Permanent Laser Hair Reduction
For years laser technologies have tried to safely destroy the follicle of unwanted body hair for people of most skin colors. The Cheveux Diode laser system by Sandstone Medical Technologies now offers a safe, effective and virtually painless permanent hair reduction treatment. Today men and women of varying skin tones can experience freedom from daily routines of removing unsightly hair with laser hair reduction. Servicing Cape Coral, Fort Myers and all of Southwest Florida!
How Laser Hair Removal Works
At all times your body hair is going through three distinct phases: active growth, regression and resting. The Cheveux laser system works by emitting a long wavelength of focused light-energy. This energy is absorbed directly into the melanin inside the hair shaft. When the hair is treated during an active growth stage, the light-energy will cause a disabling of the hair re-growth mechanisms. Within seven to ten days after each treatment session, the hairs that were treated during the active growth stage will begin to shed. Significantly less hair will grow back with each treatment. Over time most patients will notice the treatment area to be smoother. The Cheveux laser system will help you achieve your ultimate goal of permanent hair reduction.
Are Cheveux treatments right for my skin type?
The Cheveux laser system has been precisely fitted with versatile yet very specific operation modes. Your esthetician can use these various operation modes to safely remove many textures and colors of hair from most skin tones.
What do Cheveux treatments feel like?
It depends on what mode of operation the esthetician chooses for the treatment session. If the exclusive â€śSmooth Flowâ€ť mode is chosen, patients will feel a gentle heating sensation moving over the skin that will cause a thermal reconditioning shut-down of the unwanted hair growth. Patients have reported the â€śSmooth Flowâ€ť mode feels like a hot stone massage. If a slower, higher energy pulse mode is chosen, the patient may feel a slight stinging sensation similar to a rubber band snap on the skin. Treatments with the Cheveux laser system have been designed to be gentle and virtually painless for all patients.
Can any area of the body be treated?
Yes, the Cheveux is designed to comfortably remove hair on all areas of the body, even in the most sensitive places like the bikini area, chest, and belly/abdomen.
Are there any side effects?
The treated area may be slightly pink and tender to the touch but there is minimal downtime following the treatment and patients should be able to return to daily activities right away.
How many treatments will I need?
The actual number of treatments will depend on the genetic variants of the hair growth cycle of each individual but on average most areas will require three to six treatments.
After the treatment, how will I need to take care of my skin?
A SPF 30 sunscreen will need to be applied to protect the treated area from any skin discoloration and it is highly recommended that you do not pluck, pull or wax hairs you see in the treated area as this will initiate a regrowth phase in the hair follicle.
How much do treatments cost?
Costs will vary depending on the size of the area being treated and the amount of treatments required. See our pricing guide for the most up-to-date prices.