Laser Hair Removal
Traditional hair reduction methods -- shaving, waxing, tweezing and creams -- are all time consuming and short lasting. Until recently, the only effective method for hair reduction was electrolysis, a slow and painful process in which follicles are individually destroyed by electrical current. Since 1995, however, lasers have proven to be effective in providing fast and long-lasting hair reduction.
Cascades MedSpa offers the ultimate in safe hair reduction technology even for darker skin types. Specific wavelengths of laser light or intense pulsed light are used to destroy hair roots. Most experts feel this is better than any other current technology. It is faster and has fewer complications than other methods. Some hair reduction occurs initially, but maximum hair loss may not be seen for several weeks after each treatment. In general, multiple treatments will be needed depending on the area being treated and on what percentage of the hair is actively growing.
Darker hair has more melanin and is more easily removed. People with dark skin and light hair are difficult to treat. The average number of treatments can vary anywhere from four to six treatments (sometimes more) and varies from person to person. The treatments are usually scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks to allow optimal hair growth in the area being treated.
Laser Hair Removal is used to permanently reduce unwanted hair growth and can be used on many areas of the body:
- Upper lip
- Chin and upper neck
- Thighs and lower legs
- Bikini area
- Upper/lower arms, underarms and hands
- Back, chest and stomach
- Nose, ears and eyebrows