Laser Hair Removal

Make shaving, waxing, plucking, and using harsh depilatory creams ancient history with permanent hair reduction at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics. We use the Clarity II Laser Hair Removal system to give our patients silky smooth, beautifully bare skin.  Clarity II is the next generation of laser hair removal and is one of the most effective, most comfortable laser hair removal options available.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

We first set the laser wavelength to match the pigment of your hair in the target area. The laser light is then applied using a sweeping motion of the laser, which incorporates unique IN-Motion™ technology. The hair shaft absorbs the light energy emitted from the diode laser, and it converts to heat. The heat travels down the hair shaft into the follicle, where it damages the follicle, preventing future hair growth.

How is Clarity II Different?

Clarity II works by using pulses of infrared diode laser energy to gradually heat the hair follicles in the subdermal layer of the skin. Because the technician can use a sweeping motion, the laser doesn’t have to be stamped spot by spot, as is the usual method of laser hair removal. This sweeping effect eliminates any skipped or missed spots, plus it keeps the handpiece moving so the patient’s skin is gently heated in a wider area, making it more comfortable.

Clarity II also uses the most successful photoepilation wavelength (810 nm), which offers a great width of available settings.

Why Do I Need More Than One Laser Hair Removal treatment?

Human hair has three different growth phases: anagen (growth), catagen (transitional phase between growth and rest), and telogen (resting). For laser hair removal to be effective, hair must be in the anagen phase. The human body has around five million hairs on it, and each hair operates independently. That’s why repeated hair removal sessions are needed to catch more and more hair in the growth phase. Laser energy has little effect on follicles in the transitional or resting phases, as the hair is already on the way out and not fully engaged in the follicle.

All in all, most Northcoast Laser patients require 8 treatments to achieve 85-90% hair reduction. After 8 treatments, Northcoast Laser Cosmetics offers discounted maintenance appointments to clean up areas.

Where can I have Clarity II Laser Hair Removal?

Since the Clarity II laser is designed specifically for hair removal, it can safely treat just about any part of the body. We typically perform hair removal on these areas of the body:

  • Bikini area
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Face, especially the upper lip and chin
  • Underarms
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Legs

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

Laser hair removal is one of the world’s most popular aesthetic procedures. The Clarity II laser has proven to be effective and comfortable for tens of thousands of patients worldwide. You may have some slight redness and swelling on the treatment sites, but that passes in a few hours. Otherwise, there is no recovery time needed. There are no side effects.

Will Laser Hair Removal Work On My Skin Type?

Clarity II Laser Hair Removal works with all skin types. The laser energy is picked up by the pigment in the hair shafts, so people with very light blond or grey hair won’t have as much success with the procedure.