What Does It Feel Like?
There may be very mild discomfort. Most people will feel a slight tingling or stinging sensation when the light pulses are emitted — similar to a rubber band snapping against your skin. Some areas of the body are also more sensitive than others.
How Long Does A Session Last?
It depends on the size of the treatment area. One laser hair removal treatment can take from a few minutes to hours. This treatment requires no downtime, so you can return to your daily activities immediately follow your session.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Hair grows in cycles — some hair follicles are actively in a growth phase, while others are resting. Every four weeks or so, new hair will enter the growth phase. Laser hair removal only eliminates hair in its growth stage. Multiple treatments are necessary to ensure that all hair is treated.
Your medical laser specialist will help you create a custom plan based on your hair color, skin type and target treatment area. For best results, we recommend a series of 6 laser hair removal treatment sessions, spaced 4-8 weeks apart. Most people will need a touch-up session annually to maintain improvement.
Is Laser Hair Removal effective for all skin types and hair color?
Revive uses a state-of-the-art Cutera Excel HR dual wave laser which allows use to treat a wide range of skin and hair types. Because the hair needs pigmentation for the treatment to be effective, blonde/red hair are more resistant and white/grey hair will not respond to laser hair removal.
What is the minimum age?
We strongly advise waiting until puberty after puberty since the body goes through hormonal changes that can cause re-growth. Parental consent is required for laser hair removal treatment for ages 13-17.
Never Shave Again!
Looking for a more permanent alternative to shaving, waxing and plucking? Fast and effective, laser hair removal is the preferred solution for men and women who want to eliminate unwanted facial or body hair on all parts of the body.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal utilizes infrared light to eliminate unwanted facial or body hair. The high-energy laser light safely targets the pigment in the hair follicle, converting to heat to destroy the follicle and prevent future hair growth without damaging the surrounding skin.
About Our Laser
Our premium Cutera Excel HR laser features two proven wavelengths – the 755 nm Alexandrite and 1064 nm Nd:YAG – and superior contact cooling to comfortably remove unwanted hair on all skin types. The combination of these two wavelengths empowers the Revive medical team to offer the most advanced hair removal available.
What Areas Are Ideal?
Hair removal is effective for eliminating hair on all parts of the body, except for around the eyes. The most common treatment areas for men and women are:
- Face, Legs, Arms, Underarms, Bikini line, Abdomen, Back, Chest, Lips, and Ears
What are the benefits?
Laser hair removal causes permanent hair reduction. You will have less hair after each treatment, plus it will reduce the number of ingrown hairs and help prevent razor bumps, burns, and irritations. The hair in the treated area will also become very fine and lighter in color. The ultimate benefit? Smoother skin.
Do I need to do anything special before being treated?
For optimal results, do not bleach, wax or tweeze hairs 2-4 weeks before laser hair removal treatment. The hair must be present — a very short stubble — with its natural hair color to be treated effectively. Avoid sun exposure, tanning and the use of sunless tanners. Arrive to your appointment with the area to be treated clean, freshly shaved, and free of product (all makeup and lotion).
What Should I expect After My Treatment?
Slight redness and swelling will occur (a condition called folliculitis), which usually dissipates in a few hours. The treated hair will fall out anytime from 3-14 days after your laser hair removal session, leaving you with smoother skin until your next growth cycle. After each additional session, you’ll realize a reduction in the number of hairs in the treated area, with the hair becoming finer and lighter.