THE LASERS WE USE AT SKIN RETOUCH MEDISPA ARE MEDICAL GRADE AND USED BY MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS WORLDWIDE. THE MACHINES WORK ON ALL SKIN TYPES AND ARE VERY EFFECTIVE AT PERMANENTLY REDUCING HAIR GROWTH.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Unlike traditional methods (waxing, shaving, bleaching or using depilatory creams), Laser Hair Removal gets to the root of the problem, rather than offering a temporary solution. Most clients immediately notice a significant reduction in hair growth after a few sessions and over time the need to shave becomes less and less.
A Cost & Time Effective Option: During their lifetime an average person spends over $30,000 and 1,400 hours waxing and shaving.
We can safely treat all Skin Types & Tones.
Permanent Hair Reduction: We have clients that have had well over 90% Hair Removal. It is not designed to eliminate every single hair but once the hair is reduced the hair doesn’t grow back, so you can experience smoother skin without razor bumps, ingrown hair or stubble.
Fast, Safe & Effective: We offer only the best Laser Technology for Hair removal. We use only the Lumenis Desire laser, the gold standard in laser hair removal. In our experience, Intense pulsed light machines can also remove hair, but only on light skin, and the quality of those machines can vary.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light, which destroys the hair. Hair has three phases of growth but is only affected by laser light when it’s in the growing phase a.k.a (anagen phase). That is because hair follicles in the active growth phase have the most melanin and it’s the melanin that attracts the energy from the laser. IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL AFFORDABLE? With Skin Retouch, it is! We offer many options for every budget. We work hard to keep our overhead low so we can pass the savings on to you, our client.
Should I Shave?
Yes! Please do! We request that all our clients come freshly shaved for their treatments. We advise that while receiving Laser Hair Removal treatments all clients avoid waxing, tweezing, threading or using any depilatory creams. All these techniques actually remove the root, which prevents the laser from targeting them.
Does it Hurt?
The level of discomfort depends on the treated area, the texture of the hair, and skin. Many compare it to the feeling of a snapping rubber band. After each treatment, the hair becomes lighter or thinner and the pain subsides, which makes it easier to handle the laser. Most clients that have switched from waxing to lasering feel the laser is more tolerable! The cooling tip of our Lumenis desire does lessen the pain considerably, and our procedure is typically completed in less than 10 minutes per area.
Why Do I Need Multiple Treatments?
Laser Hair Removal requires a series of treatments because it is only effective on hair follicles in growth phase. Growth cycles for hair changes from body area to body area. Facial hair typically grows more quickly, and body hair typically has a longer growth cycle. Length between treatments can vary from 4-6 weeks. Many clients enjoy upwards of 20% hair reduction after just a single treatment, and some are 90%-95% hair-free with 4-5 treatments (darker skin may require 6 treatments.)
How Many Sessions are Required?
With each treatment, hair is reduced and for most clients’ best results are seen after four sessions. The actual number of sessions needed will differ depending on your hair color, hair type, body area, and skin tone.
Which Areas of the Body Can be Treated?
Treatments are safe and effective on all areas of the body with unwanted hair and on all types of skin. The most commonly treated areas include: brazilian, legs, arms, chest, back, shoulders, neck, stomach,beard,lip & chin. HOW FAST IS EACH SESSION? Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. Our laser has two treatment heads the small cooling head treats an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than 30 seconds, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to 10 minutes (Which is 5x as fast as our competitors!)
Can I get Treatment if I am Tanned?
NO! The only way to treat tanned skin without causing burns is to use such low settings that treatment wouldn’t be as effective. So please avoid sun, tanning beds and even creams that tan the skin. If you have recently been in the sun, treatments will likely get postponed. Please schedule a free consultation to find out if Laser Hair Removal is the right solution for you, schedule a free consultation today 740.670.3344