Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal, for both men and women, has become one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the US. Outdated methods of removing unwanted hair such as shaving waxing and electrolysis have been replaced by a much faster, less painful and more permanent solution to unwanted hair.
Hair growth varies widely from person to person and can increase based on hormonal changes in the body, brought on by steroids, adrenal gland disorders, pregnancy or menopause. The most conventional means of removing unwanted hair — plucking, shaving or waxing — are painful and require you to repeat it over and over when the hair grows back. Electrolysis is also temporary and can be uncomfortable, even if it reduces overall hair growth. But today, many people are replacing these cumbersome routines with a method that is painless, extremely effective and long-lasting: laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal uses an intense, pulsating beam of light to remove unwanted hair. During the procedure, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The laser hair removal system can selectively target the melanin in the hair follicle to provide the optimal balance between safely treating all skin types and effectively removing unwanted hair. It utilizes a unique computer-guided scanning system that automates the treatment, ensuring your skin is rapidly and evenly treated. The computer places the beam in an optimum pattern for your skin to experience a safe, effective and gentle treatment. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth.
Common treatment locations include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin and bikini line. However, it’s possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area. All skin tones, from light to dark, can be treated. Treatment time will vary from patient to patient.
At The North Shore Medical Spa we have different lasers that we customize to each individual patient. That is because each person reacts differently to the effects of the laser light. This allows us to treat patients based on skin type to provide the safest and most efficient treatment available. This allows us toprovide a written guarantee on our laser hair removal services. We recommend a free consultation to make sure we customize the right treatment for each of our patients.
- Patients with an abnormal response to sunlight.
- Patients using photo-sensitizing medications or drugs.
- Patients who have used Accutane within the last 6 months.
- Patients who are pregnant.
- Patients with tanned skin.
- Patients who have active infections or a history of skin cancer.
- Patients with a history of abnormal wound healing.
- Patients with pacemakers or implantable metallic devices.
Before & After Photos of Laser Hair Removal: