Laser & IPL Hair Removal

Laser & IPL Hair Removal

So if you are embarrassed or inconvenienced by excess hair, just imagine no more shaving, waxing or tweezing. Call us about our Intense Pulse Light or Laser Hair Removal. No more ingrown hairs, just smooth skin. Unwanted hair is a common problem for both women and men. Many of us wish that we could have less hair on certain areas of our bodies. We’ve got the solution and it is time to feel good about yourself.

Laser Hair Removal treatments are customized according to hair color, texture, and body location. Hair color from dark blonde to black can be treated. An Intense Pulsed Light therapy approach to eliminates unwanted hair uses a controlled flash of light that penetrates the area of skin being treated and is absorbed into the hair follicles. The heated generated in the process targets, damages and destroys the hair and its potential for regrowth. Each pulse feels like a slight sting or pinch. When the procedure is complete, some of the hair is wiped away. The remaining hair falls out over a period of about two weeks.

How much does Laser Hair Removal cost?

The cost of Laser Hair Removal is different for everyone. Our consultants will work with you to personalize a treatment plan that fits your needs. Everyone’s a little bit different. And so is their hair. We can remove hair from almost any area of the body, but it’s important to come into our location for a complimentary consultation and discuss exactly what your needs are.

Who can get laser hair removal?

Think about how sunlight is attracted to darker clothing. That’s kind of how our lasers work. The laser’s energy is attracted to the pigment of the hair. Which means Laser Hair Removal works best on skin with a fair complexion and dark, coarse hair. Cape Cod Skin Care, however, offers a variety of laser types to treat a variety of skin types and complexions, including those with darker skin tones. So anyone can see great results.

How many sessions are needed?

On average, most individuals will need a minimum of 6 treatments. These are spaced anywhere from 4-8 weeks apart on average. It is important to be consistent with your treatments in order to obtain the best results in the shortest amount of time.

What are the side effects?

Side effects are rare. Sensitivity, irritation, soft scabbing, brown spots or redness can sometimes occur at the treatment site but resolves quickly or within a matter of days.

Who should not receive laser hair removal or IPL hair removal?

There may be contraindications to receiving any form of laser treatments, including recent sun exposure, pregnancy, hormonal issues, certain medications or medical issues. If you are unsure if you have a reason not to receive laser treatments, contact your primary care physician.

So what’s the difference between IPL and laser hair removal technology?
Unlike laser treatments, which have just one specific wavelength emitted from the diode depending on what you’re targeting, IPL has multiple wavelengths (all between 500 and 1,200 nanometers) that scatter within the skin.

As with all light based treatments, IPL works by emitting a wavelength into the skin, which in the case of hair removal targets pigment. “It works in the same way black clothing absorbs heat on a hot day, versus white clothing which reflects it. “The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. It quickly turns to heat which then kills the growing cells that make the hair.

IPL Laser Hair Removal treatments are customized according to hair color, texture and body location. Hair color from dark blonde to black can be treated. An Intense Pulsed Light therapy approach to eliminates unwanted hair uses a controlled flashes of light that penetrates the area of skin being treated and is absorbed into the hair follicles. The heated generated in the process targets, damages and destroys the hair and its potential for regrowth. Each pulse feels like a slight sting or pinch. When the procedure is complete, some of the hair is wipe away. The remaining hair falls out over a period of about two weeks.

Hair has to be living for it to work however, “in that, we mean it has to be attached to the bulb of growing cells – when you pull out a hair and it has that little jelly bulb around it, it’s one of the 20 to 40 per cent of living hair on you body. If you pull it out and it doesn’t, it’s a dead hair which can stay on your skin for up to three weeks. That’s why you need to have up to 12 treatments of hair removal laser to catch all hairs in their living cycle.”

Side effects from IPL Laser Hair Removal are rare. Sensitivity, irritation, soft scabbing, brown spots or redness can sometimes occur at the treatment site but resolves quickly or within a matter of days.

Remember too, if you have a tan, stay away from any kind of laser or IPL. “We don’t use lasers or IPL at all within four weeks of sun exposure, “as it can target pigment in the skin and cause scarring.” The same goes for self-tanning.

If you’re pregnant or breast feeding hair removal is not advisable. “Some medication or supplements (certain anti-biotics, anti-depressants including St John’s Wort) will also cause hypersensitive skin, so hair removal is not advised.

 

As the first to offer Laser Hair Removal and IPL on Cape Cod, we have over twenty  five years of experience.