Unwanted hair can be a challenge for many men and women. Shaving, waxing, and plucking can irritate the skin and cause painful razor bumps. The last decade has seen considerable advancement in medical lasers and light systems. These modalities are safe and have the main advantage of producing longer lasting results. However results may vary depending on skin type, hair color, and tanned skin.
HOW DOES THE ELOS LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT WORK?
Crestview Laser Aesthetics is one of the few clinics in the area to offer a complete laser hair removal system using the revolutionary ELOS (Electro–Optical–Synergy) system. Basically translated, it means that it combines Bi–Polar RF (Radio Frequency) and a high power Diode LASER, requiring lower overall energy levels for superior results and maximum safety, and is the fastest, most effective hair removal laser available. This is where ELOS rises above the rest. It combines a high power Diode laser with radiofrequency for maximum speed, effectiveness, and comfort to achieve hair removal, which is safe for most skin types.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
ELOS uses lower overall energy levels for superior results and maximum safety. As hair grows in cycles, six treatments are usually necessary for permanent hair reduction but the actual number needed for optimal long–term benefits will depend on hair color, skin type, as well as the area that is being treated. In general, light colored hair will require more treatments. Most patients like to continue treatments until the hair is gone. Even large areas of the body, such as the back and legs, can be treated quickly since the laser scans the skin rather than treating one hair at a time.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
It is important to avoid waxing or plucking prior to your treatment because these modalities remove the hair follicle and leave nothing for the laser to target. The procedure is well tolerated by most patients. It is applied and left on the skin for up to 30 minutes prior to the treatment. After shaving the area, the treatment itself can vary from five to 60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated and feels like a little rubber band snapping against the skin. There is no downtime so you can resume your normal daily activities immediately. Occasionally, there can be transient redness that usually resolves within a day or two.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Laser Hair Removal is ideal for anyone who desires smoother, hair–free skin. It can be performed on almost any area of the body, regardless of size, without the irritation that other hair removal methods can cause. In addition, it delivers the long–lasting results promised by electrolysis. The ELOS system, with combined a diode laser and radiofrequency, is the fastest, most effective hair removal laser available. It requires lower overall energy levels for superior results and maximum safety.