Laser Hair & Skin Center of Monroeville

Laser Hair Removal

How Does It Work?

The Candela GentleLASE System is a revolutionary long-pulse high energy alexandrite laser that emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where it is absorbed. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the hair follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The skin is further protected during the treatment by a Dynamic Cooling Device where cryogen is sprayed onto the skin cooling the upper layers and providing the patient with increased comfort.

How Many Treatments are Needed?

The number of treatments required depends on the evaluation of your skin color, hair color and coarseness of hair.  Our bodies regenerate 3 different growth cycles of hair.  Each time a treatment is administered, the laser permanently reduces approximately 50% of hair from that particular growth cycle.  Therefore the average treatment plan is 6 sessions.  Treatments are performed once every 4-6 weeks.  There will be no active hair growth in between treatments.

How Do I Prepare for Treatment?

The Laser Hair & Skin Center provides complimentary consultations for all of our laser services.  During the laser hair removal consultation a technician will thoroughly discuss your medical history, evaluate your area of interest and answer all of your questions and concerns.  We will determine if you are a good candidate for laser during the time of your consultation.  A test area is often performed on the day   of the consultation.  Lastly, we would discuss pricing options.  There is no obligation to pay or begin treatments during the consultation.

What Will My Treatment Be Like?

Safety glasses will be worn to protect your eyes during the procedure.  The laser technician will guide the laser to the treatment areas with a small hand piece.  Each laser pulse will by a preceded by a short pulse of cooling spray.  A treatment could take as little as a few minutes or as long as several hours depending on the size of the area being treated.

Pricing

Our prices are based on the size of the area and the amount of hair present in the area. We offer sessions a la carte or in a package at a discounted rate.   For example, the upper lip is considered to be an extra small area and is $90.00 per session.   It is offered in a prepaid package of 6 sessions at a 10% discount.  We also offer promotions that may be applicable at the time of the consultation.

Pre and Post Treatment:

For the best results do not wax or tweeze the area several weeks prior to treatment.  Trimming is advisable.   We cannot perform any laser hair removal treatments while a client is taking a photosensitive medication.  Treatment will be postponed for a recommended safe time period.  We cannot perform treatment on suntanned skin.  It is advisable to have no sun exposure 4-6 weeks pre and post laser.  Sun protection of 30 or greater should be used during the treatment process.