You may not be able to magically make unwanted body hair disappear, but making it disappear with the latest combined laser and radiofrequency (RF) technology is the next best thing. At French Med Spa & ºCryothérapie in St. Charles, Illinois, Dr. Karen French and her exceptionally trained aesthetic team offer the advanced Candela® elōs Plus® laser and RF hair removal system. If you’re thinking about laser hair removal, start now and be fuzz-free by summer.
The problem: Unwanted hair on your legs, underarms, bikini area, and a variety of other locations.
The solution: A series of advanced laser hair removal treatments
Not all laser hair removal systems are created equally. Most use either laser or RF energy to destroy hair at the follicle so it can’t grow back again. The elōs Plus system combines laser pulsed light and RF energy to deliver maximum results and comfortable treatments just about anywhere on your body, including:
Laser hair removal can be a bit challenging for some people to tolerate since it typically feels like the snap of a rubber band against your skin. Lasers often require a high level of thermal energy to heat and destroy the hair follicle. This high level of heat can sometimes be uncomfortable on the surface of your skin.
If you’ve put off getting laser hair removal treatments because of your concern for this discomfort, the elōs Plus system is a gentler, more tolerable solution to permanently reduce unwanted hair.
Since the elōs Plus system uses both laser and radiofrequency energy, it reduces the level of laser heating requirements to a more moderate level. This allows the energy to penetrate deeply below the surface of your skin to target growing hair follicles, while leaving your skin cool and comfortable. The pigment in the hair follicles absorbs the light and RF energy, so unwanted hairs die and your body sheds them over the next couple of weeks.
The elōs Plus system has a built-in sapphire contact cooling feature to keep your skin temperature at a comfortable level. Because the laser and RF energy penetrates deeply to target unwanted hair at the root, the results are outstanding. In fact, men and women who receive laser hair removal with the elōs Plus system report 75% overall skin improvement and 92% satisfaction with their treatments and results.
After each laser hair removal appointment, your hair grows back lighter, thinner, and finer, until it eventually stops growing completely. This is because your hair grows in stages and the laser treatment works optimally when your hair is in its growing stage. At each treatment session, the laser energy damages hair follicles in their growing stage.
Since each hair is in the active stage at different times, multiple treatments spaced about a month apart deliver optimal results. Most men and women notice a dramatic difference in hair growth — 80% permanent hair reduction — after just three treatments! Dr. French customizes a hair removal treatment plan based on your individual hair and skin color, skin type, and areas you’d like to become hair-free.
You can bet it’s still going to be cold and cloudy in St. Charles and the Windy City for the next few months as we transition from winter into spring. This is the best time to get started on laser hair removal treatments because you’ll be more likely to stay out of the sun — an important part of your aftercare with laser hair removal.
Your skin will be a bit sensitive to the sun after a laser session, so you’ll want to wear sunblock and keep skin covered. That’s harder to do in the warmer months, but much easier when the weather outside isn’t as inviting. Start now and notice a difference before you head out to the lake, an outdoor festival, or spend a warm evening at a rooftop lounge.
Are you ready to ditch your razor and say goodbye to waxing, plucking, and messy hair-removal creams? Call French Med Spa today, or click online to schedule an appointment.