Laser hair removal is a long-term, and often permanent, way to remove unwanted body hair. If shaving is a chore, you dread plucking even more, or you don’t want to deal with rashes or ingrown hair, why not visit Nuance for laser hair removal in Las Vegas, NV?
At Nuance Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, we proudly use the Icon Cynosure Laser Hair Removal System for improved safety and efficacy, so you don’t have to worry about adverse effects.
How Cynosure Laser Hair Removal Works?
During laser hair removal, brief pulses of intense light are used to heat and destroy hair follicles. Less painful than electrolysis, the sources of light used during laser hair removal are carefully selected to be of certain wavelengths. These discrete wavelengths of light target proteins within hair cells. Instead of broadly heating the entire hair follicle, the light energy targets a specific molecule, which heats the cell from the inside. For example, a ruby red laser emits a light at 694 nm, which targets melanin, a pigment in skin cells. This precise targeting means that only brief, targeted pulses of light are needed.
At Nuance, we use the Icon Cynosure laser system. It has a far more targeted frequency of light that doesn’t affect the pigment in skin, peak power, and pulse shape. These create an effective, safe treatment for people with dark skin. Gone are the days when a consultation for laser hair removal would end in being turned away because of complexion; there’s minimal to no risk of inflammatory hyperpigmentation or burns.
Effective for Multiple Areas of Treatment
The Icon is safe for laser hair removal treatment from your eyebrows to your calves, including:
- Forearms and upper arms
- Bikini line
- Jawline for women
- Upper lip
What to Expect During the Procedure?
Today, laser hair removal treatment is very straightforward. It’s best to shave the area first, but you don’t need to avoid sun exposure anymore. Your clinician will pass the wand over your chosen area of treatment, firing the laser at your unwanted hair. The hair follicle absorbs this laser light, and because of the intensity, it overheats and is destroyed.
The Cynosure’s highly targeted design mean you don’t need to worry much about recovery. After treatment, which may be anywhere between five minutes to a few hours depending on the targeted area, you can resume your normal activities.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal at Nuance
At Nuance, we pride ourselves on being among the best cosmetic surgery clinics in Las Vegas. Our years of experience and fellowship training, commitment to patient care, and some of the best technology combine to help you be your best self.
Shaving never lasts as long as you would like. In fact, hair may become visible again within as little as 12 hours of shaving. Chemical depilatories (hair removal creams) dissolve the hair. In addition, they usually have unpleasant odors. After a depilatory, hair usually becomes visible again within two weeks.
Waxing or plucking out unwanted hair lasts a bit longer. In fact, if waxing or plucking partially damages the hair follicle, hair in the treated area may not visibly regrow for up to eight weeks. Unfortunately, not all hair follicles are damaged by waxing or shaving, so some hair regrows and others is not leaving a patchy area. Moreover, waxing and plucking can be quite painful.
Laser Hair Removal Prices
The typical laser hair removal cost in Nevada is between $200 and $450 per session. It is even less if you only want a small part of your body treated. The best laser hair removal in Las Vegas may be on the more expensive side, but high-quality treatment may last you a lifetime.