LASER HAIR REMOVAL ADVANTAGES
- It’s fast! Most areas can be treated in 15 minutes
- Hair does not need to be grown in (however it can’t be tweezed or waxed)
- Every hair is treated each treatment
- Large areas; Legs, arms, backs, abdomen’s can be treated quickly
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
The Palomar Starlux 500 produces an extremely fast pulse of light that is passed through the skin and absorbed in the hair bulge, hair shaft and follicle. The laser light is strong enough to damage the hair bulge and hair follicle without harming the surrounding skin.
Is the procedure safe?
The Palomar Starlux 500 used at this office for laser-assisted hair removal is one of the safest lasers available today. While other lasers are available for this procedure, they all run the risk of side effects because they use the heat from much longer laser pulses to destroy the hair. Because the Aurora produces light in such short pulses, it destroys hair through a photo-mechanical method (similar to hitting the hair follicle with a hammer) and does not heat the hair or surrounding skin to the same degree as other lasers. The Aurora can easily and safely be used with much less of a risk of blistering, burning, scarring or changing the pigmentation of the skin. This is the only laser available that removes hair with this unique method.
What does the treatment feel like?
One of the main benefits of the treatment with the Palomar Starlux 500 is that it offers a very comfortable treatment. This is due largely to the fact that it does not work by heating the skin. The sensation can be described more as a "tingling".
How long will the treatment take?
Treatment with this laser is very fast. Large body areas, including the legs and back can generally be treated in minutes.
What body areas can be treated?
Any skin area can be treated with this laser including the face, underarms, legs, back, chest and bikini line.
How many treatments will I need?
Every hair on your body goes through three basic stages: growth, rest and hair loss. these phases repeatedly cycle, and the length of each cycle varies according to the location and your own body chemistry. The laser is most effective on hair when it is in the growth phase. Due to the fact that at any given time, only about one third of your hair is in the growth phase, you will need to have several treatments to obtain maximum results. This is a factor for all laser hair removal methods.
Will the hair grow back?
Eventually some of the hair will grow back. Today there is no laser that will permanently remove 100% of unwanted hair. You should think of using the laser as a hair management technique. The safety, effectiveness, speed and comfort of the Aurora make it the ideal laser for this procedure.
Am I a candidate for this treatment?
The Syneron Aurora can treat light skin types and is not suitable for darker skin types or tanned skin. Because the laser light is absorbed by the pigment or color in the hair, it has minimal effect on blonde, grey or red hair.
What can I expect after the treatment?
You may notice that some of your hair may have turned white after treatment. This will slough off naturally 2-3 days later, but you may choose to manually remove it with a razor if you wish. Your skin may be red for a brief period of time after the treatment. You may experience some minimal itching for 12 hours. After 48 hours, you can immediately return to your normal activities.