What is Laser Hair Removal?

Of the many methods available to remove unwanted body hair, laser hair removal treatments are the only way to permanently reduce or even eliminate hair from certain areas.

If you’re tired of uncomfortable and tedious shaving, or painful waxing sessions, laser hair removal Bloomfield Hills can be a hugely beneficial alternative for achieving smooth skin you aren’t afraid to show off.

What Skin Types Can Be Treated With Laser Hair Removal?

Men and women with dark hair and light skin (Skin types I-III) often respond to laser hair removal the best. Darker skin tones (Skin types III-VI) are best treated with a long pulse Nd:YAG laser to see optimal results.

The Cutera excel HR laser offers the safest, most effective high-volume hair reduction on all skin types, and its cooling sapphire tip ensures your treatment is comfortable and quick. By combining both a high-power Alexandrite laser (effective on lighter skin) and long-wavelength Nd:YAG laser (safe for dark or tanned skin), excel HR can be used on a wide range of skin tones.

The best way to know if you’re eligible for laser hair removal treatments at Envee Aesthetics is to schedule a consultation appointment, at which one of our expert staff members can evaluate your problem areas and recommend a treatment plan that’s tailored to your unique skin tone.

How is Laser Hair Removal Performed in Bloomfield Hills?

During laser hair removal sessions, a topical anesthetic can be applied to minimize any discomfort you may feel during the procedure. The Cutera excel HR laser handpiece is then passed over the skin, targeting hair follicles as the laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in each follicle. This damage inhibits hair growth, and after multiple sessions, can even eliminate hair in the treated area.

Treatment can last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. There is no downtime for this laser procedure, meaning you can get right back to your normal routine after a session.

Cutera Excel HR

The Envee Aesthetics team uses the Cutera excel HR handheld laser device for laser treatments. This is among the safest and most effective hair removal technology available, and works for all skin types and tones. This laser can be used on many areas of the face and body, and both men and women have had remarkable, long-lasting results from this non-invasive, painless procedure.

Laser Hair Removal Results

Following a laser hair removal session, you should avoid the sun as much as possible and be sure to use sunscreen for at least a couple of weeks. You should also avoid waxing or plucking the treatment area.

Your treated skin may appear red or irritated, though this is temporary. Cold compresses can be used to help alleviate redness and discomfort.

Most patients need a series of treatments, usually 6 within 4-8 week intervals, for the best results. Your personalized treatment plan can be customized to fit your lifestyle and schedule, and may include complementary treatments such as Forever Young BBL for skin pigmentation, or dermaplaning for a facial refresh.

How Should I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

One of the best ways you can prepare for your treatment is to avoid sun exposure prior to the procedure. Exposure to the sun makes your skin much more sensitive to the light energy used in the hair removal process.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re tired of painful waxing or plucking just to achieve a smooth, hairless look, laser hair removal in West Bloomfield Hills, MI can be a great way to slow or even eliminate body hair growth permanently. Learn more and find out if you’re a good candidate for our Cutera excel HR by calling 248.270.5288 or filling out our online form to schedule a consultation. We can assess your cosmetic goals and create the perfect laser hair reduction treatment plan for you.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

How long does laser hair removal last?

Laser hair removal is permanent. You should not have to repeat the treatment after all of your sessions have been completed.

How effective is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal will permanently remove between 80-90% of the hair on average. It is usually most effective for those with fairer skin tones with darker hair.

How many sessions do I need for laser hair removal?

The number of sessions required for laser hair removal varies on a case-by-case basis. Most patients will require between 4-6 sessions.

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