At our Duluth area plastic surgery office, we are proud to offer the latest in laser hair removal technology for patients seeking a permanent way to reduce and eliminate hair growth. For those who are tired of shaving, waxing and tweezing, laser hair removal provides a smooth result. The cosmetic surgeons of Prima Center for Plastic Surgery use the state-of-the-art Cynosure system, which removes hair safely and effectively. The classic 755 nm wavelength has high melanin absorption characteristics and proven long-term results for hair reduction. In addition, the 1064nm Nd:YAG wavelength is the safest wavelength for permanent hair reduction on darker skin types.
Elite+™ Aesthetic Workstation
Our Duluth plastic surgery office offers patients the latest in laser hair removal with the Elite+ from Cynosure. This system takes laser hair removal to the next level by not only speeding up the time it takes to remove hair, but it works on all skin types and most hair colors. The Elite+ has the ability to treat up to 44% of an area at one time, as compared to previous laser hair removal systems. The cosmetic surgeons of Prima Center for Plastic Surgery are pleased to have this new technology so he can give his patients a more efficient, more comfortable treatment. The average treatment time is 15 minutes to an hour with follow-up about every 4-5 weeks.
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Laser hair removal is best used on individuals with light skin and dark hair. This is because in order for the laser to “find” the hair and effectively treat it, it has to be able to “see” it. Therefore, those with very light blonde hair may not be the best candidates. That being said, a large majority of individuals with varying skin tones and hair color can be considered for this treatment. It is a safe and effective treatment for both men and women on common areas such as the legs, arms, back, face and bikini.
What to Expect
At any given time, there are a certain number of hairs that are in an active growth phase, as well as another set that are in a resting phase. Because the laser treatment is not effective on the hair follicles that are not actively growing, multiple sessions are typically needed. On average, it takes about 3 to 5 treatments to permanently disable new hair growth. During the procedure, the skin is stretched slightly so that the laser can precisely target the hair follicle roots. The follicle absorbs the heat and ultimately falls off and stops re-growing. The series of treatments is designed to ensure that all hair growth is permanently suppressed.
Laser Hair Removal Recovery
During treatment, patients will feel slight pressure on the area that is being treated. The laser beam can slightly sting, but cool temperatures will be applied between pulses to help with the patient’s discomfort. Although patients can resume normal activity after treatment, the treated area will look and feel similar to a light sunburn. Patients should avoid exercise for about 24 hours to allow the skin to calm, and sun exposure should be avoided. There is no downtime following laser hair removal and patients can usually resume their normal routine the same or next day.
The average cost for laser hair removal is about $250 per session. This cost will vary depending on the size of the area being treated and the amount of hair to be removed. More importantly, the cost will be determined based upon how many sessions are needed in order to attain the desired results.
Throw Out Your Razors Today!
Laser hair removal is a popular procedure highly sought out by men and women who are tired of daily shaving, expensive waxing and painful tweezing. Our laser hair removal system has been proven (*by Cynosure) to permanently reduce hair by an average of 79% after just three treatments. We encourage you to call our office today and learn more about our laser hair removal treatment program so that you can have smooth, hairless skin year-round.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $250
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location