Permanent Laser Hair Removal at Home Reviews
All of my experience at North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics have been excellent. The staff is very caring and sensitive to your problems. The doctors are the best! They took care of my problem and are concerned with my continuing health. Kudos to all the doctors and staff! You are the best!
~ Linda S. W.
Unwanted body hair is a common and quite embarrassing problem for both men and women. Traditional solutions, such as shaving, waxing, or threading, are less than ideal for many reasons. They are temporary, often painful, and may put you at risk for ingrown hairs or “razor bumps.” With a growing number of patients seeking a permanent hair removal option, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and laser treatments are becoming the new standard. We use the Palomar Vectus laser, which is the fastest and one of the least painful hair removal devices available. We also use the Palomar Icon IPL for certain hair and skin types.
Understanding IPL and laser
Permanent hair removal is defined as the permanent removal of at least 90% of the hairs being treated, and usually requires 5-7 treatments a few weeks apart. Multiple treatment sessions are needed because hair follicles are constantly cycling through different phases, including a resting phase and a growing phase. The hair follicle is only susceptible to IPL and laser light when it is in the growth phase. At any one time, some of your hair follicles will be in the resting phase, whilst others will be in the growth phase. So, in order to target all the hair follicles during their growth phase, one has to perform multiple treatments a few weeks apart.
If any hairs do reappear, they are generally much smaller in diameter and lighter in color. Once the full treatment plan is complete, touch-ups every now and then are usually sufficient to keep the skin silky smooth and hair-free. We also offer electrolysis for the permanent removal of any hairs that the IPL or laser did not get.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is IPL treatment safe for darker skin types?
With the Palomar Vectus laser and Palomar Icon IPL that we use here at North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics, we are able to safely treat all skin types. However, outdated laser and IPL systems are not safe for darker skin, so it is important to choose your provider carefully.
Will IPL hair removal work on light hairs?
The lighter and thinner the hair is, the less responsive it will be to treatment. More sessions may be needed to achieve optimal results. Extremely light hairs may be unresponsive to IPL or laser, but we can treat those with electrolysis, which is also a permanent solution.
Does the procedure hurt?
We use the Palomar Vectus laser for hair removal. The Vectus is known to be one of the least painful lasers available and is also the fastest hair removal laser on the market, so we can get the treatments done quicker than the vast majority of other devices out there. You may experience more of a stinging sensation with the IPL, similar to that of a rubber band snapping against the skin. Most patients tolerate the procedure very well, and do not describe it as painful. We can also offer you a topical anesthetic cream which will make the procedure very tolerable.
Can I postpone my follow-up laser or IPL appointment for a few weeks?
Laser and IPL sessions need to be performed as close to the originally agreed upon schedule as possible. Hair follicles cycle through growth and resting phases. Only the hairs in the growth phase are affected by laser or IPL treatment. Therefore, the series of appointments is designed to reach the maximum number of hairs in the appropriate phase. Delaying treatment may cause the targeted follicles to cycle past the responsive phase, decreasing the effectiveness of the laser or IPL.
Please call us at 425-954-2437 to arrange a consultation to learn more about your best hair removal options. We have five convenient locations, serving communities throughout the area. You can see us at one of our offices in Mill Creek, Monroe, South Everett, Everett, or Smokey Point.flights to albuquerque flights to bermuda ohare flights branson mo flights flights charlotte to miami flights from austin to new york hopper flights nyc to miami flights flights orlando flights to cancun from denver flights to los angeles denver flights nashville flights flights to el salvador houston to dallas flights flights from dallas to cancun flights to georgia flights to cancun from atlanta maui flights flights to ny flights to sarasota florida flights from orlando to denver true flights cheap flights texas flights from miami to atlanta flights from atlanta to seattle cheapest flights to orlando flights from tijuana to guadalajara flights to honduras flights to jamaica cheap vegas flights new orleans flights dallas flights first class flights flights to maui tripadvisor flights flights from denver to las vegas how to get cheap flights cheap flights florida japan flights flights to new zealand canceled flights flights to guadalajara from tijuana flights to chicago from dallas chicago to orlando flights flights from houston to miami cheap flights from dallas cheap flights to denver flights to turkey spirit airlines cancelled flights flights from lax to miami flights to virginia beach flights from houston to colorado flights from chicago to denver flights to south africa flights from philadelphia flights websites xna flights cabo flights dallas to orlando flights minneapolis flights flights to detroit flights from tampa cancelled flights flights to pensacola flights and hotel packages kentucky flights flights to orlando florida flights to sacramento flights from atlanta to miami flights from charlotte google travel flights cheap flights from atlanta flights from atlanta to lax flights to newyork flights to malaysia flights from lax to boston flights to orlando from atlanta flights from rdu to miami orlando to miami flights belize flights colombia flights flights from houston houston to cancun flights chicago to houston flights cheap international flights flights to oklahoma atlanta to orlando flights alaska airlines flights status flights to ecuador flights cheap american airlines cancelled flights seattle flights flights orlando cheap flights to new york flights to austin texas tampa flights flights to phoenix arizona