Skinspirations has the answer for long-term hair reduction in skin of any color, on any area of the body (even inside the nose) with our choice of 2 laser hair reduction technologies.
Our Cutera XEO® laser platform has both the long pulsed 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser, that can be safely used to reduce hair in even tanned and African American skin. We also offer the highly powered ProWave 770™ laser that targets even fine hairs. Clinical studies have shown > 80% hair reduction six months after just three treatments.
You can be confident that you’ll receive safe laser hair reduction treatments at Skinspirations. Dr. Elliott has trained other physicians in the U.S. as well as the Caribbean in the use of aesthetic lasers, and personally reviews treatment techniques with all of our laser practitioners.
As the cool tip of the laser is moved over the skin, pulses of light are delivered.There’s a mild stinging sensation with each pulse. Some areas of the body are more sensitive than others but no local anesthesia or pain medicine is typically required except for the bikini area, inside the nose and the upper lip. As a courtesy to our patients, we provide complimentary cream anesthetic for patients to apply when treating those areas.
For long term hair reduction, most areas require at least seven treatments, but the number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors: hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle. Coarse hair, usually found in the underarm or bikini areas, responds best, while finer hair, usually found on the legs, lips & arms, may require more treatments.
Most people will notice that even after one or two treatments, the hair grows back slower, finer and softer.
Not all hairs are actively growing at any one time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Laser and IPL hair reduction treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, treatments are repeated every 4 to 8 weeks, in order to eventually disable the hair follicles present during treatment as they enter the growth phase.
Both Laser and IPL hair reduction treatments are only effective on dark hair. For white, blonde or gray hair, electrolysis is used to achieve the best results. Patients with excessive hair growth due to hormonal problems, such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or excessive androgen hormones, will not respond significantly to any laser hair removal treatments until the hormone problem has been treated. New hair follicles may develop with aging or changing hormone levels.
It is important that you don’t pluck or wax the hair to be treated for at least two weeks before your treatments so that the hairs are present in the follicles. However, you should shave the area to be treated the day before or on the day of your treatment. Even though the Cutera XEO® is safe for hair removal on dark skin, limiting sun exposure and self-tanning products before treatments will increase the speed of hair reduction.