Introducing Laser Hair Removal Services at Bella Santé! Posted by Tiffany Amorosino on January 6, 2015 in

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Most of us will have to deal with unwanted hair at some point in our lives: you battle a hair that sprouts overnight on your lip or chin,  or the thick and stubbly hair on your legs requires daily shaving in the summer months, or perhaps you simply seek the convenience of not having to think if you shaved your underarms before putting on that sleeveless dress.  Tweezing and shaving are generally the first methods of hair removal attempted, but these are short term solutions that can be painful and time consuming.  Waxing and depilatory creams can give you a slightly longer time period without hair, but they pose the risk of hyperpigmentation (brown spots) and can be time consuming on larger areas of the body.  If you're tired of the other hair removal methods, and/or you experience problems related to unwanted hair growth, laser hair removal is an excellent option for you.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

It is a minimally invasive, no down-time treatment that upon completion of a series will achieve an 85% to 95% clearance of the hair.  Series length varies from patient to patient, but on average 6 to 8 treatments are required.  The area of the body being treated as well as the thickness, density, and color of the hair are also determining factors in the number of treatments necessary.  Laser hair removal works best on darker, coarser hair, and it will not be effective on white, blonde, gray, or red hairs due to their lack of pigment.

Are Laser Hair Removal Results Permanent?

Yes, the active hairs that are targeted with the laser are permanently removed.  It is important to note that there thousands of dormant hairs in our body that can be activated for a series of reasons, most commonly hormonal changes in the body. Typically these changes occur during pregnancy or menopause, but there are other periods of change that can cause hormonal shifts.

What Type of Laser is Used For Hair Removal?

There are several types of lasers that can be used for hair removal, but leading physicians in the field agree that the 810 pulsed diode laser is the Gold Standard.  Bella Santé is proud to offer laser hair removal services with the Vectus: an 810 pulse diode laser featuring the largest spot size and most uniform beam available today.  The Vectus allows our medical aestheticians to treat large areas quickly and efficiently without sacrificing the comfort of our guests.  The Vectus is also the only laser on the market featuring the SkinTel; a device that measures the amount of melanin in your skin allowing the medical aesthetician to input customized settings to achieve the highest results in the quickest time possible.

Read more about laser hair removal, the laser we use, and the areas that are treated.

For more information on Laser Hair Removal call Bella Santé at (617) 424-9930