Unwanted body hair can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. Shaving, waxing, and creams can temporarily work, but such methods are time-consuming and don’t always give you the smooth results you desire. Luckily, the team of highly experienced professionals at Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, with locations in Westport, Norwalk and Fairfield, Connecticut, uses only the safest and most advanced lasers to perform your laser hair removal procedure.
Laser hair removal is a simple office procedure in which a laser, directed at a specific area on the face or body, emits light energy penetrating the skin into hair follicles and destroying them. Each pulse of the laser inactivates a large number of hair follicles, preventing hair from ever regrowing. Men can permanently reduce hair on the chest, back, abdomen or anywhere hair grows. Women can get rid of unwanted hair on the upper lip, cheek, or chin, neck as well as, the legs, arms, bikini line, underarms or anywhere hair grows. Depending on the density of hair and the size of the area being treated, optimal results will take between 5 and 7 visits.
Laser hair removal treatments are quick, and mildly pain-free, and require no anesthetics or downtime. Most patients describe the sensation as feeling like a mild rubber band snap. In addition, our advanced lasers have built-in cooling systems to further ensure pain is greatly reduced. The duration of each session ranges from 5 minutes to an hour, again depending on how large and dense the hair of the treatment area is. Afterward, clients are free to resume their daily activities. Clients should always avoid tanning weeks before and after treatment.
Just about everyone enjoys 85-95% permanent reduction of facial and body hair. Sometimes hormonal changes cause hair to return. These can easily be re-treated.
No, not all colors of hair can be treated. The laser responds best to dark black or dark brown hair. Gray, white or red hair does not respond well with laser treatment. For those colors, we offer electrology treatments. Electrology destroys the hair bulb one hair at a time and is time-consuming. However, it offers the only treatment for the permanent removal or gray, white or red hair.
At Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, your procedure is performed by expertly trained professionals using the latest, safest and most versatile laser – the Cynosure Vectus®. This state-of-the-art system can effectively remove nearly every type of hair – from curly to fine – on nearly every skin type, including darker or tanned skin.
Vectus uses powerful light energy to target and heat your hair follicles. After the treatment, the follicles are damaged and permanently unable to produce new hairs, or can produce only very thin, tiny hairs that are practically invisible.
You can expect to see a gradual decrease in the thickness and visibility of your hair, especially after multiple treatments. In addition, You may also see that you produce less stubble, rashes and ingrown hairs. Be sure to talk to your doctor at Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology and to help decide if laser hair removal is right for you.