With bathing suit season still several months away, there’s no time like the present to get rid of that embarrassing unwanted hair wherever it may be growing on your body. If you’re fed up with repeatedly shaving or waxing your particular problem area, Luxe Laser Vein & Body Center offers a permanent solution—laser hair removal using state-of-the-art, medical-grade laser technology.
Dr. Wade Banker of Luxe Laser explains that laser hair removal involves the use of concentrated laser energy to heat and destroy the hair follicles below the surface of the skin. After several treatments, the hair follicles cease growing back and the unwanted hair is completely removed. “Laser hair removal is permanent and will destroy all hair follicles currently present in the treated area, though that doesn’t mean you can’t develop new follicles in the future. So, if your body is still producing follicles, you may grow some new hair that requires touch-up treatments,” he says.
Who is a candidate for this procedure? “Anyone can have laser hair removal performed, and it works well on all hair with the exceptions of light-blonde, white, or light-gray hair,” Dr. Banker states. “The reason for these exceptions is that some pigmentation is necessary for the laser to generate enough heat to kill the hair follicle. On the other hand, laser hair removal is typically a little easier on black or very dark hair.”
Dr. Banker adds that there is no minimum or maximum age for clients seeking laser hair removal, though anyone under 18 will need to have a parent or legal guardian present, and older patients need to be aware that gray hair has the potential to limit the procedure’s effectiveness.
Laser hair removal treatments are gentle and require no numbing or pain management. Clients may experience what can be described as a flicking sensation on the skin but no significant discomfort. Side effects are rare with the most common being sun sensitivity. “You’ll want to stay out of the sun or tanning bed for a few days following treatment, but otherwise no after-care is required,” says Dr. Banker.
The cost of laser hair removal depends on the area being treated, and Luxe Laser publishes all their pricing online at luxe-laser.com so clients can see exactly what their procedure will cost ahead of time. Clients who would like to treat multiple areas, areas not listed on the website, or a combination of areas are encouraged to stop by Luxe Laser for a free consultation and pricing.
At Luxe Laser, six laser hair removal treatments are considered a complete package because the average person will have full, permanent hair removal after the sixth treatment. However, because not everyone is average, some clients require additional treatments to achieve optimal results. To help make those additional treatments more affordable, Luxe Laser offers each treatment beyond six (for the same area) at 30 percent off.
Dr. Banker emphasizes that at Luxe Laser, there are no contracts and no minimums for laser hair removal. “Some places will try to convince you to sign a contract or commit to a certain number of treatments over multiple years, but we strongly advise against signing a contract for any medical treatment,” he cautions.
To learn more about laser hair removal or any other procedures or services offered at Luxe Laser Vein & Body Center, please call 419-893-2775. Consultations are always free of charge. Additional information is also available online at luxe-laser.com. ❦