laser hair removal for unwanted hair

Laser Hair Removal is Available in Pennsylvania!

Let’s get real. During the winter, we cover our bodies with pants and sweaters and get a little lax on our dedication to removing unwanted hair. When it’s hidden in clothing, no one sees our unsightly hair.

Come spring, we’re frantically waxing and shaving to get ready to wear the season’s cutest dresses, shorts, and tops. And with bathing suit season quickly approaching, we’re sure to have to begin the hair removal process for a few more areas, too.

Shaving and waxing are great options for some people, but others find them time-consuming or even painful. For those that don’t want to spend their free time removing body hair, they could consider starting laser hair removal before summer begins. Cosmetic Laser Centers is a reputable choice for Pittsburgh area laser hair reduction treatments.

Laser Hair Removal vs. Laser Hair Reduction

The only way to remove 100% of unwanted hair is to wax or shave it off. These two hair removal methods are temporary. Hair will grow back, sometimes feeling stubbly and itchy when it does. You also might suffer from painful ingrown hairs. Then, you have to repeat the process over and over again for the rest of your life to get your desired results.

That’s why, when a medspa or other company talks about laser hair removal, they really mean laser hair reduction. It’s kind of a misnomer, but laser hair removal can help you get up to 80% permanent hair reduction.

This level of reduction is an incredible result! This means only 20% of your unwanted hair could grow back, which lessens the amount of time and money you will need to continue to spend on removing hair by waxing or shaving. Some people don’t even notice the remaining hairs and see no need to remove it.

Ready to take your life back from home hair removal procedures and regular waxing appointments? Cosmetic Laser Centers can help you do it.

Who Can Get Laser Hair Removal Treatments?

Unfortunately, laser hair removal is not for everyone. The best candidates for it are people with darker hair and lighter skin, because the laser is designed to target the melanin in the hair.

The amount of melanin your hair has determines how dark your hair looks. As you can imagine, dark hair has more melanin than light-colored hair, so the laser can target it much more easily. This is especially true when the dark hair contrasts with pale skin. People with blonde, gray, red, or white hair may not benefit from laser hair removal.

It’s important that you visit Cosmetic Laser Centers to receive a consultation from our physician assistant or nurse practitioner to find out if this treatment is right for you. We also can suggest other options for removing your unwanted hair.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Cosmetic Laser Centers in the Pittsburgh area use LightSheer™, a special laser for hair removal. This is a diode laser that targets unwanted hair and sends zaps of energy to destroy the hair follicle. Once a hair follicle is destroyed, it is unable to continue growing hair.

Laser hair removal treatments are delivered using a laser in a handheld wand. First, the handheld wand compresses the skin, before the device applies a laser beam to the skin to damage the target: your unwanted hair. The device then cools your skin before moving on to the next area.

LightSheer™ is non-invasive and can be used for nearly any area of the body, including your underarms, bikini area, back, face, and chest. Of course, legs and arms are options, too.

You will usually need several treatments to get the results you want. Multiple sessions are necessary because of hair growth cycles. But, the number of sessions varies because no two people are alike. We know you’re unique and special, and will tailor treatments to your needs.

During the procedure, you might notice some mild discomfort. That’s the laser doing its job. Afterward, there is no pain and no downtime. Laser hair removal is very convenient because you can resume your regular activities immediately.

Isn’t Laser Hair Removal Expensive?

We’ll be honest: yes! But that’s because it requires a skilled professional to deliver the service. You don’t want just anyone sending laser beams into your skin. And the LightSheer™ laser beam? You can’t get that for home use. Technically, it’s a piece of scientific medical equipment.

Don’t forget the old adage, “you get what you pay for.” Laser hair removal treatment has the price tag that it does because it can be highly effective for the right person.

Ultimately, you might save a lot of money in the future because you’ll need to buy far fewer razors or pay for less frequent waxing services as a result of your laser hair reduction. The value of laser reduction, in our opinion, far exceeds how much you may need to pay to receive hair removal treatments.

How Do I Prepare for My Laser Hair Removal Treatments?

Your skin should be in as natural a state as possible to prepare for laser hair reduction. You should follow these guidelines to prepare for your upcoming laser treatment:

  • DO shave about 24 hours before your appointment. Unlike with waxing, there is no benefit to growing out your hair in advance.
  • DO plan to shave again, waiting at least 10 days after your treatment.
  • DON’T wax before your laser hair removal appointment. If the hair has been stripped from the follicle, there is no hair for the laser to target.
  • DON’T get laser hair removal if you have a sunburn or have recently applied self-tanning lotions.

When Should I Start Laser Hair Removal?

We’re getting closer and closer to warm weather in Cranberry Township and Wexford, so the time to start your laser hair removal treatment is now.

Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments because of hair growth. Starting today means you could see a reduction in unwanted hair before the peak of your summer fun.

Cosmetic Laser Centers Remove Your Unwanted Hair

Cosmetic Laser Centers are taking appointments now for laser hair removal at both our Pittsburgh and Warrendale, Pennsylvania locations. Call 724-935-4200 to start today. Visit us on the web at