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Laser Hair Removal at Sistine Aesthetics

Our laser hair removal utilizes the cutting-edge technology of laser energy, which eradicates the hair where it grows. Furthermore, laser hair removal at the Sistine Aesthetics includes an exclusive cooling system to facilitate your utmost comfort and relaxation during treatment. Our practitioners are overseen by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Leong, who will advise on the best lasers for your individual skin type. This avoids burns as well as pigmentation issues, which are mistakes commonly found with this treatment at lesser and unsupervised medspas.

Laser Hair Removal Before & After

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

At Sistine, every procedure is overseen by a veteran board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Leong, who ensures a conservative, detailed approach. This reduces your downtime, preserves your safety, and provides you with a stress-free, pain-free experience you will love. And thanks to our new Rewards Program, your spa visits can count towards plastic surgery procedures of your choice down the line.

Laser hair removal is a safe, popular alternative to shaving, waxing, tweezing, and electrolysis. This time-saving treatment produces smooth, soft skin that invites caress. Hair follicles are targeted by potent light energy, which removes hair at its source while preserving the surrounding skin cells. Laser hair removal at Sistine Aesthetics in Pittsburgh is fast and easy, allowing you to return quickly to your normal activities.

If you’re tired of superficial, corporate medspas where inexperienced practitioners gamble with your health, it’s time to consider Sistine Aesthetics, a sanctuary for elegant, non-surgical rejuvenation and cosmetic excellence. 

Laser Hair Removal in Pittsburgh

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal is a popular procedure that utilizes a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair. During the treatment, our cutting-edge laser technology emits light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. As that light energy is converted to heat, it damages the follicles responsible for producing hairs. This effectively destroys the hair and causes future hair growth in the area to be prevented or delayed.

Typically, patients require approximately four to six laser hair removal treatments to achieve permanent results. However, hair that does grow back in the area tends to be finer and weaker, and the skin in the area is usually smoother.

What Are the Key Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

  • Effective for the legs, arms, back, chest, face, bikini line, and more
  • Leaves surrounding skin pristine while removing unwanted hair
  • Highly rapid treatment that can target large areas quickly
  • Long-lasting hair loss after three to seven sessions
  • Improved self-image after laser hair removal
  • Safe for all skin tones and types

Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Our team of caring and experienced practitioners make your treatment comfortable and easy, delivering exceptional results that give you a new lease on life. To ensure laser hair removal is best for you, come in to determine whether or not you’re an ideal candidate for this treatment and discuss your customized treatment plan.

If you are bothered by thick, unwanted hair on your face or body and have found traditional methods of hair removal to be tedious, painful, and expensive, our laser hair removal in Pittsburgh may be the solution for you.

Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are in good health generally
  • Are not experiencing outbreaks, rashes or infections in the treatment area
  • Are not pregnant or nursing
  • Have not been recently tanned by a tanning bed or the sun
  • Hair is dark enough to be detected by the laser (modern lasers can detect some types of lighter hairs, but the darker and thicker the hair, the better)
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How Should I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

Starting six weeks before your laser hair removal treatment, avoid plucking, waxing, or bleaching. This ensures the root and the pigment of the hair is intact, making it possible for the laser to find and destroy it. You can shave the area, however. Shave the day or night before your appointment.

Inform us about any medication you’re taking, including acne medication, antibiotics, birth control, or others.  

For two weeks, don’t tan your skin in a tanning bed or in the sun. Too much sun exposure before your treatment may cause it to be more painful, while a tan can make it harder for the laser to differentiate between the hair and skin

Before you arrive for your appointment, don’t put on creams, makeup, deodorant or anything else on the treatment area. Arrive with fresh, clean skin.

What Should I Expect During My Laser Hair Removal Procedure?

Before your laser hair removal, numbing cream will be applied to help ensure you’re comfortable. The laser will then be directed onto the targeted treatment area. Its light will be absorbed by the hair follicles, which damages or disables them. Depending on the size of the area you are having treated, the laser hair removal process may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. 

During the following one to two weeks, the portion of the hair that was below the skin will be pushed out. You’ll notice hairs shedding during this time. The remaining hair follicle remains inactive.

We will follow your treatment with several more, performed over a period of time, to ensure every follicle in the treatment area is addressed by the laser during its growth stage.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?

Because hair follicles grow in stages, multiple laser hair removal sessions will be required to ensure all the hairs are treated, not just the superficial ones.

Six to eight laser hair removal cycles may be required to adequately eradicate hair at all stages of growth. Despite this, improvement can be seen right away after your first visit, boosting your confidence and appearance.

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Dr. Leong listened to my needs and concerns. He's so knowledgeable and an all-around amazing person. He’s articulate. Easy to talk to. He really put me at ease. Stacey and Jenna at his office were also so kind to me. Everyone made me feel so comfortable.

What Should I Expect From Laser Hair Removal Recovery?

Recovery after laser hair removal is quick and painless, with virtually no downtime. Minor redness or swelling is common, but can be compared to a sunburn and is no cause for alarm. These side effects will disappear within about 24 hours. 

Laser Hair Removal FAQ

Which areas of the body can be treated?

You can get laser hair removal everywhere except your eyelids. Some of the most popular areas are:

  • underarms
  • legs
  • chest
  • back
  • upper lip
  • bikini area

Is laser hair removal painful?

Most people describe the treatment by saying it feels like snapping a rubber band against the skin. If you have a lower pain tolerance, it may hurt.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

The results are permanent. However, in some cases, patients do need a touch-up appointment after 6-12 months.

Are there any side effects of laser hair removal?

The common side effects are swelling, redness and discomfort. More rarely, blistering, cold sore outbreaks, infections, and scarring can occur.

Should I try at-home hair removal products?

At-home hair removal products, such as waxing, creams and lotions, IPL hair removal devices, and other treatments can successfully remove unwanted hair. However, these treatments do not provide long-term, effective results the way that laser hair removal does.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

The cost of laser hair removal varies from patient to patient. The location of the hair you would like removed, the amount of hair you would like to remove, and the density of the area are the factors that will affect how many treatments are required and what the cost will be. The larger the area and the denser the hair growth, the more time it will require. The amount of time determines the exact price of your treatment. 

Why Choose Sistine Aesthetics for Laser Hair Removal?

The benefits of our laser hair removal in Pittsburgh are trifold. First, you are afforded the lauded expertise of one of Pittsburgh’s top facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Leong, who personally oversees all procedures, having trained his nurse injectors in his meticulously detailed, conservative techniques. 

Second, you receive the caring, compassionate attention of our nurses, who value your individuality and deliver exceptionally elegant and natural outcomes.

Thirdly, you will find our chic, cutting-edge practice environment welcoming and relaxing, where world-class technology meets the highest standards in safety and cleanliness. For many patients, Sistine Aesthetics has become a luxurious and rejuvenating home away from home. If you wish to learn more, please contact us today and schedule a consultation.

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