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Hair Removal

Hair Removal FAQ’S

If you are contemplating getting laser hair removal treatments with the latest, state-of-the-art technology, then we encourage you to continue reading to learn more about the process itself and the Elite MPX Laser – the gold standard when it comes to lasers. At Fresh Start Medical Spa, we strive to stay abreast of the latest and greatest instruments on the market, and the Elite MPX laser system holds up the highest standards. Should you choose to undergo laser hair removal treatments, facial photorejuvenation, and vein treatments with the new Elite MPX laser system, we are confident that we can customize your treatment and provide you with outstanding results that will leave your skin smoother and silkier than ever before.

How does the Elite MPX remove hair?

The Elite MPX shoots a beam of light energy, which is then absorbed by the blood vessels, the melanin and the pigmentation of the hair follicle. When the light is absorbed by the follicle, it converts to heat and the heat destroys the follicle. Once the hair follicle is destroyed, it can no longer re-grow hair. Because the laser’s sequential wavelengths can be carefully adjusted, the surrounding tissues around the hair follicle are intact, thus leaving the skin touchably soft.

Hair follicles go through a transition of both active and dormant stages. During your treatment, we will cover the entire skin’s surface; however, only the active follicles will be impacted by the treatment. When the follicle is in its dormant stage, it won’t absorb the light from the laser; therefore, it will take multiple treatments to ensure that each and every hair is properly treated, especially since only about 30 to 50% of your hair is actively growing at any given time.

Why do you use the Elite MPX?

Fresh Start uses the Elite MPX laser because it’s the most advanced laser used for hair removal on the market, and anywhere in the world. The Elite MPX is powered by the MultiPlex technology that sequentially fires the ND:YAG and the Alexandrite wavelengths through the same hand-held device, all with precision timing. This dual-wavelength technology uses not one, but two wavelengths sequentially, each wavelength can be adjusted to provide a more precise, and comfortable treatment. For lighter skin types the most effective wavelength is the 755 nm Alexandrite wavelength and for darker skin, the most effective wavelength is the 1064 nm or Nd:YAG laser.

What are the benefits of getting laser hair removal?

  • You will experience smoother skin.
  • There won’t be any ingrown hairs.
  • It saves you time shaving.
  • Over time, saves you money
  • It will enhance your appearance & confidence.
  • It’s faster and less painful than getting electrolysis.

Will laser hair removal be painful?

The treatment causes only minimal discomfort.  Patients often say it feels similar to the snap of a rubber band.  Slight redness or localized swelling can occasionally occur, but this usually subsides within the first 24 hours after treatment.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Yes, it is. The majority of our clients can reasonably expect from 70 to 90% permanent hair reduction. Laser hair removal is not as effective on the lighter hair colors such as red, blond, and gray and hormonal changes can cause the hair to grow back. If this occurs, we may need to touch up the area or maintenance treatment may be necessary.

 What are the side effects?

The side effects are uncommon and when they do occur they are temporary, they may include: redness, swelling, itching, mild to moderate burns or blisters, bruising, and hypopigmentation (loss of pigmentation), or hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin). We tell our patients the best way to maximize their results is to avoid sun exposure for the four weeks before treatment and four weeks following treatment. Also, clients who are pregnant should know that hormonal changes can affect the results of laser treatments.

How long does a single treatment take?

Treatment sessions don’t take long at all, each body area can be completed in 30 minutes or less. We take special care to ensure that your treatment is completed as comfortably and efficiently as possible. Since laser hair removal sessions are brief, it’s easy to carve time out of your busy schedule and there is virtually no downtime. You can return to your normal activities right away.

What will my skin look like in between sessions?

During treatment, the area will be cleared of the majority of visible hair. The remaining treated hair will shed on its own within around two weeks after the treatment. The area should remain smooth and clear for 4 to 6 weeks after the treatment. By repeating your sessions according to the schedule, you can expect the area to remain free of hair and completely smooth throughout your multiple sessions.

How many treatments will be necessary to achieve my desired results?

The exact number of treatments will depend upon the coarseness of the hair, the stage of growth, the area of the body being treated, and the skin and hair color, which all vary from person to person. On average, our clients can reasonably expect from 70 to 90% hair reduction in a series of 8 to 12 treatments. We generally recommend a client gets 4 to 8 treatments with 4 to 6 weeks in between treatments.

What are the risks?

In the minutes and hours immediately following your treatments, you may experience slight redness and swelling around the hair follicles, this is completely normal and a sign that the treatment area has responded well to the treatments. This slight redness or “goose bump” like effect is only temporary and will subside within 12 to 48 hours.

How does cooling make it safer?

Studies have shown that when the skin is cooled before, during and after the laser fires, it provides a superior level of comfort for the patient. The Elite MPX is equipped with the Zimmer Integrated Cooling System which minimizes the side effects and maximizes the client’s comfort. During your treatment, your skin will have a continuous flow of chilled air the entire time in order to protect the tissues and provide you with exceptional comfort.

Why Fresh Start Skincare for laser hair removal?

The new Elite MPX laser system is the most advanced laser available on the market and anywhere in the world; you simply cannot find a better laser hair removal platform. Fresh Start Skincare is proud to be one of the select laser hair removal clinics in the Greenville area to offer the new Elite MPX system, manufactured by Cynosure, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of laser and light-based aesthetic treatment systems. Regardless of your skin type, with the Elite MPX we can customize a treatment plan that’s just right for you to ensure that you achieve remarkable results.

How much does laser hair removal cost?

Most people do need at least 6 sessions, and while our single treatment prices are competitively priced, we take into account that most people need multiple sessions and gladly offer special package deals. We also offer a free consultation where we can discuss your treatment options as well as your goals and expectations.

If you are interested in an alternative to painful waxing, messy depilatories, and inconvenient shaving, contact us at 781-321-0200 to set up a complimentary consultation.

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Small areas start at $60 per treatment

Medium areas start at $125 per treatment

Large areas start at $250 per treatment

Contact us for a full list of areas offered and cost