Laser Hair Removal in Richmond, Va
Tired of constantly shaving or waxing unwanted hair? Do you have sensitive skin that reacts to constant shaving? Do you get ingrown hairs? Not looking forward to the pain of electrolysis?
Laser hair removal can quickly and safely take care of unwanted hair all over the body, with no downtime.
Affordable VIP Club pricing
Effective for all skin types
How does laser hair removal work?
We use the Palomar Vectus laser, which is one of the fastest and safest lasers available for laser hair removal in Richmond. The Vectus represents the pinnacle in hair removal technology. It uses what is known as a diode laser and is safe for all skin types, even darker African American skin.
The laser works by targeting the color pigment within the hair follicle, which is called melanin. Because the laser is only targeting the hair follicle, it is safe for the surrounding skin. Hair goes through growth and rest cycles known as anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Laser hair removal only works on hair that is in the anagen, or growth phase. Hair in a particular area on our bodies is in any of these particular phases on a particular day. When you come for laser hair removal, only the hair that is in the anagen phase will respond to the treatment. This is why it takes multiple treatment sessions until complete hair reduction can occur.
The Vectus laser uses a very unique technology known as the Skintel Melanin Reader to ensure the highest level of safety and efficacy. This is the only FDA cleared melanin reader on the market. The Skintel measures the exact amount of pigment in the skin surrounding the hair and then wirelessly sends this information to the Vectus machine. The computer in the Vectus then selects the safest and most effective laser settings for hair removal based upon the information from the Skintel. The Vectus is currently the only laser which uses this advanced technology.
Does it Hurt?
This is certainly everyone’s biggest concern, especially when considering sensitive areas of the body. Most patients describe a brief warm sensation when the laser is fired. This goes away very quickly. The Vectus also uses a very unique sapphire chill tip so that a cold surface is in contact with the skin throughout the treatment. This technology makes the entire procedure very comfortable, and also adds greater safety by preventing heat to spread to the surrounding skin.
The real advantage of the Vectus laser is speed. Other lasers can take up to 45-60 minutes for a man’s back. The Vectus can treat an entire back in just over 5 minutes.
We offer topical numbing cream to patients who are particularly sensitive, though most patients find it unnecessary.
Does the laser work on grey hair?
Because the laser targets the melanin pigment in the hair follicle, laser hair removal is not effective for hair that is grey, white, or completely blond.
What do I need to do before laser hair removal?
We recommend that patients shave the night before or the morning before their treatment. This ensures maximum results so that the laser specifically targets the hair root, and not hair above the skin. We also recommend to avoid waxing or using products such as Nair for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. Waxing and Nair remove the root from the skin, giving the laser nothing to target.
Recent tanning or use of tanning creams should be avoided, as this can reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
What can I do after laser hair removal?
Patients can return immediately to their normal activities. Mild swelling and redness are common after the procedure, and generally will go away in a few hours.
If patients feel warmth after the procedure, cool packs and a light moisturizer can be used.
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Is saving $50 bucks worth peace of mind?
If you want the highest level of safety with the highest level of effectiveness using the newest technology, we would love to discuss laser hair removal with you.
Certainly there are others would rather save a few bucks and jump from Groupon to Groupon, or are not concerned with the credentials of a laser operator or the laser technology. Our VIP club packages are actually a better value than what you might find elsewhere.
Palomar Vectus hair removal laser: Fast. Safe. Effective. Affordable.
- Fast-the newest in laser technology making treatment incredibly quick
- Bikini area under 5 minutes
- Man’s back just over 5 minutes
- Safe- the only laser using Skintel melanin reader to making treatment safe for all skin types
- All treatments performed under direct supervision of a double board certified facial plastic surgeon
- Effective- many patients report not needing to shave for 3-4 weeks after only one treatment. After completing all treatments most patients only need an occasional touch-up in the years ahead.
- Affordable- Our VIP club with Bombshell Brazilian Beauty Lounge gives you exclusive discounts as a benefit of joining. VIP club laser hair removal packages are a better value than most of the strip mall salons.