ARE YOU TIRED OF SHAVING AND WAXING UNWANTED HAIR?
Who has time & money for that!
Shaving can be a tedious daily routine for men and women alike. Even if you decide to shave your legs one day, underarms another, then bikini and arms, it’s an ongoing battle. By the time you cycle back to your legs, 3-5 days later, you’re starting all over again. In addition, with such frequent shaving, you risk cutting yourself and getting unsightly scars. We have all been nicked a few too many times and likely have the battle wounds permanently engraved on our bodies. It’s a never ending cycle!
Waxing is an alternative to shaving and likely a better option. However, it can be painful, time consuming and financially straining. You typically enjoy the liberty of being hair free for 7-10 days before prickly hairs are sneaking back up again. In the end, we are still talking about an ongoing battle with hair removal for the rest of your life or for as long as you care. Laser Hair Removal is gentle, painless and has longer lasting results than waxing and shaving.
WHAT IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses laser light – an intense, pulsating beam of light – to remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal works by passing a light beam through the skin. The laser targets dark pigment (called melanin) in hair. When the light beam hits the hair follicle (where hair growth originates), the intense heat destroys the hair follicle instantly – without damaging the skin.
Dr. Christine uses laser hair treatments for:
- Removal of unwanted facial hair
- Smooth underarms, bikini areas and legs
- Removal of undesirable chest/back hair
- Treatment of virtually any area of the body
Dr. Christine has specifically chosen the eMax/Elos laser system by Syneron for the treatment of hair removal. It is a safe, fast, gentle and effective method of laser hair removal for all skin types, including dark pigmented skin. Most people have the misconception that hair removal is only for patients with fair skin and dark hair. It is true that the best candidate for a laser hair removal treatment is fair, Caucasian-type skin with dark/pigmented hair follicles. However, with the right technology, Dr. Christine can safely achieve similar hair removal results with Mediterranean, Hispanic and African American patients. By turning down the laser settings, she decreases potential side effects of the laser, while achieving very satisfying end results.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
In comparison to shaving and waxing for the span of one’s life, laser hair removal can be achieved in 6-8 consecutive treatments, approximately 4-8 weeks apart. Dr. Christine offers complimentary consultation to assess the target area, the density of hair as well as the laser settings necessary to produce the desired outcome. Fair skin patients are more likely to see great results within 1-2 sessions, while others trail at 3-4 sessions because Dr. Christine adjusts the settings accordingly. Ultimately, over just a few months, 30-60 min sessions, you can be hair free for the remainder of your life.
HOW MUCH IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Several studies have been done over the years and they have come up with very interesting cost analyses. In this particular study, they looked at how much time a person spends removing hair, the modality chosen for hair removal and cost involved. The findings were astonishing for many, making the choice for some, a no brainer…
This study looked specifically at hair removal modality vs. time and financial commitment involved. It can be concluded that it clearly less time consuming to invest 6-8 treatment sessions of your time, for a lifetime of being hair free. In addition, over a lifetime, you would be saving anywhere from 7,000 to 20,000 dollars.
When dealing with multiple body parts, some patients tackle most bothersome areas first, adding less hairy areas later for the ultimate goal of being hair free. In summary, laser hair removal is the most cost effective way for ridding yourself of unwanted facial and body hair.