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Laser Hair Removal


Laser Hair Removal Q & A


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Laser hair removal permanently eliminates unwanted hair from Face, Underarm, Arms, Legs, Back, Bikini area and Chest. It is available for all skin types, including very light and very dark skin, and most hair colors. 

Laser hair removal is rapidly replacing hair removal via electrolysis or waxing because reduces unwanted facial and body hair with long-lasting results and with more comfort than is possible with other procedures.

In fact, the American Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons estimates that in 2008 over 1.3 million laser hair removal procedures were performed in the United States alone – making laser hair removal the #1 aesthetic laser procedure and second only to Botox.

Permanent laser hair reduction is available for all skin types, including very light and very dark skin, and most hair colors. During your initial consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors.

Which areas can be treated with Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal can permanently remove hair from: Face, Underarm, Arms, Legs, Back, Bikini area, and Chest.

What is a Laser Hair Removal treatment like?

Laser energy is used to target and destroy hair follicles responsible for hair growth without harming surrounding tissue. This results in permanent hair reduction that’s fast, easy and FDA-cleared.

During treatment, most people feel only a slight, momentary “snap” at the treated area. Immediately following the treatment most people experience a mild, sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling, which can last two to 24 hours.

A treatment can take just minutes for small areas and about a half hour for larger areas, and you can resume regular daily activities immediately after.

How many treatments will I need?

Several treatment sessions are recommended for the best aesthetic outcome. Laser hair removal technology can only affect hair in active phases of growth, so several treatments are needed to affect all your unwanted hair. You do not need to let the hair grow out between treatment sessions.

What type of equipment do you use?

At Pier Medical Aesthetics we use Vectus Laser by Cynosure, which is the fastest laser hair removal equipment available. With this equipment, we can do an entire back or legs in 15 minutes. In addition, our equipment provides the following advantages to our patients:

  • Excellent aesthetic outcomes
  • Effective on a wide variety of skin types
  • Great results in faces and necks with very dark skin
  • Fast treatment sessions
  • Long-term, lasting results
  • Small spot size ideal for underarm and bikini lines
  • Advanced Contact Cooling technology ensures patient comfort during treatment
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