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Laser Hair Removal, Fairfield Connecticut

Laser hair removal at the Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield in Connectciut

Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, lip, chin and other areas. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.

Cynasure Apogee Elite

The Apogee Elite™ Aesthetic Workstation is a versatile, dual-wavelength laser that features  multiple wavelengths for procedures on both dark and light skin type patients. The Elite provides effective treatments for unwanted hair, vascular lesions, epidural pigmented lesions, and photoaging.


 Before getting laser hair removal, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the doctor or technician performing the procedure.  It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks

Prior to laser hair removal, you should avoid, plucking, waxing, and bleaching for four-six weeks before treatment.  The hair root needs to be intact for an efficient  target of laser light.

You should also avoid sun exposure for 4-6  weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.

Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Just before the procedure, your hair should be shaved to the skins surface.  The laser settings will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color.

Protective eye wear will be worn during the treatment. It is also necessary to protect the outer layers of your skin with a special cooling device. The laser pulse feels similar to a snap of a warm rubber band.

Aloe may be applied post treatment for cooling and soothing relief.  Follow up appointments are required at intervals of 4-8 weeks depending on the area being treated.  Six treatments would be the minimum recommendation to begin with. “Clean-up” treatments may be required occasionally.


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