Safer and Faster Laser Hair Removal at CLS
Laser hair removal is a very popular way for men and women to permanently reduce unwanted hair on any part of the body. Diode lasers, used by most medical spas, provide effective hair reduction in the broadest range of skin and hair colors. CLS distinguishes itself by being one of the only Los Angeles providers of the newest laser hair removal technology – the VECTUS.
The VECTUS diode laser is the latest advancement in laser hair removal. It is superior over all other diode lasers because of several important features:
- Melanin reader - a “Skintel electronic melanin meter” helps to automatically calculate treatment settings for maximum safety and effectiveness (on other diode lasers, settings are manually entered by the provider).
- Large spot size and rapid firing – Most large areas, like the back and legs, can be treated in just 30 minutes or less (on other diode lasers, such large area can take 1-2 hours).
- Contact cooling – the large sapphire crystal is powerfully chilled to make treatment more comfortable than other diode lasers.
Understanding Hair Growth
Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments (usually 6). The reason for this is that most of our hair follicles at any point in time are dormant and not producing hair, except during the active growth phase. The dormant follicles are not affected by laser light. When those hair follicles come out of dormancy into active growth, they can be damaged by the laser light. After several treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart, most follicles can be treated. Typically 80-90% long-term hair reduction can be achieved in good candidates for laser hair removal.
Pricing for VECTUS Laser Hair Removal*
|Single Treatment||Prepay Package of 6 treatments – SAVE 17%|
|Lips (upper or lower)||75||373|
|Lower lip + chin||100||498|
|Upper + Lower lip + chin||150||747|
|Neck (front or back)||125||623|
|Chest + Abdomen||300||1494|
|Full Legs (both)||500||2490|
|Lower Legs (Incl. Knee)||300||1494|
|Thighs (Not Inc. Knee)||350||1743|
|Feet + toes (both)||100||498|
|Hands + Fingers||125||623|
|Full arms (both)||300||1494|
|Shoulders + Upper back||200||996|
Consultations are always free.
*call for details, prices subject to change. Ask about our current specials!
Hair removal FAQs
1) How does laser hair removal work?
Laser light damages hairs and their hair follicles, making them unable to grow new hair. Several treatments are needed to capture both active and dormant hair follicles.
2) How good are the results of laser hair removal?
After 2-3 treatments, noticeably less hair will begin to regrow. Although it is not possible to achieve 100% hair reduction, most clients achieve satisfactory hair reduction after 6 or few treatments. Occasionally, additional treatments or touch-ups are necessary. Dark, coarse hair on light skin responds best to treatment but there are also individual factors that affect one’s response to treatment.
3) How frequently do I need treatments?
Depending on the body area, laser treatment is done every 1 to 2 months.
4) Who performs the treatments?
Our experienced Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners perform the laser hair removal treatments.
5) Does the procedure hurt?
With the Vectus Diode Laser, there is mild discomfort in areas that are dense with hair but anesthetic cream is almost never needed.
6) What happens after each treatment?
There may be mild redness of the skin immediately after treatments which resolves quickly. You can resume your normal activities right away but should avoid sun exposure and use a high SPF sunblock to protect the skin from hyperpigmentation. There may be a temporary period of relative hairlessness before your next treatment as hairs shed in the treated area.
7) Who is a candidate for hair removal by laser?
Although the ideal skin type for hair removal has light skin and dark hair, almost anyone is a potential candidate for laser hair removal with the Vectus. Even patients with dark or tanned skin respond well to treatment. Blonde or white hair is unreliable in its response to laser hair removal.
8) Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my treatment?
If possible, It is best to have short stubble in the area where you will have laser treatment by shaving a day or so before your appointment. Having stubble makes it easier to hit every growing hair.
Please contact us to schedule a free consultation or call 310-312-1231.
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