What is Treatment and Recovery Like?
People often ask how painful laser hair removal is, and the answer is different for everyone. Different tolerances for pain determine how much discomfort you experience. The Apogee Elite system contains SmartCool technology, which blows cool air over the treatment area to protect and chill the skin before, during, and after the treatment for maximum patient comfort. The spot size of the beams is also adjustable, so our technicians make fewer passes over larger areas or pinpoint tiny locations in delicate areas for minimal overflow of the wavelength. This shortens discomfort and downtime and reduces the risk of thermal damage.
When Will I See Results?
Because laser hair removal can only target follicles that are in the active growth phase, most patients need 4-6 treatments, scheduled 6-8 weeks apart, to completely remove the hair in a given treatment area. You’ll likely see thinning and shedding after the first treatment, but dormant follicles will become active to replace those that have fallen out. Don’t fret. Your next session will take care of them until most if not all of the follicles have been treated. Once the hair is gone, it shouldn’t return, but a few new strays may grow now and then.
In the modern era, meticulous hair grooming is not a luxury so much as a necessity. The Colorado Skin & Vein team can treat unwanted hair on any body part, for any patient, regardless of skin type. What have you got to lose besides the unwanted hair?