Laser hair removal is one of the most popular laser procedures today. Unwanted hair has been an aesthetic problem for ages, combated with bothersome procedures like shaving, waxing, and plucking that only provide temporary results. Laser hair removal delivers a permanent, long-lasting solution to unwanted hair once and for all!
How Laser Hair Removal Works
During a treatment, our Astanza ReSmooth laser releases bright flashes of light onto the area with unwanted hair. The light safely penetrates past the skin and targets the melanin in your hair follicles. The melanin absorbs the light energy, converts to heat and effectively destroys the growing cells that create hair. Over a series of treatments, your hair will become thinner, grow slower, and eventually cease growing altogether.
Before starting treatment, it’s important to know that multiple sessions are necessary to achieve lasting results. Laser hair removal is only effective on hairs that are in their active growing stage. Because all hairs grow at different rates, multiple treatments are needed to target each hair during their growth stage.
Before starting treatment, it’s important to know the answers to your questions. Review our frequently asked questions to see how Laser Hair Removal can benefit you!
Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?
Everyone is a candidate for laser hair removal, both women and men alike. Our innovative Astanza ReSmooth system is safe to use on all skin types and hair colors. Patients with lighter skin and darker hair may experience faster results.
Which parts of the body can be treated?
Laser hair removal can be performed on all parts of the body. Our laser features interchangeable treatment tips for both large and smaller areas. Patients most commonly seek treatment on their underarms, arms, legs, abdomen, lip, back, thighs, bikini, face, and chest.
How many treatments will I need?
Laser hair removal is only effective on hairs in their active growth cycle. In order to target hairs during this stage, most patients will need a minimum of 6 to 12 treatments spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart for long-lasting results. Our laser technicians will assess your skin and hair type during your free consultation to determine the number of treatments your unique hair will need.
How long will a treatment take?
Laser hair removal at ExtINKtion is fast and effective. Treatments take as little as 4 to 30 minutes depending on the size and number of areas being treated in one session. This procedure requires no downtime and can even be completed during your lunch break!
How much does hair removal cost?
ExtINKtion determines the cost per hair removal treatment based on the size of the area being treated. All consultations are free of charge and used to figure out a customized treatment plan for your unique skin and hair type. We also offer a variety of treatment packages and discounts to help save you more!
Is laser hair removal painful?
Compared to methods like waxing and plucking, laser hair removal offers minimal pain and discomfort. Our ReSmooth laser features an integrated contact cooling technology to alleviate the skin during each treatment. Our Grand Forks clinic also uses the Zimmer Cryo cooling machine for added comfort. This advanced technology successfully numbs the skin before, during, and after a treatment session by blowing freezing cold air onto the skin at -30ºC temperature.
Are there any risks or side effects to laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal at ExtINKtion is completely safe and requires no recovery time. This noninvasive procedure uses advanced light technology to selectively target melanin in the hair follicle without harming or damaging any of the surrounding skin tissue. Patients may experience swelling, redness, and itchiness following treatment, however, those side effects will subside within a couple of hours.