Laser Hair Removal

What's It For?

 

 

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses light energy absorbed by the pigment cells of hair to heat the hair follicle in order to decrease hair growth. Treated areas will see a loss of hair with a long period of time before hair grows back in. Patients will experience smoother skin that is less prone to razor bump and folliculitis.

 

 

 

How Does It Work? 

 

 

Laser hair removal targets pigment within the root of the hair follicle, generating heat that damages the hair follicle and prevents hair from regrowing. Because the laser technology targets pigment in the hair follicle, laser hair removal is most effective for people with hair tones ranging from light brown to black. At Lushful Aesthetics we only utilize the gold standard in laser hair removal, which is the Cynosure Elite iQ. This machine is a dual wavelength YAG / Alexandrite system that is safe for all skin types.

 

For optimal results, you will need 8-12 sessions to achieve a significant reduction in hair growth. Patients should expect to schedule their treatments every 4-8 weeks. Treatment plans will be customized based on the amount of hair at baseline, hair color, skin tone, pain tolerance, and personal schedule.

 

                             

 

 

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

   Before Your Visit: 

     

  • Shave the area the 24-48 hours before your session

  • Avoid tanning, including spray on tans and tanning lotions 

  • Do not wax or sugar the area for one month prior to treatment

  • Avoid medications that increase photosensitivity (i.e., antibiotics) 

  • Do not use any products that may increase your skin sensitivity for one week prior to treatment, such as Retinols, Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic Acid, etc…

 

     

 

   After Your Visit: 

  • After your session it is normal to see pinkish bumps. This will self resolve usually in a few hours, but can linger for 48 hours on some individuals. This is called follicular edema, it’s actually a sign of a very successful treatment  

  • Avoid sun exposure for one week

  • Avoid friction and excessive heat to the treated area for at least 8 hours

  • Do not exfoliate your skin or use products that may cause irritation for several days after

  • Resume moisturizing the area to keep hydration levels optimal 24 hours post-treatment​ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

                                        Laser Hair Removal FAQ's

Is laser hair removal an option for people with darker complexions? 

Many other lasers are not suitable for treating patients with darker complexions as there is a risk of hyperpigmentation. At Lushful Aesthetics, we specifically chose our laser because it is a dual laser and the gold standard for treating darker skin tones effectively, efficiently, and safely. 

How long does laser hair removal last? Will hair grow back after?

Laser hair removal permanently destroys your hair follicles, which means you will not grow these particular hairs again. This does NOT mean that new ones won’t grow. So it's possible—especially after a few months—that you'll notice new hairs growing in your treated areas, even if they aren't exactly the same as the ones that have been removed. Many factors, including  age, gender, hormone levels, and metabolism will affect your body's ability to create new hair follicles. Most patients who want to maintain a smooth appearance will go on a maintenance plan that usually consists of a laser session every few months as opposed to every few weeks.. Otherwise, most patients see very little hair regrowth and many think it’s fine as is.

How will it look if I get laser hair removal on my butt, but not my legs?

We recommend buzzing 2-3 inches below the butt with a trimmer at a medium length to create a fade. You may need to experiment to find the appropriate length that looks right for your aesthetic.

I want to get laser hair removal for my pubes, but I don’t want to be                                        completely hairless. Is this possible?

Yes. Our provider can customize the shape and style of your pubic hair however you’d like. Some people will leave hair above, but like to get the inner legs done since this area is more prone to ingrown hairs and razor burns. Regardless of your aesthetic preferences, just let us know and we’ll customize your treatment to your preference.

I’ve had laser hair removal before, but it didn’t work. Is your service any                                 different?

There are several laser hair removal devices which have become more efficient over time. Unfortunately, hair removal lasers are expensive and many other providers have decided not to upgrade their technology.We still sometimes hear about some places using IPL machines, which are not actually designed for laser hair removal. Here at Lushful Aesthetics we utilize the Cynosure Elite iQ, which is the gold standard for laser hair removal. This means we can fully customize the settings to your skin and hair type to deliver the best results possible.

How should I prepare for my laser hair removal session?

Sun exposure and antibiotics should be avoided for 2 weeks prior to receiving laser hair removal. Skin that is exposed to the sun is more sensitive to the laser. Tanned skin is also more difficult to treat when it comes to seeing results. Therefore, we ask patients to try to be at their baseline skin color. Patients must be off Accutane for at least one year before being treated. Patients should ideally shave 1-3 days before their appointment. Same day shaving is not recommended as the skin is more irritated and it’s harder for the laser to find the hair follicle to treat. Waxing, sugaring, and chemical hair removal (like Nair) should be discontinued at least a month before laser hair removal treatment.

How does laser hair removal work?

