The gold standard of permanent hair removal is here at Raintree. We welcome all guests to experience the results of the Cynosure Elite+ We can safely treat most all skin types, including those with darker skin types, safely and effectively.
Complimentary consolations are available Wed-Saturdays with one of our Certified Laser team. We can perform a test patch so you can feel how quick and mostly painless the treatments can be before you commit, as we know that venturing into laser hair removal can be scary for some!
Pricing is per body part being treated and we are happy to discuss treatment plans with you. While initially some may find the cost higher than traditional hair removal, the entire cost of bikini laser hair removal treatment plan can be covered by 1 year of regular bikini wax appointments, giving you the freedom from unwanted hair permanently and without the monthly upkeep.
How it works
Hair grows from deep within hair follicles, which are thin cavities embedded in the skin.
Hair does not grow continuously, but grows in a three-phase cycle.
- Anagen Phase. This phase is where the hair actively grows. The Anagen phase
typically lasts for several months and is the best phase for Laser Hair Removal.
- Catagen Phase. During this brief phase, the hair bulb regresses and begins to
- Telogen Phase. The final phase is a resting phase which lasts a few months.
During the Telogen phase, the hair is released from the follicle. After the resting
phase is complete, the hair will restart the Anagen or growth phase.
While the rate at which hair grows differs by individual, the length of the hair growth
cycle generally depends on the type of hair and area of the body. For example, the
active growth phase of the hair on your head may last several years, while hair on the
body has an active growth phase that may last only a few months.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
During laser hair removal procedures, a laser device emits light energy that travels
through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and hair shaft.
Pigments are the substances that give skin and hair its color (also known as melanin).
The energy absorbed damages the pigmented hair follicle, which impairs its ability to
grow. Hair follicles that are in the anagen, or active growth phase, have more pigment
and absorb more energy, and typically respond the best to treatments. For this reason,
it typically takes multiple treatments to achieve the best results – it’s important to
“catch” your hair in this active growth phase when you are receiving treatments.
There are many devices for laser hair removal however, we use the best in laser
technology, the Cynosure® Elite+™. The Elite+™ uses two proven laser wavelengths that
provide treatments for patients of all skin types. Treatments with this system are fast,
effective, and safe.
Fast– With spot sizes up to 24mm, the Elite+™ laser provides fast treatments, allowing you to
resume your normal activities as quickly as possible. These larger sized spots make for
quick treatments of larger areas such as the back, legs, or chest. Smaller spot sizes are
used for smaller areas, such as the upper lip.
Effective — The Elite+™ contains two different types of laser wavelengths that provide effective
treatments on patients of all skin types. One of the lasers is better for lighter skinned
patients, and the other is better for darker skinned patients.
Safe –The Elite+™ system has been in clinical use for many years and has been proven safe in
many clinical publications.
What To Expect On The Day Of Treatment
Prior to your procedure you should make sure the area being treated in freshly shaven.
This will allow for effective energy delivery of the laser device to your hair follicles, thus
providing a more effective treatment. During the treatment, the laser specialist will
guide the device over the treatment area. As he or she does, it will deliver light energy,
which travels through your skin and is absorbed by the hair follicles. You may feel cold
air blowing throughout the treatment for added comfort. You will also hear a slight
beep as the laser delivers this energy into your skin. It is normal to feel a slight snapping
like a rubber band as the energy is being delivered.
The hair follicles that absorb energy from the laser will be damaged. Hairs that were
present in the follicles at the time of treatment will fall out over the next couple of weeks
and future hair growth will be impaired. Since not all hairs are actively growing at the
same time multiple treatments are required for optimal results. As the follicles in the
transitional and resting periods return to the active growth phase, you may notice some
hair regrowth but not as thick as it was before the treatment. This regrowth will become
thinner and lighter with each subsequent treatment until there is little, to no hair at all.