within a few minutes.

Recovery & Results

After your laser hair removal procedure, your skin may appear red and slightly tender. These side effects usually subside within a day or two. Laser hair removal is only able to target hair follicles during the growth phase of their cycle. Since not all hair is in the growth phase at the same time, patients will likely need a series of treatments to eliminate all the hair in the treatment area and obtain satisfactory hair reduction that is typically permanent.

Laser hair removal is growing in popularity with patients because of its long-lasting results. Sciton’s laser hair removal device set new standards for hair removal and we can treat virtually any area of the body where the patient has unwanted hair, including the upper lip, chin, legs, armpits and bikini line. The laser hair removal treatment we offer is gentle, non-invasive, comfortable, efficacious, and tailored just for you!

Contact us now for a personal consultation with Heather so she can form a treatment plan during your hair removal consultation – 770-667-3090.