When Should I Start Laser Hair Removal?

Summers almost over, but fall is the PERFECT time to start prepping your body for the following summer! This is because the entire process will take some time to complete (approximately 6-8 months), so if you’re interested in seeing full results by the next warm season, then you should take action now!

Endless waxing, plucking, and threading are not only frustrating and time-limiting, but they often leave with you with irritated razor burn and ingrown hairs! Not only is it unattractive, but it’s painful as well. There are countless other things you’d rather be doing with your free time, but you have no choice but to deal with problem hair on a daily basis. Fortunately, there’s an answer that doesn’t demand ongoing treatment. With laser hair removal, you can make a drastic change that lasts.

Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi Spa proudly uses the Cutera CoolGlide (1064 Nd:YAG). This is the first laser cleared for permanent hair reduction in all skin types and is endorsed by physicians worldwide. The Cutera CoolGlide treats ALL skin types (I-VI) including tanned skin in the summer. Its copper cooling provides the most efficient method of cooling for optimal skin protection and comfort.

The laser works by producing a beam of concentrated light. The CoolGlide laser hair removal system targets the melanin in the hair follicles and vaporizes them in a fraction of a second. As the name implies, the CoolGlide laser hair removal hand piece cools and soothes as it glides along the skin. When a pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Although typically not required, if desired, we will apply local anesthesia free of charge. Treatment times vary depending on the size of the area addressed. A small area such as upper lip may take only five minutes while a large area such as a male back may take up to an hour.

If you’re interested in treatment, schedule a free consultation with Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa. Friendly and knowledgeable estheticians will evaluate your skin and hair growth, and decide on the laser wavelengths that will deliver ideal results – there’s a solution for all different skin types and personal needs. The main limiting factor is the color of your hair – if it’s already light, you will see less dramatic results. You can expect to visit in office approximately every 4 weeks, depending on the areas you decide to treat. There is a wide range of possible treatment cycles because of numerous factors that vary per individual. These factors include: metabolism, hormonal levels, hair thickness, area treated and the growth cycle of hair. Growth cycle of hair is a variable because the laser works by targeting the melanin in the actively growing hair follicle and only a certain percentage of your hair follicles are in the active growth phase at any given time. Special package deals are offered for a series of eight treatments, guaranteeing you the most optimal results.

Laser hair removal leads to improved self-esteem. Once you are free of worries about unattractive problem hair, you can spend your time and mental energy on something much more valuable. Take control of your life! It’s all possible with the pursuit of laser depilation. Imagine hitting the beach or wearing shorts without the anxiety that usually accompanies baring your skin. Once you know that you have smoother skin, you’re more comfortable pursuing warm weather activities. You don’t need to hide your face, legs, back, or bikini line out of shame. Instead, you can live your life with a lower anxiety level.