Modern technology gives you plenty of options for both temporary and permanent hair removal, and it can be hard to figure out which method is right for you. But the choice doesn’t have to be difficult. At Evia Medical Center, our expert team can help you discover the safest and most efficient method of hair removal for your specific situation. One of the methods you may want to discuss with us is laser hair removal, which has several amazing benefits.
Unlike shaving, using depilatory creams, or waxing, the results from laser hair removal are permanent. This is because laser hair removal involves the permanent destruction of the cells that allow your body hair to grow. Once these cells are damaged, hair can no longer grow from them. The process can remove nearly 76% of unwanted hair, depending on the method used, the area you want the hair removed from, and your skin type.
Because the results are permanent, laser hair removal can actually be less expensive than other hair removal options over time. While you may spend several hundred dollars for the 3-6 laser hair removal treatments required for best results, once you’re done, you won’t have to pay for monthly waxing or a supply of razors. Within a few years, the treatment pays for itself. Additionally, you won’t have to waste time on hair removal, which can give you more free time to do the things that are truly important to you.
You may have heard rumors about laser hair removal only working on people who have light skin and dark hair. While this often was considered the easiest combination to work with in the past, people with other types of hair and skin can also achieve great results with modern lasers.
Cynosure® lasers, which we use at Evia Medical Center, utilize a long-pulsed Nd:YAG wavelength, which is safe and effective for a wide range of skin tones. If you have a darker skin tone and thick, coarse hair, you may have been rejected for other types of laser treatments. You should make an appointment with us to discuss your options with the Cynosure Icon® and determine what results you can expect from a treatment plan with us.
Additionally, the systems we use allow for hair removal over areas both large and small areas, on both men and women. This means we can remove hair on your legs, chest, or back, and we can also remove hair in more delicate areas such as along the upper lip or around the bikini area during the same session. Depending on the areas you want treated, a session can be as short as a few minutes or take up to an hour.
One of the things many people don’t like about most methods of hair removal is the necessity that your hair must be long for the removal method to be effective. With waxing, for example, you’re expected to not remove your hair between each waxing session; with electrolysis, you shouldn’t shave for at least three days before the treatment. With laser hair removal, however, you’re actually encouraged to maintain smooth skin between treatment sessions.
During your laser hair removal treatment, it’s usually best if your hair is completely shaved. This prevents the singeing of longer hair during the procedure. If you regularly wax or use creams, you may have difficulty switching to shaving during the treatment process, which can take 3-6 months. We’ll help you decide on a safe, effective way to keep your skin looking great throughout the treatment process while still maximizing the safety and effectiveness of the laser hair removal.
If you’re ready for a permanent hair removal solution, make an appointment with our team at Evia Medical Center. You can book an appointment by phone and discuss the benefits of laser hair removal and decide whether it’s right for you.