Laser Hair Removal
Almost everyone has unwanted hair somewhere on their body. Unfortunately, traditional hair removal routines can be tedious, painful and expensive over time. Shaving may last a day, waxing a couple of weeks, but none of them last forever—and therein lies the true beauty of laser hair removal. Cynosure Elite lasers are safe and effective for all skin types.
Our Certified Laser Technicians are well trained, we only use state-of-the-art equipment and we hold ourselves to the highest of standards.
How does it work?
To eliminate and reduce hair growth, the laser emits gentle pulses of energy that pass through the skin to the hair follicle. This energy is then absorbed into the hair follicle to destroy it.
Am I a viable candidate for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal can be applied to all areas of the body and on all types of skin, even tanned or dark skin.
Does it hurt?
The treatment causes only minimal, or no discomfort, due to the Elite air cooling system. Clients often say it feels similar to the snap of a rubber band. Slight redness or localized swelling can occasionally occur, but this usually subsides within the first 24 hours after treatment.
How many treatments are required?
Typically clients will see results in 4 – 6 treatments, though this number will vary based upon skin tone, hair color and several other factors. Your laser technician will discuss variables that may affect your individual results.
Before and after photos:
- For better results, clients are to avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, tanning creams and sunless tanning lotions for one week prior to treatment and throughout the course of their laser treatment.
- A broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen SPF30 or greater should be applied to the area(s) to be treated whenever exposed to the sun.
- Skin should be void of make-up, creams and lotions prior to treatment.
- Two weeks prior to treatment all retinols and retin-A products should be avoided.
- Six months prior to treatment avoid the use of Accutane.
- Prior to receiving laser treatment, clients with a history of herpes or cold sores should receive appropriate treatment.
- For Laser Hair Removal certain methods of hair removal such as waxing, tweezing and electrolysis must stop 3-4 weeks prior to your laser treatment. The area to be treated may be shaved or you may use a dipilatory cream.
- Application of Lotion or Aloe Vera – Lotion should be applied to the area for rehydration. If crusting develops it should be allowed to fall off naturally. Do not scratch or pick crust. Lotion applied following laser treatment can have a soothing effect.
- Do not shave treated area for 5 to 7 days post treatment. Normal skin care regimens, i.e., makeup, moisturizers, deodorant, shaving my be resumed the day after treatment if there is no redness.
- Bathing – Wash treated area gently with mild soap and water. If treated area is irritated, the area should not be rubbed with a face cloth or towel. The area should be gently patted dry.
- Makeup – If the area blisters, extreme caution should be used when applying or removing makeup.. The treated area is very delicate and should be treated with care. Rough removal of makeup can increase the incidence of post treatment complications.
- Sun Protection – Sun exposure should be avoided throughout the course of treatment. A broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater should be applied whenever the area may be exposed to the sun.
- Activities – Following the laser treatment activities, such as swimming, sports and/or strenuous exercise should be avoided for the the first 2-3 days.
- Follow-up Treatments – Follow-up treatments are scheduled at least in 4-6 week intervals.
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Monday | 10am-4pm (by appointment only)
Tuesday | 9am-8pm
Wednesday | 9am-6pm
Thursday | 9am-6pm
Fri & Sat | 9:00-5:00
Additional hours on request