LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Laser Hair Removal in Washington DC and Northern
Virginia. Laser Plus Lasertrolysis utilizes the
combination of laser hair removal + electrolysis = permanent hair removal.
We specialize in lasertrolysis and we do it better then anyone in the
Laser Hair Removal Benefits
Benefits for Women
As a woman, you may be surprised to learn that just about your
entire body is covered with hair. Because most of this hair is fine and
pale, it usually isn't visible to the naked eye. In fact, you may be
surprised to know that the largest number of hair follicles is actually on
But when darker, coarser hair appears in places we don't like or expect -
like on the face, neck, abdomen, breasts, arms or underarms - or prevents
us from wearing a high-cut bathing suit, shorts, or even a short skirt, it
may be time to consider hair removal with either our LightSheerTM Diode
Laser or our Altus CoolGlideTM Yag Laser.
Benefits for Men
As a man, you may already know that just about your entire body is covered
with hair. Some is coarse and dark, and some is so fine and pale that it
isn't visible to the naked eye. Humans, in fact, have more hair follicles
per square inch than most higher primates, including chimpanzees and
gorillas. Our LightSheerTM Diode Laser or our CoolGlideTM Yag Laser can
remove hair from any chosen area.
Understanding Hair Removal
In the past, the usual remedies for unwanted hair were plucking, shaving,
waxing or chemical depilatories. Some are painful, some are messy and all
are only temporary.
For long-term hair removal, electrolysis is popular and effective but can
be a slow process. Hair by hair, en current passes through a fine filament
probe to destroy the hair root's ability to grow. It typically takes
months or more of regular visits.
Now there's a more effective solution for all skin types at Laser Plus.
Laser hair removal with the LightSheerTM Diode Laser or the CoolGlideTM
Yag Laser, both state-of-the-art systems specially designed to remove
unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort, and more reliably than many
Understanding Laser Treatment
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. Different types of
lasers produce different colors of light. The color of light produced by a
particular laser is one of the keys to its effect on hair follicles.
The light emitted by the LightSheerTM Diode Laser and the CoolGlideTM Yag
Laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser
pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the
pigment, disabling numerous follicles at a time to eliminate or
significantly impede the hair's regrowth.
Importantly, both LightSheerTM and CoolGlideTM have special contact
cooling hand pieces that are perfect for your skin. It protects and cools
the upper layer of the skin before, during, and after each pulse while
directing the laser energy to the hair root. The combination of this
aggressive skin cooling and other key laser parameters allows safe and
effective treatment of all skin colors.
What You Can Expect
The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more,
depending on the size of the area being treated. Because the laser tends
to treat hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, more than one
treatment may be required to disable hair follicles that subsequently
enter this growth phase.
The laser treatment itself can cause a slight tingling sensation. Most
patients tolerate the procedure well. But because some areas of the body
are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia can be an option and is
available at Laser Plus.
The appearance of the treated area immediately after a laser session will
vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of treatment and skin
type. Immediate after effects, if any, are minor. They may include redness
and swelling, which disappear in a short time. Most people return to
normal activity right away. We will be happy to tell you more about your
treatment and what you can expect during your FREE consultation.
What Areas of the Body can be Lasered?
The most frequently requested treatment areas by women are the upper lip,
chin, underarm, and bikini line; men the back. However, virtually any area
of the body with excessive hair can be lasered. Laser Plus will design a
safe, comfortable and private procedure to meet your individual needs.