The average woman shaves her legs 11,500 times during her life* and spends $23,000 on waxing*, yet her hair grows back again and again.
No wonder over a third of women polled say ridding themselves of unwanted hair is the most loathsome part of their beauty routine. Also loathsome is the pollution created by over 2 billion razors that end up in landfills each year.
Laser hair removal is a long-lasting, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative for women and men. Men are choosing to reduce back and chest hair while women continue to treat underarms, legs and their bikini area. And now, with technological advancements, safe and effective hair reduction can be achieved on all skin types.
To ensure you are safely treated, choose a clinic with a doctor and nurse onsite who understand all skin types and have the right laser for each, because the wrong laser can cause permanent damage to skin, especially to dark skin.
One of the highest rated lasers for laser hair removal is the LightSheer DUET® diode laser, which removes unwanted hair without topical anesthetics and with greater speed and comfort than other methods. For darker-hued skin, the CoolGlide® Nd: YAG laser has been proven safe and effective at reducing hair without damaging the skin.
Both lasers generate highly concentrated laser energy through a cooled hand piece placed on the skin. The lasers pulse for a fraction of a second – enough time to allow the pigment in the hair follicles to absorb the light and heat up. As they heat up, the hair shaft and bulb are damaged, without causing damage to the skin. Each treatment causes more damage and typically by the sixth treatment, the hair will not regrow.
Because the hair pigment must absorb the light and heat up to incur damage, white, grey, platinum blond and very light shades of hair cannot be removed by laser, waxing is best to remove these colors of hair.
The Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center is the premier center for laser skin treatments and Mohs surgery in the St. Louis area. Its services also include wrinkle relaxation treatments with Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, as well as a variety of dermal fillers. Visit www.LaserSurgeryUSA.com or call 314.878.3839 to learn more or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Mary McKaig, R.N. B.S.N.
*Source American Laser Centers