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Category Archives: Laser Hair Removal

7 Details about Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal Hazleton, PASmooth, silky skin is a gift most of us wish we had all the time. The continual investment made into shaving, plucking, waxing, and trimming can go on for a lifetime if we let it. In recent years, more and more people are saying “no more!” With laser hair removal, this is entirely possible. If you want to eliminate the need to shave weekly, or daily, and still enjoy beautifully smooth skin, you may be interested in learning more about what laser hair removal can do. Here, we offer a few details.

Laser Hair Removal is Versatile

Laser hair removal is an office treatment that can take about an hour to complete.  A series of treatments is necessary to achieve lasting results, but these are scheduled about 8 weeks apart so they are completely convenient. Treatment works by vaporizing hair in the follicles at the time of treatment. The heat from the laser beam also disables hair follicles bit by bit. This is how hair growth is halted.

Treatment can be performed on a variety of areas, including the bikini area, legs, underarms, face, arms, and back, to name a few.

Laser Hair Removal is Comfortable

Many people imagine that getting hair “vaporized” right out of their hair follicles must be painful. It’s not. Here’s the trick: shave before your treatment. Laser light works by absorbing into the pigment in hair. When hair is solely within the follicle, it is destroyed so quickly that minimal sensation is felt. In this scenario, patients typically feel no more than a snap on the skin. If there is more length through which laser light must travel, there is a higher likelihood of feeling more intense sensations during treatment.

Results Start Immediately and Keep Getting Better

While it’s necessary to complete the recommended series of treatments to get lasting results, laser hair removal begins working immediately. After the very first treatment, the skin will be smoother and hair growth will occur at a slower rate. When hair does start to grow in due to the natural cycle of hair follicles, it is usually much lighter and thinner than before. With each subsequent treatment, the growth process is slower until it finally stops.

About Permanence

One of the biggest questions people have about laser hair removal is whether their results will be permanent. This can be a tricky question to answer because some people never experience regrowth after hair removal. However, a better term would probably be “semi-permanent.” In most situations, hair growth is permanently altered by laser hair removal. However, some people do notice rogue hairs growing here and there some time after their series of treatments. This can be addressed with a touch-up treatment as needed.

It’s not too late to get smooth skin before summer. Call our Pottsville or Hazleton office to schedule your laser hair removal consultation.

Gear Up for Christmas: 3 Gifts to Consider

Laser Hair RemovalWith the holiday season in full-swing, you are likely already starting to think of presents to get your friends and family members. If you are looking for something to give to your spouse, mother-in-law, girlfriend, sister, daughter, or another woman in your life, look no further. Here at Keystone Cosmetic Surgery Center, we have a variety of options for you to choose from that will help the woman or women in your life to look and feel special. Read on to learn more.

1.Laser Hair Removal
As a woman, nothing is quite as embarrassing as heading to the beach only to realize that you haven’t shaved your underarms, bikini area, or your legs. However, with laser hair removal, you can rest assured that you won’t have to spend another embarrassing day at the beach again. Give someone in your life the care and relief of not having to shave again by giving them a gift card good towards getting laser hair removal from our Licensed Aesthetician.

2. Chemical Peels
If you are looking to spend a smaller amount of money but still give a great gift with lasting benefits, consider giving the gift of a chemical peel. By removing the top layer of your dermis by using a chemical, a chemical peel is designed to encourage the regrowth of younger, healthier looking skin that will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even get rid of sunspots and sun damage.

3. Facials
If you are wanting to give the woman in your life a more relaxing spa treatment that still has health benefits, consider gifting them one of our facials. By exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing your skin, a facial will help to rejuvenate and restore your loved one’s skin— and help them to feel stress-free and relaxed— in just an hour.

From laser hair removal to facials, this quick list will give you ideas of what to gift the woman or women in your life this year. To learn more about these and other services that we offer, contact Robert Kimmel at Keystone Cosmetic Surgery Center.

Just The Facts, Ma’am, About Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair RemovalHere’s a great idea whose time has definitely come – No more waxing, shaving, ingrown hairs, plucking, razor burn, and pain!

One of the most popular services we offer at Keystone Cosmetic Surgery is laser hair removal. Our clients love being hair free and smooth.

Are you considering giving laser hair removal a try? Great! Here are a few things to know before your first appointment:

  • You should avoid shaving or waxing for about six weeks prior to your appointment. Why? Because laser hair removal targets the roots of your body hair, so if you’ve recently waxed or plucked, those roots will be temporarily gone and the laser will have nothing to target.
  • The laser will be calibrated specifically for you – your hair thickness, skin tone, and hair color. Next, a gel or topical numbing agent will be applied to protect your skin. You may experience some slight tingling, heat, or minor discomfort during the procedure, but overall the pain should be minimal, if any. You will be asked to wear eye protection to shield your eyes from the bright light of the laser.
  • Depending on the area being treated, your appointment will last about 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • After your treatment, you may experience minor swelling and redness. This is normal. You should be able to go about your regular daily activities immediately. If you need some mild pain relief, you can use over-the-counter pain relievers.
  • The targeted hair should start to fall out a few days after the procedure. You may have to return for a few follow up sessions to get the most optimum results. You should plan on a follow-up session in abut 4 to 6 weeks. Avoid waxing, plucking, and excessive sun exposure between treatment sessions.
  • After you have completed the necessary sessions, the laser-treated hair will be permanently gone – you won’t have to shave, pluck, or wax again.

Fall is here and holiday parties are just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to schedule a consultation appointment.

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