Summer is NOT the Time of the Razor!
- Posted on: May 7 2016
Summertime in Ohio is time for trips to Cedar Point and the dozens of lakes and rivers within minutes of town. It’s time for fun on the shore and behind the ski boat.
It’s not time for shaving your legs!
Alas, getting your legs ready for summertime fun will involve the Sisyphusian ordeal of shaving and plucking, waxing and tweezing, Nair-ing and…wishing you never had to do it again. Beyond the time and hassle, shaving and other hair removal options can leave razor burn, ingrown hairs, shaving bumps, and drive you generally insane. Like Sisyphus who had to roll the boulder up the hill every day and then watch it roll back down again at the end of the day, you’ll remove the hair only to have to do it again in a couple weeks.
Or, you could come to Northcoast Laser and let us help you bid farewell to that unwanted hair permanently with our Pain-Free, Hair-Free IPL hair removal.
What is Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ IPL?
Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ is the next generation of IPL hair removal. It uses cutting-edge light-based technology and combines it with the comfort and convenience of a trip to the spa. Pain-Free, Hair-Free is the most comfortable laser hair removal option available.
How does it work?
Our technicians set the Pain-Free, Hair-Free IPL handpiece to match the pigment of your hair and the surrounding skin. It is called Advanced Fluorescence Technology. Once set, the handpiece then delivers the burst of light energy. The energy is absorbed by the hair and follows the hair downward into the follicle. The energy converts to heat as it travels down the hair and the heat damages the follicle, preventing it from growing hair.
The need for more than one treatment
Your unwanted body hair is not all that cooperative when you want to get rid of it. The hair needs to be in the anagen phase of the growth cycle. This is the growing phase, and only 20% of the hair on your body is in this phase at any one time. When IPL hits hair that isn’t in the growth phase it doesn’t always damage the follicle enough to stop it from growing hair in the future. But over time, with multiple treatments, all of the hair comes into the growth cycle and is ripe for targeting.
We have found that eight treatments are generally needed for patients to achieve an 80% permanent reduction in unwanted hair growth in the treated areas. After that, some maintenance treatments are necessary to ensure the follicles don’t heal themselves and begin producing hair again.
Send your razors to the place where your Walkman and flip phone now reside! Call us at Northcoast Laser, 440-NEW-FACE, and sign up for our Pain-Free, Hair-Free IPL hair removal!
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