Ever found yourself driving along and seeing a sign that reads, "Laser Hair Removal for Underarms $125 for 6 treatments" and you think - "Perfect! This way if it doesn't work, I will have only wasted $125." Have you ever been tempted by this?...
Well here's what happens next….
6 treatments later, (which are usually 2-4 weeks apart - which when treating the body is unheard of with a real laser), you are told you are one of the unlucky ones who need more treatments. You continue to throw money at the problem with very little result.
Permanent Laser Hair Removal is performed with a Laser, however, most clinics use an IPL (intense pulsed light) machine. Most of those IPL machines are inexpensive technologies with very low energy. Therefore they are only able to destroy the very dark course hair at best. Medium and light brown hair will never be picked up with this type of machine. Why do they use these IPL machines? Because they are a fraction of the price of a medical grade laser, and because they already have an IPL in the clinic for a variety of other treatments.
A high powered IPL is fantastic for Photo Facials - which is where an IPL shines. It is great at treating sun damage, pigmentation, rosacea and diffused redness. However, it is not the right tool for hair removal.
This is one of the reasons we offer free consultations, with a test patch, enabling you to learn the differences and see them for yourself as well. We use the Cynosure Apogee Elite system - which is a very high powered, medical grade Laser, requiring an experienced technician. You will see an incredible difference - even with just one treatment! There is a reason we chose to spend $$$$ on our equipment.
We have recently received an increase in new clients that have been to other clinics prior, and been disappointed. Some have shared their stories with us…