Oftentimes, the removal of unwanted hair is the least favorite chore in a grooming routine. Over a lifetime, the average woman spends 72 days shaving and men spend 45. Aside from time lost, shaving supplies and waxing appointments cost thousands. Colorado Skin & Vein’s solution is laser hair removal, which can not only rid you of this daily chore, but can boost your self-confidence. Additionally, this is the perfect treatment to get ready for the summer months that are fast-approaching!
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
At Colorado Skin & Vein, we’ve thoroughly researched the best laser hair removal systems available. We’ve chosen the Cynosure Apogee Elite system, not only for its effectiveness but its safety and comfort for our patients. With two different wavelengths, 755 nm Alexandrite and 1064 nm Nd:YAG, we can treat the finest blonde to the darkest black hair. We can even treat darker skin with the 1064 nm energy without fear of hyperpigmentation or risk of scarring. Additionally, the laser energy will only target the hair follicle, leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. This means that the laser will not burn your skin.
Hair growth exists in 3 stages: Anagen, Catogen, and Telegen. Hair in the active growth stage is targeted by the Elite’s energy, which penetrates into the follicle to disrupt its pigmentation. When this happens, the follicle’s integrity is compromised, and the follicle will shed. A follicle in the dormant phase will transition into the active phase to be targeted during the next treatment. When enough follicles have been treated, hair will not longer grow in the treatment area, leaving your skin smooth and hair-free.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Thanks to Apogee Elite’s customizability, nearly anyone is a candidate for laser hair removal without fear of adverse side effects. Your comprehensive consultation at Colorado Skin & Vein begins with a thorough examination of your hair and skin type to create a hair removal treatment plan designed to give you peace of mind knowing that soon, you can toss out your shaving kit, cancel your wax appointments, and throw away your hair removal creams.
What is Laser Hair Removal Like?
Laser hair removal is rumored to be pretty painful, but the reality is the Apogee Elite is one of the most comfortable laser hair removal systems available today. The laser emits cool air over the skin even as the laser energy zaps the hair follicle, so you’re as comfortable as possible during the treatment.
Your Colorado Skin & Vein provider has the versatility to switch between wavelengths to ensure hair of every thickness and texture is treated during your session, which may last up to an hour depending on the size of the treatment area.
Is There Any Downtime?
There is little downtime involved, though you should protect your skin following your appointment with the dedicated use of sunscreen.
What Results Can I Expect?
Due to the fact that not all the hair can be treated at once, you’ll likely require up to 6 sessions to fully reach every follicle in your treatment area, but this varies for each patient. These can be scheduled 3-4 weeks apart. While your hair may first appear to thicken, this is the follicle reacting to the laser energy, and it will soon shed. In as few as 3 treatments, your hair will be visibly thinner, and by the end of your treatment, virtually all the hair is gone.
Are you sick of removing unwanted hair that’s only going to grow back and need to be removed again? Throw out those razors, because Colorado Skin & Vein has all your laser hair removal needs.
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