Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is now the most commonly requested cosmetic procedure in the United States. Join those who have effectively reduced unwanted body hair by 70-90%. Laser hair reduction means hair growth can be greatly reduced in terms of coarseness, amount and time it takes to regrow. People that once had to shave everyday, now find themselves shaving maybe once or twice a month after laser hair removal treatments.
Laser hair removal targets the pigmented hair follicle by disabling it which will affect the hair growth. Laser hair removal targets the hair growing at the time of the treatment. Hair bearing areas are treated with a focused beam of concentrated laser light which is selectively absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft, as well as in the surrounding hair follicles. This causes thermal destruction of these anatomical sites and disrupts the hair follicles’ ability to regenerate.
In turn, this procedure causes permanent hair reduction. Unlike electrolysis which kills one hair follicle at a time, the laser reaches and treats hundreds of follicles at a time. At any given time, there is only 1/4 to1/3 of pigmented hair growing. Hair grows in different cycles, they start and stop growing at different times, that is why laser hair removal takes multiple treatments. People need a minimum of four treatments and as many as 10.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ’s
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Laser hair removal treatments can feel like a rubber band snap on the skin. Some areas are more sensitive than others due to increased nerve endings. If desires, a topical numbing agent can be applied to minimize any discomfort.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost at the Comestic Laser Center of WNY in Lockport, NY?
Upper lip – $50
Chin – $60
Upper Lip/Chin – $100
Neck – $125
Neck/Beard/Upper Lip – $250
Back of Neck $75
Lower Arm – $150
Upper Arm – $125
Entire Arm – $200
Upper Back – $175
Lower Back – $150
Full Back – $300
Shoulders – $75
Lower Legs – $150
Upper Legs – $150
Upper/Lower Legs – $250
Chest – $175
Full Front – $250
Happy Trail $65
Knuckles – $20
Toes – $20
Ears – $20
What Will I Look Like After Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
The may be some redness after laser treatment. Makeup can be applied directly after a treatment. There may be some swelling or tenderness the day after treatment. Some rare side effects are blisters or hyper/hypo pigmentation especially in darker skin people. If this does occur contact the center, Neosporin may be applied to aid in healing.
When Will I Notice Results?
Each person responds to hair removal differently. Some people report hair will stand up on end immediately after a treatment then fall out. It may take up to 2-3 weeks for the full effect from a treatment. Keep in mind that the laser only treats what is growing at the time of a laser treatment, new hair may start growing the next day.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of laser hair removal treatments can vary according the individual factors, even different treatment areas on the same person can respond differently to laser hair removal. A minimum of 4 treatments are recommended, some may need as many as 10 treatments. Factors affecting hair growth and laser hair removal
- hair color and skin color
- satisfaction level of patient
- timing of treatment within hair growth cycle
- hair density
- certain medications
How Often Are Treatments Needed?
Treatments are scheduled 4-6 weeks apart initially. As hair takes longer to grow in, as grows in finer and thinner, appointments are scheduled further apart, for example every 8-10 weeks, every 3-4 months, every 6-12 months. In order to get the most efficient and cost effective treatment, one should schedule an appointment during a hair growth cycle.
How Much Are Consultations?
Initial consultations are free at the Comestic Laser Center of WNY in Lockport, NY, sometimes test areas are done if requested. If desired and there is time in the schedule a treatment may be done. Call today to schedule your appointment (716) 478-0225
77 Elizabeth Drive – Lockport NY 14094 (inside Dr. Christopher Beney’s office)