For many men and women, unwanted hair can be a nightmare.
Getting rid of it can be painful. Until now the only options for removing unwanted hair were smelly hair removal creams, sharp razors, stinging wax or painful electrolysis needles. Our advanced approach to beautiful skin provides the ultimate solution. Now, EpiLaser Hair Removal for men and women is performed by our doctor for patients in our region to deliver long-lasting results.
What is the EpiLaser Hair Removal process?
EpiLaser Hair Removal uses a low-energy laser to gently remove unwanted hair, putting an end to routine shaving and waxing. This advanced technology transcends the older, painful hair removal treatments to deliver long-lasting results. Because the EpiLaser treats more than one hair at a time, it is possible to treat larger areas such as the back, shoulders, arms, legs and face. EpiLaser treatments leave your skin looking and feeling smoother and silkier. Best of all, EpiLaser Hair Removal treatments are a safe, fast, gentle, and effective alternative method for hair removal.
How is EpiLaser Hair Removal different from electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a much slower process. With electrolysis, a needle is actually inserted into each hair follicle, one at a time. Once inserted, an electric shock burns the follicle to retard hair growth. EpiLaser Hair Removal uses the cool light of the laser to scan the treatment area, and within minutes all of the hairs in the laser’s beam are treated. Most patients who have had both procedures say that EpiLaser Hair Removal is less painful, faster and more convenient.
What are the EpiLaser treatments like?
EpiLaser Hair Removal is a gentle three-step process. First, we gently cleanse the area to be treated. Next, we shave the area. Then the area is scanned with the laser. The laser energy passes through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. In a fraction of a second, all of the treated hair follicles are disabled.
Treatments can last from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Following EpiLaser Hair Removal treatments
After our physician performs your EpiLaser Hair Removal treatments, the area is cleansed and you can return to your normal activities immediately. Our physician may recommend that you use a specially formulated skin care product line or prescribe a skin care regime especially formulated for your skin type after laser treatments. The use of sun screen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun.
What are the benefits of EpiLaser Hair Removal?
- Larger areas may be treated with the EpiLaser than with electrolysis, waxing or tweezing.
- EpiLaser combines the speed of shaving with the lasting results promised by electrolysis.
- EpiLaser Hair Removal is effective on almost any area of the body where smoother, younger, hair-free skin is desired.
How many EpiLaser Hair Removal treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and your hair’s growth cycle. Your hair grows in cycles and many factors influence it’s growth. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism all play a part in your hair’s location, thickness and resilience.
The EpiLaser slows the growing capacity of follicles in their growth cycle at the time of the treatment. Since some hair follicles may enter their growth cycle after your treatment, multiple treatments may be required to deliver optimal results. EpiLaser treatment results will vary from patient to patient depending on skin and hair color.
Note: Removing hair does not make it grow back thicker, darker or quicker. The opposite is usually the case. The EpiLaser may cause hair to come back slower and thinner.