Do you have hair growing in places where you do not want it?
Do you get skin irritation from shaving?
Would you rather not shave and save valuable time?
Visit the Laser and Rejuvenation Center of Pittsburgh and have our knowledgeable and courteous medical staff answer all of your questions and help you select the best treatment option. Don’t wait! You’ll be amazed at how much time and effort you can save by permanently reducing unwanted hair, including back hair and unwanted facial hair, and eliminating shaving, waxing, or using other painful and inconvenient hair removal techniques.
Our state-of-the-art, FDA-approved Laser system safely and effectively targets the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle. The energy of the laser is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle preventing it from producing hair in the future.
As Pittsburgh’s premier laser hair removal center, we are the experts at eliminating unwanted hair!
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is the permanent reduction of unwanted hair on the body for all types of skin. Laser hair removal is the fast and effective removal of hair growth – and is up to 97% effective at drastically reducing the number of hairs in a given area (for the proper skin and hair type). Our laser offers two different wavelengths so we can successfully treat darker skin types with ease. The most common areas treated on men and women are:
- Men: Chest, Back, Neck, Chin, Lower Back, Happy Trail, Abdomen, Arms, Underarms, Legs, Beard, Sideburns, Jaw Line, Ears, Hands, Toes, and Shoulders.
- Women: Underarms, Bikini Line, Legs, Arms, Upper Lip, Chin, Sideburns, Jaw Line, Ears, Areolas, Abdomen, Toes, Buttocks, and Full Body.
How is it done?
It is a procedure performed with intense pulsed light that is picked up by the pigment in the hair, targets the hair follicle and destroys it. These controlled flashes of light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the hair follicles. The potential for re-growth is minimized.
Is it painful?
You may feel some pain or discomfort. It is often referred to as the snap of a rubber band or stinging. We use a topical anesthetic to minimize the discomfort. Every patient responds differently and has a different opinion about the level of discomfort they feel.
What are the advantages of laser hair removal?
There are many reasons besides the luxury of not having to shave. Some people are very self-conscious of their hair growth on different parts of their bodies. This is true for both male and female. At times, shaving can be a very painful process especially if it involves follicular (infection of the upper portion of the hair follicle). Some individuals also have a condition which causes an increased hair growth particularly on the face, and laser hair removal helps to minimize the problem.
How permanent is it?
Laser hair removal causes a reduction in the amount of hair. The follicles that are destroyed are gone permanently, but the hair density of a particular area and the hair growth cycle plays a significant role. Studies have shown a final clearance of 70 to 100% depending on the site.
Are all the hairs gone after the first treatment?
No, some will be removed during the treatment, but the majority of the mature cycle hairs will fall out on their own 10 days after a treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Side effects are uncommon and may include but are not limited to: Treatments are very individualized. The number of procedures required is different for each person. It depends on many factors: color of hair, type of skin, and level of clearance you desire. It usually begins with a series of four sessions.
What are the side effects after the procedure?
There might be a slight swelling or redness of the area. This condition is temporary and will subside. At completion of treatments, the skin is usually smooth and silkier.
What precautions are necessary while having the treatment?
It is important to avoid any type of sun exposure. It is important that you not take any medication that is light sensitive during your treatments. Tanning beds and self tanners must be avoided.
Visit the Laser and Rejuvenation Center of Pittsburgh and have our knowledgeable and courteous medical staff answer all of your questions and help you select the best treatment option.