Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure that permanently reduces unwanted hair from targeted areas of the body. We perform laser hair removal using Venus Versa, an FDA-approved medical device that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to destroy the unwanted hair follicles from the root. The laser device is calibrated according to your specific skin type and goals to ensure optimal and safe results without skin damage.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal Areas:
- Bikini line
- Brazilian area
How it Works
Hair grows in various stages — growth phase (anagen), transition phase (catagen), resting phase (telogen), and shedding phase (exogen). Your hair follicles are only connected to the roots of your hair in the growth phase, following which the hair is pushed out of the body, eventually replaced by new hair growth, which starts the process again. Laser hair removal is only effective for the 20% of hair that’s in the active growth phase at any point.
The Venus Versa device uses SmartPulse technology to generate highly-calibrated wavelengths of intense pulsed light. The cosmetic provider targets the unwanted hair follicles with IPL energy — the hair pigment absorbs the laser energy, destroying the follicle completely. Each round of your Venus Versa laser hair removal will destroy the hair follicles in the active growth phase, so you need a series of 6 to 10 sessions to achieve reduced hair growth on that area.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal:
- Non-invasive treatment
- Completely comfortable and painless
- No razor burns, unlike shaving
- No need for constant maintenance, unlike shaving or waxing
- Achieve reduced hair growth in the targeted area
- No harsh side effects or complications
- No downtime or recovery period
Your Laser Hair Removal Journey
Your cosmetic provider will calibrate the Venus Versa device according to your unique skin type, color, and goals. The skin on the treatment area should be shaved. The Venus Versa applicator will be moved on your skin to deliver IPL energy into the unwanted hair follicles. The device has an inbuilt cooling feature that ensures optimal comfort — most patients say it feels like a rubber band snapped on the skin.
Most patients need 6 to 10 sessions to achieve completely hair-free skin on the treatment area. As mentioned previously, hair grows in different stages and rates at different areas, and each session can only target the hairs in the active growth phase. Since only 20% of your hair is at the anagen phase at any point, you need multiple sessions of laser hair removal in Buffalo to achieve completely hair-free skin.
You may experience mild redness and itching on the skin after the treatment, but there are no major side effects or complications. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately — no downtime. You should gently clean the treatment area twice a day, and please apply sunscreen whenever you go outside. You should also avoid hot baths, massages, direct sunlight, tanning, or treatments that require direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days.
The results of laser hair removal will gradually improve after each session. Hair grows at different rates and speeds for different people, so the results vary from one individual to the next. Each session will destroy up to 20% of unwanted hair follicles, i.e., those at the active growth phase. After each treatment, your hair will grow out finer and sparser than before. The results are permanent, but you may need occasional maintenance treatments.
Why Buffalo Aesthetics?
Buffalo Aesthetics is a luxurious medical spa specializing in non-invasive cosmetic treatments, such as laser hair removal. Our cosmetic providers examine your skin, discuss your goals, and curate personalized treatment plans for you. Each treatment plan is designed just for you, ensuring perfect results. We also ensure complete safety and comfort during the treatment. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for laser hair removal.