Laser Hair Removal

Are you tired of shaving, waxing, tweezing, and plucking? Now, it’s possible to discover your “beautiful” without the tedious, painful, and often short-lived fixes.

Almost everyone has unwanted hair somewhere on their body. Unfortunately, traditional hair removal routines can be tedious, painful and expensive over time. Shaving may last a day, waxing a couple of weeks, but none of them last forever - and therein lies the true beauty of laser hair removal. Begin with Skin will determine your individual circumstances prior to recommending a customized treatment plan. The secret to laser hair removal is the clinically-proven technology that targets and destroys cells responsible for hair growth without harming surrounding skin. It’s a simple approach to permanent hair reduction that’s fast, easy, and FDA-cleared. Best of all, treatment sessions can take just minutes.

Rely on laser hair removal for treatment of unwanted hair on the: face, underarms, arms, chest, back, bikini line, legs

What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Light-based hair removal can work for almost everyone, including all skin colors and most hair types.

For men, laser hair removal is great for permanently reducing chest and backhair for a cleaner, younger look.

For women, it’s a great alternative to creams and waxing for reducing hair on the face and body, including delicate areas around the lips and the bikini line.

Benefits include: •   Permanent reduction of facial/ body hair •    Fast, easy treatments, little to no downtime

Is LHR for me?

Factors that determine hair removal treatments:

* Color of skin (darker skinned patients require more treatments)
* Color of hair
* Thickness of hair
* Where the hair is located on the body 

Female facial hair on the sides of face typically requires more treatments than the bikini area, and it is for this reason that we customize your treatment. The bikini area of an African American/South East Asian patient typically requires more treatments than paler skin.

Begin with Skin consults with patients and tests how the laser reacts to your skin and hair, prior to customizing a treatment plan for you, based on the test results. We never ask our patients to pay in advance for a set number treatments that you may or may not need. 

How does it work?

  • Laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of second, jusdt long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling numberous follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair's growth. SEE IMAGES TO RIGHT - A) AFTER B) BEFORE 

  • How long does the treatment take?

    The treatment time can vary considerably depending on the size of the area treated, and the particular technique used. A small area such as the upper lip may take only five minutes, while a larger area like the back or legs may take up to one hour. Since the laser affects only those hairs in the growing stage, and not all hairs will be in this stage at the same time, several treatments will most likely be needed to effectively remove all the hair from one area. Subsequent sessions will be scheduled at least a month apart. By this time you will probably begin to notice the re-growth of hairs that were previously in the resting stage.
  • Is laser hair removal painful?

    The laser treatment itself can cause a sligh tingling sensation. Most patients tolderate the procedure well. Because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia can be an option.
  • How many treatments are required?

    Although the FDA has approved several types of laser for permanent hair reduction, results can vary. An individual's metabolism, hormonal level, hair quality and number of hair follicles can all affect the outcome. Moreover, normal hair goes through a growth cycle in three stages: the anagen (growing phase), the telogen (resting phase) and the catagen (transitional phase). During the anagen phase, hair is susceptible to the loaser's energy, but during the telegen and catagen phases, it is resistant. At any one time, various percentages of body hair will be in each of these phases, making complete removal unlikely without multiple sessions.  Are you interested in Laser treatments for spider veins, facial blood vessels, roasacea, or pigmented lesions? Read more > 

    Please call Begin with Skin for more information on any of our laser services - 978-455-6800