Laser Hair Removal

Did you know that laser hair removal is the 4th most popular non-invasive aesthetic procedure in the U.S.? Over 1 million people underwent this FDA approved treatment in 2016, and nearly 87% were satisfied with their results and would do it again. At Senza Aesthetic Medical, our team uses the most advanced lasers available to reduce the amount of hair on almost any area of the body. In fact, we’re able to treat any skin type and hair color, and we specialize in treating darker skin tones and larger spot sizes in less time using the LightSheer Duet.

How does LightSheer laser hair removal work?

A non-invasive light therapy, laser hair removal is designed to safely eliminate unwanted hair from all parts of the body without damaging the skin. The LightSheer Duet generates a pulse of concentrated, intense light in a diode pattern that is gently applied to the treatment site through a cooling handpiece. Each pulse of the laser lasts only a fraction of a second, and treats the hair follicle and bulb as one complete unit. A gentle vacuum mechanism draws the skin into the handpiece and stretches the barrier of melanin so laser light can access the full follicle and bulb. Energy passes through the skin into the hair follicle, where it is absorbed by the pigment. The absorbed light energy is then converted to heat, which damages or destroys the hair root, rendering it unable to resume growth.

What areas can we treat with the LightSheer Duet?

With laser energy delivered by the LightSheer Duet, optimally at 800 nm, we can destroy any unwanted hair follicle. The areas we can treat with the LightSheer Duet include the back, legs (upper and lower), arms, underarms, and bikini line. We do not treat the areas around the eyes, moles with hair follicles, and any space with tattoos.

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Laser Hair Removal FAQ's

How does laser hair removal compare to manual methods?

All manual methods of hair removal (such as waxing, shaving, plucking, and threading) are harsh on the skin and can cause sagging or stretching. These methods also leave the hair follicle intact so that hair continues to grow, whereas only laser hair removal can directly treat the hair follicle and provide long-term hair reduction. Laser hair removal treatment is fast and can cover larger areas and multiple hair follicles.

What kind of results can I expect?

Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments, so be aware that it can be months before you see your final results. While these treatments do not offer perfect results, we can eliminate a significant amount of unwanted hair during each session. Additionally, some areas will require more attention because of the thickness and amount of hair. Once you’ve reached your goal, occasional touch-up treatments may be necessary to maintain your smooth results.

How many laser treatments are required?

Most patients will need five to seven treatments in any given area, spaced six to eight weeks apart. There will be some variations in response to the procedure, as no two patients are alike. Also, certain areas like the bikini line and underarms respond better than others. Patients should understand that once they’ve completed their initial treatments, they will need to schedule maintenance treatments once or twice per year.

Does hair thickness and color make a difference?

Thicker, darker hair on lighter skin achieves the best results from the laser, although the LightSheer Duet allows us to successfully treat a variety of pigments.

What are the risks?

High-performance laser systems such as the LightSheer Duet have made laser hair removal safer than ever before. Nevertheless, there is always the risk of complications. Possible reactions or risks include:

  • Skin irritation
  • Hyperpigmentation (dark spots)
  • Blistering
  • Hypopigmentation (light spots)
  • Burns

Complications with laser hair removal are rare, and any side effects are resolved in a matter of days. At Senza, our team of technicians is expertly trained in advanced laser hair removal techniques and can address any questions or concerns you might have.

I have dark skin, am I still a candidate for laser hair removal?

Yes, we do offer laser hair removal treatments for all skin types. In the world of aesthetic treatments, there have been major breakthroughs that allow for improved, long-term results for all hair pigments.

If I am pregnant, can I still have laser hair treatments?

At Senza we do not treat pregnant patients, although it is technically safe to do so.

Is there anything I need to avoid before and after treatment?

As with any laser skin treatment, we recommend reducing light exposure as much as possible up to two weeks before and after. You also should not attempt to remove any hair before treatment by plucking or waxing. Natural hair growth will need to continue so that we can reach all hair in anaphase, and not all hair will be at the same level of growth in the first treatment.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

There is some discomfort with laser hair removal treatments, and some patients respond better than others. At Senza, we do apply a topical cream to numb the skin before treatment. Treatments are relatively fast – underarm and chin or lip areas take a couple of minutes, while the bikini area takes ten minutes at most.

How much recovery time can I expect?

The best thing about laser hair removal treatments is that you won’t need any recovery time, nor are there usually any visible side effects. Many treatments are done during a patient’s lunch hour, allowing them to return to their regular activities immediately after.

If you’re tired of time consuming and costly temporary hair removal, call our office today at 909-793-3563 to schedule a consultation. Let Senza Aesthetic Medical take care of your unwanted hair with the latest in laser hair removal technology.