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Laser Hair Removal

Posted December 31, 2014 in Laser

Say “good-bye” to painful waxing, razor bumps, and depilatory lotions. Smooth, stubble-free skin can be yours all year long through a treatment series with our hair removal lasers: the Gentle YAG and Palomar Pulsed Light systems. The lasers can eliminate or greatly reduce hair from almost any area of the body, including the bikini area, underarms, upper lip, chest, back and legs. The advanced technology of our lasers allows for hair removal on all skin types, from the fairest skin tones to the darkest.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do the Lasers Work?
The lasers emit gentle beams of light into the skin, which are absorbed by the hair follicles. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which loosens the hair and eliminates the hair follicles responsible for producing hair, while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments will depend upon your skin color, hair color, the coarseness of your hair, and the location of treatment. Because the lasers removes hair only when it is in its active stage of growth, at least 2-3 treatments will be necessary to ensure that all follicle are effectively treated.
What can I Expect During Treatment?
Smaller areas such as the upper lip and bikini areas can often be treated in 10 minutes or less. Larger areas can take 30 minutes or longer.You many experience temporary redness and a sunburn-like sensation in the treated area that may last for a few hours or several days, but most patients’ normal activities are not interrupted. Treated areas can be soothed with cooling gels or cold compresses. Dr. Patronella advises that you avoid sun exposure for a few days after treatment to avoid hyperpigmentation of the treated areas.

Laser Hair Reduction Pricing

Small Area: chin, upper lip, cheeks, between eyebrows, scattered facial or chest  areas, sideburns, ears, fingers, toes, hands, feet
1 area = $130        2 areas = $235        3 areas = $340Medium Area:  full bikini, full face, underarms, full neck, abdomen, shoulders, forearms
1 area: = $260        2 areas = $470        3 areas = $680Large Areas:  legs, chest, arms, legs, back, flanks
1 area = $380        2 areas = $685        3 areas = $990* a 15% discount is offered for a package of four or more treatments
If you are interested in laser hair removal, e-mail or call our office today to schedule you appointment: (713) 575-1996.

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