Permanent hair removal can be achieved by laser technology. Our specially trained laser specialist performs hair removal by disabling hairs that are in their active growth cycle at the time of treatment. Several treatments are necessary since other hairs enter their growth cycles at different times. Hair removal is commonly done on the upper lip, chin, ear lobe, shoulders, back, underarm, abdomen, bikini area, thighs, face, neck, arms, legs, hands, and toes.
The hair should be shaven one to three days prior to treatment. Shaving prior to the treatment allows the laser to target hair below the surface of the skin and not above. After treatment is complete, you will experience shedding of all treated hair within two to five weeks. Shedding starts about one and a half weeks after treatment and can last up to three weeks. Exfoliating and/or scrubbing the treated area in the shower with a loofa can expedite this process. Laser works best on pale skin and dark coarse hair. It will not target hair that does not have a pigment, including blonde or grey hair, and electrolysis must be used for removal. The closer you are to this combination, the better results will generally be. You may not remove every single hair from an area. Some people may need to follow up with electrolysis treatments for any additional hairs that are too fine or blonde for the laser to effectively target.
Electrology is the science of permanent hair removal. A very fine probe or needle (disposable) is inserted into the natural opening of the hair follicle along side the hair shaft. A small amount of electrical current is then applied to destroy the bulb or root of the hair. Treatment sessions can range from 15 minutes up to one hour. Charleston Aesthetics has a certified electrologist on staff to perform this procedure.
With the exception of inside the nose and ears or from a mole, hair can be removed from almost any location on the body.