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Laser Hair Removal

Men and women are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! Our laser systems deliver 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem and are available for almost all skin types

What areas can be treated?

Our Laser System can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back, as well as sensitive areas such as the chest, nipples, or bikini line

What do the treatments feel like?

When the pulse is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required, however some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.

How many treatments will I need?

Most areas require 3-6 treatments, but the number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on various factors such as hair thickness, the area treated, and your hair's growth cycle. Not all hairs are actively growing at the same time, but actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Our laser systems work by treating the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments are usually necessary to treat the hair follicles in a given area.

What happens after the treatment?

Immediately following your treatment, the area may appear somewhat red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, many of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.

Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?

Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away. However, since some redness may occur, you may want to plan your work or social engagements accordingly. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is best to limit any sun exposure. In addition, we recommend that you use a specially formulated skin care product line or prescribe a skin care regimen especially formulated for your skin type.

How does this laser treatment compare with electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge. Electrolysis usually requires years of treatments at regular intervals. By emitting light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time the amount of time to treat is dramatically reduced.

Using the latest technology in laser hair removal, large areas can rapidly be treated without the limitations of the older technology. Our laser system can be used safely and effectively on patients with light or dark skin. The fine black hairs above the upper lip can be treated as easily as the coarse hairs on the back. The special cooled handpiece in our system increases patient comfort and minimizes adverse skin reactions.

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4001 9th Street North, Suite 216 | Arlington, VA 22203 | 703.465.1916
 
         
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