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There are plenty of temporary options for people who want to remove hair from their face or body. The problem is that each one comes with at least one detractor. Shaving results are short-lived. Plucking is a tedious timewaster. Depilatory creams are messy and often smell awful. And waxing can be painful and harsh on sensitive skin. In addition, these methods are time-consuming and expensive: The average woman spends a whopping 72 hours and up to $23,000 removing hair during her lifetime.

Imagine cutting your shower time in half and having that freshly-shaved confidence for months or years at a time! It’s possible with laser hair removal.

If you’re unfamiliar with the procedure, and are wondering how it works, read on for answers to the most important FAQ.


What is Laser Hair Removal?

Woman receiving laser hair removal on armpitLaser hair removal is a non-invasive, FDA-approved aesthetic treatment that uses precisely calibrated laser technology. Other methods chop hairs off at the base, while laser hair removal targets and inactivates the hair follicle itself. This reduces the hair’s ability to grow and sometimes stops it permanently!

Laser hair removal can treat unwanted hair almost anywhere on the body or face:

  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Between brows
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Forearms
  • Back
  • Shoulders


What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

  • Save time and money
    • Laser hair removal can be performed in as little as 15 minutes. The smaller the area being targeted, the less time the procedure will take.
    • While laser hair removal has a higher upfront cost, treatments will result in significant savings over the combined cost of razors, shaving cream, and waxing appointments.
  • Enjoy soft, smooth skin
    • Laser hair removal won’t leave behind ingrown hairs, razor burn, or stubble like traditional hair removal methods.
  • Avoid the slow torture of waxing and tweezing
    • Laser hair removal causes minimal discomfort. Patients have compared the sensation of the laser to rubber band snaps against the skin.
  • Target precise areas of skin
    • Elevé’s laser technology allows for confident and close-quarters work around eyebrows, lips, and the bikini line.


Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

For most people, the effects of laser hair removal are long-term, although not completely permanent. The intense heat and light do permanently damage the hair follicle. So, after a series of treatments, some patients don’t experience regrowth for years, if ever! For those who do see it grow back, the hair is finer and lighter in color. Hair color, skin color, the area treated, and medications can all have an effect on results.


Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?

Men and women can both benefit from laser hair removal, but it’s important to consult with your primary doctor before scheduling treatment. Certain oral and topical medications can raise the risk for adverse side effects.

Laser hair removal also requires a commitment to a series of treatments, because hair grows in cycles. The procedure can only inactivate follicles during the active growth phase, so best results are achieved over the course of four to six sessions spaced weeks apart.


Why Choose Elevé for Laser Hair Removal?

Woman receiving laser hair removal on face

Laser has been a popular and effective hair removal treatment for decades, but it can be dangerous in the hands of someone inexperienced. Qualified providers, like the experts at Elevé, are better suited to achieving the best outcome. Their training and knowledge in both laser hair removal and aesthetic medicine make the process as smooth and pain-free as possible.

Schedule a consultation today to discuss your goals and what to expect during and after treatment. Whether you’re ready to get rid of unwanted hair, or just looking to learn more, the Elevé MedSpa laser hair removal team will make sure you are comfortable and well informed every step of the way. Set up a consultation today: 715-847-0000

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