Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular aesthetic procedures to address unwanted hair on the body. From quickly growing leg hair that requires frequent maintenance to hair on the bikini lines, the upper lip area and armpits, lasers are an effective way to remove hair for good. Other common treatment areas for laser hair removal include the chin, back and chest area that are both challenging, painful and not always effective to tackle with traditional razors or waxing treatments. So, what exactly is the process of laser hair removal, how long does it take to remove your hair, and how long does it really last for?
What are Laser Hair Removal Services?
Laser hair removal services are a process of employing a laser that passes through your skin to target individual hair follicles. The heat from these lasers attacks the hair follicle to prevent future hair growth in these specific areas. At Pinnacle Dermatology, we celebrate the benefits of laser as we have seen firsthand the positive impact it has had on our clients across the US.
Laser Hair Removal Services: The Process
Firstly, our precise laser hair removal services target even the most coarse and dark hairs without damaging the surrounding skin by using Cynosure lasers that offer the safest and most effective treatments. Secondly, the speed of each laser pulse is just a fraction of a second resulting in multiple hairs being treated simultaneously. It means less time spent under the lasers and more time doing what you love. Lastly, Pinnacle maintains reliability with our clients by achieving the results you desire. Nine out of 10 of our patients will achieve lasting hair loss after three to five treatments.
What to Expect
At Pinnacle, we have found that most patients require at least several laser hair removal treatments to achieve the best results and minimize their chances of coming in later to address stubborn hairs that have returned. This versatile treatment helps get rid of unwanted hairs from just about any area of the body while saving you hours of time and hundreds of dollars spent on traditional methods. Both women and men can benefit from laser hair removal services for a wide variety of medical and aesthetic issues. This includes removing unwanted hair from specific areas across the body as well as laser skin resurfacing to refresh skin and boost production of collagen and elastin. We want you to feel amazing in your skin by treating yourself to a comprehensive skincare treatment you can count on. Remember as with any procedure, each person responds differently to the treatment and results may vary.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Services
There are a handful of amazing benefits to laser hair removal that have helped people fall in love with their skin from head to toe. Below, we break down the most compelling reasons why you should invest in laser hair removal services:
- Low Maintenance Grooming
- Less Painful than Waxing and Easier Than Shaving
- No More Ingrown Hairs or Infections
- Save Money and Time on Waxing, Razors and Maintenance
Low Maintenance Grooming
If you removed the minutes spent shaving, waxing, and plucking hairs from your body, how much extra time would you have in a day? We know what it takes to look and feel your best. While hair removal is an important step for many in their maintenance routines, it can be an incredibly time-consuming process. From shaving your legs at home to time spent getting waxed at the salon or waxing centers, those minutes really add up.
One of the best reasons that laser hair removal services are such a great alternative to other methods is because of the low maintenance lifestyle they allow you to have. While committing to this procedure does take some time initially as the best results happen after three to five treatments, you will be pleased to know that Pinnacle’s lasers are designed to permanently remove the hair from its follicle to offer a hair removal journey that is short and sweet.
Less Painful than Waxing and Easier Than Shaving
Something most of us have dealt with firsthand is the painful, finicky process of shaving. Tackling our leg hairs with sharp razors often causes nicks around the knees and ankles. Plus, shaving around the sensitive bikini area can result in a painful, red razor burn—or even worse, in-grown hairs. Because the hair follicle is close to the nerve root, when your hair is pulled from the root during a treatment, it can trigger the same response as if you were being physically injured. In addition, waxing rarely removes all the hair, leaving some pesky shorter hairs in the skin that are often painfully plucked using tweezers. This cumbersome process is not only painful for our skin but can create more harm than good. Waxing is another popular way to remove hair but it’s one of the most painful and abrasive ways to do it.
All that, and then you have to return to this procedure repeatedly as hair continues to grow back. Laser hair removal services offer an alternative to shaving and waxing that is less painful and more effective in removing hair permanently. Pinnacle’s Cynosure lasers target each hair follicle with precision without damaging the surrounding skin. The result is smooth, hairless skin that is achieved pain-free.
“The procedure was wonderful and painless. Would recommend this to anyone who wanted to remove facial hair or any other hair on their body removed.”—Patient, Roxanne F.
No More Ingrown Hairs or Infections
Another benefit to investing in laser hair removal services is that laser treatments allow your most beautiful smooth skin to shine through and avoid the inevitable ingrown hairs and infections caused by shaving and waxing. Bumps, burns and nicks are common with these abrasive methods and although your hair might be gone, you are left with a sensitive and bumpy complexion. It seems like a trade-off.
Ingrown hairs refer to a hair follicle that is unable to push through the skin causing pain, infection, and redness. They can appear to look like pimples or bumps across the skin and are not very attractive or comfortable to heal from. Ingrown hairs can be so severe that they permanently damage your skin and make you prone to bacteria forming, thus causing infection. Oftentimes, a dermatologist has to get involved to help treat these painful and unattractive skin issues.
Unfortunately, waxing and shaving are one of the causes for ingrown hairs. With Pinnacle’s laser hair removal services, your hair follicles are targeted directly using a precise laser that tackles even the coarsest and darkest hairs without harming the surrounding skin. During a laser hair removal service, the laser hits the follicle directly, burning away the follicle’s ability to produce hair. You are left with smooth, touchable skin you have always dreamed of.
Save Money and Time on Monthly Waxing, Razors and Maintenance
Buying dozens of razors every year? Spending hundreds of dollars annually on waxing appointments? Feeling like your morning routine is consumed by hair removal treatments that can involve waxing strips, tweezing, and reactionary measures to calm and treat razor burned skin?
Saving time and money is a no-brainer. It is why laser hair removal services are one of the most effective and affordable options long-term for getting rid of unwanted hair. At Pinnacle, we average that it takes four to eight laser hair removal treatments for your optimal results. These treatments are typically spread out over the course of once every four to eight weeks and will be scheduled based on the area you are treating. While it does take time to achieve your most optimal results, it takes far less time overall compared to shaving and waxing treatments that require consistent maintenance for as long as you want to pursue hair removal.
Trust Pinnacle Dermatology for Your Laser Hair Removal Needs
Trusting in the people behind your laser hair removal treatments is essential for a relaxing and empowering experience. Our female-founded company has 90+ locations across the US that enlist only the best dermatologists in the industry to serve our growing clientele and ensure your experience is one of positivity and optimal results.
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