A Laser hair removal procedure is cost effective and with the correct laser and professional, provides proven results.
The procedure of removing unwanted hair is simply targeting the follicle and then directing the laser beam at its root. The hair removal process begins as the laser beam finds the hair follicle that it is targeting by first finding the melanin (the dark color of the hair).
At Athens we only use the Cynosure Elite because of the proven results you get. Sure there are other Lasers on the market today that are effective but the Cynosure Elite has a proven track record and the our client feedback speaks for itself.
The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser light and converts the light to heat. The heat, in turn, damages the follicle and destroys its ability to re-grow. It is important to treat each follicle during the growth cycle for greatest hair reduction.
The Laser – Cynosure Elite Hair Removal Device
Cynosure’s Elite Aesthetic Workstation is the most comprehensive laser hair removal system available today. Since it’s designed for all skin types, you can treat the broadest range of clients.
The Best of Both Worlds
The Elite removes unwanted hair with unsurpassed efficacy and client comfort. That’s because its revolutionary technology combines two optimal wavelengths in one system: the 755-nm Alexandrite laser and the 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser is the best for a Laser hair removal procedure.
Since you can switch between wavelengths during a single procedure, you can select the most appropriate laser for any given hair or skin type. You can also have multiple procedures during the same visit.
Easy, Safe, Effective And Fast
- The 755-nm wavelength has high melanin absorption characteristics and proven long-term results for permanent hair reduction.
- The high-powered 1064-nm Nd:YAG is the safest wavelength for permanent hair reduction on darker skin types and tanned skin.
- The Elite delivers high fluence from large spot sizes-ensuring deeper penetration, faster treatment sessions and optimal results.
- Unlike equipment with predetermined parameters, the Elite includes a variety of spot sizes and adjustable pulse durations—allowing you to customize treatments to accommodate your clients’ specific needs.
The phase of the hair cycle during which synthesis of hair takes place. This is the active growing phase in which the hair bulb is intact. The hair grows in both directions, upward and downward. Early anagen is when the bulb is closes to the surface of the skin allowing for the most efficacious treatment. The time span for this phase is measured in months/years.Catagen:
Brief intermediate phase between anagen and telogen. During this phase, the body absorbs the lower third of the follicle. The time span for this phase is measured by weeks.
This is the resting phase. The hair bulb is no longer present. is the last of the hair growth cycle. In this resting phase, the old hair falls out in preparation for the development of a new anagen hair.Normally this cycle of hair production will continue for the duration of the individual’s life.
However, various factors can influence, promote and inhibit hair production.Laser affects hairs when it’s in its anagen phase of growth. Thus, patients need multiple treatments in order to disable each batch of hair as it enters the anagen phase of growth. Hair cycle length varies depending on body part.
Body Hair Removal for Men and Women – Full Body
Your Laser Hair Removal procedure will be safe, since the Laser does not pass beyond the second layer of skin (dermis) where the hair follicles are.
While the more frequent laser hair removal treatment areas are bikini, brazilian, under arms and legs, at Athens Laser Hair Removal we do receive requests and do treat nearly all parts of the body, including full body. Our Laser Hair Removal procedure is a proven safe and effective method for achieving smooth hairless skin and achieving the benefits of that great appearance.
Treatment Alternatives and Limits
The arms and legs represent a large area of our body and often treated by women at home using other treatments such as shaving with straight razors, creams and waxing.
Laser Hair Removal procedures are much more effective compared to each of these and avoids the risk of “Shaving Bumps” and Folliculitis associated with shaving, the possibility of chemical burns from creams and the problems including pain from waxing.
Effectiveness of Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Skin and hair color are important for Laser Hair Removal, as is hair color. Laser Hair Removal treatment is more effective for light skinned people with thick dark hair than it is with thin light hair.
People with dark skin can still be benefit from laser treatment for hair removal, however additional treatments are usually required to achieve satisfactory results. Laser Hair Removal treatment for hair removal is generally not effective on naturally Grey, Red or Blonde hair.
For people with dark hair whether light or dark skinned, Laser Hair Removal procedure is a safe and effective solution for Hair Removal on the arms and legs. Whilst the initial cost may seem expensive, it is cheaper than the long-term cost of alternative solutions treated at home and preferable to other spa treatments such as electrolysis.
Electrolysis is focused on one hair at a time, and is time consuming, tedious and dependent on the therapist identifying each follicle. For a faster solution, contact Athens Laser Hair Removal to arrange a FREE consultation to discuss a treatment plan that suits your needs with one of our trained, qualified and experienced laser hair removal staff.
Treatment regime for Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Lasers work by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat and is absorbed by the cells being targeted, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. Athens Laser Hair Removal uses the Cynosure Elite which is a dual laser solution and one of the most trusted names in the industry.
