Laser Hair Removal in Washington DC and Northern Virginia. Laser Plus Lasertrolysis utilizes the combination of laser hair removal + electrolysis = permanent hair removal. We specialize in lasertrolysis and we do it better then anyone in the area.
Laser Hair Removal Benefits
Benefits for Women
As a woman, you may be surprised to learn that just about your entire body is covered with hair. Because most of this hair is fine and pale, it usually isn't visible to the naked eye. In fact, you may be surprised to know that the largest number of hair follicles is actually on your forehead.
But when darker, coarser hair appears in places we don't like or expect - like on the face, neck, abdomen, breasts, arms or underarms - or prevents us from wearing a high-cut bathing suit, shorts, or even a short skirt, it may be time to consider hair removal with either our Alma Soprano®XL Diode Laser or our Altus CoolGlide Yag Laser.
Benefits for Men
As a man, you may already know that just about your entire body is covered with hair. Some is coarse and dark, and some is so fine and pale that it isn't visible to the naked eye. Humans, in fact, have more hair follicles per square inch than most higher primates, including chimpanzees and gorillas. Our Alma Soprano®XL Diode Laser or our CoolGlide Yag Laser can remove hair from any chosen area.
Understanding Hair Removal
In the past, the usual remedies for unwanted hair were plucking, shaving, waxing or chemical depilatories. Some are painful, some are messy and all are only temporary.
For long-term hair removal, electrolysis is popular and effective but can be a slow process. Hair by hair, en current passes through a fine filament probe to destroy the hair root's ability to grow. It typically takes months or more of regular visits.
Now there's a more effective solution for all skin types at Laser Plus. Laser hair removal with the Alma Soprano®XL Diode Laser or the CoolGlide Yag Laser, both state-of-the-art systems specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort, and more reliably than many other methods.
Understanding Laser Treatment
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. Different types of lasers produce different colors of light. The color of light produced by a particular laser is one of the keys to its effect on hair follicles.
The light emitted by the Alma Soprano®XL Diode Laser and the CoolGlide Yag Laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling numerous follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair's regrowth.
Importantly, both Alma Soprano®XL and CoolGlide have special contact cooling hand pieces that are perfect for your skin. It protects and cools the upper layer of the skin before, during, and after each pulse while directing the laser energy to the hair root. The combination of this aggressive skin cooling and other key laser parameters allows safe and effective treatment of all skin colors.
What You Can Expect
The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. Because the laser tends to treat hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, more than one treatment may be required to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter this growth phase.
The laser treatment itself can cause a slight tingling sensation. Most patients tolerate the procedure well. But because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia can be an option and is available at Laser Plus.
The appearance of the treated area immediately after a laser session will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of treatment and skin type. Immediate after effects, if any, are minor. They may include redness and swelling, which disappear in a short time. Most people return to normal activity right away. We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment and what you can expect during your FREE consultation.
What Areas of the Body can be Lasered?
The most frequently requested treatment areas by women are the upper lip, chin, underarm, and bikini line. The most frequently requested treatment areas by men are back and chest. However, virtually any area of the body with excessive hair can be lasered. Laser Plus will design a safe, comfortable and private procedure to meet your individual needs.