PAIN-FREE, HAIR-FREE LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Most people find the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ comfortable. While pain tolerance is subjective, many patients describe it as soothing and like a, “Hot stone massage.” Most conventional laser hair removal technologies utilize massive amounts of heat to destroy hair follicles and ensure permanent reduction. Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ SHR™, on the other hand, is a unique technology that delivers low heat levels at a fast delivery. By utilizing low heat, SHR™ decreases the pain and minimizes the risk of side effects. This is why no numbing cream is necessary. You’ve heard horror stories about burns, blistering and scaring? The SHR™ removal treatment can make them a thing of the past! Best of all, the high speed of SHR™ delivery creates a short treatment; 5 to 15 minutes on a small body part and 20 to 30 minutes on the average man’s back.
Commonly Asked Questions
Hair Removal Treatments – Who is it For?
Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ is for everyone. It’s safe for all skin types, hair types and most hair colors. Unlike other lasers, it can even be used on tanned skin. The bottom line is – if you have hair where you wish you didn’t, Pain-Free, Hair-Free is for you and you don’t have to wait for the summer to end! The body hair reduction process is permanent, predictable, and virtually pain-free. You’ll go through a series of visits to see the full benefits.
Where it’s for?
Patients seek hair removal treatments for almost any body part, from facial or bikini line treatments to leg, arm, neck or back hair removal. Hear what patients say about Pain-Free, Hair-Free, and then see their results! Unfortunately, laser hair removal technology does not treat clear, blonde, grey, light brown or white hair.
What you can expect?
You can expect results from a series of relatively short sessions. (The actual time depends mainly on the size of the area you are having treated.) A trained and certified nurse performs each treatment and you are free to return to normal activities immediately after each session. Because of Pain-Free, Hair-Free’s unique technology, treatment sessions can be virtually pain-free.
Other benefits include:
- Complete coverage with no missed spots
- Fast treatment times
- Few side effects
- Return to normal activities immediately (no recovery or “down time”)
- Reduce in-grown hairs & follicultis
- Safe for all skin types, including tanned skin
Hair Removal Systems – How It’s Different
Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ breaks the mold of previous laser hair removal systems. The system’s unique IN-Motion™ technology, along with the sweeping motion of the laser, safely and gently heats the targeted area under your skin while you stay comfortable.
Is it Virtually pain-free?
Most people find Pain-Free, Hair-Free treatments very comfortable. While pain tolerance is subjective, many patients often describe the sensation as soothing as a “hot stone massage.”
How does it work?
Pain-Free, Hair-Free works by using pulses of infrared diode laser energy to gradually heat the hair follicles in the subdermal layer of skin until they can no longer produce new hair. Using unique, IN-Motion™ technology and a patented DualChill™ treatment tip, the surface of your skin stays cool and comfortable. The sweeping motion also eliminates any skipped or missed spots common to other types of laser hair removal.
Is it safe?
Hair removal is one of the aesthetic medical industry’s most well-known and researched uses of lasers. Pain-Free, Hair-Free’s Soprano®XLi laser has provided permanent hair reduction for thousands of patients worldwide, safely and successfully since it was cleared by the FDA in 2005.
How many treatments will I need?
There are a number of factors that can affect the success of a series of hair removal treatments, but generally, after each treatment, you’ll see a noticeable, permanent reduction in the number of hairs that regrow in the treatment area. Typically, most areas require approximately 6 treatments to permanently reduce the number of regrowing hairs by more than 80%, six months after the last treatment. Your provider will advise you. The number of treatments required depends on multiple factors – hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Laser hair removal works by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.
Will my hair ever grow back?
The short answer is no. Once the hair follicle is damaged, it cannot grow new hair. However, there are invariably a few hair follicles that manage to partially escape the laser during each treatment. Some of these follicles may be only stunned and will need to be retreated. It is also possible to have new hair growth if you go through dramatic hormonal changes such as pregnancy, menopause, the start or stop of birth control pills. The fluctuation of hormones could trigger new growth, it is rare, but can happen.
Do I need to plan for time off, for the treatments?
No. Pain-Free, Hair-Free requires no “down time” or recovery time. You can have a treatment and return to work or school immediately.
How do I know it won’t hurt?
Most people find Pain-Free, Hair-Free very comfortable. While pain tolerance is subjective, many patients often describe the sensation as soothing as a “hot stone massage.” If you find it otherwise, talk with your doctor or laser technician.
How much does it cost?
Price varies based on areas to be treated.
What should I do to prepare for my treatments?
It’s easy, just shave the area to be treated the night before or the morning of the scheduled appointment.
Dr. Lawrence Shaw offers cosmetic breast and plastic surgery for Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, including procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, rhinoplasty, cosmetic facial and eyelid surgery. He serves Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and cosmetic surgery patients from across Arizona. With the exception of the photo gallery which are all patients of Lawrence W. Shaw, MD, all other photos on this website are models and not actual patients unless stated otherwise. © 2012 Lawrence Shaw, MD
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