Laser Hair Removal

Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Center

Aesthetic Laser Specialists & Cosmetic Dermatologists located in West Chester, OH, Centerville, OH & Englewood, OH

If you’re tired of shaving and waxing, laser hair removal could save you plenty of time and effort. At Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Center in West Chester, Centerville, and Englewood, Ohio, Gary Palmer, MD, and the team offer laser hair removal so you can have the smooth skin you’ve always wanted. To get rid of unwanted hair, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a simple in-office procedure to get rid of unwanted hair in a number of areas. 

During the treatment, your provider directs the laser at a specific area on the face or body. The laser emits light energy, which effectively destroys the hair follicles. The pulse of the laser inactivates a large number of hair follicles, preventing hair from regrowing. 

With laser hair removal, men and women can permanently reduce hair in any area, such as :

  • Chest
  • Back
  • Upper lip
  • Chin 
  • Neck
  • Legs 
  • Arms 
  • Bikini line
  • Underarms

The laser responds best to dark black or dark brown hair. For gray, white, or red hair, Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Center offers electrolysis treatments. 

What happens during a laser hair removal treatment?

At the Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Center, your procedure is performed by expertly trained professionals using the safest and most versatile types of lasers: the Cynosure Elite™ and the Cynosure Vectus®. 

These state-of-the-art systems can effectively remove nearly every type of hair – from curly to fine – on nearly every type of skin, including darker or tanned skin. In addition, the Elite laser can switch between two wavelengths so more than one skin type per session can be treated with the same device. 

Each laser hair removal session lasts from five minutes to an hour, depending on how large and dense the area being treated is. Most patients describe the sensation as a mild rubber band snapping. 

The treatments are quick and mildly pain-free. Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Center uses advanced lasers that feature a built-in cooling system to ensure pain is further reduced. 

Laser hair removal treatments require no anesthetics or downtime. Afterward, you are free to resume your daily activities. You should avoid tanning a few weeks before and after your treatment.

Depending on the density of your hair and the size of the area being treated, it may take 5-7 visits for optimal results.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Most people see an 85-95% permanent reduction of facial and body hair. Sometimes hormonal changes cause hair to return, but these areas can be re-treated.

To schedule your laser hair removal appointment, call the office or book an appointment online today.