What You Should Know Before Getting Permanent Hair Removal in Cincinnati

With the time and pain that comes with shaving, waxing, and plucking, it’s no wonder people are seeking out permanent hair removal in Cincinnati.
That’s where laser hair removal comes in.
Thanks to laser hair removal, both men and women can get near permanent hair-reduction results for smooth skin that anyone would be proud to show off!
At Amy Brenner, MD & Associates, we are experts on all things laser hair removal. There are tons of permanent hair removal options out there, but none of them quite compare to the innovative Syneron GentleMax Pro system, which is the gold standard for all skin types. 
Before you get started, we’ve got all you need to know before getting permanent hair removal in Cincinnati. 

The hair growth cycle

You can’t understand how laser hair removal works (we’ll go into more detail later) without knowing the basics about the hair growth cycle. 
The hair growth cycle plays an important role in the success of any hair reduction treatment. 
Hair grows in cycles, and many factors influence its growth. Age, ethnicity, medications, hormone levels, and even body type all influence the length, coarseness, and color of body hair. 
In general, hair goes through three phases of growth: anagen, catagen, and telogen. The length of the cycle does vary from person to person, which is why it’s important to follow your customized hair reduction plan. 

Phase 1: Active Growing

Anagen is the active growing phase where the hair bulb is intact. Hair grows in both directions—upward and downward. Early anagen is when the bulb is closest to the surface of the skin and contains an abundance of melanin (pigment). This phase allows for the most effective treatment.

Phase 2: Regression

Catagen is a brief intermediate phase between anagen and telogen. It is a regression phase, when the lower part of the hair stops growing but has not been shed, and when the body absorbs the lower third of the follicle.

Phase 3: Resting

Telogen is the resting phase. The hair bulb is no longer present and is now a club hair, which will fall out, or be pushed out of the follicle by a new anagen growing hair.

How does laser hair removal work?

electrolysis appointment to achieve laser hair removal

Laser hair removal uses light energy to destroy hair follicles at the source. Bursts of light at different wavelengths penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the hair follicles. Light energy is then converted to heat, which attacks the pigment in the follicle to damage the hair. 
Because of this, the treatment is extremely precise and can target hair without damaging the surrounding skin. 
This permanent hair removal option is safe for most skin tones and hair textures. Since we customize the treatment to each person, it can effectively remove hair on all body parts, including:

  • Face
  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • And more

Before getting permanent hair removal in Cincinnati, you should always speak to a professional to make sure the treatment is right for you. Most people will require a series of treatments to get the desired hair-loss outcome; our nurse practitioners or skincare specialists at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates will be able to help you determine exactly how many treatments you’ll need.

Syneron GentleMax Pro versus other permanent hair removal treatments

Syneron GentleMax Pro takes permanent hair removal to the next level. A lot of laser hair removal options used a fixed, single wavelength. It works, but it definitely isn’t as effective as Syneron GentleMax Pro, which uses dual wavelengths that allow for customized treatments, and it’s the fastest dual wavelength laser in the market. 

Benefits of laser hair removal

Precise

By using quick pulses of light energy, the laser hair removal can target specific hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin. At Amy Brenner, MD & Associates, our permanent hair removal treatment works great for a variety of skin types and tones. 

Fast

You won’t have to spend hours in the office when you get a laser hair removal. Some of our patients are in and out in just 20 minutes! In the long-run, you’ll also “shave” time off your morning routine since you’ll no longer have to worry about shaving or waxing. 

Long lasting

Unlike waxing or shaving, permanent hair removal in Cincinnati gives you long-lasting results. That means less maintenance and less money spent. In fact, it’s effective in removing 80 to 90% of hair in the treated areas! Even though a small amount of hair may grow back, that hair is usually finer and less noticeable than it was before the treatment. Many people will do a touch-up treatment every 6 to 12 months to catch any lingering hair.

Reduces irritation

Many people find that laser hair removal does more than simply remove hair. Since the treatment encourages hair to grow straight (and lighter), it reduces the risk for ingrown hairs and other skin irritation.

Questions to ask before getting permanent hair removal in Cincinnati

woman with glowing skin after laser appointment

Who can get laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a great option for both men and women. Oftentimes, our experienced providers  will cater the treatment to each individual patient, keeping in mind hair color, skin color, and hair texture. This allows each patient to have the best results possible. 
At Amy Brenner, MD & Associates, we always meet with our patients for an initial consultation before getting permanent hair removal in Cincinnati. During that time, we’ll do a deep analysis of your hair and skin to customize your laser treatment. We’ll also review all the dos and don’ts of your pre and post care. 
Keep in mind that laser hair removal is not recommended for:

  • Female clients who are pregnant 
  • Clients who have underlying skin conditions that could worsen with the treatment
  • Clients with a sensitivity to light

What is the laser hair removal process like?

The laser hair removal process is fairly simple! After you’ve decided you’d like to try permanent hair removal in Cincinnati at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates, you’ll first meet with a specialist to discuss your hair loss goals. During that time, she will closely examine your hair type and texture to find the best light option for you. We will also discuss your medical history, skin type, and any other factors that may influence the outcome of your treatment.
Our experienced team will create a customized program that’ll include your treatment area(s) and how many treatments you should get to obtain the smooth skin you’ve always wanted!
Side note – we ask that you shave before your laser hair removal treatment. (This reduces the amount of damage and eliminates the risk of burning hair that’s above the skin’s surface.) 
During your permanent hair removal treatment, we will apply protective eyewear to avoid any damage from the light. After applying a cool gel, your hair reduction specialist will use a handpiece to administer flashes of light that will begin destroying hair cells.
Depending on your customized plan, you may need multiple sessions to get your desired look. These should be done within intervals between 4 to 8 weeks based on your plan. 

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Does laser hair removal hurt?

There may be some minor discomfort, but most people find that laser hair removal doesn’t hurt at all! Exact tolerances will vary from person to person. Some describe the treatment as a hot stone massage while others say the process feels like a slight prick or rubber bands snapping against the skin.

What kind of results can I expect from laser hair removal?

After permanent hair removal in Cincinnati at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates, you can expect long-lasting smooth skin that eliminates the need for shaving or waxing! With each treatment you’ll have more and more hair loss. The treated hair may take 1 to 2 weeks to fall away, and during that time, it can seem like they are still growing. 
For more permanent hair removal results, you’ll want to make sure you follow through with all of your recommended treatments. The ultimate goal is about 80 to 90% hair reduction, and the hair that does grow back will be lighter and thinner than before. If you follow your plan, your laser hair removal treatment could last between 6 to 12 months or longer.

How much does permanent hair removal cost?

Since pricing varies from person to person, it’s hard to say how much your permanent hair removal treatment will cost. Treatment costs depend on the size of the treatment area, how many treatments you’ll need, and other factors. 
The best way to get your specific price is to visit a specialist for a free consultation. That way, your specialist will understand your needs to outline exactly how much it will cost for you to get laser hair removal. 

How can I find the best laser hair removal in Cincinnati?

The surefire way to get the best laser hair removal in Cincinnati is to do your research. You always want to go somewhere that has a team with experience. At Amy Brenner, MD & Associates, we have years of experience in laser hair removal, ensuring that you get the best results every time. Plus, with a team full of physicians, nurses, and laser experts, you’ll always know that you’re in the best hands. 

Schedule your laser hair removal treatment today! 

Don’t wait to get the best permanent hair removal in Cincinnati. Our experienced team at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates offers laser hair removal treatments that are catered to each patient.
If you’re ready for smooth, prickle-free skin schedule your free consultation today. 
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