IPL HAIR REDUCTION
LET’S TALK ABOUT COST!
Women spend 72 days shaving their legs over the course of a lifetime – OR approximately 1,728 hours! And that is just legs! – it doesn’t include bikini area or underarms! Did you know that men will spend an average of 45 DAYS – yes, DAYS of their life SHAVING?
According to the book, ‘Plucked: A History of Hair Removal’ by Rebecca M. Herzing, “American women who shave (a relatively inexpensive way to remove hair) will spend, on average, more than $10,000 and nearly two entire months of their lives simply managing unwanted hair. The woman who waxes once or twice a month will spend more than $23,000 dollars over the course of her lifetime! On average, women can save $7,000 by receiving laser hair removal on the areas of the body they typically shave. When compared to a lifetime of waxing, women can save $20,000 by receiving laser hair removal on the areas of the body they usually wax.
For MEN, over a lifetime, a man will average about $6500 just shaving his face/neck. A man getting a monthly back wax will spend over $18,000 in his lifetime!
That is why According to the “American Society for Dermatologic Surgery” in the U.S., hair removal procedures were one of the top five non-surgical procedures in 2018.
WHY CHOOSE DR. SCOTT’S RESTORATIVE HEALTH & AESTHETICS?
Did you know that Laser Hair Removal is considered a medical procedure? This is why it can only be performed legally under the direction of a physician. Dr. Scott will review your chart, and he and will review with our licensed laser tech, the correct settings for your treatment before it begins. Our Magma FormaTK system, comes with a built in melanin meter, to help take the guesswork out of your Fitzpatrick Skin Type, ensuring the best settings for optimal results.
HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
Permanent hair reduction is performed using a powerful laser or Intense Pulsed Light technologies to target and heat the hair follicles. Successfully damaged follicles are then no longer able to produce new hairs. Laser Hair Reduction works by emitting pulses of light to destroy hair follicles, resulting in smooth hair-free skin. Laser hair reduction is a great way to simplify your routine and avoid the stubble and irritation that comes with shaving. Patients typically need anywhere from 4-10 sessions to achieve desired results. 8 sessions, usually result in a 93% rate of permanent hair reduction of follicles treated. Common treated areas include legs, back, under arms, bikini line and face, arms and chest. It can also treat hair removal between the brows, to get rid of the “uni-brow” look!
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
There are different cycles of hair growth Lasers can eliminate hair only when the hair is in the follicle stage of its growth cycle. In a given area , about 10-12% of the hair is in the follicular stage and able to be eliminated with the laser. It takes about 4-6 weeks for the hair to cycle again and new hair follicles to form. Then it will be time to treat again. Therefore, at least 4-8 sessions or more are required for a satisfactory result. Again, the treatment time and number of treatments will vary with each person, depending on many things, including where your hair is during the growth cycle at your visit.
Fall and winter are the best time to take advantage of laser hair removal because your skin can’t be exposed to the sun before treatment. We’ll go over all of your pre & post-care instructions prior to your treatment.
Are you anxious about discomfort during your procedure? We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for mild sedation during cosmetic procedures. It produces a relaxed feeling which wears off quickly allowing you to drive home after the procedure. Ask us about using nitrous oxide for your treatment!