Laser Hair Removal

The demand for intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal and laser hair removal treatments in Milwaukee, WI is at an all-time high.

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This is not surprising, considering that traditional hair removal via electrolysis or waxing is painful and expensive.  Light-based hair removal permanently reduces unwanted facial and body hair, in fewer treatments and with more comfort than is possible with traditional procedures.

Our hair removal technology delivers specific wavelengths, with large spot sizes, superior Contact CoolingTM and Smooth PulseTM technology to provide comfortable treatments with excellent results.

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How many treatments will I need?

 

Most areas require 3-6 treatments, but the number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on various factors such as your hair’s thickness, the area treated, and your hair’s growth cycle.

Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time, but actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting.   The laser works by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment.   Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.

How does laser hair removal compare with Electrolysis?

 

Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals.  By delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time, we can effectively treat an area in just seconds that would take much longer with electrolysis.

Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?

 

Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away.   Occasionally some redness may occur.  If this happens, you may want to plan your work or social engagements accordingly.  The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun.  As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.

What areas can be treated?

 

We can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line.

What do treatments feel like?

 

When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation.   No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.

What happens after the treatment?

 

Immediately following your treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen.  Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be re-growth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment, and are not regrowing.   Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.

What are the possible side effects?

 

Slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn may occur in some patients.  These effects typically last for several hours or less.  In rare instances, blistering may occur.  Our Medical Aesthetician will review the benefits and risks of treatment during your free consultation.