Treating the Legs and Arms requires several treatments for coverage as well as follow up treatments to remove the hair not able to be destroyed during earlier visits. Laser Hair Removal is effective on hairs in the growth (Anagen) phase; this represents more than 75% of the hair at any particular time.
The follow up Laser Hair Removal sessions are to target the remaining hairs as they enter the growth (Anagen) phase. Every Laser Hair Removal treatment is unique, like every person.
Individual treatments and results will vary according to skin and hair color, the lighter your skin and the darker your hair, the better the results achieved.
Please contact Athens Laser Hair Removal to arrange a FREE consultation to discuss a treatment plan that suits your needs with one of our trained, qualified and experienced laser hair removal staff.
A Laser Hair Removal Procedure is non-invasive and a safer more effective solution for hair removal for most people. Other solutions, including electrolysis may be appropriate for persons with naturally Grey, Red or Blonde hair. Please review our webpage further and call to schedule your first appointment.
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Treatments should be repeated 4 to 6 weeks apart depending on the hair growth rate. Blonde, red and grey hairs cannot be effectively treated using currently available therapeutic technology.
Frequently Asked Questions on our Laser Hair Removal Procedure
» What you need to do before Laser Hair Removal Treatment:
Unlike waxing, there is no need for long hair. Hair must be short for your laser treatment. Shave or trim the hair before your treatment. Shorter hair ensures the treatment is more comfortable for you and allows the laser energy to travel down to the follicle faster. Avoid sun exposure on the area for 2 to 3 weeks before treatment, and 1 to 2 weeks after treatment.
» What happens during the actual treatment?
You will be shown to a private laser hair removal treatment room and allowed time to undress to allow access to the body area being treated. After allowing time to undress (if necessary for treatment), your Certified Laser Hair Removal Professional (CLHRP) will return knocking on the door before entering.
The CLHRP will always explain what is happening and what they are going to do during your laser hair removal procedure. Together with your CLHRP, you will wear safety glasses to protect your eyes during the procedure. The CLHRP will use a small hand piece that touches your skin to deliver the laser pulse.
You will feel cool air on your skin throughout the laser treatment session. Lasers work by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat and is absorbed by the cells being targeted, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected.
It is important to understand that hair in the active growth phase are most affected by treatments as the hair contains optimum levels of melanin, which is directly targeted by the laser.
The laser does not break the skin; there are no needles or blood. At Athens Laser Hair Removal, the Cynosure Elite laser machines has a cooling device. This cools the skin by blowing cold air onto the skin to cool it, making the treatment more comfortable. Clients have compared the feeling to an elastic band snapping against the skin but patients’ individual pain threshold can vary.
» What about post treatment care?
In general, avoid sun exposure on the area for 2 to 3 weeks before a Laser hair removal procedure, and again 1 to 2 weeks after the treatment. We recommend applying a Sunscreen with at least 15+ SPF before even casual exposure to the sun. Be very aware of your skin in the sun after your laser hair removal treatment, your skin is sun sensitive and be careful not to expose the area to the direct sun.
Your hair can take up to 2 weeks to fall out; it may fall out up to the 14th day after the treatment. Exfoliate the treated area 3 days after the treatment to help the falling our process. Firmly rub over the body area treated while showering. This assists the hairs to fall out.
Once your laser hair removal treatments have started, forcing the hair from the follicle will reverse the effect of the treatment. Therefore, waxing, plucking and other similar treatments are not recommended. However, you may shave, trim, use depilatory creams or clippers between treatments if needed.
Your CLHRP at Athens Laser Hair Removal will explain the requirements to you before your first treatment. Call us at 855-BYEHAIR or 855-293-4247 to arrange a FREE consultation to discuss a treatment plan that suits your needs.
» Will my hair ever grow back?
The short answer is no. Once the hair follicle is damaged, it cannot grow new hair. However, there are invariably a few hair follicles that manage to partially escape the laser during each treatment. Some of these follicles may be only stunned and will need to be retreated.
» Do I need to plan for time off, for the treatments?
No. Laser Hair Removal requires no “down time” or recovery time. You can have a treatment and return to work or school immediately.
» How do I know it won’t hurt?
Most people find Laser Treatments comfortable. While pain tolerance is subjective, many patients often describe the sensation as soothing as a “hot stone massage.” If you find it otherwise, talk with your Laser Hair Professional.
» How much does it cost?
Compared with a lifetime of shaving, waxing or plucking, Laser treatments can be a worthwhile investment in both time and money-savings. Fee’s are based on treatment area and how many sessions you may need. We offer a complimentary consultation to determine if you are a good candidate.
Please contact us to arrange a FREE consultation to discuss your Laser Hair Removal Treatment plan that suits your needs.