Laser Hair Removal

 

Laser Hair Removal is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the US.   The benefits of this procedure are numerous and include a permanent reduction of hair growth that can virtually eliminate ingrown hairs/red bumps and the need for shaving.  

At Bliss we use the Candela GentleLASE System, a revolutionary long-pulse high energy alexandrite laser.  GentleLase emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where it is absorbed. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the hair follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The skin is further protected during treatment by a Dynamic Cooling Device where cryogen is sprayed onto the skin cooling the upper layers and providing patients with increased comfort.  

Laser Hair removal with the GentleLase is usually tolerated very well, with most patients describing the sensation felt during treatment as a light snapping of a rubber band.  Laser hair removal is effective on almost any area of the body were smoother, younger, hair-free skin is desired.  The laser will not work on hair that does not have pigment/melanin (such as white or gray hair) and may be less effective in patients that have hormonal imbalances.  Multiple treatments (usually 6 to 12) are required for desired outcome and vary based on the area being treated.