Apogee Elite System
In most people, our laser removal treatments get rid of unwanted hair from the legs, arms, back, shoulders, even from underarms, the upper lip and the bikini area, in as little as five or six treatments. We can help you get to the root of the problem with our state-of-the-art Apogee Elite system.
Laser hair removal gives you effective permanent hair reduction anywhere on your body. Treatments are quick and easy, letting you get back to your everyday activities. The Alexandrite laser is the Gold Standard for hair removal in light skin individuals, the Yag is effective in darker-skinned individuals.
Hair Removal on All Skin Types
Our Apogee Elite has both laser settings, making it possible to perform effective safe hair removal on all skin types. With a gentle beam of laser light, we can help you solve the problem of unwanted hair. Treatment is relatively quick and removes unwanted body hair without damaging the surrounding skin. Imagine never having to shave again!
Men and women who want to rediscover the ease, beauty, and confidence of hair-free skin can now have the attractive appearance they've always desired even with pigmented or tanned skin. If you are concerned about unwanted hair, you are probably a candidate for laser hair removal.
Frequently Asked Questions:
The laser works by emitting a beam of light which is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicle that is in an active growing cycle. Specific energy settings are directed at and absorbed by the hair follicles. This destroys the follicles, resulting in quick, safe, and effective hair removal. If you have gray, blonde or red hair, results may not be as great because of a lack of pigment in the hair follicle.
Lasers are precise instruments that can be adjusted to the exact parameters that will specifically disable the hair follicle. The laser uses a wide beam that treats many hairs at once instead of treating hair-by-hair like electrolysis. Because of this, large areas such as your legs, arms, or back can be treated in a short period of time. You will see results that last far longer than tweezing, waxing, threading or shaving.
The laser hair removal treatment does have a slight prickly or stinging sensation. Most of our clients are able to tolerate the treatment without difficulty. However, since every person’s level of sensitivity is different and treatment areas may vary, a topical numbing cream can be prescribed.
Reddening of the skin is expected. The redness usually subsides within a few minutes to a few hours. You are able to re-apply your make-up, return to work, and continue with your normal daily activities immediately following treatment. Sun exposure is discouraged.
It has been our experience that many of our patients are able to discontinue treatments after an average of 5-6 treatments, providing that the recommended treatment schedule is followed. It is also important to understand that results may vary depending on the individual's hair type, stress levels, certain medications, and different hormone levels. Some individuals will require fewer treatments and some will require more treatments depending on the results desired.
The FDA has cleared laser hair removal, regardless of the laser, for “Permanent Hair Reduction” only. Each individual’s treatment response may be different because of their hair or skin type and given that there are between 500 and 1000 follicles per square cm., of which many are dormant at the time of treatment, we have no way of knowing if and when they may start growing due to stress levels, certain medications, and different hormone levels.
After your initial treatment, you should enjoy some reduction of hair. However, it will take 2-4 weeks for the treated hair to push its way to the surface and fall out. With each treatment, the hair in the active growing phase will be effectively treated. A follow-up appointment is scheduled 4-8 weeks after each treatment. With that in mind, remember the importance of maintaining your follow-up appointments.