Hair removal continues to be the number one requested energy-based aesthetic treatment.

LASER hair-removalWhile hair removal is most popular among women — with virtually all women aged 12 and over engaging in the practice on a regular basis — laser hair removal for men is an ever-increasing group, as men seek treatment for areas such as their chests and backs. Tap into this growing market by offering laser hair removal in your practice.

Laser hair removal

During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth.
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Overview

Laser hair removal

During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth.

Wavelengths for hair removal

The classic 755nm wavelength has high melanin absorption characteristics and proven long-term results for pigmented lesion removal and hair reduction, permanently reducing hair by an average of 79% after just three treatments.1

The 1064nm Nd:YAG wavelength is the best wavelength for permanent hair reduction on darker skin types and tanned skin,2 and is the wavelength of choice for treating facial and leg veins, which are the most common form of vascular lesions.

Some lasers, including Cynosure’s Elite , offer two optimal wavelengths in one system. This allows you to switch between wavelengths during a single procedure and select the most appropriate laser for any given hair or skin type. You can also perform multiple procedures on the same client during the same visit.

In addition, selected Cynosure lasers also offer the exclusive Multiplex technology.

Multiplexing sequentially fires more than one wavelength to achieve outstanding clinical results with lower fluence required for each respective wavelength. This gives you great flexibility in your treatments, especially when treating patients with darker skin types.

1Kilmer et al.
2 Garcia C, et al. Alexandrite laser hair removal is safe for Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI., Dermatol Surg. 200;26(2):130-4

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      FAQs
      What areas can be treated?

      Permanent Laser hair reduction can remove hair from faces (except around the eyes), backs, chests, arms, underarms, bikini lines and legs.

      Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

      Permanent laser hair reduction is available for all skin types, including very light and very dark skin and most hair colours. Your provider will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors.

      How does it work?

      Laser energy is used to target and destroy hair follicles responsible for hair growth without harming surrounding tissue, so there’s minimal risk.

      How long does it take?

      Permanent hair reduction treatments take just a few minutes for small areas and about half an hour for larger areas.

      How many treatments will I need?

      Several treatment sessions are recommended for the best aesthetic outcome. Laser hair removal technology can only affect hair in active phases of growth, so several treatments are needed to affect all your unwanted hair. You do not need to let hair grow out between treatment sessions.

      What will the treatment feel like?

      Most people feel only a slight, momentary “snap” at the treatment site during the procedure.

      How quickly will I recover?

      You can resume regular daily activities immediately following treatment.

      Are there any side effects?

      Typically, most people experience a mild, sun-burn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling, immediately following treatment. This usually lasts 2 to 24 hours. Ask your provider to discuss other possible side effects and the necessary post-treatment care with you.

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