LASER HAIR REMOVAL
When you want silky-smooth skin without shaving, tweezing, or waxing, laser hair removal at Boston Medical Aesthetics is an excellent option. Laser hair removal can permanently reduce unwanted hair from the face and body with minimal discomfort and little to no downtime.
At Boston Medical Aesthetics, we use the Elite+™ laser for men and women who want to remove unwanted hair for good. This advanced laser hair removal system uses the latest technology to make your procedure safer and more effective. It’s also extremely versatile and can be used for nearly all skin and hair types.
If you are interested in laser hair removal with the Elite+ laser at our Boston practice, request an appointment with Jennifer Canesi, APN-BC, for a complimentary consultation. You can also call us at 617-973-9700 to schedule your appointment.
About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a convenient, noninvasive cosmetic procedure that permanently reduces unwanted facial and body hair. At Boston Medical Aesthetics, laser hair removal is popular among both men and women and is often used for areas like the under arms, bikini line, face, and back.
Laser hair removal works by using light energy to target and destroy hair follicles without harming the surrounding tissue. During treatment, the light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. This damages the hair follicle and inhibits future growth. Because individual hairs grow at different times, only the hair that is in the active growth phase is destroyed. For this reason, we recommend several treatments spaced a few weeks apart for best results. This technology can also be used to improve uneven pigmentation and treat spider veins.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
With laser hair removal, you’ll enjoy soft, smooth skin for months and even years after your last treatment. In addition, you’ll experience:
Reduced hair growth
Sparser, finer hair
Less skin irritation (razor burn)
Fewer ingrown hairs
The Elite laser used at our practice also offers many advantages. Because it uses the latest technology, the Elite laser provides comprehensive hair removal for almost all skin types and hair colors. It’s a quick, easy procedure that can be performed in as little as 5 to 60 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
Is It Right for You?
Almost anyone who wants to remove unwanted hair from the face or body can benefit from laser hair removal. The best candidates for laser hair removal are those who:
Want a more permanent solution for unwanted hair
Are tired of shaving, waxing, or tweezing
Have realistic expectations about their results
There are some situations in which laser hair removal may not be recommended, such as for pregnant women or those who are taking certain medications. A thorough consultation with our nurse practitioner or medical esthetician can help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you.
What to Expect
Before treatment, you’ll receive special instructions on how to prepare for your laser hair removal session. This usually includes refraining from shaving, waxing, or tweezing for at least 2 weeks before your procedure. If you are having laser hair removal on your face, you will be given protective eyewear before your treatment begins.
Your laser hair removal treatment will be customized to your skin type and hair color. Your settings can be modified during your procedure for increased comfort and effectiveness. If at any point you feel uncomfortable, please let your provider know.
As the procedure starts, you may feel a slight stinging or snapping sensation. The level of discomfort you experience will depend on where your procedure is performed. However, because the Elite laser uses contact cooling throughout your treatment, most people are very comfortable. An optional topical numbing cream is also available for those who want it.
The results of laser hair removal appear gradually over the course of a few weeks as the treated hair falls out. There’s no downtime or recovery required, but you may experience some light redness at the treatment site for a day or 2. Multiple laser hair removal sessions produce the best results, and many of our clients see permanent results with as few as 6 treatments.
If you have been thinking about laser treatments and would like more information, we welcome you to come into Boston Medical Aesthetics and meet with Jennifer Canesi, APN-BC for a complimentary consultation. Call 617-973-9700 today!
Before and After
1 Laser hair removal treatment with Elite +