GentleLASE Laser System®
Laser Hair Removal
Everyone comes in different shapes and sizes,
and the amount of hair in individual areas varies considerably with each client. Without actually visiting our technician, it is difficult to determine an accurate quote. However, on average, an upper lip treatment is roughly $60.00 and a basic bikini line averages $150.00. Consultation and patch test are free.
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WHAT IS THE
AND WHY IS IT A
Lasers have been used for many years for a variety of medical cosmetic procedures including treatment of facial and leg veins, age spots and rejuvenating the skin on the face. The GentleLASE system, a revolutionary long-pulse high energy alexandrite laser emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where it is absorbed. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the hair follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The skin is further protected during treatment by a Dynamic Cooling Device™ where cryogen is sprayed onto the skin cooling the upper layers and providing patients with increased comfort. The GentlLASE selectivity helps to protect the skin, while effectively treating the unwanted hair.
ARE TREATED WITH
Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking, waxing and depilatory creams provide only temporary relief. Until now, the only recognized way to remove hair permanently has been by electrolysis - which can be tedious, time-consuming and uncomfortable. The GentlLASE System safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. Facial and bikini areas are usually completed in under 10 minutes; legs, back and larger areas can take longer.
WHAT DOES THE
IS THE TREATMENT
PAINFUL OR IS THERE
Depending on the amount of hair treated, the procedure varies from patient to patient.
Generally, the treatment will include:
Wearing safety eyewear to protect the practitioner and patient's eyes from the laser light during the procedure.
A small handpiece will be used that touches the skin to deliver the laser light. A light spray of coolant onto the skin will be felt just before each laser pulse.
A test area will be done prior to the entire treatment; your full treatment may be done on the same day or up to two weeks later, depending on the skin reaction.
Most patients experience little discomfort at the treatment area because of the Dynamic Cooling Device™.
The degree of discomfort varies with each person, depending on their pain threshold. Topical anesthesia may also be requested based on individual preferences or tolerances. Be sure to discuss this with your practitioner in advance of the laser treatment.
The procedure can take as little as 10 minutes or up to an hour, depending on the area treated.
The treated area may become pink or red within 30 minutes of treatment; this may last from a few hours to several days and is relieved with the application of ice or cooling gels.
SHOULD BE TAKEN
BEFORE AND AFTER
Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment or until your practitioner allows it.
You must avoid electrolysis, plucking or waxing hair for 6 weeks prior to treatment.
If you have a history of perioral herpes, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed.
If you have a dark skin type, a bleaching cream may be started 4-6 weeks before treatment to optimize results.
You should discuss your desired results and the improvements you expect to achieve with your practitioner. Together you can decide if your expectations will be met and if this laser treatment is the best option.
Hair grows in cycles. The number of treatments required depends upon your skin color, hair color and coarseness of the hair. Everyone will require at least 2-3 treatments as the process is only effective on hair during the early growing cycle. Repeat sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when they re-enter the early growth phase.
IS THIS PROCEDURE
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. However, consult with your insurance carrier for more information.