We are thrilled to now offer laser hair removal!
Unwanted body hair has to be one of life’s most common annoyances. It affects both men and women alike. The removal of body hair has been around for thousands of years. It hasn’t always been as easy or pleasant as it is today! The ancient Egyptians held high beauty standards, starting with women like Cleopatra. They thought it to be a high level of cleanliness to remove all the body hair except the eyebrows. In 3,000 B.C., you would have to get pretty creative to perform full body hair removal. They would use tools such as tweezers made from seashells, pumice stones, and copper razors. Fortunately, we have come a long way since Cleopatra. Modern razors and waxing techniques make quick hair removal easy. The problem is that it doesn’t last, and we have to keep doing it over and over, again and again. Sigh.
This is just one of the reasons why we are so excited about our new elosPlus Laser! Laser hair removal has come a long way since it was first used over 20 years ago. It is one of the top non-invasive energy-based aesthetic treatments available. The process is quick and relatively pain-free. Some hypersensitive patients describe only mild discomfort. A consultation should be scheduled to determine if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal. It works best on patients with coarse, dark hair. The laser targets dark matter; thus, the best results will come from when the hair is darker than the skin.
How Laser Hair Removal works
Hair grows in three cycles: anagen, telogen, and catagen. The laser only affects early growing follicles. This is why consistency in treatments is crucial in achieving maximum results. The ideal time to treat is in the early anagen phase when hair is just beginning to grow.
Every person’s hair growth cycle is different. It is typically genetic, but diet and lifestyle are also key components. So studying your body and learning how your hair grows will be very helpful in your laser hair removal journey. Most patients will need to space their appointments out at least four weeks and will need at least six sessions, depending on the area being treated. If treated with proper consistency, 100% reduction can be achieved. The hair can grow back over time, but it will not have the same coarseness, darkness, or texture. Most hair will never grow back at all! After so many treatments, shaving could become obsolete, but if still necessary, razor burn and ingrown hairs are reduced tremendously. We offer custom packages to help you better achieve your smooth, hair-free skin! This is also a great add-on service to small areas if you are already present for another procedure.
Interested in learning more about permanent laser hair removal at Panacea? Send us a note or give us a call today!