Laser Hair Removal
THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT – SYNERON ELOS TECHNOLOGY
We currently use the Syneron ELOS technology, which uses two different energy sources (optical and radiofrequency) to remove unwanted hair. ELOS stands for electro-optical-synergy; this refers to the combination of bipolar radiofrequency (RF) current and optical pulsed light (IPL) energy. By combining both light and radiofrequency energy, the ELOS system thermally damages the hair follicle, making this technology the safest hair removal system available.
Safe and successful laser hair treatment is the result of experience and understanding of laser physics, in addition to educating our patients about the hair removal process. Depending on your needs, most body areas and skin types can be treated with the state-of-the-art technology of the ELOS Plus 810nm Diode Laser Hair Removal. The ELOS Plus system was designed for effective hair removal, while providing unsurpassed safety.
OPTIMUM PATIENT COMFORT
The ELOS Plus Contact Cooling Sapphire Tip is chilled to 5 degrees Celsius to ensure comfort during treatment. The tip allows protects the skin before, during, and after each energy pulse for a safe and comfortable treatment.
HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
The hair pigment (i.e. color) absorbs the optical laser and radiofrequency energies, converting these energies into heat that permanently destroys or injures the hair follicle, thus making it unable to continue to grow hair. Because not all hair is in the growing phase at the same time, a series of treatments is necessary to achieve long-term hair reduction. Laser treatments are repeated every four to six weeks.
The three phases of hair growth:
Anagen- The active, growing phase of hair. The hair in the anagen phase contains an abundance of melanin. This is the stage treated by the laser.
Catagen- The regression phase when the hair stops growing.
Telogen- The resting phase during which old hair falls out in preparation for a new hair.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal is not painful. Some have compared it to a rubber band snapping against the skin. In rare cases where a patient has a low tolerance for pain, a numbing cream can be used on the skin.
How should I prepare for a laser hair removal treatment?
Avoid tanning or significant sun exposure of the areas to be treated. For the most effective treatment, ensure that the areas to be treated have not been waxed, tweezed, or bleached. On the day of your treatment, be sure to shave the area before your office visit.
How soon should I expect results?
You should begin to see results 2-3 weeks after the first session. You may notice patchy hair growth, and many of the hair will begin to fall out. While many patients see great results after the first session, it still takes 5-7 treatments to obtain the results you desire.
Will razor bumps be gone?
Reduction of hair bumps and ingrown hairs will be improved even after the first session. This is true on the face, neck, legs, arms, and bikini line.
Can I use a spray-on tan between treatments?
You should refrain from any tanning or self-tanner products during treatment. The lighter the skin in comparison to the color of your hair, the more effective the laser is at targeting the pigment in the hair follicle. Tanning of the skin can cause unwanted side effects to occur as well.