For many women and men, unwanted hair can be a nuisance… or even a nightmare. Until recently, removing it was uncomfortable, inconvenient, expensive and time-consuming. With the exception of electrolysis, which can be prohibitively expensive, time consuming and painful, most other methods are temporary at best.
But that has all changed. Today, with the remarkable advances in laser technology, unwanted hair is being removed safely and affordably. Laser Hair Removal has been extensively researched, tested and proven highly effective in permanently reducing unwanted hair. It works on any area of the body where smooth skin is desired… underarms, face, neck, legs, shoulders, back, bikini line, you name it.
At Progressive Laser we use the LUMENIS LIGHTSHEER-ET which destroys the follicle and eliminates its abilitiy to regrow making the skin smoother and sleeker and offers permanent, pain-free hair removal, up to three times faster than standard laser treatments.
Hair grows in three distinct cycles. First, the active or growth cycle (Anagen); next, the dormant cycle (Catagen) and, finally, the fall-out or shedding cycle (Telogen). Laser Hair Removal is most effective during the growth cycle (Anagen).
The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser light and converts the light to heat. The heat, in turn, damages multiple follicle at once and destroys their ability to re-grow.
The laser pulses for just a fraction of a second, heating multiple hair follicle and impairing its ability to re-grow. Significantly less hair grows back with each treatment… ultimately resulting in your goal of permanent hair reduction. The number of treatments required varies from individual to individual.
Hair growth cycles differ on different parts of the body. Variables affecting treatment are; your skin and hair color, hair texture as well as age, metabolism and other individual factors influence hair growth rate. Our experienced staff will work with you in designing a schedule to optimize your results.
LightSheer Duet (a diode laser for hair removal): Best hair removal device made now with 2 heads one is a larger spot size which cuts down treatment time by 75%. Treatment of choice for Pseudofolliculitis barbae (ingrown hairs).
Yag: Used for hair removal on darker skin types.
- Tonail/nail fungu
- Melasma (age spots)
- Port wine stains
- Acne and Acne Scars
- Spider veins
- Hemangiomas: A hemangioma is a benign, and usually a self-involuting tumor, (swelling or growth) of the endothelial cells that line blood vessels and is characterised by increased number of normal or abnormal vessels filled with blood. It usually appears during the first weeks of life and generally resolves by age 10. In more severe case hemangioma may have permanency, if not treated by a physician. Laser surgery is the most proactive way of removal in cases where patients are older than 10 years of age. In infancy, it is the most common tumor. The word “hemangioma” comes from the Greek haema- (αίμα), “blood”; angeio(αγγείο), “vessel”; -oma (-ωμα), “tumor”.