Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted hair can be a challenge for many men and women. Shaving, waxing, and plucking can irritate the skin and cause painful razor bumps. The last decade has seen considerable advancement in medical lasers and light systems. These modalities are safe and have the main advantage of producing longer lasting results. However, skin type, hair color, and tanned skin have been major limitations. Our new laser hair removal system is the only one to successfully tackle those obstacles and is the fastest, safest, and most effective hair removal solution for the superior results you deserve.
PKA Skin Center offer a complete laser hair removal system using the revolutionary ELOS (Electro–Optical–Synergy) system. Basically translated, it means that it combines Bi–Polar RF (Radio Frequency) and a high power Diode LASER, requiring lower overall energy levels for superior results and maximum safety, and is the fastest, most effective hair removal laser available.
One of the most important benefits of ELOS technology is that it makes laser hair removal available to people with darker skin tones as well as lighter hair colors. Hair removal lasers work by targeting the pigment in the hair follicle and destroying it. However, red, white, and blond hair lack pigment and therefore, cannot be treated with conventional hair removal lasers. This is where ELOS rises above the rest. It combines a high power Diode laser with radio-frequency for maximum speed, effectiveness, and comfort to achieve colorblind hair removal, which is safe for all skin types, including tanned skin.
ELOS uses lower overall energy levels for superior results and maximum safety. As hair grows in cycles, six treatments are usually necessary for permanent hair reduction but the actual number needed for optimal long–term benefits will depend on hair color, skin type, as well as the area that is being treated. In general, light colored hair will require more treatments. Most patients like to continue treatments until the hair is gone. Even large areas of the body, such as the back and legs, can be treated quickly since the laser scans the skin rather than treating one hair at a time.
It is important to avoid waxing or plucking prior to your treatment because these modalities remove the hair follicle and leave nothing for the laser to target. The procedure is well tolerated by most patients. Numbing cream may be needed, especially for sensitive areas. It is applied and left on the skin for up to 30 minutes prior to the treatment. After shaving the area, the treatment itself can vary from five to 60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated and feels like a little rubber band snapping against the skin. There is no downtime so you can resume your normal daily activities immediately. Occasionally, there can be transient redness that usually resolves within a day or two.