Laser Hair Removal in Lancaster, PA
Many clients in the Lancaster, Harrisburg and York communities trust Dr. Alice Cohen at the Randali Centre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to provide a sensitive and caring environment and the highest level of professional care when dealing with personal appearance issues such as hair removal.
With aging, the distribution of hair can change. Many men experience increased hair growth on the ears, in the nose, back, or upper arms. Women can also experience hair growth in unwanted places such as the upper lip, chin, underarms, and bikini area. With age, some women also develop increased growth of facial hair.
Plucking, shaving, waxing, and electrolysis were the only solutions available for hair removal until the advent of the laser. Hair removal lasers target the melanin pigment in the hair follicle during its active growth phase (anagen). Because hair may be in any of its three growth phases at the same time and only the hairs in the active phase are responsive, more than one treatment is required.
I’ve had great results with laser hair removal. I’ve had my lower legs done and I haven’t shaved in over a year! It saves me so much time and energy not having to worry about shaving or changing a planned outfit because I forgot to shave my legs.
I’m not only thrilled with the results but I genuinely look forward to the time I spend with Dr. Cohen. She is not only a excellent doctor but an exceptional person as well.”-Sarah D. in Lancaster
The Soprano XL Laser – Super Hair Removal
The “gold standard” laser for hair removal has always been the 810 Diode laser, and now even this has been elevated to a new level. Traditional hair removal lasers work by delivering short burst of intense light energy to the melanin rich follicles. While this is very effective, the 810 Diode laser technology has advanced and can now be used in the super hair removal mode (SHR). This new mode differs dramatically in that, instead of targeting the follicle with short bursts of high energy (which can be uncomfortable), they are heated gradually so treatment is virtually painless. Pulse repetition is very rapid (10 per second): treatment is fast. A man’s back can be treated in about 30 minutes. No chilling is required, and even tanned skin can be treated!
Prior to the treatment, the area must be shaved. The size of the hair bearing area will determine the length of treatment time, but it is normally rapid. Several days following treatment, hairs in the treated area usually “fall out”. Timing of repeat treatment is determined by body area, as hair growth is different in different areas. Typically treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Sun avoidance, mandatory before and after treatment with all other hair lasers, is not necessary when using the super hair removal mode.
Meladine, an FDA approved preparation is a topical melanin encased liposome in a solution form. When applied to the hair bearing area, it selectively deposits natural melanin directly into the hair follicle resulting in melanin rich follicles to non-pigmented hair. This breakthrough allows those blonde, gray, or white hairs to benefit from laser hair removal and is especially appreciated by women with fine, light vellus facial hair.
“Not having to shave my face has changed my life! I loved it! The results are even better than I’d thought. I’m going to do my legs.” —Mary K.
“I just wanted to let you know that I am so pleased with the laser treatments. My facial hair reduction has decreased at least 90%. You made me feel beautiful on the inside and outside again. My self-esteem has also improved. Thank you so much. Let me also let you know that you are a genuine, kind, caring person. It has been a pleasure to get to know you. You have changed my life so much. Thank you again.” —Penny H.
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