The laser penetrates through the skin and specifically targets the hair follicles. The heat and light from the laser strategically damage the follicles and eliminate hair growth.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal feels like a rubber band snap on the skin – although each patient’s level of comfort is different. Our laser is highly effective and extremely adjustable to make the experience comfortable for our patients while delivering great results. Depending on the areas treated, we often adjust the settings throughout the treatment for more sensitive areas. We’re also excited to offer the latest in laser technology, which incorporates an industry leading cooling technology to improve comfort. 

 How many sessions of laser hair removal do I need?

Each patient is unique. Various factors affect hair reduction and include the amount of hair at baseline, the color of the hair and skin tone, and patient’s pain tolerance among others. Patients undergoing hormone replacement for testosterone will also have greater difficulty with hair reduction and will require more sessions to achieve their goals. The patients that see the best and fastest results have dark hair and lighter skin, as the laser setting can be safely set at a higher setting. That being said, our laser is equipped to treat all skin tones, and all of our patients have been satisfied with their laser results.

How many laser hair removal sessions on average?

We sell our laser hair removal packages in sets of 6. Most patients see amazing results in 8-12 sessions. It varies dramatically depending on the patients baseline hair density, skin tone, hair color, and pain tolerance.

Are there people who don’t qualify for laser hair removal?

People with white, grey, light blonde and light red hair unfortunately won’t see results from laser hair removal. The laser is targeting pigment in the hair follicle and these tones lack pigment.

 What areas can you treat with laser hair removal?

We can treat virtually any area with hair. Common areas we regularly treat are unwanted facial hair, back & shoulders, pubic region, bikini/speedo area, butt, and arms & legs.

 I have hair on the shaft of my penis. Is this normal? Can this be lasered?

Yes this is normal. We regularly treat this as part of the pubic-clean up or brazilian treatments and patients have seen great results.

Is it safe to laser your scrotum?

Lasering the scrotum is safe. You will want to choose the public clean-up or brazilian treatment to have your scrotum treated.

What is the downtime for laser hair removal?

There’s no “downtime”. We just recommend patients avoid exercise, sun exposure and hot showers for at least 4 hours. The goal is just to keep the area cool and dry. Apply SPF, as you always should, to the area if it’s exposed to the sun.

Are there any side effects from laser hair removal or anal bleaching?

The most common “side effect” from both laser hair removal and anal bleaching is itchiness. This is easily treated with some over the counter hydrocortisone cream. Patients who experience this only feel it in the first 1-3 days post treatment.

 

Can I laser hair that’s on a tattoo?

No. Unfortunately, since the laser targets pigment, running it over a tattoo would ruin the tattoo and possibly burn the patient. Thus these areas need to be avoided.

 Laser Hair Removal Pricing 

 

 

SMALL AREAS:

  • Hands and Fingers: $100/session or 6 sessions for $500 (1 free session)

  • Feet and Toes: $100/session or 6 sessions for $500 (1 free session)

  • Neck: $100/session or 6 sessions for $500 (1 free session)

  • Underarms: $100/session or 6 sessions for $500 (1 free session)

  • Pilonidal Cyst Area: $100/session or 6 sessions for $500 (1 free session)

MEDIUM AREAS:

  • Butt: $200/session or 6 sessions for $1,000 (1 free session) Outer and Inner Cheek

  • “Pubic Clean-up”: $200/session or 6 sessions for $1,000 (1 free session)
    Choose your style – shape up your groin, thigh area, perineum, etc.

  • “Face Clean-up”: $150/session or 6 sessions for $750 (1 free session)
    Choose your style – shape up your beard/scruff focusing on the cheeks and the neck

  • Chest: $200/session or 6 sessions for $1,000 (1 free session)

  • Abdomen: $200/session or 6 sessions for $1,000 (1 free session)

  • Shoulders: $200/session or 6 sessions for $1,000 (1 free session)

  • Half Arms: $150/session or 6 sessions for $750 (1 free session)

    • Above OR Below Elbows

  • Half Legs: $250/session or 6 sessions for $1,250 (1 free session)

    • Above OR Below Knee

  • Half Back: $200/session or 6 sessions for $1,000 (1 free session)

    • Upper OR Lower Back

LARGE AREAS:

  • Brazilian: $350/session or 6 sessions for $1,750 (1 free session)

    • Entire pubic and anal area 

 

Learn more about our packages with laser hair removal here!

  • Legs: $400/session or 6 sessions for $2,000 (1 free session)

  • Arms: $250/session or 6 sessions for $1,250 (1 free session)

  • Face & Neck: $300/session or 6 sessions for $1,500 (1 free session)

  • Chest & Abdomen: $350/session or 6 sessions for $1,750 (1 free session)

  • Back: $350/session or 6 sessions for $1,750 (1 free session)

  • Back & Shoulders: $400/session or 6 sessions for $2,000 (1 free session)

MULTIPLE AREAS:

  • Customizable Full Body: $700/session or 6 Sessions for $3500 (1 free session)

*Book “Full Body” if you’re planning to treat more than 3 areas as this will save you money. You can completely customize your treatment when selecting this option.