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What are my options for unwanted hair removal?

Everyone, both females and males have unwanted hair. You’ve most likely shaved, waxed or maybe even had electrolysis done. But let's face it, shaving is painful! Waxing is relatively effective, but also extremely painful. Most people are prone to ingrown hairs after waxing, and it's only a short term solution. Electrolysis is effective, however it's not a very practical option because it only treats one hair follice at a time, making it quite time consuming. The best option? The pulsed light alternative.

What is the pulsed light alternative?

Palomar Pulsed Light System offers a lasting solution for unwanted hair. Listed below are the advantages of the Pulsed Light System. It's permanent; Concentrated pulses of light loosen the hair and disable the cells responsible for new hair growth. It's fast; Small areas, such as underarms or upper lip can be treated in 10 minutes or less, and large areas such as the back or legs, can be treated in less than 30 minutes. It's comfortable; Various cooling methods keep the light pulses mild and skin-safe, allowing for more comfortable treatments than waxing and electrolysis. It's convenient; You do not have to let your hair grow between treatments like waxing. You can be hair free all the time!

How does the Palomar pulsed light system work?

Palomar Systems use specialized hand pieces which filter light from different parts of the spectrum. Different treatments such as hair reduction, sun spot removal, or leg vein clearance require light of different wavelength bands.

The Palomar hair removal hand pieces emit pulses of light into the hair follicles. The light is then absorbed by the pigment in the follicles and converted to heat. The heat loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair.

How is Palomar pulsed light different from a laser?

Pulsed light systems and lasers are very similar, but Palomar Pulsed Light Systems use a much larger treatment window than most lasers. This spreads light over a wider area of skin and allows faster coverage of the skin and quicker treatments as a result.

What areas can I have treated?

The upper lip, face, neck, underarms, bikini line, legs, chest and back can all treated, except for around the eyes.

What should I expect from a Palomar treatment?

The technician will move the hand piece over your skin while it pulsates. Each pulse will send a beam of light through your skin. A flashing light, an audible tone, and a mild sensation on the skin will tell you when the hand piece is being pulsed.

Immediately after treatment, you can expect a mild sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling. This usually lasts 2-24 hours, and can be soothed with cold gel or ice packs. The treated hair will continue to appear for 7-30 days post-treatment. This is not new hair growth, but the treated hairs being expelled from the skin. At any given time, some of your hair is not in a phase of active growth. Therefore, you will need more than one treatment to affect the growth of all your unwanted hair. Typically, several treatments will be necessary to achieve permanent hair reduction.

Why Palomar?

We chose the Palomar Pulsed Light System because it offers the most versatile, effective, and comfortable esthetic treatment available.

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