Bikinis & Backs: Laser Hair Removal

September 1, 2018 / / Newsletter

“I love to shave!” said no one ever.  Now is the perfect time to start your laser hair removal journey!

WHY LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

These are the most popular reasons that patients see us for laser hair removal:

  • Shaving is time-consuming and, frankly, annoying!
  • Razor bumps and ingrown hairs are painful and can leave scars
  • Enjoy the freedom of being able to dress-and-go…without planning your outfit around: “Did I shave???”

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

Here’s what we look for:

  • You must have dark hair
    • Anyone with blonde, red, silver, white or gray hair isn’t a candidate (but you CAN try electrolysis!)
  • You can be any skin tone:  light, medium, dark
    • We have lasers that can safely treat you:
      • Candela Gentlelase Mini (Alexandrite Laser)
      • Sciton YAG (YAG Laser)
  • You must NOT have a suntan
    • This includes self-tanner, sunburn, or a suntan that’s a few weeks old
    • Your best bet is to wait until you’re at your most fair complexion

HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?

Lasers are attracted to pigment (color).  When the laser is activated, laser light latches onto the color in your hair.  It then travels down the hair shaft to the root, killing the root.  A few days later, these treated hairs will shed and won’t grow back.

Since we all have 5 or 6 hair growth cycles, you’ll need to repeat this process 5 or 6 times.  This is why you’ll need 5 to 6 treatments, spaced by 4-8 weeks.

WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR AREAS FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

  • Bikini:  standard, extended and Brazilian
    • Call us to get more details:  (301)698-2424
  • Backs
  • Underarms
  • Face:  sideburns, lips and chins

WHO OFFERS LASER HAIR REMOVAL IN YOUR OFFICE?

We have two providers with over 12 years’ experience:  Jessie Mallalieu, our Physician Assistant, and Susan Young, our Laser & Cosmetic Nurse.  Both Jessie and Susan are very familiar with how varied skin tones respond to lasers and will provide you with safe laser treatment.

HOW MUCH DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL COST?

Pricing is site dependent and there may be special savings if you combine areas.  It’s best to schedule a consultation with Jessie and Susan to determine your exact fee per treatment session.  Call now to schedule your consultation:  (301)698-2424.

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