It’s hard to think of summer when winter is only just now gearing up, but these long, cold months also present a great opportunity to prepare for the warmer months — especially if you’d like to start the summer hair-free. Through our innovative laser hair removal system, we can clear away unwelcome body hair, leaving nothing to come between you and that warm summer sun.
At XBody Health, Wellness & Spa, our expert team offers a comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art products and services that tackle everything from skin renewal to functional medicine. As part of our arsenal, our med spa in Wayne, New Jersey, is equipped with innovative laser systems that accomplish myriad aesthetic objectives, ranging from reducing body fat to removing body hair.
Here’s a look at how our laser hair removal system can help you clear away unwanted body hair, leaving you with silky, smooth skin come summer.
Behind the laser technology
To permanently reduce body hair, our team relies on LightSheer® DESIRE™ by Lumenis®, which delivers precise and controlled light energy bursts into your hair follicles to destroy them. Your hair follicles contain melanocytes, which are the cells responsible for producing your pigment. Since your pigment is designed to absorb and diffuse light energy, we feed them enough light energy to permanently disable them — and your hair follicle.
One of the greatest benefits of this unique treatment is that the technology is noninvasive, passing harmlessly through the surface of your skin to target your cells below.
To ensure your comfort, the LightSheer DESIRE system features a contact cooling system called ChillTip®, which means that we can deliver the right therapeutic level of light energy into your skin while keeping the surface area cool and comfortable.
Another advantage of the LightSheer DESIRE system is its suction technology. Using a special device, we gently draw your skin into an applicator, which spreads the tissue out so that we’re able to pinpoint your hair follicles with improved accuracy. This suction technique also allows the light energy to penetrate more easily.
Your hair removal timeline
The reason we suggest that you get started on your laser hair removal now is that the treatment does take some time to ensure that we meet your goals. This is because your hair follicles may be in one of three growing phases:
- Anagen — active growth
- Catagen — the transitional stage
- Telogen — the resting phase
When we take our first pass, we target the follicles in the active stage since they’re more readily identifiable. But to truly cover your target area, we need to make several passes — typically 6 treatments — with the LightSheer DESIRE to catch the hair that may be in transitional or resting phases. And we space these treatments out over 5-8 weeks for best results.
Your timeline also depends upon the size of the area you want treated. Our LightSheer DESIRE system is able to remove body hair from the more common trouble areas, including your:
- Bikini area
In fact, the technology is safe enough to use almost anywhere, except directly around your eyes.
But as you progress through your laser hair removal treatments, your patience is rewarded as silky, smooth skin reveals itself, allowing you to get the jump on summer.
If you’re tired of dealing with unwanted body hair, contact us at (973) 869-5806 to get started on your laser hair removal. Or you can request an appointment using our online booking tool.